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Old Jul 22, 19, 3:07 pm
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Weather Delays/Diversions July 22 2019

Weather and major delays at LGA / JFK / EWR

AC 548 YVR-EWR circled and now diverted to YYZ

AC 7638 YUL-LGA delayed thus AC 7641 delayed, with 1hour+

Same with AC 718 YYZ-LGA and 723 LGA-YYZ

AC 714 is still circling










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Old Jul 22, 19, 4:00 pm
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That looks like zero fun.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 4:25 pm
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Three hours later, AC 714 landed back at YYZ.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 4:35 pm
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Originally Posted by TheCanuckian View Post
Three hours later, AC 714 landed back at YYZ.
The EF comments for this flight are fascinating, especially the explicit reference about compensation (bolding mine):

RMKS/FIN 341 DLYD DUE TO ATC/ARPT FLT REDUCTION ACCT LGA WXX //
RETURNING TO YYZ DUE TO LGA WXX DLYD FOR ATC GROUND DELAYS FOR
THUNDERSTORMS ENROUTE AND OVERHEAD LGA, THEN AIR RETURNED FROM
LGA DUE UNABLE TO LAND LGA DUE THUNDERSTORMS. CANCELLED DUE TO
WEATHER , PRO FIRAV. NO COMPENSATION DUE WEATHER
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Old Jul 22, 19, 4:41 pm
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A nice ripple effect all the way back to LAX:


Misery Map
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Old Jul 22, 19, 4:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1 View Post
A nice ripple effect all the way back to LAX:


Misery Map
Eeeeek.


And AC 548 shows

AC0548/22JUL EQU ACA789P01
CTY TML ARR DEP GRND AIR CABINS J O Y
YVR - 0845 - 05.01
EWR 1646 TOTAL TIME YVREWR 5.01

RMKS/DIVERTING TO YYZ DUE EWR TS/WXX.

YVR 0840 00:05E YYZ?1727 789 ANH AD EA
YYZ?1930 00:46L EWR 2055 01:11L 789 ED EA
YVR EWR
DEP TML M GATE --/E75
ARR TML A GATE --/-----
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Old Jul 22, 19, 5:20 pm
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I left YYZ transborder a while ago and the lounge was full of people trying to get on other flights and everything EWR and LGA in the afternoon looked wildly delayed.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 5:22 pm
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Looking at FR24, the New York airspace is very quiet.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 6:08 pm
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This didn’t go quite as planned...

Okee dokey. I think I spend too much time on FlyerTalk and all the years of advice I have read from all you great people ultimately didn’t work out for me tonight.

I live in Ottawa. I have a meeting in NY tomorrow.

I am currently sitting on a runway in YYZ in hour 2 of a ground stop on AC7676 to Boston.

Toronto to Boston you ask?

Well my flight tonight to EWR direct from YOW was cancelled very early today.

I used the online rebooking tool to take the 3 PM to YYZ and then AC720 to LGA. I was so proud of myself.

The flight to YYZ was on time.

AC720 was cancelled.

The online rebooking tool wouldn’t work this time. AC reservations was so overloaded they wouldn’t put me on hold.

So so I walk to the 500 person line at customer service.

Someone yells “if you want to go to Boston instead on NY run to gate 64”. I do some quick math and decide to go for it.

I get on the flight to Boston proud of myself. I book a rental car from Logan to midtown. All is good. My pride runneth over.

Then the bad news. First we suffer through hour 1 of Boston ground stop. We get 1 cupful of water. Seriously.

Now hour 2. Apparently the water rations are on their way.

My pride? Not so much.

I could be at the Sheraton in terminal hotel sipping Chardonnay. Instead I am here. In 25C.

The second cupful of water? Nope. Pretzels.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 6:10 pm
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It was raining cats and dogs along with thunder in NYC a couple of hours ago. Welcome to summer travel in NE.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 6:15 pm
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Thanks for the post and great detail. I hope you get somewhere or get moving.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 6:24 pm
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Well, things have gotten worse. I wonder how many AC flights have been cancelled or diverted, or delayed for hours, or aircraft not where they need to be









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Old Jul 22, 19, 6:53 pm
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Because I am bored and my IPhone is at 76% charge

Well hour 2 is just about up. I have had two extra cups of water rations. I turned down the pretzels since that seemed ... well ... counterintuitive.

I have googled the new new amendments to the Canadian Transportation Act which were in force July 15 so they apply. We can only remain here on the tarmac for another hour. AND THEN another 45 minutes if it seems that the ground stop in Boston will imminently lifted and the plane will take off.

The Captain has to make an announcement every 30 minutes by law. He has kept to that as far as I can tell.

Thats all for now.

Signed the Prisoner in 25C.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 6:59 pm
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Hope you get to your destination on time, @Salisbury5

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We were enjoying NYC weather and got to LGA for AC719. Concierge strongly discouraged standing by for 717 since she had word not yet publicallly disclosed that 717's inbound would arrive after ours.

An hour or two later, 30 angry folks were going to miss international connections. At least 3 people on 719 were willing to volunteer for compensation, but AC didn't need anyone.

After gloating a bit that our flight was the only one still making it out, and taking photos of the 300+ in line for rebooking, I got my just desserts--our inbound which had made 2 loops diverted back to YYZ.

So now we are enjoying runway views at the new TWA hotel (at JFK!).
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