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Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:44 am

AA 2110 JFK-DFW diverted into MSY around 4:30 this afternoon, and according to FlightAware is still here.....many reports of funnel clouds and severe thunderstorms in the DFW metroplex from late this afternoon and continuing this evening.

The Weather Channel had a guy from Tarrant County on a little while ago, and while he was on the air the tornado sirens began going off in the background.

The line of storms looks like it's just about to cross over DFW. Last I saw, DFW had 165 minute delays.

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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:01 pm

Woooowww!!! Man, I wish I would've been able to have viewed that TWC clip... I love the sound of those sirens! Sorry, but I am a severe weather enthusiast. I do wish for everyone's safety though! These storms mean business!!!

Hopefully, those being diverted will reach their final destinations without too much trouble... That is if they're going to Dallas, Kansas, or anywhere in the vecinity...
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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:02 pm

AA diverted a San Juan-DFW to your house....

We've had several to AUS, SAT, HOU, OKC, TUL, and west Texas as well.

A rather FUGLY night......but on the bright side, all the lakes on the north side are getting some much needed rain.

Just got off at 10pm, and I'm hanging here for a bit. No sense driving/sailing home (just NE of DFW)--might as well wait 30-40 minutes and let the worst blow through and head off to the NE.

NFW, FTW, and DFW evacuated their towers at various points...

The groundstop for DFW/DAL has been lifted, and anyone coming in from the east side of the weather will be going over AUS and then via the SW fix (JEN), or OKC and then via the NW fix (UKW).

Exxon -loves- nights like this...  Wink

[Edited 2007-04-25 05:11:57]
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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:10 pm

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 2):
A rather FUGLY night

FUGLY huh........ Smile Freekin Unknown Goofy Lighthing Y'all

Great...we have a wonderful day down south in Houston tomorrow it looks like! Glad I am flying Thursday.
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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:17 pm

Heres some pics from IAH during those DFW diversions...courtesy of one of our IAHSpotters http://www.houstonspotters.net/smf/index.php?topic=918.0;topicseen
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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:22 pm

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 4):
Heres some pics from IAH during those DFW diversions...courtesy of one of our IAHSpotters http://www.houstonspotters.net/smf/i...cseen

It asks for a username and password...
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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:23 pm

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 4):
Heres some pics from IAH during those DFW diversions...courtesy of one of our IAHSpotters

Love our spotters.....great pics, now wonder the dude I called at work was in the crapper around 6ish tonight!
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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:01 pm

All AA SNA-DFW flts canceled this afternoon. An AA OPS agent told me they had to evacuate their OPS building in Dallas and go into bunkers. Would hate to be going to DFW!! Caused a hell of a parking situation at the airport, AA had too many planes here and no gates to park them .
 
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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:51 pm

Here's one of the more interesting flights. I assume it was FRA-DFW that diverted to IAH earlier in the afternoon, and then launched for DFW again. After holding at CQY, it made an approach to one of the 18s (18R, I think). Although the track doesn't show it, it went missed aproach, but south of DFW was able to made a 180-degree turn and approach and land on 36L. A nice piece of flying. It looked like they had another 772 also divert to IAH, AAL61 NRT-DFW. It got back into DFW shortly before AAL71 did.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...1/history/20070424/2332Z/KIAH/KDFW

Some DFW flights ended up at DAL... I know AirTran and Midwest Airlines each had one there...
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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:28 pm

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 8):
Some DFW flights ended up at DAL... I know AirTran and Midwest Airlines each had one there...

I noticed there are a number of AA flights that landed at DAL. These flights as well as Midwest looks like they landed in the Wright perimeter before landing at DAL. Are the passengers allowed to get of the plane at DAL if DFW was their final destination?
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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:38 pm

Fun night. I'm flying red-eye from SFO to ORD on AA tonight; the inbound flight made a really long diversion to get around storms so we are running late already. AA1608 is the flight tonight.

Quoting CO777DAL (Reply 9):
I noticed there are a number of AA flights that landed at DAL. These flights as well as Midwest looks like they landed in the Wright perimeter before landing at DAL. Are the passengers allowed to get of the plane at DAL if DFW was their final destination

I don't know about the DAL / DFW situation but I was on an AA flight from SDF to ORD once and we diverted to MDW. They did allow passengers to get off the plane there -- I stayed on as I wanted to do the short flight and my rental car was there.

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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:47 pm

This one is also interesting. SEA-DFW, diverted to MAF. After 6 hours, launches to DFW, holds, and diverts to DAL, where it sits. At least the passengers got closer to home.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL1676

Looks like CO is going to have a good time with IAH starting in a few hours. It looks like other east coast hubs could get some nice storms, but I don't think the system will hold together long enough to do major damage in ATL, CVG, IAD, CLE, and NYC.
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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:17 pm

HP 542 was one that I was watching as this all was hitting. Interesting, flights were making it in/out from the east for the first portions of the storm, but from the west and around, a/c just couldn't punch through some of the cells. AA 2321, I think it was, diverted into LIT, took off again, and then diverted back to LIT, and then from what it appears, sat too long, and canceled out. HP 542 was going in, circled around for quite a while, and diverted into SAT. A/c was on the ground in SAT for a good portion of the late afternoon, and then, flew back to PHX as HP542 which really surprised me. I forgot what numbers the flights were, I think one might have been a SEA flight, but while everybody was diverting, there was one AA MD80 that went through and I think the other was a UA B737 that punched through while all the other a/c were diverting, they seem to find that hole at that one moment.

Other airports also effected with diversions were OKC and ICT, saw a couple Frontier a/c get diverted from those cities early midday as the line of cells stretched across a huge part of the midwest. While the diversions were beginning to back up for DFW, it was interesting to watch how far west they started to put a/c into holding patterns. All over Texas a/c were in holds, but on flight aware was watching a/c even over N.M. being put into patterns as things started to back up.

And yeah, I did see that flight that went into DAL, that's one of the many I am sure, other airports that I was watching that got diverts were ACT, ELP, AMA, SPS, MAF, IAH, HOU, SHV, LIT, MEM, BNA, OKC, ICT, and that's just off the top of my head, I think any field with fuel and an empty spot to hold was used today.
 
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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:45 pm

TUL got one divert COEx IAH-OKC just before the local 14:30 sked dep and the 16:30 sked dep was late after evacuating an almost-full 737 due to our sirens going off at around 16:15.

AA had a heavy on the ground during this time (762). I believe if I heard the announcements correctly, it was originally SFO-DFW. But we were busy trying to evacuate then reboard a plane.

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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:39 pm

Quoting Tom in NO (Thread starter):
AA 2110 JFK-DFW diverted into MSY around 4:30 this afternoon

.....it was actually AA 2011, and the aircraft (a 757) is still here at MSY as of 0930 local this morning.....I'm guessing the crew timed out. Turns out the flight was already a couple hours late leaving JFK yesterday. Here's it's route yesterday before arriving here.



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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:34 am

Hehe, welcome to Texas in the Spring time. I went to College in Fort Worth (TCU, the only time I havent lived in LA). And I can tell you that between the end of march and the beggining of June, there were always lots of strong storms and a few tornados. The was one my freshman year that hit downtown Ft. Worth and blew all the windows out of the buildings downtown. It wasnt that strong (just an F2), but the next day the streets were littered with broken glass.

I also remember flying on AA79 LGW-DFW about 5 years ago when I was in college. The flight was very smooth until we got into Oklahoma. There was some severe weather in North Texas and Oklahoma. It got really turbulent. The worst part was we kept having to circle in the turbulence until we could land an hour later. The landing was no fun either. Man that did suck.
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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:00 am

From last night...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d143/OPNLguy/04242007wxsession19.jpg

One of the goofy things about the weather last night was that the cell movement and line movement differed pretty signifcantly. The line(s) were oriented SW-NE and they were just slowly creeping eastward while the cells themselves were moving SW-NE at 40-55 kts. They eventually got close enough to the finals for DFW's 18L/R and 17 L/C/R where approaches couldn't be made, and at least a couple of DFW flights came up from the south for right downwinds to 13R.
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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:51 am

FL102 ATL-DFW was my favorite -

If at first you don't succeed:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/T...2/history/20070424/1736Z/KATL/KDFW

Try:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/T...2/history/20070424/2154Z/KHOU/KHOU

(Try a second time, make a gate return...)

Try again:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/T...2/history/20070425/0417Z/KHOU/KDFW


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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:58 am

My mom, sister, and grandma flew out of DFW yesterday on a America West 733 to PHX, and the flight was cancelled for about 8 hours before they left, mom said it was horrible weather. Big grin

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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:07 am

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 16):
From last night...

Do the numbers listed in time format next to the aircraft type represent remaining fuel onboard?
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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:18 am

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 19):
Do the numbers listed in time format next to the aircraft type represent remaining fuel onboard?

No, that would be ETA (in UTC). ATC doesn't routinely get any kind of fuel info...
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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:18 am

Quoting CO777DAL (Reply 9):
These flights as well as Midwest looks like they landed in the Wright perimeter before landing at DAL. Are the passengers allowed to get of the plane at DAL if DFW was their final destination?

There wouldn't be any legal issues with passengers getting off at DAL; the Wright Amendment really only restricts the sale of tickets. An airline could offer free flights to DAL if they wanted. That little loophole actually allowed SWA Rapid Rewards members to use their free flight vouchers to DAL from outside the WA perimeter before the restrictions were loosened -- since the tickets were free, Southwest wasn't breaking the law.

The bigger issue would actually be getting gates and/or ground handling, given that only WN, CO Express, and AA Eagle currently serve DAL.
 
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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:21 am

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 1):
Woooowww!!! Man, I wish I would've been able to have viewed that TWC clip... I love the sound of those sirens! Sorry, but I am a severe weather enthusiast.

I thought I was the only person who who loved that sound, I do like to chase a tornado now and again. Don't get to many in our area of NC though. Best of Luck to all the folks in TX.
 
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RE: Severe Weather In DFW Area Causing Diversions

Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:41 am

So, did international diversions to IAH go through customs and immigration, or did they wait?

Many were on the ground for hours and would have plenty of time to clear customs before returning to DFW.
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