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Midwest (CO, IA, NE) Travel Waiver 02-04 FEB 12 and Impact to CO/UA's Operations

Midwest (CO, IA, NE) Travel Waiver 02-04 FEB 12 and Impact to CO/UA's Operations

Old Feb 1, 12, 11:12 pm
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Midwest (CO, IA, NE) Travel Waiver 02-04 FEB 12 and Impact to CO/UA's Operations

Just noticed a travel waiver for Colorado covering the following airports due to a little snow planned for the area.

Aspen, CO (ASE)
Colorado Springs, CO (COS)
Denver, CO (DEN)
Eagle/Vail, CO (EGE)

For travel on: February 2 - February 3, 2012
Ticketed by February 1, 2012

More information
http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6867,52939,00.html

Reservation policy change information
http://www.united.com/page/article/1,,53796,00.html
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Old Feb 1, 12, 11:32 pm
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It's about time! (for it to snow...)
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Old Feb 2, 12, 6:34 am
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Hopefully I'll be in and out noon'ish today before the wx impacts flight ops.

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Old Feb 2, 12, 7:29 am
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Looks pretty grim. I'm booked connecting thru DEN on Friday evening. Should I hang on and see if I can make it, or should I just go ahead, switch, and get a seat for early on Saturday? I don't have a great sense for how impaired DEN will be by this kind of weather.
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Old Feb 2, 12, 11:13 am
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The weather service is talking about 10-20 inches in the Denver metro area with blizzard conditions just east of town for Friday and part of Saturday. This may be one of those storms where the airport is open but no one can get to it.

I don't know if Saturday morning will be any better than Friday afternoon as far as getting out of here goes. I would try and connect somewhere other than Denver if you could.
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Old Feb 2, 12, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by rockdoc View Post
The weather service is talking about 10-20 inches in the Denver metro area with blizzard conditions just east of town for Friday and part of Saturday. This may be one of those storms where the airport is open but no one can get to it.

I don't know if Saturday morning will be any better than Friday afternoon as far as getting out of here goes. I would try and connect somewhere other than Denver if you could.

Lovely. Flying through DEN on Saturday morning. Inbound comes in on Friday night.

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Old Feb 2, 12, 11:17 am
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dam my client not letting me leave early. Hopefully I'll be able to get home Friday night on my CRJ200 .

Have this strong feeling I won't be making it lol
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Old Feb 2, 12, 12:38 pm
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Hmmm ...

On a 11:40 main line Friday. already held a flight Saturday in case.
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Old Feb 2, 12, 1:46 pm
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Originally Posted by dshafiee View Post
On a 11:40 main line Friday. already held a flight Saturday in case.
Worst stuff should come through tonight and Friday morning. It will gradually taper off through Friday evening into Saturday AM. If your flights are scheduled for late tonight or early tomorrow I would try to change for sure.
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Old Feb 2, 12, 2:09 pm
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From NOAA:
AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF LIFR CONDITIONS IS LIKELY FROM LATE TONIGHT INTO THROUGH AT LEAST MIDDAY FRIDAY...AND IFR CONDITIONS MAY LAST INTO SATURDAY.

CEILING/VISIBILITIES MAY BE NEAR LANDING MINIMUMS AT KDEN AT TIMES MAINLY EARLY FRIDAY.

LATEST ESTIMATE OF STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IS 14 TO 22 INCHES AT KDEN
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Old Feb 2, 12, 2:58 pm
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Flying into DEN around 12:30pm on Friday

Glad that we have an airport that can handle snow! (unlike SEA )
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Old Feb 2, 12, 3:24 pm
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I'm arriving an hour after you Friendly Skies (Hopefully) - if not - I know some good hotels in Houston
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Old Feb 2, 12, 3:27 pm
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Flying out tonight at 6:45, back in tomorrow night at 7:00pm.

I have a real bad feeling I am not getting back in until Saturday morning.

Oddly, it was 45 degrees and a beautiful sunny day this morning. Clouds are just starting to move in.
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Old Feb 2, 12, 3:31 pm
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Keep a watch out for the winds in the area. The two items which usually impact Denver are the winds and the ability for staff to get to the airport so they can work the flights both ground and air crew.

If forecasts do hold up this could be a top 10 or 15 storm for Denver all time.
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Old Feb 2, 12, 3:41 pm
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storm

From my office can see almost all the strctures at DIA. Now predicting snowstart at 4pm. As of now just overcast. Otherwise visibility almost unlimited. Denver Post (hopefully over dramatically) indicating up to 22 inches. Have told the office staff "work at home" protocol is in effect.
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