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Continental DC-10 In Austin  
User currently offlineClassic707 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 548 posts, RR: 13
Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2114 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?

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User currently offlineJT-8D From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 423 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

cuz the weather was bad? jeeez..

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

We had some bad storms in Houston today. It was most likely a weather diversion from HNL or LAX.

User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

CO 98 HKG-EWR diverted to CLE on tuesday, due to low visibility, ATC backup in EWR. My, my, that Triple 7 is a beautiful sight to see!  Smile

User currently offlineSurrenr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

The triple 7 in Cle? I didn't know the runway was big enough.

User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

Why wouldn't the runway be "big" enough, whatever that means?

User currently offlineJonPaulGeoRngo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Somewhere along the lines, some (not all) CLE people have convinced themselves that Hopkins is not widebody accessible - I guess because Continental only sends in 757s.

However, a quick look at any OAG from the mid-70s will show United operating 747s into Cleveland (and PIT, BDL) as many three times a day.



User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1893 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?
rgds,
blink182



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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

Yes, the weather was extremely bad in Houston. A crapload of people were without power. I myself, was in a movie watching The Mummy Returns, and the power went out in the middle of the movie.

Blink182, if the flight was westbound, which it probably was (from LAX or HNL), then AUS would be an easier/closer diversion.


User currently offlineAus_spotter From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1863 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.

Jason Knutson - Austin, TX


User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

The weather sucked on Saturday, but I listened to ATIS and other stuff, and no adviseries were in affect or anything.

User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3462 posts, RR: 42
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1838 times:
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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.


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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5203 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

What a coincidence CBA, were you at Studio 30 on Dunvale cause I was there trying to watch Pearl Harbor, and the power went out.


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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

Nope, I was at the Edwards 24 watching the Mummy Returns. Hey, where do you attend school?

User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3462 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1815 times:
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I, for one, plan to be at the Deerbrook AMC 24 tomorrow to see P.H. I had my fill of power out at IAH on Saturday. Thank You very much....


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User currently offlineClassic707 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 548 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1801 times:

Thanks!!


User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5203 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

Xavier University in New Orleans, but I'm home in Houston now for summer.


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User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1761 times:

I was at Edwards at Greenway Plaza to watch the Mummy Returns also!! What time were you there?

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1750 times:

I was at the 4:10pm showing last Saturday. Wouldn't that be a terrible coincidence if we were in the same movie and didn't even know it.

User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1747 times:

OMG, that was the movie. I was sitting like inright in the middle row of the theatre kind of middle-left.

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 1745 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.

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