Stackhouse007 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 420 posts, RR: 1 Posted (3 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4423 times:
I am currently on the flight from DFW to PSP and we just diverted to PHX due to weather. We are apparently taking some more fuel and then heading towards PSP. They aren't telling us much, except that they want to have this extra fuel because we will be in a hold for awhile.
AAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3471 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4299 times:
You landed at PHX with ~7k of fuel so you wouldn't have had much to hang around the PSP area before diverting. WX in PHX is much better than SoCal and the traffic is less. The new plan has you arriving PSP with ~15k of fuel. Plenty to hold and try approaches with yet still divert if necessary. PSP weather is 800 overcast, 4 miles light rain/mist. Approach minimums are 2300' (1823') - 3 miles vis. Legal to attempt approach(es), but not likely to see the airport.
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