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Offline epiphany

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Hundreds of flights cancelled in DFW
« on: June 17, 2022, 11:23:04 AM »
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    Re: Hundreds of flights cancelled in DFW
    « Reply #1 on: June 17, 2022, 04:26:40 PM »
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  • Ran out of fuel? Just a guess.  

    Fuel trucks can’t bring fuel because they are waiting to get fueled up. 
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    Re: Hundreds of flights cancelled in DFW
    « Reply #2 on: June 17, 2022, 05:33:40 PM »
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  • They’ve been doing rolling cancellations (sometimes in the thousands of flights) for months. Last big one was Memorial Day weekend. They usually blame the weather as soon as it starts sprinkling or there’s flurries. 

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    Re: Hundreds of flights cancelled in DFW
    « Reply #3 on: June 17, 2022, 06:43:35 PM »
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  • I'm stranded at the Raleigh-Durham airport. They say it's weather related but doesn't make sense!

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    Re: Hundreds of flights cancelled in DFW
    « Reply #4 on: June 17, 2022, 09:16:56 PM »
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  • Heavy rain and thunderstorms in Dallas.

    Even BIG planes cannot risk thunderstorms.


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    Re: Hundreds of flights cancelled in DFW
    « Reply #5 on: June 17, 2022, 09:20:57 PM »
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  • Heavy rain and thunderstorms in Dallas.

    Even BIG planes cannot risk thunderstorms.
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    Re: Hundreds of flights cancelled in DFW
    « Reply #6 on: June 17, 2022, 09:29:42 PM »
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  • Rain is not the problem. Thunderstorms are typically associated with localized (1/4 mile) cells of intense rain, but the updrafts, downdrafts, and wind shear that are dangerous to even huge aircraft are widespread (pilots are taught to avoid the cells by 20+ miles).

    Hence "no rain" at your relatives' homes is not inconsistent with NOTAMS (Notices to Airmen) to avoid dangerous weather. I just looked at weather radar for DFW and it looked like there was a possible squall line forming near enough to be a problem.

    I do not discard the possibility that the radar reports are faked.

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    Re: Hundreds of flights cancelled in DFW
    « Reply #7 on: June 17, 2022, 09:40:01 PM »
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  • Rain is not the problem. Thunderstorms are typically associated with localized (1/4 mile) cells of intense rain, but the updrafts, downdrafts, and wind shear that are dangerous to even huge aircraft are widespread (pilots are taught to avoid the cells by 20+ miles).

    Hence "no rain" at your relatives' homes is not inconsistent with NOTAMS (Notices to Airmen) to avoid dangerous weather. I just looked at weather radar for DFW and it looked like there was a possible squall line forming near enough to be a problem.

    I do not discard the possibility that the radar reports are faked.
    Thank you for the explanation.
    There is a little blip currently.


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    Re: Hundreds of flights cancelled in DFW
    « Reply #9 on: June 20, 2022, 03:45:28 PM »
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  • Another holiday, another bunch of cancelled flights. They don't have the staff for influxes.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/10000-flights-delayed-over-holiday-weekend-aviation-chaos-concerns-white-house

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    Re: Hundreds of flights cancelled in DFW
    « Reply #10 on: June 20, 2022, 09:25:42 PM »
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  • Now it's 35,000 delayed on cancelled

    https://www.businessinsider.com/us-thousands-flight-cancellations-delays-juneteenth-holiday-weekend-airplane-travel-2022-6

    Some of my family had their flights cancelled, and it cost an extra $1000 (for 2 passengers) to get home. Thieves.