MSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1993 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6019 times:
I was checking my local area on FlightAware this afternoon, and it showed an AA 777 ducking in to MSP (but this must have been the one that went back to ORD). Of course then the red light goes off that ORD is having problems. Sure enough they were getting hit with a thunderstorm. Funny that the 777 turned back around. It was already halfway through it's approach procedure to MSP.
BMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15810 posts, RR: 27
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5721 times:
I was at a baseball game in Peoria tonight and saw an AA MD-80 fly over on approach, so I called my dad and he said that two AA Mad Dogs landed in PIA. (One from PHX and one from LAS). Also, I saw a Shuttle America E-170 leaving after its diversion from MSY-ORD. Looking on Flightaware now, it shows that a JetBlue 320 from LGB also landed in PIA.
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Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23203 posts, RR: 20
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3574 times:
Quoting Ocracoke (Reply 19): Maybe they only have staffing/international gate space to handle a couple of flights, and then that is it?
MKE would be hard-pressed to clear more than one widebody at a time for facilities reasons. Also, I'm not sure anyone has equipment to unload cans at MKE; it's been some time since NW had DC-10 service.
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Mke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2461 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3545 times:
Quoting Ocracoke (Reply 19): I don't know what MKE has for customs. Maybe they only have staffing/international gate space to handle a couple of flights, and then that is it?
They don't regularly staff their International Arrivals building, but there was a scheduled NW flight from CUN due in later that evening so they must've had people ready. I think they might have bused the Swiss flight passengers down to ORD because when I got there none of the lights were on inside the plane and there were some airstairs pulled up at the front. Here's some pics of the building itself:
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