US East Coast storms

Old Aug 4, 22, 7:25 pm
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US East Coast storms

Interesting routing of BA229 (LHR-BWI) this evening due to storms (a case of I'd rather be on the ground looking up, rather up there wishing I was down there!). It seemed to start to try a number of different ways through before heading south of DC and around the bottom/west side of the storms. Arrived after 20:00 (flightaware said 19:51, but definitely later than that). Despite the late arrival, managed an impressive turn-around in just 45 minutes and left 2 minute early! Scrub that last bit - left 56 mins late... .




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Old Aug 4, 22, 8:47 pm
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Lots of interesting weather in the US at the moment. Drove this week through torrential rain in the Mojave desert (with lots of flash flood warnings coming to my mobile) and monsoons have been causing flooding across many states. That said, it was 110F at the Hoover Dam as well whilst being down in the 70s at times today near to the Grand Canyon. The weather forecasters have been very excitable on the TV.
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Hot and muggy in South NJ l nothing new there
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Old Aug 5, 22, 7:49 am
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Am currently on my way to JFK and my AA (JFK-LAX) connection at 3.30pm has been cancelled due to the inbound flight not being able to land, so I think it will be an interesting day for those making connections in the NYC area!

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Old Aug 5, 22, 8:43 am
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The squall lines in the USA really have been a thing. Ive operated to DFW and ended up flying down past Galveston, over toward Corpus Christi and then up again just to avoid a continuous wall of super cells. It was defiantly a day for carrying some extra gas. We landed to test alerts and news flashes of tornado damage over large swathes of Texas.
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Old Aug 5, 22, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by Pilot37 View Post
Am currently on my way to JFK and my AA (JFK-LAX) connection at 3.30pm has been cancelled due to the inbound flight not being able to land, so I think it will be an interesting day for those making connections in the NYC area!

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Internal US flights seem to be prone to cancellations merely at forecasts of 'bad weather' - wind, snow, thunderstorms. While some are justified (such as with a hurricane) I do find it annoying when you have connections and they choose to cancel flights for events that never materialise. On a number of occasions I've seen the BA LHR-BWI-LHR flight operate in snow when virtually all other US internal flights to/from BWI have been cancelled. Finger crossed for today's BA228!
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Very muggy & humid in Manhattan today with forecasts of thunderstorms. Flying out of JFK in the morning so fingers crossed
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Old Aug 5, 22, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by CKBA View Post
Internal US flights seem to be prone to cancellations merely at forecasts of 'bad weather' - wind, snow, thunderstorms. While some are justified (such as with a hurricane) I do find it annoying when you have connections and they choose to cancel flights for events that never materialise. On a number of occasions I've seen the BA LHR-BWI-LHR flight operate in snow when virtually all other US internal flights to/from BWI have been cancelled. Finger crossed for today's BA228!
Totally agree - currently at JFK and apart from it being muggy the clouds are high and no sign of a thunder storm. Interestingly they have cancelled the early LAX flight which probably would have made it in and out fine while the later ones (which we have been moved too) have a greater chance of running foul of the weather given the humidity in the air! It is what it is, we are comfortable to accept a move of flight and retain our F seats, but when you look at benign weather when your flight is cancelled due to extreme weather forecasts you do roll the eyes a little (accepting nothing is easy in the aviation industry this year as mentioned by our poor AA check-in agents who were thankful for 2 understanding passengers who didnt yell at them

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Old Aug 5, 22, 5:53 pm
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Glad it worked Pilot37. The airlines often seem paranoid and cancel flights at the faintest whiff of a cloud. That said, I rememer a JFK-BWI connection - we were delayed by about 4 hours (taxied out and back to terminsl several times - the cabin crew still had all the other flights that evening/night to do.
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