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Why was EI782 (DUB-LPA) rerouted to TFS today ?

  • 22-02-2020 9:40pm
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    EI782 from Dublin to Gran Canaria today was rerouted to Tenerife South (TFS). Anyone know why? Weather locally looks ok.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,348 ✭✭✭irishgeo


    coylemj wrote: »
    EI782 from Dublin to Gran Canaria today was rerouted to Tenerife South (TFS). Anyone know why? Weather locally looks ok.

    Thought I seen a report of poor visibility due to sahara sand.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,356 ✭✭✭✭TheDriver


    Calima which is effectively a sand storm. I think TFS closed too.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭NutmegGirl


    I’m in Lanzarote atm and some planes were rerouted to Fuerteventura around lunchtime , visibility was v poor at that stage
    Our hotel is v close to runway and we couldn’t even see the planes coming in, could only hear them
    There were 2 go arounds at that stage and they were diverted after that, one after 1 attempt and another after 2 attempts
    Sahara sand everywhere, eerie yellow light all day, but improved in the late afternoon. Locals say it’ll last most of week

    App tomorrow some flights are already cancelled, flying back tomorrow and waiting to hear if we’re affected
    Much windier than usual and the hotel have tidied away pool furniture. Haven’t seen that before so they’re obviously expecting bad weather tomorrow


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,219 ✭✭✭Gaoth Laidir


    Lowest visibility at Gran Canaria yesterday was 400 m, well below its CAT 1 ILS minimum. Lanzarote and Fuertaventura were 1200 m.

    Currently Gran Canaria is 2000 m.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,358 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato
    Golgafrinchan 'B' Ark


    Stayed in that Hotel Beatriz next to ACE once, nice place.
    Is the concern just visibility, or sand getting into engines etc?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,321 ✭✭✭Foggy43


    Have a look here at Lanzarote Airport.....if you can see anything currently that is.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Fi3INpot8&feature=emb_logo


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,358 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato
    Golgafrinchan 'B' Ark


    :eek:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭NutmegGirl


    Still here and acc to my flight tracking app 3 planes meant to be in Lanzarote sitting on ground in Fuerteventura again
    Visibility has disimproved in last couple of hours , was plenty of landings this am but have heard nothing in last while
    �� the dublin flight can land . Due in around 5 and is en route


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,219 ✭✭✭Gaoth Laidir


    Aer Lingus flight from Las Palmas to Cork has now been cancelled.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,321 ✭✭✭Foggy43


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 4,119 Mod ✭✭✭✭Locker10a


    Aer Lingus flight from Las Palmas to Cork has now been cancelled.

    The Aer Lingus Dublin to Tenerife has turned back mid air


  • Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭NutmegGirl


    Aer lingus have rescheduled the flight for tomorrow lunchtime weather depending
    It does seem the mornings are clearer as there was flights landing in ACE til lunchtime
    They were no help in the airport though, texted and emailed to let us know re cancellation but no one there to help with accomodation as was promised
    Our hotel was fully booked and couldn’t accommodate us, handling agents had reserved all spare capacity
    Most people had to book their own and there’s v little available on the island due to all the cancelled flights
    Hopefully it can land tomorrow
    Some flights took off around 6 pm


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,358 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato
    Golgafrinchan 'B' Ark


    If flights to take in the new arrivals can't get in, and the people due to leave on those flights can't get out, then the number of holidaymakers on the island hasn't changed! So the number of people overstaying should be balanced out by the number of new arrivals not arriving. Shouldn't be beyond the capability of those involved to come to the obvious conclusion.

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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 9,682 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tenger


    It shouldn't be beyond comprehension, but don't underestimate the ability of "system says no"

    Hard to know which guests who have booked are unable to land on the island, this hotels would be loath to release rooms that are already booked.


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