dc10s4ever
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AA Cancells All LGA Flights On 7/18

Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:36 am

American Airlines cacelled all operations at LGA today due to a power failure at their terminal. Some flights late today were operated in/out JFK. A EWR flight AA558, was upgraded to a 777 to handle the shift of traffic.
 
Halophila
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RE: AA Cancells All LGA Flights On 7/18

Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:34 am

This whole situation blows. I'm sitting right now at EWR, was supposed to fly UA from EWR-IAD-OAK; Noticed flight getting late from EWR-IAD so transferred to direct EWR-SFO. Boarded flight, but the flight was under gate hold for 1 hr, then 2 hr, then 3 1/2 hr... now evidently 80 planes sitting on tarmac waiting to head out. So, in addition to all the LGA diversions to EWR, we're having severe thunderstorms which are delaying flights > 5 h. At this rate I'll be lucky if we make it to California tonight!
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aa61hvy
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RE: AA Cancells All LGA Flights On 7/18

Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:43 am

AA558 (772) is coming from DFW to EWR... I bet that flight had some open seats!

[Edited 2006-07-19 04:44:20]
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RE: AA Cancells All LGA Flights On 7/18

Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:50 am

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 2):
AA558 (772) is coming from DFW to EWR... I bet that flight had some open seats!

Not a lot... left DFW at 18/18 and 216 out of 229.
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aa61hvy
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RE: AA Cancells All LGA Flights On 7/18

Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:56 am

Wow that's suprising! Maybe they should fly the 777 to EWR more  Wink
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dc10s4ever
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RE: AA Cancells All LGA Flights On 7/18

Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:58 am

The 777 is returning as AA375 EWRDFW
 
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RE: AA Cancells All LGA Flights On 7/18

Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:03 pm

Quoting Halophila (Reply 1):
This whole situation blows. I'm sitting right now at EWR, was supposed to fly UA from EWR-IAD-OAK; Noticed flight getting late from EWR-IAD so transferred to direct EWR-SFO. Boarded flight, but the flight was under gate hold for 1 hr, then 2 hr, then 3 1/2 hr... now evidently 80 planes sitting on tarmac waiting to head out. So, in addition to all the LGA diversions to EWR, we're having severe thunderstorms which are delaying flights > 5 h. At this rate I'll be lucky if we make it to California tonight!

EWR situation unrelated to the LGA power problems. EWR delays due to big storms in the N90/ZNY airspace. Departure delays at EWR regularly reach 180 mins. in these situations.
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RE: AA Cancells All LGA Flights On 7/18

Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:15 pm

BIG storm here in the tri-state area. Lots of thunder, lighting, and periods of rain for the past hour or so. Not at all unusual for the season though...

Not only are LGA and EWR a mess - so is JFK.

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RE: AA Cancells All LGA Flights On 7/18

Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:32 pm

The ATC Zero situation at ZLA might also be contributing to delays.
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