Justplanecrazy From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 536 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4026 times:
Does anyone know roughly what percentage of flights are diverted because of a medical emergency on board or for technical problems.Or the average number of hours an airliner will fly before it is diverted ?.ive flown 65 times most long haul but ive never been on a flight thats been diverted.
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7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3957 times:
I remember flying ATA back in 1996 from IND. THe original flight(s) were IND-PIE-FLL (change planes at PIE--talking about history!). I think there were storms in FLL so they flew us to MIA and bussed us up to FLL. And to imagine that PIE was a "connecting" airport
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Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26855 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3719 times:
At a major US airline the overall diversion rate for all reasons is approximately nearly 1 in 1000 flights. This can covers everything from mechanical, weather and medical issues.
Obviously if weather hits a hub one can experience multiple diversions in one day, however other times the airline can go days if not a week or more without a single diversion.
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