When flights get cancelled because of heavy winds / bad weather, why is it only e.g. 10% of all flights and not 100%? Isn’t either too dangerous so no plane can take off or it’s safe so they all can take off ?

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When flights get cancelled because of heavy winds / bad weather, why is it only e.g. 10% of all flights and not 100%? Isn’t either too dangerous so no plane can take off or it’s safe so they all can take off ?

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It might not be bad weather where *you* are; it could be bad weather at your destination or somewhere along your flight path. Or bad weather at a plane’s origin preventing it from getting to where you are. Planes going to other destinations wouldn’t face the same bad weather, so they don’t get cancelled.

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