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Airline shutdown (vanity)
January 29, 2009 | me

Posted on 01/29/2009 1:42:58 PM PST by Squidpup

Vanity - sitting on the tarmac on a USAirways flight from Houston. Pilot announced a "system-wide hard shut down." Anyone know what's up?


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1 posted on 01/29/2009 1:42:58 PM PST by Squidpup
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To: Squidpup

Obama just bailed out the airline industry so it went out of business?


2 posted on 01/29/2009 1:44:14 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Squidpup

It means to get comfortable cause you ain’t going anywhere for a while. Sorry.


3 posted on 01/29/2009 1:44:45 PM PST by GAGOP
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To: Squidpup

Probably weather related. Haven’t seen any breaking information otherwise.


4 posted on 01/29/2009 1:44:49 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy (No greater friend, no worse enemy -The United States Marine Corps.)
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To: Squidpup

Wish my brother was still an ATC in the Dallas Center, he might know something. But he’s in Alaska now.


5 posted on 01/29/2009 1:45:07 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: Squidpup

Where are you going?


6 posted on 01/29/2009 1:45:22 PM PST by jla (Sarah! sarahpac.com)
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To: Squidpup; Cindy

Ping.


7 posted on 01/29/2009 1:45:40 PM PST by fanfan
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To: Squidpup

my first thought was that it had something to do with seeing a picture of a certain white house reporterette


8 posted on 01/29/2009 1:45:47 PM PST by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: Squidpup

Ice storms? Where are you trying to go to?


9 posted on 01/29/2009 1:45:51 PM PST by Frantzie
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To: 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; Antoninus II; ...
...sitting on the tarmac on a USAirways flight from Houston. Pilot announced a "system-wide hard shut down"....
10 posted on 01/29/2009 1:46:16 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal immigration)
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To: Squidpup
Any cute stewardesses on the flight?
11 posted on 01/29/2009 1:46:23 PM PST by jla (Sarah! sarahpac.com)
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To: Squidpup
Don't know what it means in your case, but something similar happened to USAir in 2007. Computer related.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,284954,00.html
12 posted on 01/29/2009 1:46:27 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Bright and sunny today.


13 posted on 01/29/2009 1:47:09 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal immigration)
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To: Squidpup
Vanity - sitting on the tarmac on a USAirways flight from Houston. Pilot announced a "system-wide hard shut down." Anyone know what's up?

Some nimrod in coach was using a wireless connection to ask a question and it fried the avionics.

14 posted on 01/29/2009 1:47:48 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Squidpup
Is that a shutdown of systems on the aircraft or a shutdown of flight operations exterior to your aircraft?
15 posted on 01/29/2009 1:48:03 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Squidpup

How to you get internet access while sitting in an aircraft on the tarmac?


16 posted on 01/29/2009 1:48:19 PM PST by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: jla
Any cute stewardesses on the flight?

Yeah, but his name is Bruce.

17 posted on 01/29/2009 1:48:28 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK
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To: Squidpup

Just checked the FAA website, says 15 minutes or less delay. Longer delay (16 to 30 minutes delay) at SFO.

Otherwise, green lights across the board.


18 posted on 01/29/2009 1:48:46 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy (No greater friend, no worse enemy -The United States Marine Corps.)
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To: Squidpup
Pilot announced a "system-wide hard shut down."

Well, there you go. That clears that up /sarc

19 posted on 01/29/2009 1:49:08 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget (July 4, 2009 see you there))
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To: Squidpup

From isn’t as important as TO.

Where are you going?


20 posted on 01/29/2009 1:50:03 PM PST by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: Squidpup

21 posted on 01/29/2009 1:50:35 PM PST by Lucky9teen (This congress (repubics & dims) could Fu*k up a one car funeral.)
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To: Squidpup

I hope that doesn’t mean the terrorists have constructed a device to hack into the Department of Security’s CIP firewall to send messages over the FAA’s spectrum!


22 posted on 01/29/2009 1:51:17 PM PST by Demian
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To: Squidpup

I think it means that the entire system has been shut down, and it was quite difficult to do.

Your welcome.


23 posted on 01/29/2009 1:51:36 PM PST by PGR88
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To: jla; Squidpup
Any cute stewardesses on the flight?

..and do you have a camera phone?

24 posted on 01/29/2009 1:51:36 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Squidpup
How long have you been stuck there? Sorry to hear that.

Bush Airport?

25 posted on 01/29/2009 1:52:21 PM PST by Allegra ( VOTE, Iraqis! Election Day, Saturday, January 31, 2009)
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To: Squidpup

This happened to me about a year ago. It was along the eastern coast. They said it had to do with the computers. Sat in the plane for a while until they let us all off to wait. Pain in the neck, good luck.


26 posted on 01/29/2009 1:52:28 PM PST by beandog
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Pilot announced a company-wide computer problem. Check your USAirways flights if traveling


27 posted on 01/29/2009 1:52:48 PM PST by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“Some nimrod in coach was using a wireless connection to ask a question and it fried the avionics.”

ROFLMAO!

Better stock up on blue fluid, dude.


28 posted on 01/29/2009 1:53:12 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
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To: Squidpup

I’m goign to take a shower.

Keep us posted with any updates.


29 posted on 01/29/2009 1:53:34 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: jla
Any cute stewardesses on the flight?

This is US Airways. They were cute when they were first hired...in 1975. ;)

30 posted on 01/29/2009 1:53:43 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: MARTIAL MONK
Yeah, male stewardesses* aren't something I enjoy.
The last few flights on Aer Lingus I've taken were fortunate to have some really pretty stewardesses. Irish gals can have very alluring eyes.
One on AE flight years ago there was a male stewardess, and he was a definite drama queen. Actually quite comical. But as with all people who make or serve me food and drink, I remain polite. Lest they do stuff to it. LOL
31 posted on 01/29/2009 1:53:43 PM PST by jla (Sarah! sarahpac.com)
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To: a fool in paradise

Maybe were YOU are, but not necessarily where others are going, including airline hubs. For example, bad weather in Chicago can delay flights EVERYWHERE because crews can’t get to their next aircraft, aircraft can’t get to hubs for further flights, etc.


32 posted on 01/29/2009 1:54:04 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy (No greater friend, no worse enemy -The United States Marine Corps.)
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To: Alouette

I ain’t squidpup ... but a Blackberry or other internet enabled “phone” will do the job right nicely.

If they’re just sitting there, no good reason not to use it.


33 posted on 01/29/2009 1:54:41 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Squidpup

George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH) Real-time Status
The status information provided on this site indicates general airport conditions; it is not flight-specific. Check with your airline to determine if your flight is affected.
Delays by Destination: No destination-specific delays are being reported.
General Departure Delays: Traffic is experiencing gate hold and taxi delays lasting 15 minutes or less.
General Arrival Delays: Arrival traffic is experiencing airborne delays of 15 minutes or less.

This information was last updated: Jan 29, 2009 at 9:54 PM GMT+00:00


34 posted on 01/29/2009 1:54:43 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I can't wait for January 20, 2013")
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To: Alouette

One can freep from their Blackberry and various other mobile devices without even having to power up the dang laptop...I do it all the time.

It also means that you can freep from your SUV while driving down the road at excessive speed..but you have to take your seat belt off to make it truely a neanderthalian experience.


35 posted on 01/29/2009 1:54:44 PM PST by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: Squidpup
"Hard" has a special meeting in the airline industry:

"Say, what's a mountain goat doing in a cloud bank?"

36 posted on 01/29/2009 1:54:47 PM PST by RobRoy (Islam is a greater threat to the world today than Nazism was in the 1930's.)
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To: jla

Only a cute little girl behind me kicking my seat


37 posted on 01/29/2009 1:55:19 PM PST by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: Squidpup
Do you have an extra pair of socks in your carry-on?

You know, in case it's a long delay.

38 posted on 01/29/2009 1:55:57 PM PST by Allegra ( VOTE, Iraqis! Election Day, Saturday, January 31, 2009)
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To: a fool in paradise

Maybe were YOU are, but not necessarily where others are going, including airline hubs. For example, bad weather in Chicago can delay flights EVERYWHERE because crews can’t get to their next aircraft, aircraft can’t get to hubs for further flights, etc.


39 posted on 01/29/2009 1:56:38 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy (No greater friend, no worse enemy -The United States Marine Corps.)
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To: GAGOP

That’s what happened to me on my flight to Canada on Dec 24th. The stewardess announced that a “bunch of Mexicans” were being held up so the flight is delayed.
You got that right..” a bunch of Mexicans”.


40 posted on 01/29/2009 1:56:46 PM PST by max americana
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To: Demian

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!


41 posted on 01/29/2009 1:58:25 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: Squidpup
Only a cute little girl behind me kicking my seat

Ahh, that's ok. Kids can make a flight enjoyable and not seem as long. And the kicking will keep you awake! LOL

42 posted on 01/29/2009 1:58:38 PM PST by jla (Sarah! sarahpac.com)
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To: Squidpup

From the US Airways website:

Cities Affected:
Ottawa, Canada (YOW); Toronto, Canada (YYZ); Montreal, Canada (YUL); Fayetteville, AR (XNA); Little Rock, AR (LIT); Hartford/Springfield, CT (BDL); New Haven, CT (HVN); Washington, DC (DCA); Washington, DC (IAD); Indianapolis, IN (IND); Lexington, KY (LEX); Louisville, KY (SDF); Augusta, ME (AUG); Portland, ME (PWM); Baltimore, MD (BWI); Boston, MA (BOS); Manchester, NH (MHT); Newark, NJ (EWR); Albany, NY (ALB); Binghamton, NY (BGM); Buffalo, NY (BUF); Elmira, NY (ELM); Islip, NY (ISP); Ithaca, NY (ITH); New York, NY (LGA); New York, NY (JFK); Newburgh, NY (SWF); Rochester, NY (ROC); Syracuse, NY (SYR); White Plains, NY (HPN); Akron, OH (CAK); Cincinnati, OH (CVG); Cleveland, OH (CLE); Columbus, OH (CMH); Dayton, OH (DAY); Allentown, PA (ABE); Erie, PA (ERI); Harrisburg, PA (MDT); Philadelphia, PA (PHL); Pittsburgh, PA (PIT); Scranton, PA (AVP); State College, PA (SCE); Williamsport, PA (IPT); Providence, RI (PVD); Memphis, TN (MEM); Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW); Burlington, VT (BTV)
Date Range:
1/27/2009 9:30 AM ET through 1/29/2009 11:30 PM ET
Revised Ticket Policy:
US Airways has relaxed ticketing policies for these markets, which are affected by bad weather. US Airways will waive the standard change fee, advance reservation and ticketing requirements for customers with travel to, from or through these cities on the dates above. See our revised ticketing policy below for rules and restrictions. Call 800-428-4322 for more information.
If US Airways service continues to operate to the affected destinations, you can make certain changes without incurring the standard change fee, advance reservation or ticketing requirements:

This page said that the info was posted today at 2:55p ET


43 posted on 01/29/2009 1:59:11 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy (No greater friend, no worse enemy -The United States Marine Corps.)
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To: PGR88
and it was quite difficult to do.

Made me giggle.

44 posted on 01/29/2009 1:59:26 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: Squidpup

Okay, nobody wants to tell you but you have a right to know.

Jack Bauer is on the case but the thug from Sengali has a machine that is making airplanes collide and you are on a hard shut down b/o that and because the President, who is a woman, won’t back down as she should as her advisors are telling her to {they are probably treasonous}

But not to worry,,Chloe is on the case and so is Tony, who is back from the dead.


45 posted on 01/29/2009 1:59:46 PM PST by cajungirl (no)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Yep - pulled out my Blackberry after they shut things down. At least the ac is on.


46 posted on 01/29/2009 2:00:35 PM PST by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: Mr. Jazzy

That was posted because of the ice storm, not any computer problems.

Sorry, should have posted that before the “Cities Affected” line.


47 posted on 01/29/2009 2:00:36 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy (No greater friend, no worse enemy -The United States Marine Corps.)
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To: Alouette
How to you get internet access while sitting in an aircraft on the tarmac?

Blackberry.

48 posted on 01/29/2009 2:00:45 PM PST by hattend (Sarah Palin has run a fishing business, a city, and a state. All Obama has done is run his mouth.)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Shutting down a plane “immediately” sounds like an operational problem.


49 posted on 01/29/2009 2:00:53 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal immigration)
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To: Squidpup

that stuff they’re going to serve you, it’s not chicken


50 posted on 01/29/2009 2:02:09 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Liberal media gloating makes me feel like reloading)
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