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jfklganyc
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Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:22 pm

13L is closed.

Single runway 13R now in use.

Due to RWY-TAXI / CONSTRUCTION, there is a Traffic Management Program in effect for traffic arriving John F Kennedy International Airport, New York, NY (JFK). This is causing some arriving flights to be delayed an average of 5 hours and 7 minutes. To see if you may be affected, select your departure airport and check "Delays by Destination".

http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp

KJFK 201125Z 2012/2118 09025G35KT 4SM RA BR OVC012 WS020/13050KT
FM201400 11024G34KT 2SM RA BR OVC008 WS020/14050KT
FM201700 13013G20KT 1SM RA BR OVC006 WS020/16045KT
FM202000 13010KT 2SM -DZ BR OVC005
FM202200 16007KT 1/2SM -DZ FG OVC004
FM210600 19008KT 2SM BR OVC010
FM210900 23007KT 4SM BR BKN025


13R does not have an ILS.

Around 1 pm, if that layer lowers to 1mile and 600 overcast...things could get very very very interesting
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:12 pm

Strong crosswinds, one runway shutdown, and low visibility is going to create a mess. Delays are already over 5 hours which is almost unheard of at 9am. Things will only get worse.
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:27 pm

as of 9:26am, the conditions are REALLY bad :

Due to RWY-TAXI / CONSTRUCTION, departure traffic destined to John F Kennedy International Airport, New York, NY (JFK) is currently experiencing delays averaging 5 hours and 7 minutes.

Due to WEATHER / WIND, departure traffic destined to La Guardia Airport, New York, NY (LGA) is currently experiencing delays averaging 4 hours and 16 minutes.

For mysterious reasons, EWR is still showing "green" light on fly.faa.gov even though JFK and LGA are being pummeled.
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:43 pm

Quoting jetblue1965 (Reply 2):

For mysterious reasons, EWR is still showing "green" light on fly.faa.gov even though JFK and LGA are being pummeled.

I would not consider it mysterious. UA issued a travel waiver and delayed some planes on its own to keep EWR under control for now.
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:28 pm

Looking at Flightradar24.com no traffic lined up to land on JFK at all.
Appears an AF and CA flight are diverting to EWR and a SQ A380 is doing laps over Riverhead to make its mind up.
And there is a whole lot of TALT flights just about to come over the hill for lunch time.
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:56 pm

KJFK 201409Z 10025G36KT 2SM RA BR BKN007 OVC018 11/09 A2979 RMK AO2 PK WND 10042/1358 SFC VIS 3 P0004


Looks like they would be below the VOR 13R approach with those conditions

RNP 13R could get you a bit lower

But with those winds and that sharp right turn on final for both approaches no arrivals for now.

They need the ILS 13L. But that runway is OTS


When was the last time JFK was effectively closed to all arrivals like this
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:05 pm

Many Northeast airports should receive some interesting diversions today.
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:14 pm

So far Jetblue diverted 2 planes to BDL. AA diverted one to EWR. There are probably more diversions out there.
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:46 pm

Groundstops for all 3 metro NYC airports at this point.
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:52 pm

How many flights can BGR handle via customs? It would be a waste to have to stop for five hours and not at least get that over with.
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:11 pm

Quoting jfklganyc (Reply 8):
Groundstops for all 3 metro NYC airports at this point.

All that unused space at IAD is worth it's weight in gold today.
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:53 pm

Looks like a TK 333 landed in JFK only to depart 20 minutes later for PHL. Unless flightware is a little off.
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:10 pm

How does ATC decide which plane is delayed? While Swiss and Air France and doing loops off Long Island, American and Lufthansa come in and are (apparently) immediately vectored for landing. Do they query planes individually for fuel or is there another reason that escapes me why earlier arrival wait while later flights from the same origin are being allowed to land?
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:25 pm

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 12):

Was wondering as well, First come First Served not happening. Politics?
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:43 pm

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 12):
While Swiss and Air France and doing loops off Long Island

That Swiss flight was ultimately diverted to PHL.
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:45 pm

Quoting usairways85 (Reply 14):
That Swiss flight was ultimately diverted to PHL.

I see that. And Air France is doing a long loop around NYC. All the while other flights (BA, Delta, American...) come down the same approach and land without hold. Curiouser and curiouser... Maybe they don't have the equipment/chart/whatever to make the 13R landing and are holding as long as they can for a better option.

[Edited 2015-04-20 10:47:35]
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:46 pm

Quoting usairways85 (Reply 11):

Looks like a TK 333 landed in JFK only to depart 20 minutes later for PHL. Unless flightware is a little off.

Maybe they went missed on the approach and elected to go to their alternate?
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:48 pm

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 15):
I see that. And Air France is doing a long loop around NYC. All the while other flights (BA, Delta, American...) come down the same approach and land without hold. Curiouser and curiouser...

Maybe an issue of available gate space?
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:16 pm

DL 467 from SVO diverting to BDL
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:24 pm

Landings on 22L now. That'll help.
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:36 pm

I still see average four hour delays but things should improve now the rain calmed down, no?
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:56 pm

They were using RNAV Z approach 13R

You need special training

Maybe AF and Swiss didn't have it
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:10 pm

Quoting jetblastdubai (Reply 10):
All that unused space at IAD is worth it's weight in gold today.

Not really. If that were the case, there would be significant value in all the unused space at PIT & CVG, too. The Big 3 want valuable O&D traffic to & from NYC. IAD has some value for long-haul and transcon flights, but it is next to useless for domestic.
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:55 pm

I am not sure that I have ever seen a METAR stating zero visibility in New York before:

Data at: 1950 UTC 20 Apr 2015
METAR for: KJFK (New York/Kennedy Int, NY, US)
Text: KJFK 201948Z 12006KT 0SM R04R/1400V4000FT FG VV002 13/12 A2967 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 1/4 RAE15DZB15E47 P0000
Temperature: 13.0°C ( 55°F)
Dewpoint: 12.0°C ( 54°F) [RH = 94%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.67 inches Hg (1004.8 mb)
Winds: from the ESE (120 degrees) at 7 MPH (6 knots; 3.1 m/s)
Visibility: 0.00 sm ( 0.00 km)
Ceiling: indefinite ceiling with vertical visibility of 200 feet AGL
Clouds: obscured sky
Weather: FG (fog)
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:09 pm

Aer Lingus flight AG111 from SNN to JFK was diverted to BOS. The aircraft is a 752.
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:25 pm

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 7):
So far Jetblue diverted 2 planes to BDL

Three as of when I left at 1300. BGI, MCO and I don't know what the 3rd was.
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:28 pm

A Fly Jamaica 763 was diverted to BWI this morning.
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:48 pm

If diverted to PHL, BOS, BDL, etc...how do the airlines get passengers back to NYC? Charter Bus? Alternate flights?
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:02 am

Quoting max999 (Reply 27):
If diverted to PHL, BOS, BDL, etc...how do the airlines get passengers back to NYC? Charter Bus? Alternate flights?

they'll continue on to the destination once the conditions have improved.
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:40 am

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 23):

Ouch!! Ground Stop at LGA right now, extreme delays at EWR and JFK. This 2015 season has already been a nightmare for NYC airports. Doesn't help that the Port Authority closed 13L.
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:36 am

So frustrating Air Canada is giving up and going home! AC718 was finally lining up to land at LGA after over two hours in the air. Called it off at 3,000 ft and is now back up to 25,000 filing to return to https://youtu.be/j4QPftpS6O0?t=25
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:28 am

tonight B6 will be operating a rare east coast redeye FLL-JFK, it just its 10:20 PM departure delayed really late. ouch.


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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:35 am

So I guess I was very lucky because I was on-board AF010 CDG-JFK today and we departed and landed perfectly on-time ! But we landed in a complete fog (we saw the ground seconds before touching. And then...90 min in line at immigration in T1...oh god
 
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RE: Could JFK Close Today?

Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:37 am

It seems like it was quite the wild day yesterday: Glancing at FlightRadar24, from midnight to now, I think I've seen about 8 flights, mostly B6, take the Van Wyck Departure from JFK to LGA. Are they covering LGA, or are they diverts to JFK, getting back in sync?

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