Classic707 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 548 posts, RR: 13 Posted (13 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2270 times:
Can anyone tell me why there was a Continental DC-10 in Austin today (5/26/01)? It was parked over in the mantence area with four other Continental jets, 2 MD-80s 2 737s. About 6:00pm the 4 small jets left one right after the other but the DC-10 stayed. Does anyone have any clue why it was in Austin?
Blink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5493 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (13 years 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2049 times:
Up here in Big D(also known as Dallas) the sun is out but the news is saying that the weather is terrible in houston. My best guess is a weather diversion, but in that case, wouldn't they have landed at DFW?
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
Aus_spotter From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
There were 10-15 CO flights diverted to Austin on Saturday due to bad weather in Houston. Flights from SFO, Puerto Vallarta, San Jose Cabo, Mexico City, PHX, DTW, SEA, DCA and LAX were diverted to AUS as well as a COEX flight from Mazatlan, DL flight from ATL and a couple AA flights. The DC-10 was the LAX-IAH flight.
The DC-10 finally departed around 8pm.
Iahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3545 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 1994 times:
For the record, that DC-10 was CO 1010 LAX-IAH. It was but one of 20+ CO flights that diverted to places like AUS, MSY, HOU, LFT, etc. On a normal Saturday schedule, CO's last departure is gone by 2100hrs. Last Sat. I think we got the last one out some time after 2300. All the Passenger Service staff was put on manditory overtime to handle the irregular operations. The main problem that happens in this situation is that you come to a point where there are more aircraft on the ground then there are gates to put them. This just adds to the mis-connecting passenger mess created by the original divertions. The only simi-good thing I can say about this sort of thing is that Houston doesn't seem to be as prone to it as DFW and ORD.
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1901 times:
OMG! I was sitting in the middle of the row right above the balcony towards the front of the theater. If you saw anyone with their feet resting on that railing towards the middle of the row, then it was me.