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BOS Expecting Up To A Foot Of Snow On Friday  
User currently offlineEIBoston From Ireland, joined Sep 2006, 460 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6581 times:

With BOS expecting up to a foot of the white powder tomorrow (Friday), I'm wondering how affected Logan airport will be? I have a flight out of there to SNN at 7.20 PM and it does not look good right now!
Will they be able to keep at least one runway open?

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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4059 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6565 times:

I hope so. My flight to LIS leaves at 10:15 PM. Not good news at all.


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User currently offlineTimo007 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6539 times:

I am flying in on the AF332 flight from Paris arriving around 3pm.

Is anyone here familiar with how much snow is needed for BOS to close?

Thanks much,

timo


User currently offlineMarSciGuy From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6477 times:



Quoting Timo007 (Reply 2):
I am flying in on the AF332 flight from Paris arriving around 3pm.

Is anyone here familiar with how much snow is needed for BOS to close?

Thanks much,

timo

I'd hazaed a guess that it depends on factors outside of quantity - how fast it is falling how wet it is what the wind is doing - being in New England I'd guess they could deal with a couple feet if it fell at say 2-3" an hour...



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31393 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6480 times:
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We're getting buried here in the SEA area. It just started strongly again and we're supposed to be well below 0°C tonight.

User currently offlineRandyWaldron From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 324 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6457 times:



Quoting Timo007 (Reply 2):
Is anyone here familiar with how much snow is needed for BOS to close?

Not much snow is required for a partial shutdown.

Massport has never done a spectacular job of snow clearance at BOS. AeroSnow, the main snow removal contractor for the airport is also notoriously slow at removing snow.

Expect that if the snow comes heavy and fast, diversions on the domestic side and a lot of holding for those inbound Trans-Atlantic flights.

If the snow is steady but continues all day at a medium pace, Massport should be able to keep at least one runway open (usually 4R/22L or 15R/33L) and use that runway for both arrivals and departures. Expect a lot of taxiway closures.



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User currently offlineNycbjr From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6416 times:

I hope this doesn't affect incoming flights on sat much.. my partner is flying EWR-BOS...

User currently offlineMarSciGuy From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6280 times:

They're sayingg now (for RI at least) 5-8 from 2 pm onwards tomorrow with another 3 to 5 through the night, accumulation possible at 1-2" an hour.


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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8366 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6260 times:



Quoting Timo007 (Reply 2):
I am flying in on the AF332 flight from Paris arriving around 3pm.

The NWS is calling for 1-2 inches of snow per hour at that point in the afternoon. That's a crapload of snow, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if they can't keep up with it. You might want to pick up a travel booklet for Bangor, Maine.  Smile Good luck!



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6246 times:

Should be fun on Sunday...looks like I'll just stick with doing MCO-BOS on the nonstop rather than go through JFK...

At least there's meal service in First Class on MCO-BOS. Hopefully the upgrade clears (currently 8 sets in F on my flight, and I tend to think there won't be that many Platinums on a MCO-BOS Sunday morning flight...)


User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6826 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6172 times:



Quoting Timo007 (Reply 2):
Is anyone here familiar with how much snow is needed for BOS to close?

Well, BOS doesn't actually "close" all that often -- but if they end up only having a single runway open, there's simply not enough capacity for the airlines to operate more than a handful of their flights.

I ended up rescheduling to fly out three hours earlier tomorrow -- I hope I get out before the snow starts coming down hard.


User currently offlineEIBoston From Ireland, joined Sep 2006, 460 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6069 times:



Quoting ScottB (Reply 10):
Well, BOS doesn't actually "close" all that often -- but if they end up only having a single runway open, there's simply not enough capacity for the airlines to operate more than a handful of their flights.

Well I am flying EI who have only 2 flights tomorrow, so fingers crossed to be honest.


User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6042 times:

Noon for me BOS-DFW. I tried to get moved to an earlier flight but there is nothing I stand a chance of getting on.

User currently offlineN83SF From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5999 times:

I would imagine it will be hard to get in or out of Boston tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night. Here in Connecticut we are told to expect 8in of snow with winds up to 23mph and what I get where I live ends up being much worse by the time it hits Boston. If you can get a morning flight, do it.

Quoting Timo007 (Reply 2):
I am flying in on the AF332 flight from Paris arriving around 3pm

It will be close but knock on wood you should make it.



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User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2614 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (6 years 21 hours ago) and read 5920 times:

The TV weather guessers are all in a tissy over this one. If they are close to being right we could have a Friday like we did last Dec. During that storm evening commutes that are normally an hour took up to six hours. People were gridlocked and began running out of gas on interstates.

Logan after about 2pm is going to really suck. They are also predicting Sunday to be another smaller event.


User currently offline44k From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 21 hours ago) and read 5896 times:

ORD will have a very bad day tomorrow. Already a ton of cancelations due to weather...

User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4059 posts, RR: 30
Reply 16, posted (6 years 13 hours ago) and read 5793 times:



Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 14):
The TV weather guessers are all in a tissy over this one. If they are close to being right we could have a Friday like we did last Dec. During that storm evening commutes that are normally an hour took up to six hours. People were gridlocked and began running out of gas on interstates.

I am still debating on whether to take a taxi from Beacon Hill to the airport or just taking the T. Boston cabs usually suck so the T is probably not a bad idea but just the thought of making it down the hill and walking some 8 blocks in the snow with my large bags makes me shiver.



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User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2614 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (6 years 12 hours ago) and read 5722 times:



Quoting Pyrex (Reply 16):
I am still debating on whether to take a taxi from Beacon Hill to the airport or just taking the T. Boston cabs usually suck so the T is probably not a bad idea but just the thought of making it down the hill and walking some 8 blocks in the snow with my large bags makes me shiver.

During last years Dec storm the taxi would have been impossible. Most of downtown was gridlock. The T was the only way to get around. My wife sat in a shuttle bus going from Longwood Med area to North Station for over two hours. It normally takes less than 20 min. The real question is weather to even try to go to the airport. By late afternoon the cancellations will most likely be piled up.


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 18, posted (6 years 12 hours ago) and read 5710 times:

Well, it has not started snowing yet. So if the storm still dumps what they are predicting, the evening commute is going to be a mess. Good luck fellow massholes  Wink


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User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21860 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (6 years 12 hours ago) and read 5669 times:

It's started coming down here in NYC - JFK is likely going to be closing a runway soon in order to plow it.

-Mir



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User currently offlineIliriBDL From Germany, joined May 2007, 1205 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 hours ago) and read 5651 times:

My shift at BDL starts at 2pm, I know for sure we'll have a lot of rerouting to do.


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 hours ago) and read 5634 times:



Quoting IliriBDL (Reply 20):
My shift at BDL starts at 2pm, I know for sure we'll have a lot of rerouting to do.

Good luck. Is it snowing near you yet?



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User currently offlineIliriBDL From Germany, joined May 2007, 1205 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 hours ago) and read 5609 times:



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 21):
Good luck. Is it snowing near you yet?

Just started about 5 minutes ago, its pretty light though. (at the moment lol)

I was supposed to be at the gate but a coworker told me earlier that they have switched me to the ticket counter, due to all the delays and cancellations, for rerouting, etc.



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User currently offlineBayAreaBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 hours ago) and read 5567 times:

AS flights to BOS from PDX and SEA were initially canceled and then re-instated, but with delays from PDX around 610 minutes and from SEA around 490 minutes. Going to be a long day.

User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1687 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 hours ago) and read 5546 times:

BDL has already handled a few LGA diversion this morning. I'm keeping my eyes on Emirates 201, the A380 DBX-JFK, which is en route. That would be quite the interesting diversion should it come BDL way, although we're getting the snow now, too.

25 Afitch7881 : BDL usually closes the least amount of any NE airport. I would bet BDL will handle its fair share of European diversions today, even with a l;ot of sn
26 Pyrex : Well, it just started to snow here in Boston. Wish us luck.
27 Icelandair75W : I'll be at Logan working til around 4am because of Cabo Verde Airlines. Doesn't help they're arriving at midnight in the midst of the storm.
28 Mir : It just checked in on the JFK tower frequency. -Mir
29 Revelation : At 4PM local they were getting ready to clear the runway and were telling inbounds from the north to prepare to hold at Lawrence VOR, but changed thei
30 Revelation : And now they are saying they are going to close for 30 minutes to treat the runway. AAL1210 (ORD - BOS) couldn't hold for 30 minutes and is diverting
31 RandyWaldron : Currently there are departures on runway 4R; however, no arrivals as of yet. Currently UA181 is holding up departures as they are conducting a wing in
32 BayAreaBlue : As an update, it looks like the morning PDX-BOS flight has now been canceled due to WX in BOS. The scheduled 8:50 AM SEA-BOS flight is delayed until
33 Airbazar : Actually, that late the airport sees so few movements it may not be a problem. The problem is aricraft arriving right now. It's coming down real hard
34 BoeingBus : What is the likely hood of conditions returning to normal at BOS tomorrow? I'm flying to IAD tomorrow late evening so I am hoping its on-time. I have
35 RandyWaldron : Runway 4R arrivals are now being sequenced. I believe UA534 is the first arrival; conditions are deteriorating rapidly now. Wind gusts are increasing
36 Soxfan : I have the same question. I have a flight to SJU tomorrow around 11:00 a.m., and according to the airline website the plane is coming in from Philade
37 RandyWaldron : I guarantee you that BOS will not see normal operations until Monday or Tuesday considering the snowfall and generally poor weather conditions we're
38 RandyWaldron : As of 1716L, NWA372 is the last arrival as Runway 4R has been shut down for snow removal.
39 Soxfan : Sorry, let me clarify...the flight comes in from Philadelphia to Boston at 8:30 a.m., and departs BOS for SJU (the flight I'll be on) at about 11:00
40 RandyWaldron : I highly doubt anything will be operating on-schedule tomorrow morning in Boston. Runway 4R is now open and accepting arrivals... NW37 has diverted t
41 Revelation : NWS says: I think it's fairly safe to say it's highly likely your travel plans will have to change.
42 Soxfan : Thanks for the information; I really appreciate it and will keep my fingers crossed.
43 CairnterriAIR : I live about 7 miles from BDL, and had to go to the airport earlier today to pick up a shipment from Delta. At that time it was just starting to snow,
44 LH423 : Hehe, I don't envy you. That reminds me of my days at BA when we'd have 4am departures. Depends. Weather has let up considerably at this point. They
45 Airbazar : BOS recovers pretty quickly from these snow storms. After all we're only talking about 12". I've seen a lot worse. A lot of it has to do with the fac
46 CX288 : Boston's Logan airport last night seemed to be open longer than usual to get as much traffic out as possible. SWISS flight LX 53 to Zurich, for exampl
47 RandyWaldron : You must be joking. I've worked at Logan Airport for 10 years and I couldn't disagree more. The airport is riddled with snow removal problems, from t
48 ChrisNH : Without interjecting bias or favoritism, is it possible for anyone to give an objective opinion on which New England airport does the best at snow rem
49 RandyWaldron : On the civilian side, PWM and MHT do a great job of snow removal, as does BDL. However, you must remember that those airports handle much less traffi
50 B752OS : I think a few flights left quite late. I was over at my cousins who lives in South Boston and we could hear a few large jets taking off after midnigh
51 Pyrex : Yep. My 10:15PM SATA flight departed at 2:15AM and the Virgin Atlantic and one of the BAs were still there (plus a few NWs). TACV was there as well.
52 Airbazar : Well, from a passenger perspective it seems to do quite well. BOS was back to normal operations by yesterday evening. My experience when flying out o
53 IliriBDL : Another day filled with delays.
54 AirPortugal310 : Its coming down hard again...round 2
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