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Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:35 am

Not sure if the weather is quite as bad out at ORD, but I'm sitting in a high-rise on Michigan Avenue and it's pitch black outside... we can barely see the buildings across the street. Anyone know where our transatlantic arrivals are being sent today?
 
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Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:38 am

KORD 092051Z 34009G16KT 10SM BKN045 BKN060 OVC200 26/17 A2984 RMK AO2 PRESRR SLP099 PRESENT WX VCSH N-NE OCNL LTGCG DSNT NW T02610172 53008
KORD 091951Z 22008G15KT 10SM SCT065 BKN200 BKN250 33/18 A2977 RMK AO2 SLP074 CB DSNT SW AND DSNT NW T03330178
KORD 091851Z 27007G15KT 10SM SCT060 BKN250 34/18 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP080 T03390178

KORD 091737Z 091818 26012KT P6SM SCT050
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FM0100 06007KT P6SM SCT050 SCT250
FM0400 09005KT P6SM FEW050 BKN200
FM1000 17007KT P6SM FEW050 SCT150
FM1400 19011KT P6SM SCT050 SCT150


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KMDW 092102Z 27008KT 10SM TS SCT043CB BKN080 BKN200 OVC300 32/19 A2981 RMK AO2 TSB01 OCNL LTGICCG SW MOV NE TS SW MOV NE SHRA VC SW DSNT W-NW-N MOV NE HIGH BASED SHELF CLOUD N MOV S $
KMDW 092051Z 22007KT 10SM SCT045CB BKN080 BKN200 BKN300 32/19 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP073 /PRESENT WX VCSH/ SHRA VC SW DSNT W-NW-N MOV NE CB VC SW MOV NE T03220194 55011 $
KMDW 091951Z 24011G17KT 10SM SCT055 BKN250 34/18 A2977 RMK AO2 SLP068 MDT CU N-NE T03390183 $
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KMDW 092105Z 092118 01012G20KT 5SM TSRA SCT045CB BKN070
FM2200 35010KT P6SM VCSH BKN045CB BKN060
TEMPO 2224 3SM TSRA BKN035CB OVC060
FM0100 06007KT P6SM SCT050 SCT250
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FM1000 17007KT P6SM FEW050 SCT150
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Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:39 am

Demand Media fails at life
 
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Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:59 am

Like this one.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...8/history/20070709/1858Z/KTUS/KSDF

Looks like they decided to divert to Louisville (LOU), but the wrong airport code. Then realized they wanted to go to the other Louisville (SDF) and are approaching now. Usually when AA's TUS-ORD flights divert, they go to MCI, but it looks like MCI is going to get storms later. Still too bad they couldn't go somewhere closer.
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:01 am

UA 136, a 767-300 from SFO just pulled into IND.
I'll be watching for more.
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:04 am

THe Tranatlantic flights would probaby diversions to either MKE or Grand Rapids, MI. STL or IND may get some airplanes. I do not think that SDF would get any of them since they are little farther south than IND.
 
 
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:07 am

So far it appears like MDW bound flights are doing holding patterns. Haven't seen diversions yet on flightaware.
 
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Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:12 am

I am sure that WN would diversions to either MCI or STL since they has terminal that deal with WN. I also notice that they went to Dane County airport. Is it a Madison airport? Wonder if they able to handle many aircrafts?
 
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:26 am

Yeah, thats Madison's airport. We can handle most aircraft, either by other airlines at the terminal or the FBO, Wisconsin Aviation. The FBO has a pretty large ramp area, and our airline ramp will soon be able to handle 3 or 4 more airbuses.
 
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:38 am

Today it probably hurts to be flying AA, since ORD, DFW, JFK and BOS are all experiencing problems.

I just started a thread today how UA had no cancels on Sunday--guess that Monday is going to end up much, much different....
 
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:40 am

I am sitting here at the HHH terminal at MSP trying to help the customers from Alaska 160 which has diverted here. It is going to be a long night.
 
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:52 am

Looks like AA288 (PVG-ORD) and AA154 (NRT-ORD) both diverted to MSP. Nice to see a pair of beautiful 777's at MSP, eh?

Although, when I worked for AA in MSP they were about the last thing you wanted to see there....LOL!!!

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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:52 am

Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 7):
So far it appears like MDW bound flights are doing holding patterns. Haven't seen diversions yet on flightaware

Not anymore.

The WN aircraft are starting to show up in IND also.
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Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:57 am

I'm glad I am not working to ORD today. *phew*
 
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:59 am

where would the airplanes parking at IND? international bldg or another parking spots that are abanod by another airlines or cargo?

Quoting MSP" class=quote target=_blank>USFlyer MSP (Reply 11):
I am sitting here at the HHH terminal at MSP trying to help the customers from Alaska 160 which has diverted here. It is going to be a long night.

I thought that they has to stay inside the aircraft during diversion? When I was travelled from Gualadajara, Mexico, we went to DFW aborard AA 727. We had to diverted to AUS due to storm in DFW. We had to stay inside aircraft but F/A asked around if want some drink or snack while we waited.
 
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:03 am

Yea I just got back from MKE and saw the 3 AA Mad Dogs, 2 UA 757, 1 UA 744, and an Aer Lingus A330... was quite a fun evening in MKE!!



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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:24 am

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 3):
Looks like they decided to divert to Louisville (LOU), but the wrong airport code. Then realized they wanted to go to the other Louisville (SDF) and are approaching now.

Isn't SDF the main Louisville airport, with LOU the secondary reliever (kind of like DTW and DET)?

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Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:55 am

Quoting Boeing743 (Reply 15):
I thought that they has to stay inside the aircraft during diversion? When I was travelled from Gualadajara, Mexico, we went to DFW aborard AA 727. We had to diverted to AUS due to storm in DFW. We had to stay inside aircraft but F/A asked around if want some drink or snack while we waited.

They were allowed to deplane as it was a domestic flight and we they didn't know how long the diversion would last.
 
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:49 am

Flight 83 FRA-ORD EQP 763 diverted to DTW for fuel.

Quoting Boeing743 (Reply 15):
We had to stay inside aircraft but F/A asked around if want some drink or snack while we waited.

That is correct, no one is allowed to deplane during an international diversion unless they have pre-clearance from customs. Sometimes, a police officer will stay attended at the door with an agent while the airplane refuels. On one instance during the most recent weather disruption at ORD, we got a call from dispatch that AA288 wanted to divert to DTW and use the customs facilities as the flight would of cancelled due to crew legality (door had to open for refueling), but customs said "No" -the flight did finally make it into ORD.
 
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Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:30 pm

Looks like DSM only got one...

UAL906 from SFO
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL906C (I love that flight path!)

763 though, that's pretty cool for Des Moines.
 
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:49 pm

Quoting Mir (Reply 17):
Isn't SDF the main Louisville airport, with LOU the secondary reliever (kind of like DTW and DET)?

I don't think LOU has long enough runways for an MD-80. I think it was probably an error in airport code at first, which they corrected.
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Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:41 pm

CLT was a fun little bugger as well for a little bit today. beat the weather by a nick of a hair.
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:56 pm

Quoting MSP" class=quote target=_blank>USFlyer MSP (Reply 11):
I am sitting here at the HHH terminal at MSP trying to help the customers from Alaska 160 which has diverted here. It is going to be a long night.

Thanks for your help yesterday. Not one, but two diversions.
It is appreciated.
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:29 pm

Quoting ChicagoFlyer (Reply 10):
Today it probably hurts to be flying AA, since ORD, DFW, JFK and BOS are all experiencing problems.

Do you know about AA292 ORD-DEL? When I checked last night, it was Delayed. But this morning the AA website has no info on the actual departure time. And the In bound AA293 for tomorrow is cancelled. I'm guessing it didn't fly last night. But I'm also guessing more that weather. Anyone have the facts?
 
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Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:02 pm

Quoting MSP" class=quote target=_blank>USFlyer MSP (Reply 11):
I am sitting here at the HHH terminal at MSP trying to help the customers from Alaska 160 which has diverted here. It is going to be a long night

What do you do? How are you trying to help?

You are posting on a.net and not really helping. I understand the concept of multi-tasking, but this is taking it to the limits.

M
 
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Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:09 am

I was checking last night and we here at MLI got a FL 717 headed from MSP. EV CRJ-200 went to AEX, SkyWest CRJ to HPN. Not a very busy day for us, which surprises me because we normally get a lot more diversions than that.
 
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Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:44 am

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 25):
What do you do? How are you trying to help?

You are posting on a.net and not really helping. I understand the concept of multi-tasking, but this is taking it to the limits.

M

Excuse you I think that attack was uncalled for - I know how to handle doing my job. Thank you very much. There is not much to do during a diversion other than wait and make sure all of the pax get back on the plane when the captain says its time to leave.
 
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Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:51 am

Quoting AA777LVR (Reply 12):
Looks like AA288 (PVG-ORD) and AA154 (NRT-ORD) both diverted to MSP. Nice to see a pair of beautiful 777's at MSP, eh?

Although, when I worked for AA in MSP they were about the last thing you wanted to see there....LOL!!!

I figured that was the reason I saw two 777's while waiting to takeoff 30L. Of course, we were gound delayed to go to EWR, so they left before we did.  Wink
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Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:07 am

Quoting USFlyer MSP (Reply 27):
Excuse you I think that attack was uncalled for - I know how to handle doing my job. Thank you very much. There is not much to do during a diversion other than wait and make sure all of the pax get back on the plane when the captain says its time to leave.

It wasn't an attack, it was merely an observation I had a question about.

M
 
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Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:07 am

Quoting Graphic (Reply 1):
KORD 092051Z 34009G16KT 10SM BKN045 BKN060 OVC200 26/17 A2984 RMK AO2 PRESRR SLP099 PRESENT WX VCSH N-NE OCNL LTGCG DSNT NW T02610172 53008
KORD 091951Z 22008G15KT 10SM SCT065 BKN200 BKN250 33/18 A2977 RMK AO2 SLP074 CB DSNT SW AND DSNT NW T03330178
KORD 091851Z 27007G15KT 10SM SCT060 BKN250 34/18 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP080 T03390178

KORD 091737Z 091818 26012KT P6SM SCT050
FM2100 04008KT P6SM BKN050CB BKN250
TEMPO 2123 5SM -TSRA BKN035CB
FM0100 06007KT P6SM SCT050 SCT250
FM0400 09005KT P6SM FEW050 BKN200
FM1000 17007KT P6SM FEW050 SCT150
FM1400 19011KT P6SM SCT050 SCT150

Why would you put out such garbage? The average enthusiast has no idea what any of that means.
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:51 am

Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 30):
Why would you put out such garbage? The average enthusiast has no idea what any of that means.

That isn't diffcult at all


http://www.metarsdownloader.com/

offers a free translation for 15 days
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:04 am

Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 30):
Why would you put out such garbage? The average enthusiast has no idea what any of that means.

If you think that is garbage, you should look into reevaluating your "enthusiast" status.
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Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:16 am

OK, this is my first post and I have been lurking here for about six years. This series of posts finally made me come to my senses to join and post a response.

Quoting USFlyer MSP (Reply 27):
Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 25):
What do you do? How are you trying to help?

You are posting on a.net and not really helping. I understand the concept of multi-tasking, but this is taking it to the limits.

M

Excuse you I think that attack was uncalled for - I know how to handle doing my job. Thank you very much. There is not much to do during a diversion other than wait and make sure all of the pax get back on the plane when the captain says its time to leave.

All I have to say about this is that it could get ugly. Why is it that an attack like this has the ability to take away the spirit of what this site is about.

Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 30):
Quoting Graphic (Reply 1):
KORD 092051Z 34009G16KT 10SM BKN045 BKN060 OVC200 26/17 A2984 RMK AO2 PRESRR SLP099 PRESENT WX VCSH N-NE OCNL LTGCG DSNT NW T02610172 53008
KORD 091951Z 22008G15KT 10SM SCT065 BKN200 BKN250 33/18 A2977 RMK AO2 SLP074 CB DSNT SW AND DSNT NW T03330178
KORD 091851Z 27007G15KT 10SM SCT060 BKN250 34/18 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP080 T03390178

KORD 091737Z 091818 26012KT P6SM SCT050
FM2100 04008KT P6SM BKN050CB BKN250
TEMPO 2123 5SM -TSRA BKN035CB
FM0100 06007KT P6SM SCT050 SCT250
FM0400 09005KT P6SM FEW050 BKN200
FM1000 17007KT P6SM FEW050 SCT150
FM1400 19011KT P6SM SCT050 SCT150

Why would you put out such garbage? The average enthusiast has no idea what any of that means.

As for this statement- Sir, the information posted is all Greek to me also, but this place is for avation enthusiasts of all experience levels and I am sure that a great many of them DO understand what it means. Take some time as I do to learn what it means.

While I do not have the experience and the knowledge that most of the members have, I have spent countless hours browsing the forum, the trip reports and photographs. I must admit, it was time I should spend studying.

(always wanted to say this..."filler, filler filler)

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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:00 am

Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 30):
Why would you put out such garbage? The average enthusiast has no idea what any of that means.



Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 32):
If you think that is garbage, you should look into reevaluating your "enthusiast" status.

What he said!

If the average enthusiast spent more time learning useful things like "how to decode a METAR" instead of asking the same stupid questions with subject lines always ending in the word "WHY?"...A.net would be a much better place. That "garbage" is more informative than anything else that has been posted in this thread.

With that outta the way...may as well re-fire up this thread...it is shaping up to be another fun day at ORD. Hooray for that 6-hour TEMPO in there...

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FM2300 23015KT P6SM BKN035 OVC150
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:53 am

Looks like we may see the same thing happen again today.
 
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions B

Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:45 am

Quoting Itsnotfinals (Reply 31):
The average enthusiast has no idea what any of that means.

I just found by a simple google search for METARS, a freeware utility, that I will try out soon. I haven't loaded it yet, but the documentation seems easy to understand IMHO, and it displays an explanation of each METAR report. "MetarWeather"

See MetarWeather v1.51 - METAR decoder Here

apologies to all if this has already been posted elsewhere.

BOACVC10
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[Edited 2007-07-10 22:53:59]
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:52 am

Quoting BOACVC10 (Reply 36):
I just found by a simple google search for METARS, a freeware utility, that I will try out soon. I haven't loaded it yet, but the documentation seems easy to understand IMHO, and it displays an explanation of each METAR report. "MetarWeather"

Almost every official website I get METARS and TAFs from has an option to display the data as translated long text.

In the days where every bit of data cost dollars, and data was transmitted at 1200 BAUD, the coded METAR was important. Today it is becoming less and less important.

Yes, I know it's still transmitted in this format over ground-to-air datalinks (ACARS etc.), but almost every online source has an option to display it translated.


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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:08 am

Hi, I just realised, I had misquoted (grrrrrrr, a.net has some inflexible quoting mechanisms, and if you quote an already quoted text, it only appends the last poster, stripping the original authors name).

The response I put up with the link for freeware software displaying METARS in full detail was meant for Jetdeltamsy.

Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 30):
The average enthusiast has no idea what any of that means.

I appreciated Bond, James Bond's reply (okay, saw Goldeneye last night) which explained a lot, as well as JayDub who hit the nail on the head.

I even went and selected VGZR as well as KDCA and KIAD for fun to test out the collection capability of this utility - worked just fine.

BOACVC10

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 37):
Yes, I know it's still transmitted in this format over ground-to-air datalinks (ACARS etc.), but almost every online source has an option to display it translated.



Quoting JayDub (Reply 34):
If the average enthusiast spent more time learning useful things like "how to decode a METAR" instead of asking the same stupid questions with subject lines always ending in the word "WHY?"...A.net would be a much better place. That "garbage" is more informative than anything else that has been posted in this thread.
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:14 am

aviationweather.gov has the option of listing METARs and TAFs in translated and untranslated format. It's a great site to visit and is usually the ONLY place I go to get my weather online (along with a briefing from FSS, but those have been pretty useless of late) before a flight. It's saved my neck a few times. It's handy to have translated METARs because there's still some stuff that I have to look up. Even pilots don't always remember everything!  Wink
 
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:43 am

it looks like there are aircraft circling east of Rockford and southwest ofr PIA. check out flightaware.
 
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:45 am

Yea looks like another typical Chicago late afternoon day with more strong storms pounding the Chicago area! Maybe we might see some diversions again!!!
 
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:00 am

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 3):
Looks like they decided to divert to Louisville (LOU), but the wrong airport code. Then realized they wanted to go to the other Louisville (SDF) and are approaching now



Quoting Mir (Reply 17):
Isn't SDF the main Louisville airport, with LOU the secondary reliever (kind of like DTW and DET)?



Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 21):
I don't think LOU has long enough runways for an MD-80.

Alright, I'm from Louisville so I think I'd better pitch in. LOU is Bowman Field, which is the general aviation airport, and the biggest planes it sees are small biz jets such as the Cessna Citation and Raytheon Beechjet as its longest runway is only 4357 ft. long, definitely not enough for an MD80! Of course SDF (Louisville Intl./Standiford Field) can handle anything up to a 747 (which are very common as UPS operates them; you'll generally see at least 4 or 5 parked at the UPS ramp as well as numerous MD11's,A300's, 767's, and all their narrowbodies). SDF has 2 parallel runways, 17L/35R being 8579 ft. long and 17R/35L being 11890 ft. long. as well as a 7250 ft. crosswind runway. So its definitely a great airport to divert to and can handle any transpacific or transatlantic diversion. Most likely an airport code error.
www.flightaware.com/resources/airport/KLOU
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:52 am

looks like UA 395 went to IND
 
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:23 am

I sure am glad that I am stationed in MCO now. I do not miss the ORD rain and snow delays a bit. Sometimes on a maintenance taxi it would take us 2-3 hours to get from the Hangar to the AA gates.
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:04 am

Quoting Pilotfox (Reply 35):
Looks like we may see the same thing happen again today.

Yep, and it's a real mess. Some flights into MDW are running 4-5 hrs late. courtesy of the weather that went through earlier and the ground stops that keep getting extended an hour at a time...
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RE: Storms At ORD Yet Again - Let The Diversions Begin

Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:23 am

Yes, UA sometimes diversited their UA to IND and WN too. I know that numberous of WN would diversited to either MCL or STL. I was surprised that WN would come to IND yesterday. I heard that STL was so busy with many passengers missed their connections in STL.