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UA Cancel All Operations At ORD 2/2  
User currently offlineAmwest2united From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 409 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 7 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 21675 times:
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According to UA, All operations in/out of ORD are cancelled from 7pm Tuesday night (2/1) through Thursday mid-morning (2/3). No operations on Wednesday 2/2. This due to the major snow storm/blizzard expected to hit Chicagoland on Tuesday/Wednesday.

Have not heard what AA and WN are doing.

[Edited 2011-01-31 15:34:57]

[Edited 2011-01-31 15:36:01]

[Edited 2011-01-31 15:36:28]


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User currently offlinecvg2lga From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 631 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 21490 times:

Does this include all "Continental" operations too?

Tchau

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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 21227 times:

Absolutely incredible. This winter has been insane for the amount of snow.

User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2882 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 20973 times:

Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 2):
Absolutely incredible. This winter has been insane for the amount of snow.

This storm is going to be a little different. The Weather Channel is reporting that it will hit nearly 30 states and over 100,000,000 people (1/3 the population of the USA). While I am happy to hear that I will not be getting much snow on Long Island, I am not looking forward to the ice which is worse than snow. I think B6 is cancelling some 800 flights in the system for this storm.

http://www.weather.com/outlook/weath...ic-storm-ahead-insights_2011-01-31



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User currently offlinenwaesc From United States of America, joined exactly 7 years ago today! , 3386 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 20918 times:

Get ready; it's about to get "incredible-er."  


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User currently offlineUA191 From Canada, joined Apr 2010, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 20629 times:

YYZ will be down as of tomorrow evening, as well.


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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 20464 times:

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 3):
I am not looking forward to the ice which is worse than snow.

I'll take snow, no matter how deep, over an inch of ice any day !!!


User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2511 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 2 days ago) and read 19860 times:

Quoting Amwest2united (Thread starter):
According to UA, All operations in/out of ORD are cancelled from 7pm Tuesday night (2/1) through Thursday mid-morning (2/3). No operations on Wednesday 2/2. This due to the major snow storm/blizzard expected to hit Chicagoland on Tuesday/Wednesday.

Wow, that's amazing that they are deciding to do this that far ahead of the storm. They must really be certain that the forecast is right this time around. I lived in Chicago for a number of years and the weather man was notoriously inaccurate when it came for predicting snowfall totals. I know forecasting tools have come a long way in recent years, but an announcement like this one is unprecedented in my memory.


User currently offlineAABB777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 543 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 2 days ago) and read 19844 times:
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Quoting Amwest2united (Thread starter):
Have not heard what AA and WN are doing.

AA has canceled all ORD mainline operations on Wednesday, as well as 330 Eagle flights.


User currently offlineelbandgeek From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 2 days ago) and read 19730 times:

WN has cancelled all of tomorrow afternoon through midday Wednesday at MDW. Flights tomorrow morning *should* be ok.

User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2022 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 2 days ago) and read 19417 times:

Quoting AABB777 (Reply 8):
AA has canceled all ORD mainline operations on Wednesday, as well as 330 Eagle flights.

I was planning on non-revving on AA FLL - ORD on 2/5 and ORD - PVG on 2/5 or 2/6. With the cancellations, what do you reckon are my chances? Flights still look wide open.

Cheers
Coal



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User currently offlineStabilator From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 697 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 19135 times:

Gotta love La Nina. Best wishes to all airlines and those affected by the snow (here in North Dakota, its not snowing, just bitterly cold). Does anyone know if DL's MSP ops were affected today?


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User currently offlinethunder9 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 18813 times:

AA DFW Ops are all SNAFU for Tue 01Feb, as well, because of the incoming T-storms/Ice/Sleet/Snow. AA mainline has cxld 238 flts as of 2220 CST. Not sure about Eagle flts, but I'm sure that they have whacked a number of ops, too.

It's not gonna be a fun week for air travel, and I feel for the folks trying to get into DFW for Super Bowl XLV this coming weekend.

-J



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User currently offlinejgw787 From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 18430 times:

Wow...i would hate to have to deal the all the back up...

User currently offlineLAXtoATL From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1592 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 18400 times:

Quoting Coal (Reply 10):
I was planning on non-revving on AA FLL - ORD on 2/5 and ORD - PVG on 2/5 or 2/6. With the cancellations, what do you reckon are my chances? Flights still look wide open.

Not good at this point. But it all depends on how bad the storm actually ends up being and how quickly they resume normal operations. Flights will remain wide open until they start the re-booking process.


User currently offlineskysurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 18191 times:

Quoting UA191 (Reply 5):
YYZ will be down as of tomorrow evening, as well.

It's not going to be that bad.....while YYZ is expecting a good dumping of snow the real problem is going to be the delays caused by having to clear it, plus the backlog of aircraft at the de-icing facility. The airport will remain open as long as the operators can keep up with snow removal/de-icing........although any reduced visibility might affect ops.
Air Canada's website is a good hint of what they're expecting, although the GTAA aren't saying a thing at the moment. If anything, IMHO the smaller regional flights will be cancelled before anything else whilst the larger jets on the longer routes will keep arriving. It wouldn't surprise me to see the YGK - YYZ flight on Wed 2nd Feb cancelled along with similar regional ops.

Cheers

Stu



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User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 17992 times:

Quoting Coal (Reply 10):
Quoting AABB777 (Reply 8):
AA has canceled all ORD mainline operations on Wednesday, as well as 330 Eagle flights.

I was planning on non-revving on AA FLL - ORD on 2/5 and ORD - PVG on 2/5 or 2/6. With the cancellations, what do you reckon are my chances? Flights still look wide open.

Cheers
Coal


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Is UA getting the fleet out of ORD as well?


User currently offlineckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5222 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 17943 times:

Quoting elbandgeek (Reply 9):
WN has cancelled all of tomorrow afternoon through midday Wednesday at MDW. Flights tomorrow morning *should* be ok.


I heard on the ABC affiliate in Chicago that WN is cancelling virtually every flight out of MDW after 3pm Tuesday. My guess is that depending on the weather, some flights heading for areas unaffected by the storm may get out after 3pm, depending on when the brunt of the storm hits.


User currently offlineckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5222 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 17858 times:

Quoting thunder9 (Reply 12):
AA DFW Ops are all SNAFU for Tue 01Feb, as well, because of the incoming T-storms/Ice/Sleet/Snow. AA mainline has cxld 238 flts as of 2220 CST. Not sure about Eagle flts, but I'm sure that they have whacked a number of ops, too.

It's not gonna be a fun week for air travel, and I feel for the folks trying to get into DFW for Super Bowl XLV this coming weekend.

I just looked at the ORD website. AA had cancelled 3 of the first 5 depatures Tuesday (2/1) for DFW.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 17641 times:

Quoting Coal (Reply 10):
I was planning on non-revving on AA FLL - ORD on 2/5 and ORD - PVG on 2/5 or 2/6. With the cancellations, what do you reckon are my chances? Flights still look wide open.

I reckon your chances are somewhere between no and F*CK NO, with strong bias toward the F*CK NO end of the spectrum.

The PVG flight might be doable, but getting to ORD non-rev is going to be absolute hell for the next couple of days at least if this storm is as bad as everyone thinks it will be.

-Mir



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User currently offlineericaasen From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 17250 times:

Apparently DL has canceled 550 flights for Tuesday and may cancel more flights Wednesday. Looks like tomorrow and Wednesday are gonna be slow at work at ORD. The hardest part of the day will probably be the commute.

User currently offlineSkyPriorityDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 187 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 17132 times:

Operations at DTW will be crippled as well. As of right now, DL has reduced flight schedule by over 50%. Full closure hasn't been decided on yet, but I'm sure they're discussing the option.


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User currently offlineMattRB From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1624 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 16958 times:

Quoting UA191 (Reply 5):
YYZ will be down as of tomorrow evening, as well.

News to me. I'm still expected to be here & we're looking to hire for overtime the next few days. We'll see delays, and a few cancellations, but we'll still be open for business.



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User currently offlinenycdave From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 16931 times:

My parents were flying Thursday through ORD from SYR to PVR on United... early morning flight from SYR-ORD. Guess I'd better tell them to re-book for later that day or Friday ASAP!

User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2022 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 16185 times:

Quoting LAXtoATL (Reply 14):
Not good at this point. But it all depends on how bad the storm actually ends up being and how quickly they resume normal operations. Flights will remain wide open until they start the re-booking process.

Any chance these people might be rebooked via LAX and NRT? I'm just thinking about my own options as I HAVE to be in PVG latest by Monday next week, so I might opt to do that and book NRT - PVG or maybe even book USA - China on UA using miles...

Ugh, damn weather!

Cheers
Coal



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25 DocLightning : One thing about DTW is that they know how to handle them some snow. As a kid, I remember flying in and out of DTW in some pretty heavy snow. They hav
26 Antoniemey : Anyone know how CLE is reacting? I know Cleveland tends to shrug off major weather (from an air traffic standpoint. God help you if you have to drive
27 georgebush : I am flying through ORD from FWA to SEA on Thursday at 330p any word if these flights should be moving on time?
28 777ORD : Get to LAX, and ZED FARE. that's your BEST bet. Or, get to HNL, to NRT etc...I wouldn't even mess with the midwest region with that forecast and amou
29 Oak522 : Interesting question above: do airlines every reposition planes in advance of these storms? It's not quite like a hurricane and the whole safety-at-se
30 rfields5421 : Tim Smith, AA spokesman, is reporting on WFAA TV in Dallas that AA ops at DFW are halted this morning (0630 local). The winds in the hard icy pellet t
31 AABB777 : AA is operating at ORD with this sked: Tuesday 6 AM – Noon – 4 ops an hour; Noon to 6 PM – 11 ops an hour.
32 AirNZ : Yep, so can anyone tell me why when the United Kingdom got hit with absolutely unheard of, and, unprecedented weather/snowfall last month there was o
33 flyerboy1990 : Well, most midwest cities (ORD, CLE, DTW, etc.) are used to having so much snow and can handle it. And are used to cancelling flights when large snow
34 SkyHigh777 : I lived in the UK for 4 years and evrytime so much as a flake fell from the sky, the entire city of London seemed to shut down. Unfortunatley there's
35 airzim : You are one angry person aren't you? They constant defensive US vs UK is pathetic. Doth who protest too much..... Well if ORD, CLE, DTW, SLT, etc are
36 jetblast : Just my two cents...if you HAVE to be somewhere, nonrevving probably is not the way to go. Buy a ticket. I also live in DC and will add that last wee
37 Post contains images Airportugal310 : about it.
38 ckfred : ORD very seldom closes. It closed during the big snow storms in January of 1967 and January of 1979. Technically, ORD didn't close during the New Year
39 Mir : Or even for a week because of this. One of two days of cancellations, and then the flights will start going again. The issue with LHR is not that it
40 747srule : Whatever happened to "Global Warming and Climate Change?"
41 airzim : You mean like it is 20 Degrees warmer in the North Pole this winter?
42 Post contains links planespotting : It hasn't gone anywhere. "2010 tied for warmest year on record" http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2011/20110112_globalstats.html Now back to the re
43 YYZRWY23 : GTAA Bulletin: Travel Updates Winter Weather Expected Date of Release: Feb 01, 2011 Winter weather is expected in several major North American cities
44 exFWAOONW : IMHO the Passenger's Bill of Rights laws have more to do with the cancellations than the ability of airports or airlines to handle the weather. Those
45 rfields5421 : I agree with you - however, I think that is a GOOD result of the law - to cancel all the flights. Rather than try to operate in very marginal conditi
46 nycdave : Totally concur. Prior to that bill going into effect, you saw operations at least attempted in very marginal conditions like this, or airlines going
47 heathrow : What does this mean for Rapidair? Will we see cancllations of certain flights on this system? How about YTZ?
48 aviationmaster : 1. You cannot compare the amount of snow that ORD and other US airports are about to recieve with the little bit of snow that the London airports had
49 nycflyer : My wife is supposed to fly JFK-LAX on DL tomorrow. As of now it's still on. What are the odds it's going to go?
50 Post contains images B6JFKH81 : I'll take a swing at this. It's a matter of RECOVERY of the operations at both the airports and air carriers, not the cancellations. There was outcry
51 Post contains images P3Orion : LHR does not have the calibre of controllers ORD does.
52 gigneil : No we didn't. We got 6 inches on on day and less than an inch on another. Sure Wednesday was tough but the total volume of snow was relatively low. T
53 Post contains images TrnsWrld : I agree [Edited 2011-02-01 14:28:05]
54 VC10er : Does United p.s. Just fly over it all? I hope so-- I'm in 1A (and paid full fare)
55 Post contains images charlienorth : Wave when you pass over us
56 bhmdiversion : YYZ will be in Operation for tomorrow. They will be having a Metering program beginning 1130Z from what I was told at work today.
57 Post contains images nycdave : might need both hands to hold the airsick bag with the turbulence
58 Post contains images elbandgeek : WN's MDW Facebook page just posted this picture and I think it pretty much speaks for what's going on right now https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi
59 United787 : It is still snowing downtown pretty heavily but I think it has let up some at ORD, any word yet on when ORD might open? I am guessing it is a lot easi
60 fxramper : It's been a logistical nightmare for FedEx with so many markets suffering closure due to weather. I was suppose to fly out of ORD today, but am home d
61 DC8FanJet : ORD never closed. Airport has had at least one runway open throughout. Airlines have cancelled all operations, but airport is open. Roads to and from
62 wwtraveler99 : How many flights do AA and UA have at ORD? Express carriers included? WN has cancelled all ops for Wednesday.(196 flights...I think) WW
63 ultrapig : Hi I am scheduled for stl-ord to syr on aa Friday the 4th first thing in am . Any guesses as to what my chances are of the flights running by then?
64 jsquared : Just curious - did WN (and everybody else for that matter) get most of their aircraft out of MDW & ORD prior to the storm, or are there a bunch o
65 hiflyer : Heard that one large ORD carrier ruled that if it can't stay in a hangar don't bring it in...dunno if they kept to it.
66 WestJetForLife : Wow, Dad WASN'T lying when he said that ORD is going 'down the tubes' weather-wise (his words, not mine). Looking at the NWS site, freeze and blizzard
67 type-rated : I was watching the Chicago television news station and they showed a live feed from inside ORD. Totally empty. Not a person to be seen anywhere. Usual
68 AADC10 : Like the observation that the planes are full and there were no upgrades on one flight, one winter storm does not represent the overall climate anymo
69 jreuschl : Spokesperson for MKE says they may be open at 5PM CT.
70 WROORD : Well the snowfall was abnormal - it took me over 3 hours to clear what usually takes 15 min (some spots over two feet of snow). Anyway everything was
71 Post contains links United787 : Check out this awesome video of the snow plow/blowers working on one of the runways at ORD... http://www.chicagotribune.com/videob...9ca753-65b8-49c4-
72 KFitz : UA flew a 3-Cabin Intl. 763 on the SFO-JFK PS route this afternoon. Will return tmr morning back to SFO. Also one 3Ccabin intl 772 this evening SFO-LA
73 airfinair : Are you sure about that DC8FanJet? When I was listening to ORD ATIS late this morning, all runways were said to have been closed (although they didn'
74 DC8FanJet : Per City press conference, ORD was never officially closed.
75 MadameConcorde : I was gong to start a mileage run to EZE today Feb. 3 via ORD and IAD. Knowing that ORD would be closed I phoned United first thing in the morning. Th
76 mcdu : I am sure UAL conspired to create the third largest snowfall in ORD history to impact your travels.......
77 MadameConcorde : This is a bit far to go... where did I ever say such a thing? I called United reservations again telling them I was not properly informed as to the f
78 mcdu : So after getting what you wanted from your first post you did not say what you elected to do? I nhighly suspect they were over run with phone calls.
79 rfields5421 : Probably the policy change as the number of people trying to rebook greatly exceeded the available seats.
80 United1 : I'm going to take a guess that the following happened somewhat chronologically. 1. Madame Concorde decided to be proactive (always a smart thing to d
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