PHL27RPhotog From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 77 posts, RR: 5 Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2636 times:
I'm trying to solve a mystery: Why did US 914, a 762 that was supposed to fly PHL-MUC, file PHL-MDT last night? It looks like it actually did fly the route too. It took off about 8:15 and landed at MDT about 40 minutes later. It couldn't have been a fog diversion if they filed PHL-MDT.
BatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 746 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2460 times:
The portion of flight 914 that flew into MDT last night (12/14/06) was SFO-PHL. The flight was holding due to weather in PHL and diverted to MDT for fuel and to wait out the weather. The aircraft was an A319 and not a 767.
Sometimes FlightAware shows the aircraft arriving at its original destination even though it was diverted. Not sure why sometimes you actually see the flight diverted and sometimes you don't.
On a side note...MDT picked up a lot of extra traffic this week due to the weather in PHL. US, UA, and NW diverted aircraft to MDT. Those aircraft included 757, A319/A320, DC9, and numerous RJ's.