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IAD/DCA big time delays 10 July 2017

Old Jul 10, 2017, 5:34 pm
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IAD/DCA big time delays 10 July 2017

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Old Jul 10, 2017, 5:39 pm
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Don't see any delays posted for DCA, but this is listed for IAD:

General Departure Delays: Due to EQ:FAA, traffic is experiencing Gate Hold and Taxi delays between 1 hour and 1 minute and 1 hour and 15 minutes in length and increasing.
http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp
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Old Jul 10, 2017, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by tom911
Don't see any delays posted for DCA, but this is listed for IAD:


http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp
Ground Stop for ZDC is now up.

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ETA: UA974 and UA950 are returning to the gate (listening to liveatc)

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Old Jul 10, 2017, 6:11 pm
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As this is not specific to UA, please follow it in the Washington DC forum.

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Old Jul 10, 2017, 6:36 pm
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This will make for either a very busy or a very boring over night shift.
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Old Jul 10, 2017, 7:06 pm
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Originally Posted by fgirard
Ground Stop for ZDC is now up.

ETA: UA974 and UA950 are returning to the gate (listening to liveatc)
Washington Tower (119.1) has been totally silent for about 30 minutes...really eerie.

fgirard sorry to ask a stupid question but where is that screenshot from?
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Old Jul 10, 2017, 7:07 pm
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Originally Posted by flyer703
Washington Tower (119.1) has been totally silent for about 30 minutes...really eerie.

fgirard sorry to ask a stupid question but where is that screenshot from?
It's from the FAA's National Airspace System Status:

http://www.fly.faa.gov/ois/

It's quite a handy tool when you can see a delay even before the airline posts it.
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Old Jul 10, 2017, 7:16 pm
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Originally Posted by fgirard
http://www.fly.faa.gov/ois/

It's quite a handy tool when you can see a delay even before the airline posts it.
Indeed...thanks!
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Old Jul 10, 2017, 7:42 pm
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Originally Posted by fgirard
It's from the FAA's National Airspace System Status:

http://www.fly.faa.gov/ois/

It's quite a handy tool when you can see a delay even before the airline posts it.
and now confirms ground stop at DCA, as well.
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Old Jul 10, 2017, 7:51 pm
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@IAD. Was on UA340. We returned to gate.

Really no info at the airport. Staying updated via FLYFAA, etc.
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Old Jul 10, 2017, 7:57 pm
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and now confirms ground stop at DCA, as well.
I'm not sure why they have the airports ground stop separately from ZDC.
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Old Jul 10, 2017, 8:08 pm
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Originally Posted by ROCAT
I'm not sure why they have the airports ground stop separately from ZDC.
My guess would be to make it clearer to people looking at http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp since in that context, it's not clear what ZDC is, whereas on http://www.fly.faa.gov/ois/ it's more clear.
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Old Jul 10, 2017, 8:47 pm
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Originally Posted by belynch
@IAD. Was on UA340. We returned to gate.

Really no info at the airport. Staying updated via FLYFAA, etc.
Yikes... posting a 4hr 45min delay right now.

This is going to be a very long night for a lot of folks.
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Old Jul 10, 2017, 9:23 pm
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Flight cancelled iad -san after sitting on tarmac for about 3 hrs. Airport staff are all working hard to rebook people but options were dwindling fast. Most people are surprising calm in the D gates area when I left there around 945p. Long lines in terminal, almost none at the united ticket counters and it was fully staffed with almost every computer terminal manned.
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Old Jul 10, 2017, 9:49 pm
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So they're back in-business as of a little before 10pm EDT.

Given the number of inbound flights that cancelled at their origination point + the number of departures from DCA/IAD/BWI because of crew timeouts, etc..... tomorrow morning won't be pretty.

http://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_other...eDate=07/11/17
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