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Flight delays into Newark? [26 July 2016]

Flight delays into Newark? [26 July 2016]

Old Jul 26, 16, 10:57 am
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Flight delays into Newark? [26 July 2016]

I'm stuck in SFO where we have three United flights to EWR all being repeatedly rescheduled - whoops, the earliest one, originally scheduled for 7:30 am, has now been cancelled. United says equipment issues on all three, but that doesn't appear to make sense. It looks like a lot of other flights into EWR have been delayed or canceled, too. Does anybody know what's really going on?
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Old Jul 26, 16, 11:12 am
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No general departure or arrival delays have been posted at fly.faa.gov.

7:30/8:30/9 are delayed/cancelled but 7:05a (577), 8:00a (233), 10:10a (994) are on-time, so it doesn't look to be systemic.
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Old Jul 26, 16, 11:15 am
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Your thread title is missing the date.

Expert Flyer shows UA flights 2040 and 1961 cancelled, but three other UA flights as having taken off and currently en route. A VX flight is also en route.
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Old Jul 26, 16, 11:42 am
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As the question seems to be more about United vs. Newark airport, we'll move this over to the UA forum for now. Thanks. /JY1024, TravelBuzz co-moderator
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Old Jul 26, 16, 11:48 am
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2040 shows as due to "severe weather disturbances in our route network" and the app doesn't show the "where is the aircraft coming from" info. 1961 shows a mechanical and also shows no coming from information.

Other flights are showing the where it's coming from info in the app. I know this isn't showing on the main site for anything, but is still showing in the app for other flights. I wonder if UA has now disabled this feature when flights are cancelled. Or maybe it was always that way??
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Old Jul 26, 16, 11:55 am
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A number of flights to/from EWR yesterday evening, including p.s flights, were canceled, diverted or significantly delayed due to about 4 hours of severe thunderstorm activity in and around the NY/NJ area. I would bet this resulted in a lot of airplanes and crews out of position, and early morning operations today are downline disruptions from yesterday's weather.
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Old Jul 26, 16, 11:59 am
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Yes, some of the other flights have left so I guess it's just bad luck that several SFO-EWR flights are experiencing delays or cancellations.
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Old Jul 26, 16, 11:59 am
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Sitting at EWR now. The storms that came through yesterday evening were really intense. Haven't seen that much lightning from weather here in NJ in a long, long time.

Right now its a bit windy but nothing out of the ordinary.
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Old Jul 26, 16, 12:06 pm
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The storms last night were pretty insane. Lots of downed trees and power outages. EWR must have been a total nightmare last night and probably continuing into this morning.
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Old Jul 26, 16, 12:06 pm
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Living up to it's reputation as the worst hub in the system. Today's stats for on-time (14 minute standard) arrivals by origin/destination:

Code:
 carrier | origin |  a14  
---------+--------+-------
 UAL     | KLAX   | 93.3%
 UAL     | KDEN   | 92.6%
 UAL     | KORD   | 84.7%
 UAL     | KSFO   | 84.2%
 UAL     | KIAD   | 83.3%
 UAL     | KIAH   | 83.0%
 UAL     | KEWR   | 75.4%
Code:
 carrier | destination |  a14  
---------+-------------+-------
 UAL     | KDEN        | 94.0%
 UAL     | KORD        | 93.2%
 UAL     | KIAD        | 92.9%
 UAL     | KIAH        | 91.4%
 UAL     | KSFO        | 88.5%
 UAL     | KLAX        | 80.0%
 UAL     | KEWR        | 60.7%
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Old Jul 26, 16, 12:35 pm
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I was at EWR yesterday

And it was indeed a disaster. Rolling delays and cancels due to thunderstorms from about 3:30pm to 6pm. About 90% of the flights on the board were delayed or canceled, including UA 436 from EWR to SFO (my flight). Not surprised that the network hasn't totally recovered yet.
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Old Jul 26, 16, 12:42 pm
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Originally Posted by milepig View Post
Other flights are showing the where it's coming from info in the app. I know this isn't showing on the main site for anything, but is still showing in the app for other flights. I wonder if UA has now disabled this feature when flights are cancelled. Or maybe it was always that way??
Its always been that way. Once a flight is canceled, the app stops showing the aircraft info, and as a result, no where is this aircraft coming from.
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Old Jul 26, 16, 12:50 pm
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Damn I had no idea how intense those storms last night were. There was even an SFO-EWR which had "result unknown" and was in the air for 6hrs 23mins. Tons of diversions.

Look at UA 535 yesterday - They flew right into that s*it on the D to EWR. Wouldn't want to be on this flight: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...810Z/KSFO/KEWR
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Old Jul 26, 16, 12:52 pm
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I work at 1WTC on a pretty high floor and the storm yesterday afternoon and evening was really quite the electric show - at least the building didn't sway like it did around 10 days ago. We could see the storm approaching and as someone noted the amount of lightning strikes was unbelievable - sure the ramp was shut down for hours...
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Old Jul 26, 16, 1:02 pm
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