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User currently offlineVS239 From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2006, 75 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

CX & KA are canelling all flights out of HKG this afternoon due to typhoon Nuri coming close to HK. Last CX departure today expected to be CX 870 to SFO at 1410 HK time. Loads of other cancellations. If you're booked to come through HK today expect huge disruption.

http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/s...ecial-announcements/sp_detail.html

It's going to be a close thing with the typhoon, maybe a direct hit. Hope everything is lashed down up there.

http://www.hko.gov.hk/wxinfo/currwx/tc_pos.htm

Edited for typhoon name

[Edited 2008-08-21 20:21:03]


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User currently offlineFoilcat From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2001, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

intensifying gale force wind signal no. 9 should be hosted shortly here in HK, most of flights to and from HKG are affected.

User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3280 times:

Current METAR 36040G54KT (Direct crosswind)

TAF 0911 27060G70KT !!!



A310/A319/20/21/A332/3/A343/6/A388/B732/5/7/8/B742/S/4/B752/B763/B772/3/W/E145/J41/MD11/83/90
User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

I think a lot of flights from Europe to HKG yesterday have been delayed until today to allow the storm to pass through.

User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5383 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

I'm sitting in HAK at the moment because my flight to HKG was cancelled just as I got to the airport. Hopefully, my noon flight tomorrow will be on time but my continuing flights from HKG will be further delayed otherwise I could be stranded...what a mess.

...stoopid typhoon.



What the...?
User currently offlineFoilcat From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2001, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2812 times:

although the typhoon just gone, HKG still affected by gale force southwesterly wind. Flights tonight at HKG are suspended.

User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2791 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

Just came back from HKG airport, it is complete chaos, lots of tourists right now and they are all very very unhappy. Not as much people in the airport as last night but still they seem to be a lot rowdier right now.

User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2506 times:



Quoting Elite (Reply 6):
Just came back from HKG airport, it is complete chaos, lots of tourists right now and they are all very very unhappy.

Not really justified unhappiness though, is it?


User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5113 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

The KLM flight with the Dutch olympic horses to return to Holland is delayed by 24h as well.


Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2791 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2456 times:



Quoting Swiftski (Reply 7):
Not really justified unhappiness though, is it?

They are a lot angrier than they should be... they're standing at the front of the line yelling and demanding to be let through, and they are really unsatisfied with the way things are being handled because there are so many different queues they are getting confused.

I can see why they are unhappy standing in the huge lines but they've got to understand that everyone is in the same situation... and they're trying to get them out of HKG as fast as possible as new passengers keep arriving from arrivals and for departing flights.


User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2800 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

I understand than people are not happy, but you cannot do anything against bad weather! The situation is the same for all.


"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2417 times:



Quoting Elite (Reply 9):
They are a lot angrier than they should be... they're standing at the front of the line yelling and demanding to be let through, and they are really unsatisfied with the way things are being handled because there are so many different queues they are getting confused.

I can see why they are unhappy standing in the huge lines but they've got to understand that everyone is in the same situation... and they're trying to get them out of HKG as fast as possible as new passengers keep arriving from arrivals and for departing flights.

Is it more locals or foreigners?


User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2791 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2399 times:



Quoting Swiftski (Reply 11):
Is it more locals or foreigners?

From what I could tell, most of them would be tourists from mainland China, but I also saw a group of 4 extremely angry Singaporean travelers... they were in a long line at around 10:40am and their flight was due to leave at 11:10 or 11:15, and boy were they pissed off...


User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2341 times:



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 10):
I understand than people are not happy, but you cannot do anything against bad weather! The situation is the same for all.

Exactly. All will be back to normal tomorrow.



A310/A319/20/21/A332/3/A343/6/A388/B732/5/7/8/B742/S/4/B752/B763/B772/3/W/E145/J41/MD11/83/90
User currently offlineFoilcat From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2001, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

Flights suspended for whole day due to typhoon, affected paxs will squeeze to the next day with those paxs travel on their normal day, i understand the angrier but yes, there is nothing we can do with the nature.

Heard from local news, a Canadian pax who supposed to be on the flight to YYZ, but CX said, if they couldn't get on the plane today, she have to wait until Sept!!!!! that 's unbelievable.


User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2791 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2107 times:



Quoting Foilcat (Reply 14):
but CX said, if they couldn't get on the plane today, she have to wait until Sept!!!!! that 's unbelievable.

That's crazy, I'm sure they won't have to wait until September... I mean, this isn't the first time HKG or CX has experienced a typhoon. But a lot of people are unsatisfied with the way CX is handling things during this typhoon.


User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5383 posts, RR: 30
Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2014 times:

I was booked AC J class ticket from YYC-YVR-HKG and return Aug 23 HKG-ICN on OZ, ICN-YVR-YYC on AC.

Unfortunately, as I mentioned above, I was trapped in Haikou, China. When I called AC, they said I was rebooked to ICN but the connecting AC flight was leaving as the OZ flight was to land. The next seat out of ICN on AC was the 29th.

A very nice lady from Asiana worked very hard getting me to YVR direct on the last business ticket on CX. It was a couple of hours of tense slugging but it's all worked out.

Now, if I can just get AC to not charge me extra for changing another flight out of YYC I missed...all because of that damned typhoon...



What the...?
User currently offlineKiwiinoz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2009 times:



Quoting Elite (Reply 15):
That's crazy, I'm sure they won't have to wait until September... I mean, this isn't the first time HKG or CX has experienced a typhoon. But a lot of people are unsatisfied with the way CX is handling things during this typhoon.

The last time I flew out of HKG shortly after a typhoon, most were dissatisfied and I thought it was justified. Delays are expected but the lack of control, management, and information was surprising. It seemed like there were no systems in place at all. For 5 hours, as a group of passengers we were just moving around the airport from gate to gate as fictitious flight details kept getting updated on the screens. Most others in the airport were doing the same. We were advised not to use the lounge as the plane could leave, "at any time"..

This aspect of the airport and airline management needs a lot of work in HKG.


User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2791 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

It is kind of surprising, given that HKG is a world class airport - possible the best - and that Hong Kong experiences a lot of typhoons anyways. . . with everything else being so good at HKG I would expect their 'crisis management' be better.

User currently offlineJohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1732 times:

I flew back to HKG from PVG on Saturday afternoon. We held in the air for about 30-40 min waiting for a slot. Once we landed, took another 15-20 for a gate, then another 10 min for a gate agent to move the jetway. Then about 30-40 min for bags. Chaos in baggage claim as my flight changed belt #'s 3 times.

User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6573 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1639 times:



Quoting Elite (Reply 18):
It is kind of surprising, given that HKG is a world class airport - possible the best - and that Hong Kong experiences a lot of typhoons anyways. . . with everything else being so good at HKG I would expect their 'crisis management' be better.

Almost 500 flights were delayed or cancelled. I don't think any airport would recover seamlessly from that.


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16975 posts, RR: 67
Reply 21, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

Wimpy typhoon regardless of the direct hit.  Wink


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