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DL Flight Diverted?!?!  
User currently offlineBill From Switzerland, joined Jun 1999, 69 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

Can someone explain the news below ?!?! Nice is not on the Zurich-Atlanta route ?
78 passengers only !!!! That's a very bad load factor !

Zurich-Atlanta flight re-routed to Nice after fuel leak

NICE, France, Jan 19 (AFP) -
A US Delta Airlines plane with 78 passengers on board made an unscheduled stopover in Nice Wednesday after a fuel leak, airport officials said.

The Boeing 767 en route to Zurich, Switzerland to Atlanta, Georgia jettisoned part of its fuel off the nearby Mediterranean resort of Cannes before landing safely.

All passengers were to be put on a Nice-New York flight Thursday morning and then on to their final destination, airport management said.


Bill

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User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4914 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2660 times:
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"78 passengers only !!!! That's a very bad load factor !"

Well, it is in the middle of winter and in the middle of the week. The period between mid-January and mid-February is probably THE slowest travel period of the year...Both AA and CO have reduced frequencies on their ZRH-NYC runs during this period as well....

BTW, the 763ER involved was N174DN...


User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

There's a good chance they were taking a southern routing, or wanted to be over water when dumping/leaking fuel.


"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineLongbowPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2623 times:
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maybe they were leaking fuel, and needed to have it fixed. Longway to run out of gas right?



User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

I noticed the Skymiles news Delta is trying to get more people on the market between ATL and ZRH to get double mileages. My friend is going to fly in March. Maybe ATL-ZRH is not good market. I don't know why. I'm surprised that 78 pax Delta is hurting to expenses fuel burning on a long range!


Stuart




User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

Strange. Wonder why they decided on NCE? It's way south of the great circle route. Even with a southerly route back to ATL, I don't think that they would stray that far south.


UAL


User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

Probably also had something to do with the fact that DL flies to NCE, and was able to have the aircraft serviced and the passengers accomodated.


"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2531 times:
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Didn't 174 divert overseas a while ago??

JBLU


User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

so did the JFK-NCE flight go JFK-NCE-ZRH and then ZRH-ATL and the ATL-ZRH went ATL-NCE and NCE-JFK?

User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Why would they fly them from ATL to Nice, then back over to JFK, and then to ZRH? What a waste of money for DL if I understand it correctly...

User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

The flight originated in ZRH, not ATL. They flew them ZRH-NCE-JFK.


Hey Obama, keep the change! I want my dollar back.
User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2180 times:

Ok...I get it...I read this:
The Boeing 767 en route to Zurich, Switzerland to Atlanta, Georgia
it said en route to Zurich, but it was obviously a typo. So, that plane is probably being ferried to ATL and the pax on the NCE-JFK flight were reaccomidated to ATL and beyond I guess.


User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4914 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1904 times:
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The incident happened on DL 67 from ZRH to ATL yesterday and was diverted to NCE. The pax. are being put on a regular NCE-JFK flight today (Thurs Jan 20) and then onward from there.

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