clipper471
Crew
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Two DL Int'l Flights Diverted To SAT

Wed Sep 11, 2002 10:52 pm

Original routing of both flights were JFK-MEX (DL279; B757) and LAX-MEX (DL396; B757).

DL396 (LAX-MEX)
Arrival at SAT: 9/11/02 12:20 AM
Departed at SAT: 9/11/02 01:05 AM

DL279 (JFK-MEX)
Arrival at SAT: 9/11/02 12:39 AM
Departed at SAT: 9/11/02 01:28 AM

Anyone know why? Is it just a coincidence that both flights were destined for MEX?
 
OPNLguy
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Joined: Tue Jun 15, 1999 11:29 am

RE: Two DL Int'l Flights Diverted To SAT

Wed Sep 11, 2002 11:21 pm

The airport (MMMX) was suddenly closed for some reason that night, presumably while flights both were enroute. Guess they sat it out in SAT and departed once MMMX was reopened...

MESSAGE:
HAVE RCVD INFO THAT MMMX IS CLSD. MAY REOPEN APPROX 0145Z. NO
FURTHER INFO AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. CK NOTAMS FOR CURRENT AIRFIELD
STATUS.

EFFECTIVE TIME:
102355 - 110259

ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
 
Delta_Fan
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Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2001 7:41 am

RE: Two DL Int'l Flights Diverted To SAT

Thu Sep 12, 2002 12:22 am

Hi :

MEX was closed as well as MTY a big storm covering all regions of Mexico has brought a lot of hassle to air travel in the past two days ......rgds


delta_fan
 
cx340
Posts: 518
Joined: Sat Sep 02, 2000 2:59 am

RE: Two DL Int'l Flights Diverted To SAT

Thu Sep 12, 2002 2:22 am

As delta_fan said, MEX was closed down until 00.45 hours of this Wednesday. According to reforma web site more than 200 flights were affected. Among others, KLM diverted to GDL and Lufthansa to ACA, some united flights to ACA, PVER, Veracruz, etc.

 
RJ_Delta
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Joined: Sun Oct 22, 2000 4:17 am

RE: Two DL Int'l Flights Diverted To SAT

Thu Sep 12, 2002 2:29 am

Benito Juarez International Airport was closed because a heavy storm in Mexico City. Only a normal procedures when an airport is closed.


RJ_Delta.

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