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    Hurricane Irene grounds more flights ( Cont. more )

    “… As of 10:15 a.m. there were four delays and 23 cancellations at Miami International Airport due to Hurricane Irene. The delays are from/to: Nassau, Bahamas and Port Au Prince, Haiti. The cancellations are from/to: Nassau, Bahamas; George Town, Bahamas; Cap Haitien, Haiti; Freeport, Bahamas; Santiago, Dominican Republic; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos and Port Au Prince, Haiti.

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    http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/south-...orida-airport/

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    Flights canceled because of hurricane

    Flights already are being canceled to Columbia Metropolitan Airport and other East Coast airports as airlines began to brace for Hurricane Irene, which is barreling toward North Carolina. Two flights to Columbia – from Washington and New York – were canceled Thursday night, an airport spokeswoman said. And hundreds more flights – to the Midlands and elsewhere – are likely to be grounded, creating delays that could ripple across the country. Airlines said passengers could rebook trips to many East Coast destinations, from Boston to the Carolinas, for free. Even before Irene’s arrival, unrelated thunderstorms were causing delays of up to two hours Thursday at major airports in the New York and Washington areas, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware. The service’s CEO, Daniel Baker, predicted that Irene-related cancellations would pick up today and Saturday.

    Read more: http://www.thestate.com/2011/08/26/1...#ixzz1W72hoZ76

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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. airlines on Thursday began to cut flights at East Coast airports and made plans to move aircraft from the region due to approaching Hurricane Irene.
    Major airlines encouraged travelers to consider changing flight plans or postponing trips with the massive storm threatening to sweep north through mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states over the weekend.
    Airlines affected include Southwest Airlines US Airways, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines.


    http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110...irene_airlines



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    Hurricane Irene stalks U.S. coast, clears the Bahamas

    CNN) -- Hurricane Irene was in open water north of the Bahamas early Friday with its eye clearly set on the U.S. East Coast after rampaging along the 500-mile island chain. Irene, packing 115 mph winds, must now churn through hundreds of miles of the Atlantic before an expected landfall in North Carolina on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said.

    With maps of path


    http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/08/26...her/index.html

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    Yes I was reading about Irenes progress this morning, JFK could be in for a rough time, consequently having flight delays over here at our airports.
    If the news can put Libya off the top spot for a day, perhaps they will concentrate on the Hurricane.

    Bill

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    Airlines Begin Canceling Flights Ahead Of Irene

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. airlines on Friday began cancelling weekend flights to avoid any lengthy delays ahead of Hurricane Irene. The category two storm is predicted to reach North Carolina on Saturday with drenching rain and 110 mile-an-hour winds before moving north towards New England. JetBlue Airways was the first carrier to cancel a significant number of flights out John F. Kennedy and Boston Logan [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]airports[/COLOR][/COLOR] for Saturday evening and Sunday, according to data provided by FlightAware.com. The New York-based carrier has so far canceled 434 flights in all. Other airlines are holding off except for some flights to and from the Carolinas and southern Virginia, but most are expected to announce large numbers of cancellations later Friday and into Saturday morning, FlightAware said.

    http://www.foxbusiness.com/2011/08/2...s-ahead-irene/

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    Last edited by SoCalBrian; 2011-08-26 at 21:54.

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    Well it looks as though they are in for a rough weekend across the pond.
    Lets all give them a bit of thought and just hope there are no injuries or deaths.

    Property can be rebuilt, Planes , trains and buses can be replaced...but not so with human life.

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    SAS cancelling flights to NY

    Funny only found on Twitter and Facebook

    Dear friends. As all New York airports will close in a few hoursdue to h arrival of "Irene", we have been forced to cancell all flights from Scandinavia to New York Saturday. If you are affected by this, please call your local SAS office (or your travel agent) to re-book, or cancel your flight for a full refund.


    http://www.facebook.com/SAS/posts/10150778853055788

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    Bård Torp Pretty stupid to send out info here and on sms about the cancellation of flights to NYC when the sas office is closed until 9 am. Such message kind of lead to a lot of questions

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    Luther Good call SAS. I'm a 1k member (think SAS Pandeon) with United and I do believe that you have the best up to date services. You were not the first to announce but the second. That beats UA, CO, AA, DL and others where I'm at least gold. Kudos!!!!

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    Three airports close in new york for hurricane irene alert

    (AGI) New York - The three big New York airports will close as of noon (18 ECT) due to the hurricane Irene alert. Domestic and international flights will not take off nor land at JFK, La Guardia and Newark Liberty airports, reported the New York Port Authority . .

    http://www.agi.it/english-version/wo...ne_irene_alert


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    HURRICANE IRENE UPDATE: Additional flight cancellations to/from JFK and Newark on Saturday, 27 August 2011 due to Port Authority airport closure. Please check current travel info on our website for further details.

    United Airlines and Continental Airlines will suspend flight operations beginning Saturday, August 27 at their New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport in anticipation of severe weather conditions caused by Hurricane Irene. The airlines are also suspending regional service, which include flights operated as United Express, Continental Express and Continental Connection, at these airports. The airlines plan to resume operations at these airports on Monday morning, August 29.

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