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What's going on at SFO?

Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:42 pm

Lots of cancellations today. Low ceilings again? Or something more?
 
jbpdx
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Re: What's going on at SFO?

Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:47 pm

25mph south wind, 32mph gusts; storm coming in
Major N.A. airports with no PDX nonstops: MIA, FLL, TPA, IND, MSY, CLE, CVG, PIT, RDU, MEX, CUN; +BWI, +PHL, +YYZ
 
NichCage
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Re: What's going on at SFO?

Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:48 pm

SFO has bad weather a lot of the times, which do affect aircraft movements. While terminals may be better at SFO then they are at LAX, the runways are too close together at SFO causing only two to be used at a time in some conditions.
 
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Re: What's going on at SFO?

Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:22 pm

SFO is prone to get weather delays. The site choice was pretty poor. The San Bruno Mountains due west of the airport are are the lowest point on the peninsula aside from the city itself. Some weather naturally blocked by the mountains elsewhere (especially the low stuff that really messes with airport ops) gets through to SFO.
 
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LAXintl
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Re: What's going on at SFO?

Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:35 pm

FAA has had a delay program for SFO all day. Arrival rate is down to 25 flights/hour. Delays averaging 220mins. With such low hourly rate, no choice but for airlines opting to cancel.


CTL ELEMENT: SFO
ELEMENT TYPE: APT
ADL TIME: 1723Z
DELAY ASSIGNMENT MODE: UDP
ARRIVALS ESTIMATED FOR: 24/1723Z - 25/0759Z
CUMULATIVE PROGRAM PERIOD: 24/1400Z - 25/0759Z
PROGRAM RATE: 25/25/25/28/24/26/28/26/28/28/32/32/32/32/80
FLT INCL: ALL CONTIGUOUS US DEP
DEP SCOPE: (ALL+CZV_AP) ZSE ZAB ZLC ZAU ZLA ZDC ZFW ZKC ZME ZHU ZMP
ZDV ZBW ZOB ZOA ZJX ZMA ZID ZTL ZNY
CANADIAN DEP ARPTS INCLUDED: CYEG CYVR CYYC
DELAY ASSIGNMENT TABLE APPLIES TO: ZOA
MAXIMUM DELAY: 456
AVERAGE DELAY: 220
IMPACTING CONDITION: WEATHER / WIND
COMMENTS: ARRIVE 19L DEPART 10L 10R
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
 
SonomaFlyer
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Re: What's going on at SFO?

Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:38 pm

The SIN flights should have fun departing on 10L/10R.
 
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Re: What's going on at SFO?

Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:40 pm

Just flew in after a long delay this morning/mid day. It is such a different experience coming over OAK, into SFO. We circled a few laps up north after being cleared to land, and once we did land our A321 aggressively applied the brakes and reversers. As an avgeek, fun change of pace! (hours of delays aside).
 
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Re: What's going on at SFO?

Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:13 pm

Likely more problems today. Alaska SEA-SFO 366 scheduled for 10 am already has planned diversion to OAK.
 
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LAXintl
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Re: What's going on at SFO?

Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:16 pm

Yes FAA has a program in place until 9pm today.


CTL ELEMENT: SFO
ELEMENT TYPE: APT
ADL TIME: 1315Z
DELAY ASSIGNMENT MODE: UDP
ARRIVALS ESTIMATED FOR: 25/1415Z - 26/0359Z
CUMULATIVE PROGRAM PERIOD: 25/1415Z - 26/0359Z
PROGRAM RATE: 28/28/28/28/28/28/28/42/42/45/45/45/45/45
FLT INCL: ALL CONTIGUOUS US DEP
DEP SCOPE: (ALL+CZV_AP) ZSE ZAB ZLC ZAU ZLA ZDC ZFW ZKC ZME ZHU ZMP
ZDV ZBW ZOB ZOA ZJX ZMA ZID ZTL ZNY
CANADIAN DEP ARPTS INCLUDED: CYEG CYVR CYYC
DELAY ASSIGNMENT TABLE APPLIES TO: ZOA
MAXIMUM DELAY: 184
AVERAGE DELAY: 102
IMPACTING CONDITION: WEATHER / LOW CEILINGS
COMMENTS: ARRIVING 19L/R DEPARTING 10L/R. ANTICIPATING RUNWAY CHANGE
IN 21Z. CIGS EXPECTED TO LIFT 20Z. WINDS EXPECTED TO BE 10KTS OR
LESS IN THE 21Z HOUR.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
 
travelin man
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Re: What's going on at SFO?

Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:25 pm

Operational issues are probably the biggest Achilles heel for SFO being UA's main T-Pac connecting hub.
 
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DesertFlyer
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Re: What's going on at SFO?

Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:27 pm

Landings on the 19s and departures on the 10s make for some interesting traffic changes. I grabbed this picture yesterday of the lineup for departures on the 10s:
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