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DFW Airport shut down
Star-Telegram ^ | 11-19-07

Posted on 11/19/2007 6:09:58 AM PST by Dysart

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport has been shut down this morning because of technical problems during one of the busiest times of day in what is typically one of the busiest weeks of the year.

A communications glitch shut down traffic shortly after 7 a.m. West side communications have been restored, airport spokesman Ken Capps told WBAP radio at 7:50 a.m. Ground stops were still in place on all flights departing for the airport, according to the FAA and flightstats.com. "Gate holds" and "taxi delays" are still in place on flights departing from D/FW, the FAA said on its site.

"Hopefully, East side communications will be back up shortly, and there will be minimal impact," Capps told the radio station.

The problem has something to do with the towers' ability to communicate.

Capps, told KDFW Channel 4 that problems started at about 7 a.m., causing ground traffic at the airport to back up. Some incoming aircraft were allowed to land, according to reports.

"About 7 a.m. the FAA control tower did lose communication for some reason," Capps said. "As a a precaution all aircraft were told to land. The west side tower has come up and we’re hoping the FAA will have the system fixed in few minutes,” Capps told Channel 4 at about 7:30 a.m.

"This falls into the same category as bad weather. We’re hoping it won’t last too much longer," Capps said.

To check on the status of flights, you can go to the airport's flight status Web site at www.dfwairport.com/flights/ . Images on KDFW showed airplanes idle on the tarmac.

Check back for details.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: dfw

1 posted on 11/19/2007 6:09:59 AM PST by Dysart
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To: Dysart

oh geez this will effect everyone flying everywhere


2 posted on 11/19/2007 6:11:15 AM PST by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: Dysart

wow, I just had a family member fly out of there yesterday morning. they lost his luggage.


3 posted on 11/19/2007 6:11:20 AM PST by television is just wrong (deport all illegal aliens NOW. Put all AMERICANS TO WORK FIRST. END Welfare)
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To: television is just wrong

Yep, bad timing for this.


4 posted on 11/19/2007 6:12:09 AM PST by Dysart
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To: Dysart

Is this Bush’s fault?


5 posted on 11/19/2007 6:12:45 AM PST by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: angcat

Most likely Bush’s fault. Hope the passengers have something to read.


6 posted on 11/19/2007 6:13:59 AM PST by Dysart
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To: Dysart

Just go to the Galleria or Hulen Mall and shop while you’re waiting for your flight. It’s all good...


7 posted on 11/19/2007 6:14:26 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: Dysart
DFW shut down? Geeze...anyone flying today had better plan to reach their destination late.
8 posted on 11/19/2007 6:14:45 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Wanna see how bad it can get? Elect Hillary and find out.)
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To: television is just wrong

They shut down DFW to search for his luggage?


9 posted on 11/19/2007 6:15:22 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

lol, no just glad he got outta there before it happened.


10 posted on 11/19/2007 6:18:13 AM PST by television is just wrong (deport all illegal aliens NOW. Put all AMERICANS TO WORK FIRST. END Welfare)
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To: Dysart

They shoulda used Duracell for those walkie-talkies instead of those cheap no-brand batteries.


11 posted on 11/19/2007 6:20:02 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: Gay State Conservative
..anyone flying today had better plan to reach their destination late.

..anyone flying today any day had better plan to reach their destination late.

12 posted on 11/19/2007 6:20:31 AM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Dysart

bimp!!


13 posted on 11/19/2007 6:21:57 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Dysart

I was wondering why there was a ground stop at Houston International. Don’t plan on actually getting somewhere for Thanksgiving this Wed. if you fly.


14 posted on 11/19/2007 6:27:15 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: driftdiver

you think they may have been using batteries made in china


15 posted on 11/19/2007 6:30:21 AM PST by mt tom (high in the sierras looking down into the garden spot of the world)
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To: Dysart

Thanks for posting. BTTT.


16 posted on 11/19/2007 6:31:56 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Dysart
The problem has something to do with the towers' ability to communicate.

Diehard 2?

17 posted on 11/19/2007 6:33:21 AM PST by jellybean (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=dailyfread Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: jellybean

The tower Whats that? its a big tall building in the center of the airport but thats not important right now


18 posted on 11/19/2007 6:42:38 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: kittymyrib

Gee thanks, I’m flying from Amarillo to Newark (thru Houston) this Wednesday. But then again, I usually fly on Fridays, so I’m just figuring that Wednesday will be like Friday, only with more tourists.


19 posted on 11/19/2007 6:44:12 AM PST by par4 (Scruting the inscrutable since the 20th century)
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To: al baby
thats not important right now

Surely, you can't be serious.

20 posted on 11/19/2007 7:22:10 AM PST by laotzu
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To: par4

My brother took a flight out of there last night. Thank Heaven this didn’t happen 12 hours earlier! Fortunately he made it here for this Thanksgiving visit without much delay.


21 posted on 11/19/2007 7:22:15 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: Dysart

They could use the antenna equipment in the new skywalk annexe.

Oh look, there’s a couple of guys painting ...


22 posted on 11/19/2007 7:43:29 AM PST by agere_contra (Do not confuse the wealth of nations with the wealth of government - FDT)
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To: angcat
Is this Bush’s fault?

Not Bush's fault directly. It is actually caused by Global Warming which IS Bush's fault because he refuses to sign or acknowledge either the Kyoto Accord or OwlGore's hysteria . . . . . er, panic . . . . . er, agenda . . . . . . er, MESSAGE!!

(Yeah, THAT'S it!)

23 posted on 11/19/2007 7:48:51 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: par4

Gee thanks, I’m flying from Amarillo to Newark (thru Houston) this Wednesday.


‘Rillo to Houston then Newark?...... I’d have thought one could have at least went NE to some location for a transfer rather than having to backtrack to the south. Anyways good luck and pack a snack.


24 posted on 11/19/2007 7:49:33 AM PST by deport (>>>--Iowa Caucuses .. 44 days and counting--<<< [ Meanwhile:-- Cue Spooky Music--])
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To: laotzu
Surely, you can't be serious.

And stop calling me Shirley!

25 posted on 11/19/2007 7:52:53 AM PST by ssaftler (Which Al is more deadly: Al Qaeda or Al Gore?)
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To: Dysart

I think there is a ripe opportunity for terrorists to attempt some form of disruption this holiday, either by overt acts of a predominantly forceful nature or the attempts of so called trial runs.


26 posted on 11/19/2007 7:54:03 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: laotzu
Surely, you can't be serious.

Of course I'm serious. And don't call me Shirley.

27 posted on 11/19/2007 7:54:24 AM PST by Centurion2000 (False modesty is as great a sin as false pride.)
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To: Eye of Unk; Dysart
I think there is a ripe opportunity for terrorists to attempt some form of disruption this holiday, either by overt acts of a predominantly forceful nature or the attempts of so called trial runs.

Boy. Good thing you got that on record! This way, if anything happens, we can say you told us so!

My predicition: Airline traffic is so stacked right now that any weather or equipmant anomaly severely disrupts the entire worldwide network. There will be natural and accidental disasters. There may be an earthquake in California. A drought may cause major disruptions in Texas. Some flooding will also occur somewhere else in Texas at the same time. The northeast will experience their first big storm of the year.

A ship will spill something somewhere.

Oh, and crazy islamists will do something.

Other than that, good times.

28 posted on 11/19/2007 8:01:31 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: al baby

Shouldn’t that be: “Stack ‘em, pack ‘em and rack ‘em.”


29 posted on 11/19/2007 8:19:50 AM PST by jellybean (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=dailyfread Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: ssaftler

Roger roger.


30 posted on 11/19/2007 8:34:26 AM PST by Vaduz (and just think how clean the cities would become again.)
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To: deport
I could use a different airline and go to DFW first, but since I live near Newark, Continental is the airline of choice and they use Houston as their hub.

When you fly as much as I do, you learn that the couple of hundred a year for the President's Club is well worth it, even if it's just for a quiet place to sit and read between flights.

31 posted on 11/19/2007 8:48:45 AM PST by par4 (Scruting the inscrutable since the 20th century)
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To: par4
UPDATE:
DFW Airport reopens after morning shutdown

No word on lost luggage.

32 posted on 11/19/2007 9:48:05 AM PST by Dysart
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