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Midwest Fogged In - Diversions  
User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4611 posts, RR: 23
Posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

Looks like you guys have an issue with snow pack.  Smile

Diverted to TOL:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/EGF531 DFW-CLE CR7
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ABX437 PHL-ILN 762
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ABX199 CAE-IND D94
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ABX117 SWF-ILN D93

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User currently offlineFlyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2025 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2032 times:

Diverted to DTW:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/G...9/history/20080315/0021Z/KRSW/KDTW
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...3/history/20080315/0110Z/KORD/KDTW


User currently offline44k From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

The fog was incredibly thick right around midnight here @ CMH, when I was leaving for home. Our AA flights barelly made it in before it closed up.

Some not so lucky ones:

WN http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA3572
SKB http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKB82
SKB http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...8/history/20080315/0228Z/KPGD/KCMH

NW had a diversion in to CMH from CLE. WN565 went to IND. And I think one of the US inbounds from LAS got diverted too.

[Edited 2008-03-15 00:07:01]

[Edited 2008-03-15 00:07:43]

User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1606 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

Wow, some pretty serious fog out there right now. Look at CAK -- visibility is 1/16th of a mile.

KCAK 150551Z 25004KT 1/16SM FZFG VV001 M01/M02 A2972 RMK AO2 SLP075 T10061017 10039 21011 51010 RVRNO


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

CLE was a mess this morning. Even by late afternoon there was still a massive fog bank over downtown Cleveland and BKL.
Snow pack + above freezing temps + humidity = fog



Up, up and away!
User currently offline2175301 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

This is a somewhat common problem for Great Lakes area airports in the spring. It is incorrect to label this as a Midwest issue. The airports just shut down - and all carriers are affected.

That is why... I'm driving instead of flying in 2 weeks. I've been caught too many times in this fog this time of year. I know I can drive to this trip location in 10 - 12 hours.

2 Years ago It took 9 hours for the airline to get me from Green Bay to Chicago due to this type of fog (I could have driven it in 3.5 hours but the airline had bussed us to Appleton where the fog was lighter - and my car was in Green Bay). Then I had to get rescheduled onto a flight going west. I showed up about 14 hours later than planned (and missed a chance to see a brother I had not seen in years).

This trip is only to Omaha... I'll drive.


User currently offlineKnope2001 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2978 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1692 times:



Quoting 2175301 (Reply 5):
This is a somewhat common problem for Great Lakes area airports in the spring. It is incorrect to label this as a Midwest issue. The airports just shut down - and all carriers are affected.

I think the original poster meant the region "midwest" versus the carrier Midwest Airlines. MKE and MCI were both smooth sailing today.


User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4611 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1565 times:



Quoting Knope2001 (Reply 6):
I think the original poster meant the region "midwest" versus the carrier Midwest Airlines. MKE and MCI were both smooth sailing today.

Thank you. I didn't realize that topic would be so confusing. :-P

Looks like TOL had a few others I didn't post...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...7/history/20080315/0752Z/KILN/KTOL
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...9/history/20080315/0833Z/KILN/KTOL
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...1/history/20080315/1303Z/KILN/KTOL


User currently offlineHaggis79 From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 1096 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

I was actually on that one...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...8/history/20080315/0053Z/KMSP/KDTW

we didn't get into CLE until about 12:30 pm today.... summing up to a delay of about 14h... but I consider myself somwhat lucky, NW paid for a pretty good room in a hotel...

I'm wondering, though, why are those brand-new E 175s from Compass not Cat III equipped?



300 310 319/20/21 332/3 343 AT4/7 143 B19 732/3/4/5/G/8/9 742/4 752/3 763/4 77E/W CR2/7/9 D95 E45/70 F50 F70 100 M11 M90
User currently offlineFlyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2025 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1449 times:



Quoting Haggis79 (Reply 8):
I'm wondering, though, why are those brand-new E 175s from Compass not Cat III equipped?

It may be they are equipped, but the pilots aren't trained. The airport also has to be Cat III equipped too (I'm sure you probably know that, though). It probably costs too much money for a little benefit since this only happens a couple of days out of the year. Once the ground warms up a little more and the snow pack is gone, generally fog isn't terrible. Most of the time it's limited to before noon too which while can be a pain still gives the afternoon/evening a chance to recover.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21795 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1426 times:



Quoting Haggis79 (Reply 8):
I'm wondering, though, why are those brand-new E 175s from Compass not Cat III equipped?

I don't think they've been in service long enough to be able to get CatIII. I'm sure they'll have it eventually, but the type has to have some time in service before it qualifies to get the certification.

-Mir



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