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Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:57 pm

Get ready for for an interesting weather in aviation!

Local forecast in New York City calling for 50 MPH gusts and up to 18-24 inches of snow starting tomorrow afternoon through Wednesday morning.

Some reports saying this can be a "historic one".

Wonder who will be the first one to roll out cancellations.....
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:19 pm

B6 is the first to put a travel adviaory in place so you can change your trip l. Surprised no one else is yet
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:29 pm

Quoting Jerseyguy (Reply 1):
B6 is the first to put a travel adviaory in place so you can change your trip l. Surprised no one else is yet

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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:29 pm

Quoting werdywerd (Thread starter):
50 MPH gusts and up to 18-24 inches of snow

Really!!!
18-24 inches!!
I am flying out 8:30 am out of JFK Monday morning, hope I will be fine.
But my wife flying out of LGA Tuesday 8pm, not good I'm afraid.
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:36 pm

AC did the same early this morning for BOS, JFK, EWR, LGA, PHL and all Canadian east coast airports.
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:36 pm

It's not just NYC that's getting this, BOS is too, we are also looking at 18-24 inches from late Monday through Tuesday based on the most recent snow map I have seen. January is finally catching up, we'd only had around 5 inches up to the storm we had yesterday which dumped 5-7 on us, so we have that on the ground already, 18- 24 is really going to cause some issues with the winds (thank god my neighbors just chopped down 3 massive trees that were diseased in their back yard before 50mph winds)

so yes it's going to be a horrid mess and it's probably going to be Thursday before things start to get right again. We sha;; see.

Quoting TK787 (Reply 3):
But my wife flying out of LGA Tuesday 8pm, not good I'm afraid.

I highly suspect that's going to be cancelled, that's going to be right in the middle of it all. If she could leave tomorrow like you, might be a whole lot better. Good luck!
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:37 pm

Quoting Jerseyguy (Reply 1):
B6 is the first to put a travel adviaory in place so you can change your trip l. Surprised no one else is yet

Delta didn't have it as of about 9am this morning, but they do now. AA has put one out, UA as far as I can see has not.

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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:58 pm

Looks like it will get bad later in the day on Monday. Nasty winds though!



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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:22 pm

I have relatives in town going home to BOS on UA by non raving. They have to stay until Wednesday now, maybe later because the flights are all overbooked.
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:23 pm

I don't know anybody else, but if I were booked around this time I would cancel rebook, or get out NOW. I't ain;t going to pretty.
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:57 pm

BA anticipating disruption on ba.com.....
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:14 pm

They're saying 6 to 10 inches for Philly with more than that expected east of the Delaware River. I'd like to see this thing explode and come as close to the coast as possible. The business I work for actually does very well sales-wise when we have major snows. I guess a lot of trucks have transmissions or rear differentials that fail in extreme winter conditions like this potential one...
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:15 pm

I wouldn't expect ANY movements at the NYC airports between 8pm Monday and Wednesday morning... and more then likely it will be Wednesday after 12 noon. If they really do get ~18 inches it will take a long long time to get all those runways, taxiways, airport roads, and parking lots into shape. I think the last storm of this magnitude was holidays ~2010 and that put the 3 out for 2-3 days.
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:58 pm

I'm booked on B6 669 JFK - SJC tomorrow at 6:30PM. Sounds like a flight that may be on the bubble as far as timing goes. Would B6 rather have the aircraft stuck at JFK for up to 48 hours, or in SJC where it would be available to sub in elsewhere in the network or whatever? It's pretty critical that I get to SJC, OAK or SFO by Wednesday morning. Given the current forecast timing, it looks like 669 could probably still safely depart at 6:30PM tomorrow. But would B6 rather cancel it due to uncertainty well ahead of time than risk having to cancel it after passengers have already showed up at the airport?
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:15 pm

I know the snow is bad but I had to laugh at a poster on a weather forum calling 30 mph winds 'dangerous'. Ha Ha they should come here and see how we handle 70mph winds.

I am sure there will be cancellations and obviously airports being closed. I don't really see how this storm will be any different to any other snowstorm that they have over there.

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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:18 pm

Quoting LU9092 (Reply 13):
I'm booked on B6 669 JFK - SJC tomorrow at 6:30PM. Sounds like a flight that may be on the bubble as far as timing goes. Would B6 rather have the aircraft stuck at JFK for up to 48 hours, or in SJC where it would be available to sub in elsewhere in the network or whatever? It's pretty critical that I get to SJC, OAK or SFO by Wednesday morning. Given the current forecast timing, it looks like 669 could probably still safely depart at 6:30PM tomorrow. But would B6 rather cancel it due to uncertainty well ahead of time than risk having to cancel it after passengers have already showed up at the airport?

My guess is the first cancellation packages will drop tonight or tomorrow morning. As for whether its better to have the plane in SJC or JFK... it probably depends on a lot of factors including crewing the plane. Maybe change over to a SFO flight earlier in the day would be a good idea if you must be someplace.
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:30 pm

Quoting N757ST (Reply 15):

I appreciate the advice. Unfortunately, part of the reason I chose the flight I did was the lack of non-Mint seats to SFO, at least on the specific flights I checked. That said, it certainly warrants having a second look.
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:30 pm

If this storm is this large expect B6 and all airlines to try to get the planes OUT of EWR, Jfk, LGA, BOS. They need the room to plow and those planes can fly other routes if they are in other spots. The late 2010 almost 2011 storm I was at EWR when it first reopened still just huge piles of snow everywhere and planes very deep in snow. the wind is what will be the issue could create huge drifts and make plowing even with good equipment tough. the port authority and NY in general has great equipment so they will be able to dig out and get moving. planes and cars the less on the roads/taxiways the faster they can plow and get back. the taxis will refuse to stop and get stuck making plowing take so much longer.

This is exactly why B6 has such problems having duel hubs in pretty much the same weather both will be closed at the same time its paralyzing only what a few Florida and long beach flights will happen. B6 is so northeast based its tough when bad weather happens. I hope b6 can charter planes or do something better to get people home not leaving them in the Caribbean for an extra week.
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:52 pm

You all have to realize that ground staff, caterers, fuelers, etc. have to get to the airport and park, then on to the terminal or wherever. If the weather folks are right, which they barely are, this could be a real mess. If I were back in control system, I would shut everything down and wait it out.......Yes, people are going to be upset, but least we forget it's JANUARY, and I'd be better off being home then $15.00 drinks at the airport.
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:02 pm

You all have to realize that ground staff, caterers, fuelers, etc. have to get to the airport and park, then on to the terminal or wherever. If the weather folks are right, which they barely are, this could be a real mess. If I were back in control system, I would shut everything down and wait it out.......Yes, people are going to be upset, but least we forget it's JANUARY, and I'd be better off being home then $15.00 drinks at the airport.
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:07 pm

Updated Snow Totals for this storm

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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:10 pm

It will be interesting to see how UA and AA make use of their alternate NYC hubs in IAD and PHL.
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:10 pm

Re-booked on B6 615 scheduled for 0945 tomorrow. That plane probably won't be going back to JFK as scheduled either, but it's gotta be less likely to be canceled than the 1830 flight to SJC. Here's hoping anyway.
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:13 pm

Why isn't Wednesday the 28th included in the weather advisory? I'm sure my 0730 flight from BOS to PHL will be departing as scheduled! Seriously US Airways who are you kidding???
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:16 pm

Quoting Frostyj (Reply 14):
Ha Ha they should come here and see how we handle 70mph winds.

...and we laugh at Northern Ireland when it gets 1 inch of snow and can't cope. 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:21 pm

Quoting iadguy73 (Reply 23):

Why isn't Wednesday the 28th included in the weather advisory? I'm sure my 0730 flight from BOS to PHL will be departing as scheduled! Seriously US Airways who are you kidding???

I am sure they will extend it if they need to. Making large operational decisions based on weather 72 hours out is a terrible idea.
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:23 pm

Quoting bgm (Reply 24):
..and we laugh at Northern Ireland when it gets 1 inch of snow and can't cope

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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:27 pm

Quoting LU9092 (Reply 13):
I'm booked on B6 669 JFK - SJC tomorrow at 6:30PM. Sounds like a flight that may be on the bubble as far as timing goes. Would B6 rather have the aircraft stuck at JFK for up to 48 hours, or in SJC where it would be available to sub in elsewhere in the network or whatever?

I expect the bigger question is whether B6 will actually send the aircraft operating your flight to JFK given the chance that it could get stuck there for two days. The snow will start in the morning, which likely means that delays will start to stack up at the NYC airports. If you have flexibility in your travel plans and you MUST be in California Wednesday morning, my suggestion would be to get out ASAP, even if that means connecting somewhere with better weather.

Quoting slcdeltarumd11 (Reply 17):
This is exactly why B6 has such problems having duel hubs in pretty much the same weather both will be closed at the same time its paralyzing only what a few Florida and long beach flights will happen.

   Every couple of years when a storm like this happens, the B6 system basically shuts down. The other flying gets problematic, too, since the crews and aircraft all end up out-of-place.
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:30 pm

Quoting Frostyj (Reply 14):

Remember youve been caught out before with your disruption predictions in the UK. Which incidentally is for a battering next week
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:35 pm

Quoting Frostyj (Reply 14):
I know the snow is bad but I had to laugh at a poster on a weather forum calling 30 mph winds 'dangerous'. Ha Ha they should come here and see how we handle 70mph winds.

30 mph sustained with gusts to 55-65mph Ive heard combined on top of 2 feet of snow I would probably call that dangerous  
Quoting bgm (Reply 24):
...and we laugh at Northern Ireland when it gets 1 inch of snow and can't cope. 

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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:36 pm

Quoting 32andBelow (Reply 25):
I am sure they will extend it if they need to. Making large operational decisions based on weather 72 hours out is a terrible idea.

Ok check the weather forecast. Normally maybe what you said makes sense but when you will be buried under 2 feet of snow with blizzard conditions the previous night who thinks right now that flight ops will resume with any resemblance to normal before Thursday? In the meantime the window of opportunity to get out of New England is closing fast especially if you fly to other cities in the storm's path.
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:02 pm

Air Canada has already cancelled everything starting mid-Monday and all of Tuesday for LGA, BOS, EWR, and PHL; including flights like YVR-EWR with a ~17:30 arrival already cancelled for Monday as is YYC. Some others are not yet showing as cancelled like BDL, but they'll probably be gone by tomorrow.

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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:17 pm

Quoting Frostyj (Reply 14):
I know the snow is bad but I had to laugh at a poster on a weather forum calling 30 mph winds 'dangerous'. Ha Ha they should come here and see how we handle 70mph winds.

This area deals with 30, 40, 50 mph winds often enough. The issue with high winds with a storm like this in this area is the damage we can get simply due to our aging and over-stressed infrastructure system up here. Most power, cable and phone lines are above ground. Around here, the temperature is a little more moderated due to the ocean so the snow is normally a little wetter/heavier and sticks to everything. Add to that the thousands of trees out there that are damaged and still standing from Sandy (you would be surprised at how many things are still not fixed from that stupid storm), you have the potential of hundreds of thousands of households not having power for days (even weeks) because a tree fell and knocked out a line, and therefore no heat in their homes for days or weeks in the middle of winter. Not many people have alternate heating in their homes around here nowadays. When I was growing up we had a coal stove in the house to provide primary heat during the winter, and the oil burner for hot water and supplemental house heat. One storm knocked power out for over a week when I was a kid, we had neighbors sleeping on the floor in our living room because we had heat from the coal stove, they had no heat at all. Those days are gone though, most people only have oil/gas burners and you need electric to get them going, and many homes have electric ovens so they can't cook food either. Also, depending on which way the wind is blowing, coastal flooding can become an issue on top of the snow, the stronger it blows the more it can push the tide up on houses along the shores.

So no, 30mph winds are normally not that big of an issue for us, but in a storm like this where we are looking at a potential of 24" of heavier wet snow, we get worried how many trees are going to come down, how many homes will be without power and heat, if there will be problems getting gas for our cars due to power outages, how long it will take to get power back, will the trains (the LIRR is one of the, if not THE, most traveled commuter rail systems in the country) be able to get into the city with that much snow (the diesel trains normally don't have a problem, but the electric ones do). So while some people are drama queens about the strength of the storm and its winds, there are some very valid concerns that we need to watch. This is one of the most densely populated urban/suburban sprawls in the country, a lot of people can be screwed...
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:22 pm

Philadelphia and east is now under a winter storm warning, with Ocean, Monmoth, and other counties north and east all under blizzard warnings. I'm thinking Chester County (where I'm at) might fall under a warning as we're supposed to pick up 6 to 10 inches...
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Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:33 pm

Quoting bgm (Reply 24):

We had 8 inches of snow in areas here last week and we did just fine. Northern Ireland and Scotland isn't England.
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:44 pm

WOW!!!!

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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:47 pm

More bad news for United! Well, Every other airline too but United is gonna have another bad storm mess up their schedule again!

I hope AA makes it through it okay though....  
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:44 pm

I'm booked to fly into LGA tomorrow night from YYZ on WS. I just got a text about this.

Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 9):

I don't know anybody else, but if I were booked around this time I would cancel rebook, or get out NOW. I't ain;t going to pretty.

If I wasn't trying to get to NYC for the MEETING OF MY LIFE I would agree with you. Unfortunately it appears that I am on the cusp of a Grand Adventure in IROPS.

Quoting Acey (Reply 31):
Air Canada has already cancelled everything starting mid-Monday and all of Tuesday for LGA

WS still showing a full slate for LGA tomorrow. I wonder what is going to happen.

Don't worry everybody I packed a shovel in my carry on, just in case I need to help dig out the parking spot at LGA....
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:25 am

NYC expecting three feet of snow.

EROPS.

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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:25 am

VX has cancelled all afternoon flights tomorrow from SFO/LAX to EWR/JFK and redeyes to EWR/JFK/BOS 26JAN. The morning departures on the 26th (tomorrow) headed to JFK/BOS they are playing by ear so they have not been canceled......yet.
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:04 am

I had a flight into PHL tomorrow evening on WN. They called a while ago to inform me it was canceled due to the storm. Rebooked me on a 0630 flight, and didn't even offer me a wake up call in the morning. 
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:01 am

Quoting Frostyj (Reply 14):
I know the snow is bad but I had to laugh at a poster on a weather forum calling 30 mph winds 'dangerous'. Ha Ha they should come here and see how we handle 70mph winds.

IINM, most of the power lines in the UK are underground. In the US they're mostly above ground, and so it doesn't take as much to knock out power. I wish that wasn't the way it is, but....

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That's the center of the universe, right?  

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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:13 am

Quoting rampbro (Reply 37):
WS still showing a full slate for LGA tomorrow

Aaand cancelled.
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:20 am

Quoting Frostyj (Reply 14):
I know the snow is bad but I had to laugh at a poster on a weather forum calling 30 mph winds 'dangerous'. Ha Ha they should come here and see how we handle 70mph winds.

I am sure there will be cancellations and obviously airports being closed. I don't really see how this storm will be any different to any other snowstorm that they have over there.

Well the media has this storm in double high gear hype with overdrive.
Earlier it was only going to be a fast moving storm with 6" of snow.

Not to worry though the 36" snowfall will over-weigh Long Island and it will break off the continent get caught in the Atlantic current and crash into the western coast of Ireland (near the centre of the universe) and you can get those folks straightened out.

 

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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:28 am

Quoting Okie (Reply 46):
Not to worry though the 36" snowfall will over-weigh Long Island and it will break off the continent get caught in the Atlantic current and crash into the western coast of Ireland (near the centre of the universe) and you can get those folks straightened out.

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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:30 am

Boy, this sure does look like a big one. Wouldn't be at all surprised to see the airlines try to get as many of their planes away from JFK/LGA/EWR/BOS/PHL/BWI/IAD/DCA as possible.
 
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:36 am

The airline meteorologists down here are borderline orgasmic. They love a good storm! Lol
Looks like DL has started the cancellation process but is still showing on-time for most ATL-NYC flights tomorrow. I would be surprised if they send anything up there with an ETA of 1600-1800L based on the current forecasts.

I am so glad I'm in the south now. Best of luck to my friends and colleagues up in NYC!
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:11 am

Apologies in advance if anyone thinks this is a dumb question,

but does a blizzard like this effect Amtrak as well?

I'm a lifelong Texan who has never shoveled snow in his life

but I'm sure we'll get frantic calls at work this week from stranded

business travelers thinking they can grab Amtrak when their flights get cxld

Best of luck to everyone who gets buried in snow this week.
 
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northwestEWR
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:15 am

Depends on the Amtrack Train. If it's electric powered and the winds are as bad as people are predicting, power lines may be down and that's that. Diesel (I think they still have a Diesel fleet) will be okay but they're usually packed with folks who have the same idea. Now if 18+ inches really falls in a 12-18 hour period they may not even get the diesels moving; that's a LOT of snow to plow!

Unless it's an emergency people should take the forced vacation and stay home Monday afternoon through Wednesday morning. Get your work done online, make some calls, etc.
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ScottB
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RE: Major Snow Storm Enroute - NorthEast US

Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:26 am

Quoting LU9092 (Reply 22):
Re-booked on B6 615 scheduled for 0945 tomorrow. That plane probably won't be going back to JFK as scheduled either, but it's gotta be less likely to be canceled than the 1830 flight to SJC. Here's hoping anyway.

That 1830 to SJC is already cancelled. It looks like everything on B6 scheduled to depart JFK tomorrow after 6 PM local has been cancelled, and the inbounds are cancelled as well. I applaud B6 for being proactive and not risking passengers & employees being stuck in the airport until Wednesday as I expect ground transportation to be hazardous or non-existent from Monday evening on.

Quoting rampbro (Reply 42):
Aaand cancelled.

Well, if it's any consolation, there won't be much happening in NYC on Tuesday apart from shoveling and plowing.

Quoting Mir (Reply 43):
That's the center of the universe, right?

Nah, Boston is the Hub of the Universe...

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