Thepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2800 times:
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.
PS-Did a search, couldn't find anything.
IAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4719 posts, RR: 25 Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2768 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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JM017 From Jamaica, joined Jun 2002, 1222 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2724 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.
"It's okay to cheat, if you just really don't like to lose."
GQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2701 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...
AirWest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2680 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.
Vatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 892 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2651 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.
Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 26 Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2621 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.
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Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1895 posts, RR: 3 Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2609 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!
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.
747LUVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 391 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2585 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)
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2582 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.
BHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2581 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.
PSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 972 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2570 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.
MtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2121 posts, RR: 1 Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2563 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 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