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Travel Waiver - Typhoon Mangkhut, HKG - Sep 15 to 17th

Travel Waiver - Typhoon Mangkhut, HKG - Sep 15 to 17th

Old Sep 13, 18, 4:35 pm
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Travel Waiver - Typhoon Mangkhut, HKG - Sep 15 to 17th



I'm headed there on the 18th!
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Old Sep 14, 18, 2:56 am
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Just changed my flight to leave tomorrow before the storm hits.
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Old Sep 14, 18, 3:51 am
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I was supposed to land Sunday. I am now flying the other way with a few meetings in Europe and land there after the storm
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Old Sep 14, 18, 5:51 am
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I was due to depart HKG on Sunday, but UA has now cancelled all 4 flights arriving Saturday and leaving Sunday (EWR, ORD, SFO, and GUM). I have to say though, a supervisor at the 1K desk went above and beyond to get us reaccommodated with minimal disruption to our schedule, there are definitely still some gems working there. It's not the first time they've pulled strings for me on weather related delays/cancellations and moved a mountain, per se.

I've been watching the HKG airport site for cancellations, so far UA, TG, and QF have cancelled Saturday arrivals, and KL, LY have cancelled Sunday arrivals. Naturally both airlines from the Philippines have cancelled as well and looks like some regional carriers are starting. I don't expect much to be happening at HKG from late Saturday into Sunday night. Hopefully it doesn't flood as bad as KIX did last week during our last typhoon.
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Old Sep 14, 18, 7:03 am
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Originally Posted by dvs7310 View Post
... UA has now cancelled all 4 flights arriving Saturday and leaving Sunday (EWR, ORD, SFO, and GUM).

I've been watching the HKG airport site for cancellations, so far UA, TG, and QF have cancelled Saturday arrivals, and KL, LY have cancelled Sunday arrivals. Naturally both airlines from the Philippines have cancelled as well and looks like some regional carriers are starting. I don't expect much to be happening at HKG from late Saturday into Sunday night. Hopefully it doesn't flood as bad as KIX did last week during our last typhoon.
Thank you for adding this! I'm on the Tuesday flight out of EWR and was wondering what flights would be impacted!
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Old Sep 14, 18, 9:41 am
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Originally Posted by TechMarauder View Post
Just changed my flight to leave tomorrow before the storm hits.
I thought all the UA flights to HKG were canceled for Friday and Saturday departures.
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Old Sep 14, 18, 9:57 am
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All 3 CONUS-HKG departures on Saturday have been canceled. Obviously can't land Sunday evening.

I wonder why Saturday GUM-HKG-GUM turn is canceled. Winds should still be OK 10-11 pm. Maybe it's a routing problem flying between northern Luzon and HKG.
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Old Sep 14, 18, 10:17 am
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I'm scheduled to be on the Tuesday departure to EWR, so that's the Monday arrival. Storm will probably be gone by then, but I'm hesitant given it is a discretionary trip.
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Old Sep 14, 18, 5:01 pm
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I'm scheduled to be on the Tuesday departure to EWR, so that's the Monday arrival. Storm will probably be gone by then, but I'm hesitant given it is a discretionary trip.
The Tuesday departure EWR uses the plane flying EWR-HKG on Sunday, which is still on time. But I'm sure UA is still assessing whether or not a Monday evening arrival into HKG will be feasible.
If not, then your HKG-EWR on Tuesday will be canceled.
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Old Sep 14, 18, 5:55 pm
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Originally Posted by DetroitFlyer View Post
The Tuesday departure EWR uses the plane flying EWR-HKG on Sunday, which is still on time. But I'm sure UA is still assessing whether or not a Monday evening arrival into HKG will be feasible.
If not, then your HKG-EWR on Tuesday will be canceled.
what about the Tuesaday EWR-HKG (UA179)? Will that be impacted by a plane coming from HKG?
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Old Sep 14, 18, 6:16 pm
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Originally Posted by jonisflying View Post


what about the Tuesaday EWR-HKG (UA179)? Will that be impacted by a plane coming from HKG?
shouldnt be. After todayís departures (Saturday- Iím at hkia now) UA wonít have any widebody equipment in Hong Kong until things leave from the US. I got on #180 when I saw the typhoon moving in a few days ago.

For an an interesting message, check out the comments on the delayed HKG to SFO flight above. Wonder where they are looking. If the delay gets longer, they may have to scrub the flight due to weather.
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Old Sep 14, 18, 7:38 pm
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I took the last Air China out of HKG to PEK (local time Friday night), the airport was packed; more than a typical Friday evening at HKG. People were trying to get out before the typhoon hits. My flight was supposed to be a light-load flight but ended up fully packed with last minute expatriate traffic to PEK to escape the storm. Not sure I would pick PEK as a desirable place but flights to more attractive locations in Southeast Asia and Japan were all fully booked.

I was supposed to take the Saturday morning UA flight to SFO out of HKG, but an extra meeting took me to PEK and now I am happy to be on the PEK- SFO scheduled later on Saturday.

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Old Sep 14, 18, 9:32 pm
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Originally Posted by dkc715 View Post
For an an interesting message, check out the comments on the delayed HKG to SFO flight above. Wonder where they are looking. If the delay gets longer, they may have to scrub the flight due to weather.
No they won't. They aren't going to leave a plane at HKG with this coming. FAs on HKG-SFO are HKG based. I guess there is a rest time problem for pilots.
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FYI on Tuesday's HKG-ORD. All United flights out of HKG cancelled Sunday and Monday. To anyone in the area, be safe.


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Old Sep 15, 18, 4:48 am
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Originally Posted by dkc715 View Post
Shouldnt be. After todayís departures (Saturday- Iím at hkia now) UA wonít have any widebody equipment in Hong Kong until things leave from the US. I got on #180 when I saw the typhoon moving in a few days ago.
Cool, thank you @dkc715 ! Looks like you are on your way to EWR! Hope you have smooth travels!
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