jtamu97
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IAH Diversions In Progress

Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:22 am

IAH is currently experiencing a fierce thunderstorm that passed through our area a while back with high winds and lots of lighting. Here at BPT we are starting to get mostly Express Jets. Just heard CO 827 from San Salvador heading to Austin. This shoulld get interesting as most of the heavies are due in soon. Be on the lookout for them. Seems like most are due to low fuel while holding.

Later,
J

[Edited 2005-07-22 23:29:26]
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RE: IAH Diversions In Progress

Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:46 am

I count at least 30 planes holding at this moment, with more coming, but the good news is that they are now letting in the ones holding just to the east of IAH start their approach.
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RE: IAH Diversions In Progress

Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:59 am

As of 2156Z (1656 CDT), it looks like they are squeeking a few into IAH. CHP504 and COA1453 just landed at IAH. Right now I see a bunch of flights on arrival in various holding patterns. They include:

COA1453
AAL325
USA1808
COA863
COA374
COA433
COA1027
USA1655
COA547
NWA706
COA177
COA496
COA1545
UAL1178
COA394
COA1475
BTA2086
COA1558
AWE273
BTA2172
BTA2028
BTA2239
COA236
COA1699
UAL378

BTA2056, BTA2014 just diverted to CLL
BTA2611 just diverted to AIX
COA1075, COA121 just diverted to MSY
BTA3213 just diverted to ACT
COA1508 just diverted to SAT
BTA3214 just diverted to AUS

Everything else is too far out and hasn't started the arrival, so I am sure ATC has them all slowed up.
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skibum9
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RE: IAH Diversions In Progress

Sat Jul 23, 2005 7:04 am

Also looks like COA5, LGW to IAH diverted to AUS. A flight plan has been filed to arrive at IAH at 2324Z.

FlightID: COA5
Status: FILED
Filed With: KZHU - Houston, TX
Equipment: B/B772/Q
Proposed Departure Time: 2245Z
Departing: AUS AUSTIN-BERGSTROM INTL
Destination: IAH GEORGE BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL/HOUSTON
Route of Flight: AUS.CWK2.CLL.HOAGI1.IAH/0029
ETA: 2324
Speed: 0399
Altitude: 210

29 minutes from AUS to IAH on a B772....what a way to travel!
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RE: IAH Diversions In Progress

Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:01 pm

Yes, A fun time was had by all of us working at IAH today...NOT!!  banghead   boggled   crazy   crying 
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RE: IAH Diversions In Progress

Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:07 am

OH MAN! I wish I had seen that big girl come into AUS. I live out west though, so I probably wouldn't have, but what do they do with that plane? Do they just sit it on the tarmac? Especially because its an international flight, thats all I can imagine, because AUS' customs has 2 stations (for charter flights to CUN and CZM, but YYZ before as well), and could not clear everyone in any timely manner, nor are any jetbridges equipped to handle that sized plane.
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RE: IAH Diversions In Progress

Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:11 am

You sit. You are not officially in the US as a pax, but in transit, so they would need to clear you in IAH unless there was an emergency. A weather/fuel diversion is not an emergency.

Had this happen on AA NRT-DFW. DFW/IAH/AUS/SAT were closed and we flew to DEN, then after refueling, DEN closed, and we were stuck for about 4 hours total there. Couldn't deplane despite DEN being able to handle us, as it wasn't our port of debarkation.
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