I was working AA
499 from ORD
on Friday. We first diverted to PHX
, refueled and tried again but ended up at LAX
the second time. The captain wanted to go to ONT
, but apparently ONT
was inundated with diversions and there were no gates available, for hours. AA
bussed the pax from LAX
, a tough haul on a Friday afternoon. But they made it, safely. We never shot an approach, the ceiling was just too low. When we were first in the PSP
vicinity it was at 1500'. By the time our flight canceled at LAX
, it was down to 900'. I flew with the same captain yesterday (Mon) to YYC
and he pulled up the weather at PSP
for kicks and giggles. Again, it was below minimums.
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