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PEK Closed For Olympic Opening Ceremony  
User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3599 posts, RR: 20
Posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

Gamesbids.com reports that flights not linked to the Olympics won’t be allowed to take off or land between 7:59 p.m. and midnight local time.

Seems pretty stiff. Why?


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User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2977 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

Chinese authorities over-reacting to all the VIPs at the opening ceremony.
Not too surprising, nonetheless.
Just a haunch, but it could be chaos at PEK during the Olympics.


User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3599 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2006 times:



Quoting Carpethead (Reply 1):
Just a haunch, but it could be chaos at PEK during the Olympics.

....CAN train station at Chinese New Year?



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User currently offlineJkudall From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

The same restrictions were put in place at SLC during the closing and opening ceremonies of the 2002 games. It might be a standard procedure.

User currently offlineUALMMFlyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1724 times:



Quoting Carpethead (Reply 1):
Chinese authorities over-reacting to all the VIPs at the opening ceremony.

How are they doing that? Want to expand that?



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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3599 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1569 times:



Quoting Jkudall (Reply 3):
It might be a standard procedure.

But why is it a standard procedure? Too many fireworks? A plane taking off or landing might disrupt the opening ceremony? ATC not watching monitors but TVs?

Here is a similar article that adds something more.

Quote:
Some media reports claim surface-to-air missiles have been positioned near the National Stadium.

So it is a post 9/11 thing dealing with the possibility of a hi-jacked aircraft being flown into the stadium and killing thousands of people.



Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

I see no difference in it at all as the same thing happens when the US President decides he wants to fly somewhere. Standard procedure at such things.

User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5308 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1471 times:

Chicago is bidding for the 2016 Olympics. Can you imagine the problems with commercial U.S. aviation if ORD and MDW were close from say 6pm to 11pm, on a Friday night and 6pm to 11pm on Sunday night? That is prime time for business flyers.

On the other hand, my wife and I went to the Olympics in Atlanta. We purposefully flew into ATL during the opening ceremonies, so that we could take MARTA to Doraville without the 80,000 people trying to board at the stops around Olympic Stadium, now Turner Field.


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