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Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 2:35 am

AAL2347 ORDDFW > ICT
AAL2460 LAXDFW > ELP
AAL785 LGADFW > OKC
AAL461 MSPDFW > OKC
AAL604 PDXDFW > LBB
EGF3202 CHSDFW > TYR
AAL1079 RDUDFW > TUL

Nothing landing right now, other flights are holding North and South of the airport, but a few have already given up and are diverting (eg AAL461).
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 2:50 am

NKS903 ORDDFW > AMA
UAL280 IADDFW > AUS
DAL1597 MSPDFW > ICT
FLG3332 SLCDFW > OKC
AAL1425 IADDFW > MSY
AAL683 CLTDFW > GGG
SKW6389 SFODFW > IAH
AWE1192 PHLDFW > AUS
AWE1115 CLTDFW > IAH
AAL694 YYCDFW > AUS



I do know there are a lot of factors involved in a diversion, but still there are some I understand. While one AA flight is being diverted to AUS, another that was holding above AUS is now headed to MSY...
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 3:06 am

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 1):
While one AA flight is being diverted to AUS, another that was holding above AUS is now headed to MSY...

Austin gets very crowded on nights like this.

The aircraft holding over Austin diverted to New Orleans probably had more available fuel than some aircraft which will not be routed into Austin.

And going to MSY will likely get the plane back into DFW ahead of some at AUS as that airport is has to refuel more planes than normal.
 
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 3:06 am

Weather is calmer now, but another wave is coming...

AAL1952 SNADFW > AUS
AAL2214 SNADFW > AUS
AAL2237 CMHDFW > OKC
AAL828 DENDFW > OKC
AAL1706 PHXDFW > SAT
EGF2832 SAFDFW > ABI
EGF3401 TYSDFW > AMA
AAL464 SANDFW > ELP
DAL1807 DTWDFW > TUL
AAL2428 SEADFW > OKC
EGF2814 RAPDFW > TYR
EGF2951 TLHDFW > ACT
AAL2226 LASDFW > OKC
AAL432 SFODFW > SAT
AAL2456 LAXDFW > SAT
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 3:08 am

AAL1320 COSDFW > LBB
 
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 3:14 am

UAL1431 EWR-DFW > OKC
AAL1333 RIC-DFW > OKC
AAL785 LGA-DFW > OKC
ASQ2552 MSN-DFW > OKC
 
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 3:14 am

AAL 597 BOSDFW > AMA
AAL 541 BOSDFW > AMA
 
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 3:24 am

At this point, it might be easier to list the planes still on hold (VRD882, NKS747 and AAL1784, with TCF6017 and JBU259 about to do the same)

Flights have diverted as far as LIT and ELP, and there's a groundstop on all flights headed for DFW until 2300z.

CPA90 an hour away from DFW. Shall we take bets on where it'll go?
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 3:25 am

Of course VRD882 decided to make a liar of me. AUS here they come...
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 3:27 am

WFAA is reporting two confirmed fatalities from tornados in Hood County near Granbury - about 50-55 miles southwest of DFW.

Worst cells appear to be tracking south of DFW heading west to east.

Might also mention that Southwest is also diverting a lot of flights from DAL.

[Edited 2013-05-15 20:30:16]
 
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 3:32 am

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 7):
Flights have diverted as far as LIT and ELP, and there's a groundstop on all flights headed for DFW until 2300z.

Ground stop until 6 pm Thursday!!  
 
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 3:35 am

Quoting flyabr (Reply 10):
Ground stop until 6 pm Thursday!!

Hey, I want some quiet skies for a change...
I do feel stupid now though. Sorry.

[Edited 2013-05-15 20:35:57]
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 3:39 am

Flightaware says groundstop is due to tornado!!! Was there a tornado at the airport. And why in the hell would they have a ground stop until 11pm TOMORROW?
 
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 3:50 am

Must be getting full on the ground. NKS747 held for about 30 minutes, then diverted to OKC but was re-directed to AMA en route...

New weather alert, new advisory, ground stop extended by an hour to midnight local.
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 3:56 am

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 8):
Of course VRD882 decided to make a liar of me. AUS here they come...

Little bit of a preview for those in AUS
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 3:56 am

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 13):

I doubt we could expect Spirit go out of the way for the displaced passengers...
Will that ex-HP 752 get delayed...again?
 
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 3:58 am

Quoting capitalflyer (Reply 12):

Flightaware says groundstop is due to tornado!!! Was there a tornado at the airport. And why in the hell would they have a ground stop until 11pm TOMORROW?

There was a tornado warning for a possible tornado in some rotation in a storm cell near the airport.

The next round of storms is coming in directly upon top of the airport and to the east a couple miles they are getting hundreds of lightning strikes per hour.

What I'm seeing is a ground stop until 1201 AM Thursday -

FlightAware is just making another error in calculating the time.

EDIT - 2311 local DFW time - the airport experienced 60-70 mph shifting wind gusts within the past half hour. DAL getting those winds at this time.

An estimate 10 tornados have been spotted this evening in the area - not directly on an airport.

[Edited 2013-05-15 21:12:43]
 
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 4:19 am

Well, I am guessing AA has been told to expect a reasonably quick improvement. Two diverted flights have just launched for DFW from ELP (2460) and SAT (1706) and AAL1784 that has been holding over West Texas for an hour (must have left with a lot of extra fuel) exited the hold headed for DFW too.

All at the same time, at my location, West of the airport, thunder is louder than it has been all night...

Correction: AAL1784 is going to ABI, not DFW. I guess after holding for an hour, the tank was getting low.

And Cathay didn't even wait. CPA90 can't land in DFW? Off to IAH immediately.

[Edited 2013-05-15 21:25:49]
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 5:01 am

AAL791 (LGADFW) landed straight in. I guess the coast is clear from the North East.

Next up SKV7487, one of three flights cleared to leave their hold and land from the North West and South West. Ground stop ending now and no renewal. Perhaps we are back in business.
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 5:02 am

Not that I'm a dispatcher or anything but AA1079 RDUDFW fuel did seem a little short for thunderstorms in the area. Couldn't believe they didn't ask for more.
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 1:28 pm

Thought for those down in Texas today. Springtime is here and ready to go. Significant outbreak appears to be on tap for Sunday/Monday from the Southern Plains to Midwest (IA/IL), so we are from from done with this yet.

Here is the final(?) tally of what OKC handled last night. I believe a few of them outright cancelled and deplaned in OKC.

AAL2237 MD80 Port Columbus Intl (KCMH) 06:42p 08:42p
AAL1601 B738 Toronto Pearson Int'l (CYYZ) 05:57p 08:47p
AAL2248 B738 Seattle-Tacoma Intl (KSEA) 05:27p 08:29p
AAL2226 MD83 McCarran Intl (KLAS) 06:17p 08:23p
ASQ2552 CRJ2 Dane Co Rgnl (KMSN) 06:49p 09:01p
AAL1024 MD80 Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW) 07:27p 08:20p ** From SLC**
AAL1333 MD80 Richmond Intl (KRIC) 07:07p 09:45p
AAL785 B738 LaGuardia (KLGA) 05:33p 09:07p
AAL828 MD83 Denver Intl (KDEN) 08:04p 09:16p
AAL461 MD80 Minneapolis/St Paul Intl (KMSP) 06:15p 08:13p
FLG3332 CRJ9 Salt Lake City Intl (KSLC) 06:59p 09:44p
UAL1431 B737 Newark Liberty Intl (KEWR) 07:01p 10:02p
TCF6017 E170 LaGuardia (KLGA) 07:03p 11:09p
 
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 2:29 pm

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 1):
While one AA flight is being diverted to AUS, another that was holding above AUS is now headed to MSY...

We have this problem every so often when NYC gets bad weather... We can easily run out of gates and places to park aircraft, so we will advise diversion elsewhere... unless its a fuel emergency of course
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 6:08 pm

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 1):

I was on AA1425 that diverted to MSY. Stopped to refuel and then took a long route to approach DFW from the west. Pilots anticipated a divert so we had enough fuel for MSY. Had about an hour at the gate (some passengers disembarked) and then held on the runway to be one of the first out when the ground stop was lifted.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...5/history/20130515/2310Z/KIAD/KDFW

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...5/history/20130516/0325Z/KMSY/KDFW

[Edited 2013-05-16 11:17:04]

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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 6:13 pm

I have a couple relatives who flew AA MBJ-DFW yesterday evening coming back from their honeymoon. They were suppose to fly DFW-STL last night but the flight was cancelled. They were trying to fly standby DFW-STL this morning but are still stuck in DFW. They are hoping to get out this afternoon.
 
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Thu May 16, 2013 6:42 pm

My in-laws flew DSM-DFW-LAX last night. They got into DFW on time with some moderate turbulence on descent.

Their DFW-LAX (2493) was delayed an hour at the gate. My father-in-law said the winds were really strong and that the 757 was shaking all over the place while on the ground. The first hour in the air was also turbulent with the crew in jumpseats and they took a SE and then SW course for 20 minutes and then turned West.
 
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Fri May 17, 2013 5:18 am

I flew DFW PIA last night. My flight was scheduled to leave at 835pm. We didn't leave the gate until a little after 10. I grew up in DFW. I can't remember a time, when the sky got that dark before. The first 30 minutes of the flight were quite bumpy and spectacular in terms of the lightening show. The guys up front flying the erj did an amazing job of threading a needle through those thunderstorms.
 
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Sat May 18, 2013 11:54 am

Om May 17th, KLM restarted its summer only AMS-DFW-AMS service 5x/week with A332.

The flight operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

- arr. DFW 1.55pm - dep. 3.45pm
 
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Sat May 18, 2013 1:19 pm

Quoting rduoodl (Reply 19):
Not that I'm a dispatcher or anything but AA1079 RDUDFW fuel did seem a little short for thunderstorms in the area. Couldn't believe they didn't ask for more.

While I wasn't a dispatcher for that flight, I was working during the event (although for flts into DAL), so I'm guessing that it was a performance based decision, not a lack of planning issue. Plus, how do you know what their fuel load was? Had they already bumped freight or psgrs just to get alternate fuel on?

There are plenty of times where I know that TS are forecast, but I have a full load of psgrs and an aircraft that isn't the best performance-wise, so I have to sacrifice some extra fuel. In those situations, I have to just brief the Cpt ahead of time that he may only have 15-20 mins of contingency fuel and an alternate, so if he gets any hiccups, he's diverting.
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RE: Stormy Weather In DFW.... Diversions

Sun May 19, 2013 10:17 am

Watch out DFW Spotters, the latest KLM A330-200 PH-AON is on its way 19 May 2013. This airframe is a former USAF intended A330 Mrtt.

See details:
A330 Mrtt Ntu For KLM (by PM May 10 2013 in Civil Aviation)

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