Texan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4324 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2972 times:
Quoting Legion242 (Reply 2): Not likely- DAL and DFW are really close to each other and endure nearly the same weather at any given time. It's got to be mx, but I can;t imagine why DAL would be servicing this a/c.
You'd be surprised DFW pretty much creates it's own weather systems or splits the cells. We used to watch the big storms roll over DFW and there'd be nothing but light showers by the time the "storm" hit DAL. We had many diversions from AA on the field when there was bad weather at DFW.
Most likely is the hockey game, though
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
Tys777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2925 times:
For the most part NHL teams charter the flying out Most canadian teams use AC, nashville uses Midwest, Chicago uses UA(at least last time I checked they did), The Red Wings have a private jet they share with the Tiger's. Most NHL teams don't have the money to operate a private jet since they operate on a fairly small budget.
Stirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2895 times:
Back on New Years Day in 1979, flying on a DL DC8 between LAX and DFW, we diverted to Love because of ice at the destination. (Worked out anyway because we lived out by White Rock Lake at the time)
At the time, DFW was out on the prairie with not much around, while DAL, of course was surrounded by the city, and a little warmer because of the heat retained by the surrounding infrastructure.
It's not that unusual for the weather to be that different, happens in many places.....like between PUB and COS recently. Overnight lows were 5 in COS, while it was -5 in PUB, and they are not that far apart.....one could get hit hard by snow, the other could get none.
Weather can be very discriminating.
Spyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2720 times:
Just listening to the Calgary Flames-Dallas Stars game and according to the color commentator, the plane was at DFW, but since DFW was short on de-icing fluid it got moved to DAL where there apparently is de-icing fluid so the Flames could get out tonight.
I dunno if anyone wants to buy it, but if Pierre McGuire says it, it must be true!