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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:28 PM
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Hey anybody in Denver, how is the weather?
Have a friend flying in to Tucson through there tonight and can't get through to the airline yet...any problems?
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:33 PM
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1. It's not bad at all relative to the last storm.
Last I heard the airport is still functioning.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:34 PM
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2. thanks!
wonder why I can't get through
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:39 PM
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3. All the weathermen need to be fired
Last time they said the blizzard would start 24 hours earlier than it actually did, and this time they said it would start later, and be worse than it has been. Why do we pay these guys?
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kstewart33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:42 PM
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5. 8 to 10 inches of snow is bad enough for me.
We may have a few more inches tonight and tomorrow. It will take a month to melt all this stuff away.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:43 PM
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6. Oh Please. The did pretty well IMHO.
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:27 PM
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13. My favorite was last night, when they said we'd get
7 to 14 inches, which when I looked out my window was about accurate. They get it right, once the storm is over..
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:41 PM
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4. They should be fine. The city is a hassle but the airport should be ok. nt
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:43 PM
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7. Snow packed but roads are clear...
Flights in should be ok... No driving east to Kansas, though.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:45 PM
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8. He can't divert to Albuquerque
Been snowing all day and there are no plows except on the highways.
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colorado thinker Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:52 PM
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9. I just shoveled 14" off my driveway - again
You don't need a health club membership if you live near the foothills. And March is the snowiest month!

Main roads are clear and airport is open but cancelling some flights.
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:04 PM
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11. So true about the club membership!
We just finished our driveway. Took two of us an hour. Tomorrow we will tackle the sidewalks. We live on a corner lot so that will be another hour or so.

I actually enjoy shoveling snow, but maybe not quite this much! ;)


:hi:
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:27 PM
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14. Me too, feels like all I have been doing is
shoveling snow. Haven't seen this much in years...
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:04 PM
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10. update
some flights are delayed - some parts of the airport not fully functioning? My friend's flight is running about one hour late, so far. Finally got through on airlines website - duh use the internets tubes - they don't clog with snow!
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:17 PM
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12. My daughter's flight into Denver has been cancelled twice.
She was supposed to fly in from Newark via Dallas last night and it was postponed until tonight. Now that flight has been cancelled. The American agent told her that the airport is closed and not accepting flights until Sunday. They put her and her fiance on a flight tomorrow to Colorado Springs -- we hope. We're visiting our daughter in Morrison and drove up yesterday with her sister and her fiance.

I think she was lied to. I can't find anything on the Denver news saying that the airport is closed. They've only mentioned some delays. :shrug:
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:28 PM
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15. the airport is NOT closed.... delays expected
United Airlines has cancelled about 15% of flights. Definitely NOT closed.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:06 PM
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16. check on the airline's website, I was looking on United, and there is some
blather about problems - arrive 3 hours early etc - also hyping for folks to take waivers or whatever they are called.

http://www.united.com /

there is a little menu in the middle of the page with updates oh here is a more direct link if it works:
http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6722,52060,00.html

ah here is the whole thing:

Denver snowstorm travel advisory

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United is monitoring the ongoing snowstorm and air traffic control conditions in Denver and is canceling some of todays flights. We continue to work to accommodate our customers and get them to their destinations safely and as soon as possible.

We encourage customers to follow the travel tips below:

* Check your flight status before heading to the airport.
* Only customers with operating flights should go to the airport. We also recommend arriving at least 3 hours before your flight departs.
* We encourage everyone flying in, out or through Denver to take advantage of United's ticket waiver and consider changing their travel plans. If you would like to re-book your travel, do so by using our EasyCheck-in Onlinesm service, or by contacting your travel agent or United Reservations at 1-800-UNITED-1 (1-800-864-8331).
* United's lobby in DIA will remain open 24 hours to assist travelers who have been impacted by this storm.

Please review the ticket waiver information below for a full list of travel options.
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Flight status

United strongly encourages customers to check the status of their flight before leaving for the airport.

Customers can check the status of their flights online or by calling 1-800-UNITED-1 (1-800-864-8331) for automated, up-to-the-minute flight arrival and departure information. To receive automatic updates via mobile phone, email or pager, register for United EasyUpdate service.

Ticket waiver information

Need to change your travel plans? Check out your options below.

Traveling to/from/through Colorado

For customers currently traveling to/from or through Colorado who would like to make one change to their return trip, rules and restrictions regarding standard change fees, advance purchases, day or time applications, blackouts and minimum or maximum stay requirements have been waived.




Flight status
Flight number

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More options

Will travel to/from/through Colorado

Customers who have not begun travel to/from or through Colorado may make one change to their travel plans without change fees or advance purchase requirements for the same itinerary. For a new itinerary, they can make one change without change fees. Rescheduled travel may be subject to higher fares if it does not meet original rule and booking-code restrictions or is a new itinerary.

Ticket waiver availability

This ticket waiver is available for customers traveling to/from and through Colorado. These revised policies apply to all tickets purchased December 27, 2006, or earlier. Original travel dates must be between December 20, 2006 - December 30, 2006, to/from and through Colorado on any United, United Express, TedSM or United code-share flight. Origin and destination cities must remain the same.

Customers with already canceled flights are eligible to apply for a full refund.

All changes must be made by midnight of the customer's original travel date. Customers may make these changes by contacting whomever made their travel reservation, or by calling United Reservations at 1-800-UNITED-1.
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