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Diversions From STT Today  
User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3553 times:

I was checking the status of CO's STT-EWR flight today (CO1883), and I noticed that it was scheduled to divert to SJU even before it took off. Out of curiosity, I then checked the other airlines flying from STT to various points on the East Coast, and I noticed that most, if not all, were diverting from STT to SJU before continuing on the rest of the flight -- this was the case for DL, US, AA, etc.

Anybody know what's going on down in STT requiring diversions to SJU? The most likely cause would seem to be a lack of fuel in STT, but I figured that somebody here on a.net would likely know for sure...

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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16810 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3519 times:

They seemed to be having some fuel issues at STT over the past couple months, there have been other threads about this issue.


Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16810 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3504 times:

Just Googled this:

http://www.onepaper.com/stthomasvi/?v=d&i=&s=News:Local&p=1223615108



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3456 times:



Quoting STT757 (Reply 2):
Just Googled this:

Yeah, I saw a few articles along those lines when I did a quick Google search, but I wasn't sure if something like logistics issues with fuel trucking/distribution for regular automobile gasoline would necessarily have a similar impact on jet fuel at STT...


User currently offlineDescendVia From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

Surprised that a lot of these airlines are not just ferrying in the fuel. I would bet the airlines that are going over to SJU are the same airlines that already do STT-SJU on other flights.

[Edited 2009-03-07 15:20:05]

User currently offlineJoseKMLB From United States of America, joined May 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3290 times:

They have a fuel shortage in STT per DL term

User currently offlineNWADTWFA From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 162 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3170 times:

When I flew there last year on a trip we flew DTW-STT-SJU-DTW. Our trips was built with the fuel stop. All airlines were doing this and on that particular day we took off from STT and had to be vectored all over because of SJU traffic. The day trip ended up being worth 10:55 (for one day of flying).

NWADTWFA


User currently offlineDfwagt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 80 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

AA775 shows that it was diverted because of winds. Thats what FLIFO shows

User currently offlinePhllax From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

Shouldn't there be plenty of fuel in STX due to the refineries?

User currently offlineDescendVia From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2191 times:

Have no idea if this has any common ground but I checked the airport NOTAMs this morning and the only one was this one.

!TIST 03/006 STT OBST TOWER 1726 (240 AGL) 1.23 N LGTS OTS (ASR 1234386) TIL 0903210234

Checking them a few minutes ago they now show this

!TIST 03/010 (TIST A0036/09) STT RWY 10/28 CLSD WEF 0903100300-0903140800

!TIST 03/009 (TIST A0035/09) STT SVC TAR OTS WEF 0903161300-0903262100

!TIST 03/006 STT OBST TOWER 1726 (240 AGL) 1.23 N LGTS OTS (ASR 1234386) TIL 0903210234

So looks like the airport (10/28) is going to be closed for about 4 days and then some radar service goes out after that.


User currently offlineHiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2165 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2095 times:

http://www.virginislandsdailynews.co.../index.pl/article_home?id=17633860

Gusts to 40mph and windshear over the weekend per this news article.

Current
METAR TISX 091853Z 05012G20KT 10SM FEW024 27/14 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP168 T02670144 $

High surf advisory...10feet plus from the NE.

Big slab sided flat bottomed cruise ships are probably not having a real good time down there right now....up up and away probably refers to dinner....grin!


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