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Air Travel Delays 5/22/12 ?

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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 10:09 AM
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Anyone know what's going on today, news reporting many delays today.
Mentioned, power outage in Jacksonville, radar problems?
Hours of delays on routes to NE from SW Florida.
Just looking to see if it's reported else where?




posted on May, 22 2012 @ 10:15 AM
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FAA map doesn't look bad? FAA MAP

Orlando International is only showing delays that are destined for New Jersey.

Delays by Destination:
Due to WX / LOW CIGS, departure traffic destined to Newark International Airport, Newark, NJ (EWR) is currently experiencing delays averaging 1 hour and 11 minutes.

Due to WX/ LOW CIGS, departure traffic destined to John F Kennedy International Airport, New York, NY (JFK) is currently experiencing delays averaging 32 minutes.

Due to WX / LOW CIGS, departure traffic destined to La Guardia Airport, New York, NY (LGA) is currently experiencing delays averaging 55 minutes.


Same with Jacksonville


Due to WX / LOW CIGS, departure traffic destined to Newark International Airport, Newark, NJ (EWR) is currently experiencing delays averaging 1 hour and 11 minutes.

Due to WX/ LOW CIGS, departure traffic destined to John F Kennedy International Airport, New York, NY (JFK) is currently experiencing delays averaging 32 minutes.

Due to WX / LOW CIGS, departure traffic destined to La Guardia Airport, New York, NY (LGA) is currently experiencing delays averaging 55 minutes.


LOW CIGS and WX are both weather codes. FAA Glossary.

Nothing newsworthy that I see?



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 10:36 AM
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Maybe its linked to the Japanese earth quake



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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Just caught this on the tube flipping channels. CNN said fighter jets were scrambled as escorts?

Paris to Charlotte flight diverted to Bangor

Fighter jets scrambled

Ought to be interesting 5 o'clock news tonite outta Charlotte NC since they were headed to Charlotte Douglas Airport. We'll see.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 12:45 PM
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Wow, this will get interesting.


US Airways flight 787 landed safely in Bangor. "TSA is aware of reports of a passenger who exhibited suspicious behavior during flight........A person briefed on the incident said a passenger claimed she had a surgically implanted device....jet had 179 passengers and nine crew members on board.
The Guardian-UK

Keep in mind that Charlotte is home to some big banks - (used to be Wachovia - Now Wells Fargo, also BoA has a big presence here, and they have some tall buildings.




The tallest building in the city is the Bank of America Corporate Center, which rises 871 feet (265 m) in Uptown Charlotte and was completed in 1992.[1] It also stands as the tallest building in the state of North Carolina and the 25th-tallest building in the United States.
wiki

Just saying....Interesting.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 02:28 PM
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Donlashway - hope you don't mind if I just kinda run with this on your thread....since it was your original observation that something was up/off and that's why I tagged your post to keep an eye on....anywho

The fact that the flight originated out of France was bothering me so I did more digging....seems the woman creating the rukus was from Cameroon.



according to the office of Rep. Peter King, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee......King's office said the woman is a French citizen born in Cameroon and was headed to the United States for a 10-day visit. She was traveling alone and had no checked baggage.

CNN link

Then I was wondering ok, what's the link between Cameroon and Charlotte/banks. Did some more digging and found these tidbits.

Cameroon Tightens Border Security After Boko Haram Attack



Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is a sin,” has claimed responsibility for a rise in attacks in northern Nigeria since 2009. Cameroon and Nigeria share a 1,690- kilometer (1,050-mile) border that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the south to Lake Chad in the north.


.....the road from Cameroon led to Nigeria....
Boko Haram infiltrates Cameroon



The Nigerian Islamic sect, Boko Haram, which has been wrecking havoc in West African country, is reported to have infiltrated northern Cameroon. The militants are said to have taken refuge in northern Cameroon as the Nigerian government has intensified its clampdown on them especially following their bombing of churches on Christmas Day that led to the death of over 50 persons.

US Banks freezes Nigeria Embassy in Washington DC accounts over illegal activities



The accounts of the Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC and the Nigerian Mission in New York might have been frozen by the Bank of America and Wells Fargo, two leading financial institutions in the United States of America over alleged money laundering activities.

....and the road led back to ....Bank of America and Wells Fargo ala Charlotte, NC. Geee, go figure....

Still trying to find a secondary source for the bank freeze thing. Also there's some sort of link btwn a major oil pipeline in Nigeria and Cameroon that has everyone in a snit that I'm still trying to figure out.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:56 PM
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hmmm....
updated at 3:30 pm EDT

The flight was originally scheduled to land at Charlotte Douglas International Airport at 2:35 p.m. It is now estimated to land at 4:27 p.m., according to US Airways.

wbtv (local news-charlotte)

It is now 5:45 pm EDT and the plane just landed according to the news. They haven't even got interviews yet, just a shot of the plane on the tarmac.

An hour and some change later than expected.


buses were brought to the scene to take passengers from the plane. The FBI is investigating the disturbance, according to CNN.


Going over the plane with a fine tooth comb maybe?!


Also, my bad....all the quotes in my above posts were external quotes not quotes from other posts, I just hit the wrong tab!?! My apologies. (I need new glasses!)




edit on 22-5-2012 by SCGrits because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 05:24 PM
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Also of interest is this apparently cell phone interview b/c it was written before the plane landed in Charlotte. Wow, reporter must have good connections!

Wilmington resident aboard diverted plane recalls incident

Little did Wilmington resident Carol Garrason know that she was in for a quite an unusual plane ride ...."She was very upset and her story kept changing," said Garrason. "She was saying she was in pain and crying…just very frantic."........Once they landed, the plane's passengers realized that they were at a military base. Dozens of emergency vehicles greeted them when they landed.


Also

the pilot told passengers that there were heavy headwinds forcing them to make an emergency landing to refuel........


then


Once they searched the plane, passengers were allowed back onboard. The pilot came across and apologized for giving them a false reason for landing, saying that he didn't want to alarm anyone.



hmmm.............maybe the woman did have something and TPTB just don't want to alarm us gen pub



Garrason says the woman had to be removed based on the suspicion of an electronic or explosive device.


Also local news is saying she had to be restrained b/c she was resistant? We'll see.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 05:59 PM
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Wow, this thread might get much, much more interesting as this story develops!! Can't wait to see what they have to say about the woman. If she really did have something surgically implanted it would render the nude scanners, and the bomb dogs both useless, and they would have to rethink air security until they figure out the risk level. Scary stuff!!!




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