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DUS Closed Due To Snow & Wind  
User currently offlineCgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1130 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7853 times:

Just saw on WDR teletext that DUS is currectly closed due to snow and wind. Any other European airports affected? I know the Mid-Atlantic States are badly affected. How's it looking over there at the moment?


A330 man.
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User currently offlineDALCA From Netherlands, joined Aug 2006, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7785 times:
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AMS is badly affected by the heavy snow fall, only 1 runway open. May delays, cancellations and diversions to all over the place. Some flights to MST, CGN, HAJ, STN and even GOT.


Zanair flight, please hold on finals as we have to clear rhino's off the runway. Next flight: AMS-FRA-AMS
User currently offlineTripple7 From Netherlands, joined Aug 1999, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7688 times:

BRU is closed as well

User currently offlineTeme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7684 times:
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Up here we got some small delays if the planes from Europe would be on time. But since you got issues down there we too have long delays...  Wink


Flying high and low
User currently offlineCgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1130 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7637 times:



Quoting DALCA (Reply 1):
AMS is badly affected by the heavy snow fall, only 1 runway open. May delays, cancellations and diversions to all over the place. Some flights to MST, CGN, HAJ, STN and even GOT.

Not good. Isn't DUS a diversion airport when AMS is closed?



A330 man.
User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3901 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7622 times:

CGN is sccepting traffic from AMS and BRU in addition to flights diverted frpm DUS. However, snowfall has intensified in the Cologne area as well.

NRN is also closed. Ryanair flights are diverting to HHN.


User currently offlineCgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1130 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7590 times:



Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 5):
Ryanair flights are diverting to HHN.

and announcing after landing.... "welcome to Dusseldorf South Airport"  Wink



A330 man.
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7562 times:

I just heard the WDR 2 radio news, a DUS airport spokesman said that they don't know when the airport will be open again, they are simply unable to carry this huge amount of snow away at the moment. When I look out of the window I would say that it remains closed for a while, I live approx. 45 kilometers away from DUS and it is snowing like crazy here. I have no clue where I can get smokes, I will definitely not drive to the gas station to buy some, the snow on the streets is at least 10 centimeters high and the WDR traffic news are reporting of several accidents on the Autobahns around here.

Snow sucks!

Patrick


User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3901 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7548 times:

DUS flights are also diverting to HAJ, FMO and FRA, although the bulk of lfights has gone to CGN.

From what I can see, even Lufthansa is diverting to smaller airports such as FMO (e.g. flights from LHR and BUD) and HAJ (e.g. flight from WAW), not only to CGN and FRA. According to the news, FRA is also operating with some limitations due to snow.

As CGN has now also accepted diversions from LGG, it seems that LGG is closed as well..

[Edited 2009-12-20 05:32:06 by vfw614]

User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3901 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7547 times:



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 7):
. I have no clue where I can get smokes, I will definitely not drive to the gas station to buy some.

Snow sucks!

No, it improves your health and supports you quitting...  Smile


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7481 times:



Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 9):
No, it improves your health and supports you quitting...

No way. I will get my snowboard jacket now and walk through the snow to the next cigarette automat which is approx. 10 minutes away. I am rather freezing for 20 minutes than having no smokes.  Wink

Patrick


User currently offlineDALCA From Netherlands, joined Aug 2006, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7457 times:
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AMS is slowly recovering form the snow. The worst has past and 1 runway is now fully open and they working on a second one. Incoming flights can be accepted and departures are going right over my house.


Zanair flight, please hold on finals as we have to clear rhino's off the runway. Next flight: AMS-FRA-AMS
User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3901 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7460 times:

Telling from teletext, FMO must be closed now as well as all departures since 12:30 show as cancelled.

In another thread it was mentioned that MAN is now closed as well. Seems to become a Europe-wide issue.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 10):
No way. I will get my snowboard jacket now and walk through the snow to the next cigarette automat which is approx. 10 minutes away. I am rather freezing for 20 minutes than having no smokes

I have a gut feeling that the automat will not work because of the cold temperatures. But you should take the walk anyway to let your tarred lungs have some fresh air  

[Edited 2009-12-20 05:45:20 by vfw614]

User currently offlineFRACO7X From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7412 times:



Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 8):
According to the news, FRA is also operating with some limitations due to snow.

Yes it has started snowing since almost a hour here in FRA. My girlfriend has to stay at least a hour longer in here early shift and all late shifts were called almost two hours later for duty. Poor colleges at the airport. They already had to handle irregularities the last four days!

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 10):
I am rather freezing for 20 minutes than having no smokes.  

Lucky me that I got fresh supply from a friend who returned from duty today.  Wink


User currently offlineSkane340 From Sweden, joined May 2008, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7314 times:

we dont have problems in CPH  Smile

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7262 times:



Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 12):
I have a gut feeling that the automat will not work because of the cold temperatures.

It worked!  cheerful 

Quoting FRACO7X (Reply 13):
Poor colleges at the airport.

Especially the guys who have to work outside at the ramp. I don't want to work there today in these weather conditions.

Quoting FRACO7X (Reply 13):

Lucky me that I got fresh supply from a friend who returned from duty today.

And I had to work through a damned snowstorm (I didn't see one single car on the streets).  cold  I only had coins for one box, I took Lucky Strike instead of Marlboro because there is one cigarette more in the box.

Patrick


User currently offlineDmt52 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7235 times:
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I was on Delta 25 from DUS to ATL and it was canceled. The pilot said DUS does not have the equipment to clean off the runways or aircraft with this much snow. Now we cannot get our luggage because the say the equipment is frozen! What a mess.


Go Green! Go White!
User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 8738 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7235 times:



Quoting Skane340 (Reply 14):
we dont have problems in CPH

well, you had enough for the last two weeks.
 Wink

I am sitting in a delayed ICE train from Hanover to Frankfurt, but it's only 20 oe 30 minutes. look forward to nthe ndrive home. There miust be cancellations in BRE as well, from BRE to HAJ there was a family in the train that showed ar tickets to MUC.



I'm not fishing for compliments
User currently offlineBahadir From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1757 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 7166 times:



Quoting Dmt52 (Reply 16):
I was on Delta 25 from DUS to ATL and it was canceled. The pilot said DUS does not have the equipment to clean off the runways or aircraft with this much snow. Now we cannot get our luggage because the say the equipment is frozen! What a mess.

That's why i always pack a change of cloths with me in my backpack when i travel international. You never know when you may end up staying overnight  Smile



Earthbound misfit I
User currently offlineFRACO7X From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 7137 times:



Quoting Skane340 (Reply 14):
we dont have problems in CPH

Then I will call our HCC to send you all the diversions to CPH!  Wink

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 15):
Especially the guys who have to work outside at the ramp. I don't want to work there today in these weather conditions.

Another friend of mine is a ramp agent. O and I think he has late shift today. Lets call him and find out how the situation currently is in FRA.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 15):
I only had coins for one box, I took Lucky Strike instead of Marlboro because there is one cigarette more in the box.

That's what I call effective handling of the situation.

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 17):
I am sitting in a delayed ICE train from Hanover to Frankfurt, but it's only 20 oe 30 minutes. look forward to nthe ndrive home.

At least you will be home. My girlfriend told me that they already have problems to rebook or reroute passengers to several destinations. Lets hope the weather improves otherwise it will be Christmas at the airport for many passengers.


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 7033 times:

DUS seems to be open again. Their website is still down but I just took a look at the WDR teletext and saw that BE from MAN landed as well as TK from ESB and AB from STN (see screenshot below).



Patrick


User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3901 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 7000 times:

LUX and CRL have also been closed temporarily. Currently the bad weather is beginning to hit FRA.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 20):
DUS seems to be open again. Their website is still down but I just took a look at the WDR teletext and saw that BE from MAN landed as well as TK from ESB and AB from STN (see screenshot below).

Not sure how reliable this is. Just look at the MAN flight at 1555....


User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3396 posts, RR: 29
Reply 22, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6844 times:

On WDR 2, a german TV station, they said that all airports in northrhine-westphalia with the exeption of CGN are closed.

User currently offlineJU068 From Serbia, joined Aug 2009, 2579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6789 times:

JU cancelled it's flight today to DUS, it was supposed to depart this morning. There is a delay from FRA as well.

One question, AF cancelled their flight to BEG today, is Paris also hit by bad weather? Coz JU is flying just with some delay...


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4650 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks ago) and read 6739 times:



Quoting FRACO7X (Reply 19):
That's what I call effective handling of the situation.

I call that a serious addiction......



For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and ther
25 Sabena332 : I am wondering how long CGN remains open. Currently I am watching the Cologne-Nuremberg football game and there is a huge amount of snow coming down
26 Fn1001 : U mean FM radio...
27 Vfw614 : I am at the moment only a mile or so away from the stadium, and it is hardly snowing anymore. The TV creates a somewhat misleading impression. Has be
28 Sabena332 : It looks indeed like a massive amount, I never thought that the TV pictures are so misleading. Thanks for your first hand information. Then we should
29 BartBus : How does the financial part of diversions work? Does the airline pays twice, or just the airport where they actually touched down?
30 TheSonntag : Someone is right here
31 FRACO7X : As it seems the chaos is building up in FRA. If you take a look on the departures almost no flight is leaving FRA. And my friend from the ramp replied
32 ZRH : ZRH has only some delays although we had one of the coldest nights in December since many decades; -14 Celsius.
33 BrouAviation : It's really embarassing, the snow isn't coming out of the sky with shiploads. We have about 4-6 inches here right now, which has fallen down in the la
34 PanHAM : FRA has at least a hundred cancellations, There was a lot of snow falling down, I drove from the central train stration in the city to my place in the
35 ZRH : In Switzerland the so called "Mitttelland", the lower part where the cities are, is not very cold. We also do not have much snow. The bit we have wil
36 TommyBP251b : Hi Everybody! I planned to go home by car tomorrow from BUD to CGN. I booked me now on the 4U flight tomorrow night. Flying is now more safe than driv
37 Aero145 : Quattro rocks! But seriously, why do you have Quattro if you don’t use it?
38 Sabena332 : I was listening to WDR 2 this afternoon while having a shower, they said that you should only drive when there is something really important because
39 R2rho : Yikes, I'm flying through DUS in two days! Up here in HAM it hasn't stopped snowing all weekend, saturday was a big mess apparently with everybody lea
40 Aero145 : Damn! Sad to hear about this: here in the ”South” it’s not far as bad as in the North. Übrigens, have you had to really rely on your Quattro i
41 TommyBP251b : ...and got cancelled finally. Hope tomorrow it will fly as scheduled. "Boldog Karácsonyt" from Budapest Tom
42 ZKEOJ : hmm, it is about +25 degrees and sunny here....
43 Chootie : FWIW, I certainly hope that it all gets a lot better. Was at CGN this afternoon, and we still had the diverted LH467/19 ex MIA next to a EK aircraft.
44 ACDC8 : Guess I should call my cousin in Mülheim and let him brag that they've got more snow then we do right now here in the Okanagan .... LOL! Oh well, hop
45 Sabena332 : Not really. It was snowy when I drove home from work on Friday afternoon but there was no snow layer on the Autobahn because too many cars were drivi
46 Airbuseric : Around 2pm this afternoon AMS was really hit badly and runway conditions were poor. Stands were mostly occupied, and long queues for de-icing facilit
47 BrouAviation : I do. I find it embarassing that while organizing a so called important conference about us changing the climate, we still are not able to normally c
48 Airbuseric : The also couldn't organise the conference in Copenhagen to run smoothly. Haven't you followed the news and seen all the trouble? Is your aircraft the
49 FlySSC : CDG was hit first on Thursday and Friday by the bad weather (snow / wind / icy rain) Saturday was OK, just the time to recover a bit but yesterday mo
50 Aero145 : Good to hear!
51 PSPfan : Try for once to clean out the city/village you live in completely from snow on a day like yesterday. And keep in mind that every piece of apron/taxiw
52 BrouAviation : Yes I have. I am talking about the fact that it's actually quite ironic we think we have any influence on weather or climate, and when mother nature
53 Airbuseric : Your profile age is in the 16-20 years age? So, I might understand that your knowledge might not be based on too much experience yet. Of course, you
54 BrouAviation : I have actually no experience in operating an airline at all. Of course that contributes in not understanding the trouble we are facing. But 99% of t
55 Airbuseric : 100% agree with you here. Communication is the keyword in this matter. Although I would not like to be the airline representative in such cases, sinc
56 R2rho : Well, DUS isn't closed anymore, but all LH flights into DUS, FRA, MUC are still running with a lot of delays. I missed my connection and rebooked for
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