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#399370 - 02/03/11 03:21 PM Houston flights canceled due to weather
Marty Offline
A rare Southeast Texas snowstorm is expected today, due to a new storm system moving eastwards across the state. Houston is expecting 1 – 3 inches of snow through Friday. All flights leaving Houston between 3pm today and noon Friday have been canceled, because the airports have no de-icing fluid.

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#399379 - 02/03/11 03:39 PM Re: Houston flights canceled due to weather [Re: Marty]
catdance62 Offline
Pretty bad planning

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#399393 - 02/03/11 04:12 PM Re: Houston flights canceled due to weather [Re: Marty]
Amanda Syme Offline
At least they are announcing this with a few hours notice.

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#399431 - 02/03/11 09:39 PM Re: Houston flights canceled due to weather [Re: Amanda Syme]
Toots Offline
Can't really blame the airport authorities for not having de-icing fluid AND THE MEANS TO APPLY IT on hand; after all, how much of this kind of weather has Dallas experienced in the past 10, 20 years? That's a LOT of money to have to spend on equipment that you "might" need at "some time in the future".

The parallel might be drawn with fire-fighting equipment...how often is it needed? But of course, fire-fighting equipment is there to save lives, not to "expedite travel" which really has nothing to do with saving lives.

Perhaps in future the need for de-icing at airports in the southern US may grow... but in the meantime how many people are prepared to pay more for their tickets (and/or airport taxes) "just in case"?
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#399434 - 02/03/11 10:39 PM Re: Houston flights canceled due to weather [Re: Marty]
champion Offline
Yikes, hope we can land there Sat. at 5:30 AM.
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#399435 - 02/03/11 10:47 PM Re: Houston flights canceled due to weather [Re: Marty]
Diane Campbell Offline
Frankly I think the airlines seem to be acting better than before - advance notice, allowing people to make alternative reservations before they get stuck in the airport. All good really.

I'm trying to think of what other cities have to take both hurricanes and snow into consideration ..... Houston, this takes the cake!

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#399515 - 02/04/11 06:37 PM Re: Houston flights canceled due to weather [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline
Snow in Houston - funny...


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