AA127 (DFW-PVG) hit with hail... 4/13 Storm @ DFW

Old Apr 13, 19, 10:54 am
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AA127 (DFW-PVG) hit with hail... 4/13 Storm @ DFW

Sitting on the runway getting ready to take off and got pelted with hail. Looked like nickel size but hard to tell. Headed back to the gate for inspection.
I would attach a video but not sure I can?

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Old Apr 13, 19, 11:30 am
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Glad I'm not #5.
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Old Apr 13, 19, 11:48 am
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You think Uber Eats will deliver to the plane? 😉
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Old Apr 13, 19, 12:07 pm
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With apologies to OP for the unrelated content, I wonder if the prior #5 missed the flight or if AA is covering its butt by removing her/him off the list.
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Old Apr 13, 19, 12:40 pm
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my flights getting into dallas were cancelled . wonder if its all related.
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Old Apr 13, 19, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by bht-kevin View Post
Sitting on the runway getting ready to take off and got pelted with hail. Looked like nickel size but hard to tell. Headed back to the gate for inspection.
I would attach a video but not sure I can?
call me lazy, but I really wish the posters would include cities rather than just flight numbers
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Old Apr 13, 19, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Amil View Post
my flights getting into dallas were cancelled . wonder if its all related.
dfw and the surrounding metroplex are a mess all day today due to storms. Quarter size hail is being reported in certain areas: Flower Mound, Lewisville, Plano and the OP's 789.
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Old Apr 13, 19, 12:50 pm
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127 has been cxld.
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Old Apr 13, 19, 1:36 pm
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call me lazy, but I really wish the posters would include cities rather than just flight numbers
you dont know the entire route network by memory? Disappointed
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Old Apr 13, 19, 1:45 pm
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DFW is getting rocked by storms right now. Flights inbound to DFW are being diverted all over the place. PHX just received the QF A380.
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Old Apr 13, 19, 1:59 pm
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Glad I am not traveling today. It's been bad all morning off and on in North Fort Worth. I wonder if any planes have been diverted to Alliance, as my DL flight was on Sunday. That was an interesting diversion for sure (and worked out, as AFW is minutes from home, where DFW is 20+).
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Old Apr 13, 19, 2:30 pm
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Itís certainly been a mess together with delays. Delayed 5 hours and missed 2 connections. I finally experienced AA status pay off. Priority IRROPS handling was amazing today.

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Old Apr 13, 19, 2:36 pm
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Originally Posted by WRCSolberg View Post
PHX just received the QF A380.
Wow that's pretty crazy! Looks like they tried to get to DFW before turning back:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/...235Z/YSSY/KPHX

I was trying to think of other airports that could handle the A380...I guess ABQ and ELP can't?

We had storms here in metro Austin earlier today, but it is sunny now...but quite windy.
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Old Apr 13, 19, 2:42 pm
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Wow that's pretty crazy! Looks like they tried to get to DFW before turning back:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/...235Z/YSSY/KPHX

I was trying to think of other airports that could handle the A380...I guess ABQ and ELP can't?

We had storms here in metro Austin earlier today, but it is sunny now...but quite windy.
Wow! I'm surprised they didn't go to IAH. It appears to be pretty weather free at that time. Doesn't ELP also serve as a military base? Perhaps I'm confusing it with YUM.
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Old Apr 13, 19, 2:51 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
Wow! I'm surprised they didn't go to IAH. It appears to be pretty weather free at that time. Doesn't ELP also serve as a military base? Perhaps I'm confusing it with YUM.
BIF (Biggs Army Airfield) serves Fort Bliss. They'd probably need special permission to land there.

GRK, Killeen/Fort Hood could probably handle the A380. But it looks like the storms were going on there too.


Edited to add:
Checked with a friend who works at AA. He said they diverted to PHX in case the flight ended up as a CXL:
1. More mechanics there who could work on the aircraft, if needed
2. More options for passengers to get out (certainly more than either ELP or ABQ).
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