SFO weather delays 6 Jan 2019

Old Jan 6, 19, 11:49 am
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SFO weather delays 6 Jan 2019

Just landed from KIX and sitting on the taxiway waiting for a gate. It might be a while since the aircraft at our gate doesnít even have clearance yet due to weather. We landed on 19L one set of runways is probably closed.

Onward flight to YYC originally scheduled for 12:55pm is cancelled, and im rerouted via DEN for a 10pm arrival. Not really what I needed after already flying MEL-PVG-KIX-SFO, but it could be worse I guess...

looks like itís going to be a long day
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Old Jan 6, 19, 11:56 am
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Surprised there wasn't a weather waiver for this storm.

Is UA cutting back on waivers?
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Old Jan 6, 19, 11:57 am
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It's going to be bad all week.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 12:22 pm
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You might have landed at 19L due to wind direction.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 12:22 pm
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Flew out of SFO last night. Scheduled 11:30 pm departure pushed to 1:30 am because of late-arriving aircraft, which hadn't received departure clearance (IAD-SFO-IAD). All the other gates nearby had flights with similar issues. I was offered the opportunity to switch to another flight, although as I don't live in SFO, coming back the following morning isn't an attractive option.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 12:38 pm
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Oh man this should be fun day. Flying LAS-SFO and already 4-5 hour delays with some cancellations.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 12:56 pm
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Flying LAS-SFO as well. On the 3:21 PM flight which still shows as on time. I'm sensing rolling delays. This isn't going to be a good day.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 1:03 pm
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I was watching arrivals on FlightAware for a few hours while flying in from LHR yesterday morning. I think I saw about six flights do go-arounds... one Alaska plane tried to land twice then just diverted to SAC. Felt like a pretty unusual volume of go-arounds in a small period of time. This was when planes were landing on 10L or 10R (not sure which); things seemed to get much better when they switched to 19.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 1:07 pm
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Weather is bad in SFO right now coupled with increase volume due to JPM ... never a good combination.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 1:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Johnallent View Post
I was watching arrivals on FlightAware for a few hours while flying in from LHR yesterday morning. I think I saw about six flights do go-arounds... one Alaska plane tried to land twice then just diverted to SAC. Felt like a pretty unusual volume of go-arounds in a small period of time. This was when planes were landing on 10L or 10R (not sure which); things seemed to get much better when they switched to 19.
Quite unusual. Only time I've ever done a go-round at SFO was due to aircraft on our runway. Guessing this was wind shear?
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Old Jan 6, 19, 1:29 pm
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UA5332 RNO-SFO 1058-1215 4 hour delay. estimated departure 1458.
UA 1881 RNO-SFO 1246-1404 cancelled.
UA5267 RNO-SFO 1955-2115 cancelled.

Only the 0600-0716 flight RNO-SFO arrived on time.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 1:55 pm
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I was rebooked on the 2:35 DEN flight which was subsequently delayed 2 hours resulting in a certain misconnect.

Now rebooked again on the 1:20pm DEN flight (inbound just arrived at the gate) connecting to a 7:20pm DEN-YYC. So this should get me home tonight. And Iím #3 on the upgrade list on a 777 with 15 empty seats. Didnít expect that.

Funny moment when sitting on the taxiway after coming in from KIX. the captain was great at keeping us informed about all the delays and then told us ďI have to connecting flight to make it home too, so Iím eager to get to the gate as much as you areĒ
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Old Jan 6, 19, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by david_oz View Post
Now rebooked again on the 1:20pm DEN flight (inbound just arrived at the gate) connecting to a 7:20pm DEN-YYC. So this should get me home tonight. And Iím #3 on the upgrade list on a 777 with 15 empty seats. Didnít expect that.
Should be a great day for gate upgrades with so many inbound delays and cancels.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 3:36 pm
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My LAS-SFO flight finally posted a 2 hour delay. The inbound did take off and is expected to arrive 45 minutes late. At least the aircraft is enroute (and hopefully United doesn't reschedule it).
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Old Jan 6, 19, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by JHake10 View Post
My LAS-SFO flight finally posted a 2 hour delay. The inbound did take off and is expected to arrive 45 minutes late. At least the aircraft is enroute (and hopefully United doesn't reschedule it).
And the 4:49pm one was cancelled. Fingers crossed that my later evening flight doesnít get hit too bad.
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