zonks
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SEA Ground Hold?

Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:06 pm

I'm sitting at the boarding area at PDX waiting for a QX PDX-SEA flight to take me onwards to CDG and CPH. There are rumours that there's a complete ground hold at SEA due to fog. Is this true? Can anybody add anything to the situation?

Thanks!
 
futurecaptain
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RE: SEA Ground Hold?

Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:10 pm

www.aviationweather.gov

SEA is reporting 1 1/4 mi. visibility. Clouds broken at 300 ft and overcast at 500 feet. Not good conditions to be flying in.
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Richie72
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RE: SEA Ground Hold?

Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:11 pm

Info on the FAA Delays page...

'General Departure Delays: Due to WX:FOG, traffic is experiencing Gate Hold and Taxi delays between 15 minutes and 29 minutes in length and decreasing'
 
LAXintl
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RE: SEA Ground Hold?

Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:13 pm

FAA does have a program in place for SEA destined traffic

Quote:
CTL ELEMENT: SEA
ELEMENT TYPE: APT
ADL TIME: 1840Z
DELAY ASSIGNMENT MODE: DAS
ARRIVALS ESTIMATED FOR: 31/1840Z - 31/2159Z
CUMULATIVE PROGRAM PERIOD: 31/1529Z - 31/2159Z
PROGRAM RATE: 28/28/30/32
FLT INCL: ALL CONTIGUOUS US DEP
DEP SCOPE: 1200
ADDITIONAL DEP FACILITIES INCLUDED: ZNY
CANADIAN DEP ARPTS INCLUDED: CYEG CYVR CYYC
DELAY ASSIGNMENT TABLE APPLIES TO: ZSE
MAXIMUM DELAY: 241
AVERAGE DELAY: 88.8
IMPACTING CONDITION: WEATHER / LOW VISIBILITY
COMMENTS: RWY CFG LND 16C DEP 16L/C, GSTOP CANCELLED TRAFFIC RLSD ON
REVISED EDCTS'S
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Richie72
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RE: SEA Ground Hold?

Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:15 pm

Sorry ...just realised you are on the way to SEA - arrivals are experiencing longer delays than departures

'Due to WEATHER / LOW VISIBILITY, there is a Traffic Management Program in effect for traffic arriving Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, WA (SEA). This is causing some arriving flights to be delayed an average of 1 hour and 29 minutes. '

(FAA info)