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  1. #1
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    Is anyone down in WDW now going to change travel plans due to Sandy? We are supposed to fly home to Newark, NJ Monay night, but I am debating on changing my flight to earlier in the day. Not sure if knocking it back to the morning or early afternoon will make much of a difference as the weather website says tropical storm conditions are likely all day. I would really hate to cut my vacation short a day and leave on Sunday
    O RiaO

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    I'm flying out Monday night, too. I haven't changed my plans yet. My husband has been watching the forecast back home and says Tuesday is supposed to be the really bad day. But Monday night is risky, I think.
    Sherri
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    The storm hits Monday night but the wind field is so large that travel conditions will be extremely difficult, if not impossible, all day Monday and Tuesday. Monday morning might be possible to get in, but once the afternoon gets here expect cancellations.
    Chris, aka Strmchsr
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    i am in wilmington de and they r saying winds from up 80 here last i heard n over 80 in the beach sections of jersey..
    Me and Goofy r Goofie for each other !!!!!
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    Yes, we were supposed to go home Tuesday morning but the only flight I could get out on leaves today at 5:30. Going home 3 days early
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katzateer View Post
    Yes, we were supposed to go home Tuesday morning but the only flight I could get out on leaves today at 5:30. Going home 3 days early
    Bummer! But the wiser course.
    Sherri
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    We rebooked to a 9 am flight Monday morning. Fingers crossed.
    O RiaO

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    Yep, I was supposed to leave Monday morning and I changed to a 7pm flight tomorrow. I'm not willing to gamble. The DC area comes to a screeching halt when bad weather hits. It is a bummer but at least the airlines and Disney have been very generous with waiving fees and refunding unused room nights.
    Natalie
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    Sunday night is slightly iffy, but I think it will be okay. Any time Monday will be much more of a gamble.
    Chris, aka Strmchsr
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    Was scheduled to fly into SWF (Newburgh,NY) on Tuesday, switched flight to Wednesday instead.

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    We have made it to Philadelphia. Ride a little bumpy and very interesting clouds along the way.

    One more train ride on Amtrak and we will be back in lovely Parkesburg around 11pm.

    Safe travels home everyone!!
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    Ugh, my flight got canceled. Booked through Jet Blue to Richmond at 8am this morning. Luckily Richmond is not too far from home. Hope DH doesn't mind the little surprise road trip I have waiting for him.

    Stupid Sandy...
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    Our 7pm departure is still a-go right now. Hoping we get in, prepared for a bumpy ride (which should be fun as DH is an awful flier and goes white when we hit turbulence). While being stuck for a few extra days at WDW is not the worst thing that could happen, we really want to get home with our dog and our family to weather the Frankenstorm together. The whole family was in FL for Hurricane Irene some of our extended family had to go over and pump tons of water out of MIL's basement.
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    Stupid Sandy ................
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    Well..I am canceled too. Tried calling United to no avail as they keep kicking me off the phone saying to call again later. Not sure if we should rent a car and attempt driving to Jersey, or sitting it out and try a flight on Wednesday, which ould be a nightmare. Stupid weather...
    O RiaO

    "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." ~Walt Disney

    First trip: 11/05-Pop
    Next trip(s): 9/12-CSR, 10/12-ASM & Swan,
    11/12-Swan & YC
    Pop x 4
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    Poly x 1
    WL x 1
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    SOG x 3

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    With the strength of this storm, Wednesday may not be much better. This thing could snarl traffic for a few days, but pretty much everything will shut down tomorrow and Tuesday. Tonight should be okay. Possibly some flights will be able to get in and out tomorrow morning.

    For those of you who do not deal well with turbulence be sure to check out the links in the "travel" section of the weather thread.
    Chris, aka Strmchsr
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    This is for those that are still down there trying to get to the tri state area

    From Newark Airport Flight Aware
    Good morning from FlightAware,

    Over 3,000 flight cancellations so far as a result of Hurricane Sandy -- details below:
    707 flights cancelled to/from/within the US today. Most affected is Newark (EWR), a United hub, with over 265 cancellations today.

    2,499 flights cancelled to/from/within the US tomorrow (Monday). Most affected is Newark (EWR), with 774 cancellations, second is Dulles with 428 cancellations, third is Philadelphia with 355 cancellations.

    Although most air traffic control towers will close when the wind reaches 60-70kts, the big factor that will result in early flight disruptions is mass transit shutdowns and the availability of airline and airport staff due to their need to prepare for the storm. For example, NYC MTA is planning a 7pm train shutdown this evening. Another big factor potentially affecting coastal airports is high tide; LGA is the most likely big airport to close (only 4ft above high tide), followed by JFK.

    United Airlines is expected to be most affected; they have hubs near NYC (EWR) and DC (IAD). United will be shutting down DC operations around 7-8pm tonight with a plan to resume flights sometime on Tuesday after 12p. United will be shutting down PHL and JFK/EWR/LGA operations tonight between 6-7pm with a plan to resume operations sometime after 6pm on Tuesday.

    US Airways will announce their cancellation schedule at noon today although their regional carrier, Air Wisconsin, has already cancelled flights on Monday at PHL and DCA. JetBlue is also deciding later pending determination of staffing availability.

    Every airline is allowing fee-free changes (and refunds in some cases) for itineraries potentially impacted by the storm. The best way to make flight changes is on airline websites; call centers are typically overwhelmed during major events.

    We expect the number of flight cancellations for tomorrow and Tuesday to rise considerably throughout the day and will send another update this evening.
    I'll update when they post a change.
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    Our flight just got delayed until 8:30 pm. That places us landing in Philly around 11pm. Hoping we get in. Not looking forward to the prospect of being without power for a week but I want to be home.
    ~M.~

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    Gosh, we will never forget this meet. Stupid, stupid weather. . Can we have the 20th Intercot meet maybe during the Flower show in spring so we don't have to worry about hurricanes or tropical storms.

    Today would have been my day at the studios and I am really sad I had to miss it.
    We'll Go On....Off To Neverland

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    So sad that a lot of you had to cut your vacations short

    I was thinking If it was me, I would rather be stuck in WDW but I would be thinking of my parents and dog the whole time. Guess its better to head home early.
    Lindsey
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    Nov 08: SS
    Aug 09: SS
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    Aug '12: Pop
    Oct '13: OKW
    Feb '14: AKL
    Dec '14: AKL
    Feb 15: Beach Club
    Feb 16: BWV
    Oct 16: Aulani
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