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Any B757 Tatl Fuel Diversions This Winter  
User currently offlineCoachClass From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 459 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5798 times:

Has this bad winter weather caused any fuel diversions so far? I check periodically for the TXL-EWR and HAM-EWR and haven't found any? And, were there any B757's that had to be diverted because they didn't have enough fuel to circle the airport because of bad weather? I imagine that these planes take off with their fuel tanks topped off.

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User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8698 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5400 times:
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Continental must have a few 757's stuck some where ?

User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4197 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5258 times:

I seem to recall several Stuttgart-Atlanta Delta 767s having to stop in Bangor, Maine over the years...I guess owing to a hill near the departure end at Stuttgart that causes the flight to climb more rapidly, which means less fuel in order to do that. Not sure I have my facts straight, but that's what I heard.

But relating to the original topic, many 757s stop in Bangor as well...obviously coming into the U.S. from Europe,


User currently offlineairportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 5167 times:

There were a few cases this year where the venerable 757 flew EWR-FCO-EWR and EWR-MXP-EWR with CO. It seems to me, regardless of the winter winds over the Atlantic, that this aircraft is more capable than one thinks...

Thats generalizing, but I think the point is there somewhere



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User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 6088 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 5131 times:

Believe me, if it were happening with any regularity, the crowd here that insists that 757s are deathtraps on any mission over 3 hours would be out in force. This winter, the challenges seem to have been within the United States...

User currently offlinedowntown273 From Spain, joined Aug 2005, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4162 times:

Quoting seabosdca (Reply 4):
This winter, the challenges seem to have been within the United States...

It was just a few days ago that LHR, CDG, FRA, LGW, DUB were closed...


User currently offlineSonomaFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1926 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3700 times:
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The heavy jet stream winds have dipped further south than normal this year...you couple that with the normal TATL routing means the 757's aren't fighting winds quite as strong this winter.

User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 6088 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3654 times:

Quoting downtown273 (Reply 5):
It was just a few days ago that LHR, CDG, FRA, LGW, DUB were closed...

Sorry to be unclear... I meant challenges in terms of fuel stops.

Quoting SonomaFlyer (Reply 6):
The heavy jet stream winds have dipped further south than normal this year...

...thus producing things like 7 1/2 hour BOS-SFO flights.


User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3821 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3391 times:

Here in the UK we've had a lot of North Easterly winds as opposed to the more usual South Westerlys, I would imagine this has aided anyone operating 757's on West bound transatlantic routes.

User currently offlineSpeedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1666 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 2):
I seem to recall several Stuttgart-Atlanta Delta 767s having to stop in Bangor, Maine over the years...I guess owing to a hill near the departure end at Stuttgart

Aaaah yes. The 25 terrain limitations... I hate that runway at STG. I am all for removing that hill.
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User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6913 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2698 times:

AA120 JFK-CDG was diverted to MAN on the 20th Dec and was on the ground about 3hrs

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...0/history/20101220/0210Z/KJFK/LFPG



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User currently offlineAesma From Reunion, joined Nov 2009, 7284 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

But that's because CDG was closed (I was in the chaos that day).


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User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1966 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2635 times:
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Quoting seabosdca (Reply 4):
Believe me, if it were happening with any regularity, the crowd here that insists that 757s are deathtraps on any mission over 3 hours would be out in force.

B757 a deathtrap on missions over 3 hours? That's funny because I cannot recall a single B757 that has gone down over the Atlantic ever and only 8 hull losses from over 1,000 frames built one of which was a hijacking in China and two more were also hijacking's involved in the 9/11 attacks. How can anyone claim the B757 is a death trap in any circumstances with a record like that?



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