Airlines: Why Wild Weather Grounds Flights

The Eye of the Storm

Anyone who travels regularly knows just how frustrating it can be when a flight is cancelled or delayed due to severe weather like a thunderstorm, gale force winds or, heaven forbid, a blizzard. 

Believe it or not, the summer storm season is one of the worst with flights regularly grounded due to risks caused by turbulence, hail and even lightning. 

A recent electrical storm caused chaos at Sydney Airport - not to mention widespread complaints on social media - so Virgin Australia decided to explain why flights are often grounded in wild weather.
Source: Virgin Australia


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