ahlfors
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Today's Continental 99 To NGO?

Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:46 am

I was tracking flight 99 (to Hong Kong) as I booked that flight for a family member today. The CO website states it is diverted to Nagoya, Japan... anyone know the reasons for the diversion, and when this aircraft will make it to HKG?

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CALMSP
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RE: Today's Continental 99 To NGO?

Sat Oct 25, 2003 7:19 am

A solar flare disrupted radio communications over the north pole. The flight is stopping in NGO to refuel b/c the longer route over Japan will require more fuel burn. It is due in about 6 hours late to HKG.
 
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iahcsr
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RE: Today's Continental 99 To NGO?

Sat Oct 25, 2003 10:40 pm

Just to add insult to injury, I understand the flight was delayed departing EWR by 2.5 hours due to either MX and/or Crew issues. .... Some days you just can't win....
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