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Have You Ever Had A Diversion?  
User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5278 times:

Hey all,
My question is, how many of you have been on a flight where you have been diverted. Do you mind it? Does it scare you? My diversions include DL PBI-CVG (diverted to LEX), and US PHL-SEA (can't remember where it diverted to)
All comments welcome.
Happy Flying!
PS-Did a search, couldn't find anything.


From YVR
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User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5277 times:

Yes,
I was not scared, just annoyed.

WN GEG-PDX, diverted back to GEG due to weather.

HP PHX-RNO, diverted back to PHX due to weather.

WN SEA-RNO, diverted to LAS due to fog.

CO IAH-ORY, diverted to EWR due to mechanical.

Kitty Hawk SEA-PDX, diverted to MHR due to weather.



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User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5269 times:

It's annoying got diverted to Palmy North on a flight to Wellington due to fog, it was for a school trip and we had to be bussed to Wellington, which was disorganised.


Qantas, Still calling Australia Home.........
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3708 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5269 times:

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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3772 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5258 times:

The only time we were ever diverted...we were diverted home.  Silly We were flying PHL-DTW on NW & because of thunderstorms, diverted to CMH, which was our final destination anyway.

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5246 times:

Hate diversions for if I wanted to be in that city I would have booked my flight there and got off the plane.

Diversions in first class are a bit better but I've had some very lengthy trips where we didn't want to be due all to weather.

RSW to IAH ended up in MSY for 3 hours.
GSO to IAH ended up in MSY for 3 more fun filled hours.
SEA to IAH didn't leave SEA for almost 7 hours.
SNA to IAH ended up on CRP for 5 hours.
TPA to IAH held for an hour then diverted to SAT for gas and go.



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5225 times:

Wayyy back in the day, i believe it was an NW MD-80, we were going MSP-SEA and we had to divert to Fargo because of a medical emergency.


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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5218 times:

AUGUST 1994

LAX-GUA-SJO on a UA 757....we needed a technical stop over in MEX for a refuel because apparetnly there were some refueling problems in LAX which meant we would not have enough for LAX-GUA

JUNE 25TH 2004

CDG-GVA flight was diverted to LYS because GVA runway was closed to to a debris...stayed trhere an hour and flew back to GVA.... only 15 minutes !



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User currently offlineJM017 From Jamaica, joined Jun 2002, 1227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5202 times:

I was diverted once,

WN BWI-ISP diverted tp PVD

The weather was bad, and the flight had more turbulence than I thought an aircraft could or should tolerate. the pilots tried and failed to land twice before giving up and diverting to Providence. I wasn't scared, but i was annoyed. The flight was already over three hours late and i had a long trip to Queens from Islip to look forward to after landing.



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User currently offlineUnited737522 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5191 times:

A few times:

DEN-IAH on CO - AUS
DEN-ORD on AA - MKE

Both were weather


User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6037 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5185 times:

I've had less than 20. In fact, I had one today.


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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5179 times:

DL SLC-CVG...ended up in Casper, Wyoming (don't know the appreviation) because of a heart attack on board. Had 15 minutes to make my connection in CVG on to GSO. Last flight of the night to GSO (arrived around midnight...maybe a bit after) Even had to ride to bus out to Concourse C. I made it...even my checked bag made it. Was I impressed...  eyepopping 

User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5176 times:

BEY-ACC diverted to ABJ and had to spend a night cause of low visibility
CAI-BEY (MS) Wheels problem
BEY-ACC diverted to TUN mechanical failure



Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineAirWest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5158 times:

PHX-MSP on a NW A320. Diverted to FSD due to weather in MSP. Kind of pissed me off because we missed dinner with some friends at PF Changs b/c we were sitting on the ground in FSD. But, what do you do? Sometimes things happen.

Zach


User currently offlineShanderawx From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5151 times:
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Yes,
in 1982, on a flight from Billings to MSP via Fargo, back to Fargo because of very bad weather (and I was very glad we diverted, because I felt we might have crashed landing at MSP

Also, in 1994, Miami to Buenos Aires, because of fog, diverted to Cordova, chance to meet people on the flight, not a bad experience


User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5143 times:

Quoting Jeremy (Reply 1):
Yes,
I was not scared, just annoyed.

WN GEG-PDX, diverted back to GEG due to weather.

HP PHX-RNO, diverted back to PHX due to weather.

WN SEA-RNO, diverted to LAS due to fog.

CO IAH-ORY, diverted to EWR due to mechanical.

Kitty Hawk SEA-PDX, diverted to MHR due to weather.

Oops! forgot one!

Kitty Hawk MHR-SEA, diverted to BFI due to fog.



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User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5137 times:

I've had one, and I actually enjoyed it!

Here's my trip report about it: QF557: BNE-BNE (by Q330 Sep 9 2004 in Trip Reports)

-Q

[Edited 2006-03-01 12:06:53]


Long live the A330!
User currently offlineVatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5129 times:

Way back in the day, Piedmont 727 CLT-BNA-DEN, diverted to INT (Winston-Salem, NC) due to cabin pressure. We sat on the ground in Winston-Salem for about 3 hours while they fixed the plane, then continued on to Nashville and Denver. Luckily we didn't have to connect in Nashville, it was the same plane to Denver.


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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5099 times:

I was heaed to Kansas City and diverted to Omaha a couple of years back on a Northwest DC-you-know-what. There was a thunderDunder over MCI so we sat at OMA for an hour, then headed downriver to KC.
safe



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User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1985 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5087 times:

I have had two:

The first was JFK to Zurich on a Swissair DC-8 in 1968; we were diverted to an airport in Germany, either Frankfurt or Munich (I was only 8); a few hours later, we were able to fly on to our original destination - a half-hour flight on a DC-8 was quite an experience!

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The second was a flight from Zurich to Amsterdam, on board a KLM DC-9-14 in 1970. We were diverted to Rotterdam because of fog and had to take an airport bus to Amsterdam, making for a very tiring journey.

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User currently offline747LUVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5063 times:

Way back....Dec 21 1981...was diverted from CLE to CAK, due to CLE closing b/c of heavy snow...I was just a kid at the time. However, it was not much better and our a/c became stuck in the snow on the taxiways upon landing into CAK....they pulled a ladder truck up to us to deplane...back in the day....(flying in from FLL)

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5060 times:

Several . . . . especially flying around in Alaska . . . .

Outside Alaska, the last was on CO2 from GUM-HNL-IAH. Diverted to ABQ waiting for weather to clear in IAH . . . . three or fours hours on the ground there on a CO DC-10 . . . . back in 97 or 98 . . . don't remember exactly.


User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5059 times:

Diversion no, but returned to base. GB Airways LGW FAO, got 2/3rds there and it turned around. Hydraulic problems. Pilot said we could land OK, but wouldn't be able to take off again as no-one has the part he thought they needed in FAO. Good excuse for a couple more G+T's anyway.


Breakfast in BHX, lunch in FAO, dinner in TIP, baggage in YYC.
User currently offlinePSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5048 times:

I have been on a few mid-flight diversions. A couple of warning light issues
that required immediate attention.

But most of my diversions were due to weather.

I have been on diverted aircraft trying to land at a fogged-in SAN too many
times. Although, each time we were diverted to LAX and then bused down.

I do know that when SAN is closed, some carriers will divert to PHX or LAS.
You can't really be bused in from there. That would be more of a nightmare
IMO. It's a lot easier to be only a few hours delayed than having to wait
until the fog lifts the next day.



fly high, pay low...Germanwings!
User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5041 times:

In late 70's. flying UA 727-100 SFO-BOI in January, tried approach in BOI, but went back to RNO due to fog in BOI. Love those inversions!
Got to RNO about 8pm, left early AM. Stayed at Howard-Johnsons ( I guess, I was 7 or 8).
Interesting trip. I still vividly remember the RNO terminal then.



"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
25 Phuebner : I have never been in diversion, but here in San Diego Fog becomes a problem and I know that airlines have diverted to other surrounding airports and s
26 BNE : Over 100 flights and I finally got my first diversion this year. Flight was scheduled from ADL-BNE; but ended up landing at Sunshine Coast Airport (MC
27 UAalltheway : Just one for me: US Airways flt. 53 (I'm pretty sure it was 53) CLT-MCI over thanksgiving.. emergency landing in Nashville, TN due to cockpit fire whi
28 DENplanenut : Only time was flying from DEN-CLT on USairways Flight 120 on June 29, 2001. Before leaving DEN, the captain informed us that it was necessary to make
29 Navairjax : US CLT-JAX Circled for about 45 min due to a thunderstorm sitting over the airport. Went to SAV for about 2 hours finally into JAX at about 1:45 A.M.
30 RichardBHX : Yep! April 2004, flying on a CO 737-500 from EWR to STL. It was the first day of the baseball season, and George W.Bush was in STL with Air Force 1 fo
31 PHLBOS : Last summer: CO PDX-IAH (diverted to SAT) due to weather issues at IAH (just after Katrina hit; Houston had an unrelated thunderstorm). We sat at a ho
32 Post contains images Lamedianaranja : New Years Day! It was bad enough having to leave Venezuela on the 31st because my dad was in the hospital but still we had champagne on the upperdeck
33 Babybus : Me and a friend were off to Lloret de Mar for a boozy weekend. We expected to be clubbing on Friday night but as we were about land at Gerona, the cap
34 Swissgabe : ZRH - ATL on 743 back to ZRH because of technical reason
35 Broke : Had two diversions and one almost. The first diversion occurred on a L-1011 I was jump seating on (1977??). We were flying from MIA to LGA when we sta
36 ZKEOJ : We were on QF5 from SYD to FRA via SIN and BAH on a B747-300. It was the day Saddam invaded Kuwait, and since the planned route went directly overhead
37 AirScoot : MEM-LAX on NW in winter 1996. The guy in the row (seat) in front of me had a grand mal seizure over ELP. We diverted to ABQ to let him off. Funny thin
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