Old Jul 14, 16, 1:05 am
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Originally Posted by JDT1955 View Post
851 was scheduled for 12:55 today, at which time the "weather" was somewhere over Iowa. Clearly, either the original frame went mx or they're down a 747 at ORD. They ended up waiting for 850 inbound from PEK, which arrived 39 minutes early at 1536, but by the time it got ferried over to C, the weather had gone south (though not really so bad), hence the cancellation til tomorrow.
Based on my experience living in China and dealing with Chinese airspace issues is that the weather could have been in this end. It is not uncommon, at this time of year, for flights to be significantly delayed in China though the usual excuse is air traffic control not weather.
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