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’s also a cascade effect from other regions being too windy/bad weather. It was too windy in Minneapolis, so that plane never made it to Chicago type deal, *and now the Chicago flight is delayed*.

They don’t tell you this. It’s a lot easier to justify a delay because of your own safety than someone elses.

EDIT: In italics for clarity

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