pilotntrng
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Weather In ATL On 06JUL05

Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:20 pm

Today was a rough day for the DL folks in TYS. They had 4 Mad Dogs divert plus a 738. This was due to the fact of the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy plowing over Atlanta. Any other diversions today for DL?
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RE: Weather In ATL On 06JUL05

Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:57 pm

There were ground delays and ground stops in effect for ATL and CLT for the longest of time.
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RE: Weather In ATL On 06JUL05

Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:32 am

According to this morning's Atlanta newspaper, Cindy dropped some 5.6 inches of rain in a very short time, and there were multiple tornadoes just south of the Airport (see the Journal Constitution articles on the damage at Atlanta Motor Speedway).

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RE: Weather In ATL On 06JUL05

Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:40 am

My son and I were victim's of Cindy's furry. Our 6:07 pm flight out of Memphis didn't leave until after 10:00pm. Our 10:25pm flight to Sao Paulo didn't leave until 5am!! We're home now but our arrival into GRU was delayed 7 hours. Oh yeah, if you expect to find something to eat at ATL after 10pm? Find a vending machine.
 
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RE: Weather In ATL On 06JUL05

Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:46 am

Quoting Sampa737 (Reply 3):
Oh yeah, if you expect to find something to eat at ATL after 10pm? Find a vending machine.

I've been fortunate to never be stuck in ATL over night, but do they let you stay within security?
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RE: Weather In ATL On 06JUL05

Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:54 am

I didn't understand the questions "...but do they let you stay within security?" Flights are behind security and we didn't leave the airport. Chili's Too had their bar open. I guess I figured something would have been open since most flights were late arriving and leaving.
 
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RE: Weather In ATL On 06JUL05

Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:01 am

Quoting Zone1 (Reply 4):

I've been fortunate to never be stuck in ATL over night, but do they let you stay within security?

I don't see any reason why they shouldn't let you. Question is, would you want to?
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Zone1
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RE: Weather In ATL On 06JUL05

Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:16 am

I meant, do they let you stay at the gates? I was stuck at DTW last year, and had to stay near luggage claim--outside of security.
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RE: Weather In ATL On 06JUL05

Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:46 am

Yesterday was bad for DL today was bad for us. We had an A321 divert to TYS and had multiple delays. Just a hunch, but I think this is going to be a rough hurricane season. lol
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RE: Weather In ATL On 06JUL05

Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:50 am

SAV saw some diversions as well. Before I left, they had 4 MD's, 3 CRJ's, 2 738's, and a 767 on the ground IN ADDITION TO the 1 MD, 1 738, and 3 CRJ's that overnight here. I got some photos of the 767....apparently it was coming from SFO.
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RE: Weather In ATL On 06JUL05

Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:57 am

ATL has 24 hour resturants in its atrium outside of security. So, there is something...just a long way from concourse E and the train shuts down at 3am!
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RE: Weather In ATL On 06JUL05

Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:26 pm

WOW! I got lucky! I was in ATL on that morning and both of my flights arrived and left on time thanks for my early arrival and departure out of ATL, I got to miss the storm by several hours. I try to avoid at all cost being in ATL during the evening severe summer thunderstorms. Everytime im in ATL during the AM periods, never had any problems yet.

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RE: Weather In ATL On 06JUL05

Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:38 pm

I was working in our SOC that night. I believe we had a total of 12 diversions due to weather. Off hand, I remember sending 2 737's to HSV, 2 717's to AGS, 2 717's to GSP, 2 717's to TYS, and 3 717's to CHA. All of the FBO's involved did a fantastic job getting our aircraft in and out in a timely manner.

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RE: Weather In ATL On 06JUL05

Sat Jul 09, 2005 7:24 am

Some photos from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution of the damage @ Tara Field (FAA identifier: 4A7), which is right next door to the Atlanta Motor Speedway:





 
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RE: Weather In ATL On 06JUL05

Sat Jul 09, 2005 7:29 am

I was on my way back from Germany on July 6 and got delayed because of this weather. I flew from NUE to ZRH and from ZRH to MIA on Swiss, and then flew from MIA to ATL on AA. The flight was supposed to depart at about 8:15 p.m., but was delayed until 9:00. We were then boarded, sat at the gate for 20 to 30 minutes, taxied to somewhere, and were then told that there was a ground hold in ATL and that we would not be taking off for at least 1 hour and 15 minutes. After that amount of time, we took off, landing just past midnight. I got home at 1:20 a.m., making for a 22.5 hour trip from Germany.
 
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RE: Weather In ATL On 06JUL05

Sat Jul 09, 2005 7:31 am

Those are some amazing pictures. Hopefully no one was hurt.
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RE: Weather In ATL On 06JUL05

Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:43 am

Wow! Incredible pics. Thanks.
And, yes, we were able to stay at the gate...all night long. Thank the Lord for the gate agent who raided a parked 777 of it's Cokes and snacks for us!!