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Tonight's heavy fog in Melbourne may continue according to BOM

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Melburnian1

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It remains to be seen if this gloomy weather prognosis will be correct:

Heavy fog descends on Melbourne

The fog has descended around Melbourne Airport, so it seems.

VA246 from ADL to MEL is showing as 'diverted' (VH-ZPA) and looks to be almost at CBR as is VA882, the 2035 arrival ex SYD as is the earlier VA242 from ADL normally due into MEL at 2055.

TT279 from SYD to MEL and TT279 ex ADL have been cancelled while QF487 from SYD is 65 minutes late and due into MEL at 2240. VA694 ex PER appears to be flying west now but south of ADL.

QF459 from SYD to MEL (1935 hours arrival) was cancelled as was QF631 ex BNE.

QF10 ex LHR and DXB seems to have been diverted to ADL but according to the QF wbesite, it only spent 11 minutes in ADL - which if true must be some sort of record if it in fact landed - and is due in MEL 130 minutes late at 2305, the operating aircraft being VH-OQI.

A great night to be an hotelier (accommodation not merely a bar) but not good for travellers if it continues tomorrow.
 

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About to drive home from my office in Tullamarine.. This fog reminds me of living in CBR.
 

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Just went outside. Getting very foggy here in Melbourne. Looks like it will probably be chaos today.
 

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Will it be foggy tonight ?
Not at this stage.




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My flight, QF636 was also cancelled last night due to cabin crew coming on an inbound flight being diverted to CBR and no replacement cabin crew could be sourced. Sat in QF636 for about 75 minutes before the announcement to cancel. I got to almost finish one whole movie as QF streaming was active on the ground. Flew out on QF600 this morning.
 

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I saw this thread a few days ago and thought this couldn't possibly affect me BNE-SYD today. Could it?

Guess what? Spent an extra 30 minutes in the air due to MEL fog delays from earlier in the day. :confused:
 

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I saw this thread a few days ago and thought this couldn't possibly affect me BNE-SYD today. Could it?

Guess what? Spent an extra 30 minutes in the air due to MEL fog delays from earlier in the day. :confused:
When MEL gets foggy, we like to share!
 

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I saw this thread a few days ago and thought this couldn't possibly affect me BNE-SYD today. Could it?

Guess what? Spent an extra 30 minutes in the air due to MEL fog delays from earlier in the day. :confused:
Yes JohnK, Melbourne conspired for 3 days to ensure your flight from BNE-SYD was delayed! :p
 

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MrHyde, did you merely go to your MEL residence because of the overnight delay or did QF offer (or actually) accommodate you in a city hotel, or elsewhere? If so, where?
 

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MrHyde, did you merely go to your MEL residence because of the overnight delay or did QF offer (or actually) accommodate you in a city hotel, or elsewhere? If so, where?
Qantas did offer to put me up in a hotel, but I chose to go home instead. For me that was the easier option to get as much sleep as possible. I didn't want to wait around for a bus and then queue up for hotel check-in, etc.
QF gave me two cabcharges to cover the taxi fares. I don't know what hotels people were being put up in.
 

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Yes JohnK, Melbourne conspired for 3 days to ensure your flight from BNE-SYD was delayed! :p
Not Melbourne. But the powers to be conspiring is a different story and a definite possibility.

Got the trifecta today.

Late inbound aircraft at the last minute. From MEL?
After everyone boarded a lady asked to be offloaded as she was feeling ill. Waited ~15-20 mins for luggage to be offloaded.
And then in the air go slow from BNE air traffic control.
 
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