Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Discontinued Programs/Partners > United Mileage Plus (Pre-Merger)
Reload this Page >

11 March Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake in Northern Japan and Impact to UA's Operations

11 March Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake in Northern Japan and Impact to UA's Operations

 
Old Mar 11, 11, 1:28 am
  #1  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 10,174
11 March Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake in Northern Japan and Impact to UA's Operations

Major earthquake hits Japan. Many UA flights diverted to various US (ANC) and Japanese cities (OKO, NGO, CTS...)

Last edited by FlyinHawaiian; Mar 11, 11 at 12:52 pm Reason: edited title to reflect current conditions
username is offline  
Old Mar 11, 11, 1:32 am
  #2  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Kansas City Metro | MCI
Programs: UA *G, Hyatt Globalist, Marriott Plat., NEXUS, TSA Disparager Unobtanium
Posts: 20,268
Hope everybody (FTers and non FTers) are safe and sound!
FriendlySkies is offline  
Old Mar 11, 11, 1:39 am
  #3  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Indiana
Programs: United GS 1.5MM, Hyatt Globalist, Marriott Gold
Posts: 526
will United be issuing a travel waiver and how long are they expected to close for?
maxinkuckee04 is offline  
Old Mar 11, 11, 1:40 am
  #4  
Moderator: United Airlines; FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SFO
Programs: UA Plat 1.85MM, Hyatt Discoverist, Marriott Plat/LT Gold, Hilton Silver, IHG Gold
Posts: 52,598
wow 8.9 and 4-meter tsunami

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110311/...pan_earthquake
WineCountryUA is offline  
Old Mar 11, 11, 1:40 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Earth
Programs: UA 2P, HH Gold
Posts: 892
Originally Posted by panjfj View Post
will United be issuing a travel waiver and how long are they expected to close for?
I'm sure they will, this just happened 2 hours ago so I'm sure waiver details haven't been worked out yet.
n198ua is offline  
Old Mar 11, 11, 1:41 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: TPE, SF, DC
Programs: UA Lifetime GS 4mm
Posts: 845
8.9 Earthquake 230 mile north of Tokyo - Tsunami warning

USGS just revised it to 8.9 Huge Earthquake shook for 2 minutes. Tsunami of 30 feet hit northern part of Japan, Sendai airport wiped out by tsunami. Some buildings of Tokyo with major structural damage. Both Tokyo airports shut down briefly, some runways re-open now but mainly priority for emergency medical/supply flights.

Tsunami warnings for neighboring countries in Taiwan, Philippines, etc.
Hawaii under Tsunami warning (upgrade from Tsunami watch)

Last edited by npei; Mar 11, 11 at 1:54 am Reason: Tsunami warning now for Hawaii
npei is offline  
Old Mar 11, 11, 1:41 am
  #7  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 10,174
Originally Posted by panjfj View Post
will United be issuing a travel waiver and how long are they expected to close for?
I think it is too early to know. The earthquake is MAJOR and damages are widespread. Sendai airport is destroyed.

ANA's website: http://fli.ana.co.jp/fs/intenmenu - it is flooded right now but this is what was posted about 20 minutes ago:

March 11, 2011 16:35(JST)
///Earthquake in Japan(Northern part of Miyagi Pref.)///

Flights from/to some airports in Japan may be delayed, canceled, diverted, or return due to earthquake in Japan.

Please check schedule of your flight above "Flight".

The lines of ANA reservation center are busy now.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Last edited by username; Mar 11, 11 at 1:55 am
username is offline  
Old Mar 11, 11, 1:52 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Washington, DC: IAD/DCA/BWI
Programs: MileagePlus, HiltonHonors, AAdvantage, Starwood Prefered Guest, Marriott Rewards
Posts: 173
My heart goes out to those effected by this quake and tsunami. Tsunami warning have been placed for Hawaii. This quake is an 8.9 and it is reported as one of the largest earthquakes of its kind. This information is subject to change as the night goes on.
ClipperJon is offline  
Old Mar 11, 11, 1:53 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Earth
Programs: UA 2P, HH Gold
Posts: 892
Just tracking some random flights. Looks like UA837 has been re-routed several times, now into Yokota AFB (OKO); however when you try and get details nothing shows up.
n198ua is offline  
Old Mar 11, 11, 1:57 am
  #10  
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Programs: WN A-list, Hyatt Glob, HH DM, Marriott Plat
Posts: 422
Terrible news! Hawaii now is under tsunami warning!
flyersky1 is offline  
Old Mar 11, 11, 2:00 am
  #11  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: ORD
Programs: nobody
Posts: 1,826
Look like a mess

881 - ORD-NRT diverted to ANC
891 - LAX-NRT diverted to CTS
837 - SFO-NRT diverted to NGO
875 - SEA-NRT diverted to NGO
879 - HNL-NRT diverted to KIX??
876 - SIN-NRT diverted to NGO
882 - BKK-NRT diverted to ??
897 - IAD-NRT ??
mobilebucky is offline  
Old Mar 11, 11, 2:01 am
  #12  
SJC
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Bay Area
Programs: UA 1K2MM
Posts: 240
A colleague is currently at Narita. He was schedule to fly home to SFO. People were evacuated from the terminal building and told to sit down outside on the ground while aftershocks rolled through. With incoming flights diverted, sounds it will be a long day/night for everyone.
SJC is offline  
Old Mar 11, 11, 2:07 am
  #13  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 10,174
HND is now open for arrivals only. NRT still closed. Looks like KIX is fine.

Last edited by username; Mar 11, 11 at 2:13 am
username is offline  
Old Mar 11, 11, 2:10 am
  #14  
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Pacific Northwest
Programs: UA 1MM, AS MVP, Bonvoyed Gold, Honors Dia, IHG Plat, ...
Posts: 9,842
Originally Posted by mobilebucky View Post
Look like a mess

881 - ORD-NRT diverted to ANC
891 - LAX-NRT diverted to CTS
837 - SFO-NRT diverted to NGO
875 - SEA-NRT diverted to NGO
879 - HNL-NRT diverted to KIX??
876 - SIN-NRT diverted to NGO
882 - BKK-NRT diverted to ??
897 - IAD-NRT ??
Not all true, UA 837 is on a US AF base somewhere west of Tokyo. Saw three or so other UA and CO jets, as well as AA, KLM, Delta.
notquiteaff is offline  
Old Mar 11, 11, 2:12 am
  #15  
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Pacific Northwest
Programs: UA 1MM, AS MVP, Bonvoyed Gold, Honors Dia, IHG Plat, ...
Posts: 9,842
Next to us is N786UA and another UA aircraft (can't see tail) as well as AA N799AN.

Also N78008 (?) - new livery 777.
notquiteaff is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: