AS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6303 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4487 times:
This has been an issue for weeks now. My wife and I had to fly NW SFO-NRT-HKG on the 12th because CX was restricted. After speaking with th CX station manager, He had told me they restricted the flight the night before and it still tech stopped. It will be nice on the return from Vietnam Thursday to not have to deal with that issue again.
"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
Francoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 4097 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4477 times:
North Pacific winds have been consistently stronger than predicted this winter, leading to quite a few CX diversions to ICN, TPE and even Japan from LAX and SFO.
I don't know exactly what other operators are doing and how they operate their flights out of the west coast fuel and load-wise. From experience, SQ would seem not to suffer as much from it, but then I don't know about their fuel policies, and what kind of load they carry on the California flights.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...