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Why Is SFO-LHR Taking Such A Southerly Routing?  
User currently offlinefca767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1786 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

This flight has also been delayed 2 hours and taking a very south routing, I don't see any weather sigmets.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW284

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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3360 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3314 times:

I'm sure it's winds aloft. Almost always in situations like this. Yesterday's flight took a similar routing, according to Flightaware.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlinefca767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1786 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3308 times:

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 1):
I'm sure it's winds aloft. Almost always in situations like this. Yesterday's flight took a similar routing, according to Flightaware.

Cheers,
Cameron

Thank Cameron, yeah i thought i'd take a look just now, it seems winds are from north further up but in their favour further south, but only by about 30 knots  


User currently offlineunattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2342 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3268 times:

jet stream this evening.




Slower traffic, keep right
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17152 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3110 times:

It has to do with the winds. Flew SFO-AMS that day and had a similar routing. The winds were really strong, at times we flew at 703 mph!


Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19260 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3064 times:

When I flew LAX-LHR, we flew across US to around MCI before heading towards YYZ and YYT and then across the Atlantic.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineFlyingHollander From Netherlands, joined Jul 2011, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

I just flew PHX-LHR and it was also a very southern routing. Because of the winds. It was also quite a bit shorter than scheduled.


If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much.
User currently offlinefca767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1786 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 3):
jet stream this evening.

Thanks for the pic, what link is that from   It looks better up north though, although i cant see canada and i saw a north to south jet stream in one of the other websites.


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