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Delta 244 Diversion To JFK  
User currently offlineredtailsforever From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 107 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6877 times:

Does anyone know why Delta 244 (MSP-AMS) flew to JFK last night? Flightaware/live/flight/DAL244. Why did it fly so low at 21,000 ft? I noticed the JFK destination on flightaware, even before departure, so it wasn't the usual in flight diversion. I did check to see if there was any odd continuing flights out of JFK to AMS, but didn't see any.

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User currently offlinerivervisual From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6521 times:

scheduled equipment swap

User currently offlineredtailsforever From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6204 times:

Quoting rivervisual (Reply 1):

Thanks for the info. I hadn't seen that routing before, so it raised my curiosity. I wonder if there was a tech issue, that kept it at 21,000.

User currently offlinedavid21487 From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5921 times:

There were problems with the forward and mid lavatories that initially delayed the flight. MSP maintenance was unsuccessful in correcting the issue, so the aircraft and passengers departed for AMS with a planned flag stop in JFK for an equipment swap. The plane arrived at 2:22am and after an equipment change, departed for AMS around 4 this morning.

Not sure the reason behind such a low cruise altitude.

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