The recovery leg is usually going to occur irrespective of whether the airports are 10 miles apart or 110 miles apart. the primary exception being if the intended destination airport's weather doesn't improve so as to take approaches/landings. If the weather at the intended destinations is down for the count, the passengers off the diversions are often bussed the rest of the way, and the aircraft re-scheduled to operate other flights, which may necessitate a positioning ferry (empty) elsewhere. For example, if the PBI-JFK was supposed to then operate JFK-BOS and then BOS-ABC-XYZ, they might have ferried ISP-BOS and operated the rest of the aircraft's scheduled flights. Not always possible, as crew legalities are a big factor, and just one of the variables involved.
ATC delays from ISP back to JFK could have been something, awaiting a "gap" in the arrival stream...
Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3580 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4720 times:
Although i don't know first hand i have noted that the weather at the 3 NYC airports(EWR, JFK, and LGA) can be very different at the same time. I believe the concorde was diverted to EWR a few times because visibility at JFK was poor
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17091 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4681 times:
Quoting Usairways85 (Reply 2): I believe the concorde was diverted to EWR a few times because visibility at JFK was poor
That's because JFK is so close to the open Ocean, having worked and gone to College on the Jersey shore I can tell you the weather can be dramatically different near the beach compared to five miles inland. Big thing is fog.
Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2713 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4500 times:
The weather here in the NYC-area is incredibly nasty. Somehow, our STT-EWR flight on CO today managed to arrive 20 minutes early at 6:30 PM - however, the descent and landing were a real doozy - we were sliding and bumping all over the place! When we walked into baggage claim, the majority of flights were either delayed by a couple hours or canceled outright.
Apparently, many arriving EWR flights were diverted into LGA or JFK. They didn't tell us any details about the situation while on the plane, but they made about twenty announcements to remain seated and to expect severe turbulence.
Lairyliam From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4024 times:
Quoting STT757 (Reply 4): That's because JFK is so close to the open Ocean, having worked and gone to College on the Jersey shore I can tell you the weather can be dramatically different near the beach compared to five miles inland. Big thing is fog.
Exactly same thing happened on the isle of man this afternoon unfortunately at the same time as most of the a/c were due back in.....
Still it has to be expected this time of year....
Maybe one day the isle will get CAT III gear and all the operators that come in here will have all the a/c and crews ready for it to....
RJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3671 times:
Well, I wasn't so much referring to why Florida flights got diverted there, but a lot of transatlantic flights were diverted there. I was wondering why they decided to go to IAD over BOS or anything north of NYC.
Loggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 669 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3671 times:
I was flying from PVD to IAD last night (4/2), and we were pretty late because of the weather. Upon arrival, in the H pad, there was an AZ 777 and a DL 767, JFK diversions, I'm pretty sure. This was about 11:45 at night, so I assume the crews of both planes had timed out, and neither carrier had flight crews for those airplanes in IAD that could repo up to JFK. I guess the rest of the diversions had gone by that time.
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