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VS09 LHR-JFK Diverting To BOS Now  
User currently offlineA340Crew From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 277 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5959 times:

VS09 LHR to JFK (A343) is now diverting to BOS. Any one have any idea why?

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User currently offlinePlateMan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 922 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5939 times:

There are massive storms going on right now in the region...been pouring on Long Island for the last few hours..thunder/lighting.


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User currently offlineTommy212 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5892 times:

yea i would assume that would be the reason its diverting, listening to ATC hardly anything has left or arrived into JFK for a while from any of the northern routes.

User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5594 times:

VS45 diverted to SWF as well.


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User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21529 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5533 times:



Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 3):
VS45 diverted to SWF as well.

Wow, I didn't expect SWF as a diversion airport.

-Mir



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User currently offlineBA777ER236 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2006, 278 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5459 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 4):
Wow, I didn't expect SWF as a diversion airport.

Yep, along with Windsor Locks (BDL), they are both perfectly suitable and considered frequently by long haul pilots operating into JFK, EWR and BOS.

Cheers


[Edited 2008-08-14 23:48:08]

[Edited 2008-08-14 23:49:07]


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User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21529 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5307 times:



Quoting BA777ER236 (Reply 5):
they are both perfectly suitable

From a runway standpoint, sure. But the facilities at SWF, particularly for international flights, are pretty minimal.

-Mir



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User currently offlineBA777ER236 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2006, 278 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5245 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 6):
But the facilities at SWF, particularly for international flights, are pretty minimal.

Yes, but generally we wouldn't disembark passengers at the diversion airfield unless there was no prospect of departing again before the crew went out of hours.

On the whole, these would only be used as 'fuel' alternates. This means that it would only be used if diversion was unforeseen. If the likelihood of a diversion was high before departure out of LHR, then we would load fuel for a 'commercial' alternate which would have the facilities that you are talking about. A 'fuel' alternate is used for just that. The idea would be to 'splash and dash' i.e Take on fuel, complete the loadsheet, file a flight plan and then fly back to the original destination, assuming it is open/suitable again.

Normally we wouldn't carry fuel for a 'commercial' alternate because that would often mean carrying significantly more fuel. On an 8 hr flight we would burn roughly 32% of that fuel just to carry it. So if we carried an extra 3 tonnes(metric) of fuel on a 777 just to cover a 'commercial' alternate then we would burn a tonne of it just to accomplish that. Today, that would be an extra cost of approx $1300!

What they do have is either a US Customs post or an arrangement with a local office so that the aircraft can clear customs at first point of landing or have it officially deferred until arrival again at the original destination.

Cheers
 Smile



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User currently offlineBeeweel15 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5100 times:

Well it was a mess here at JFK.

All VS flight diverted yesterday.

VS45 to SWF
VS9 to BOS
VS25 to BGR


User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3393 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5045 times:

It was quite a mess at PHL as well but still PHL saw some JFK diversions as well

Caribbean Airlines
POS-JFK
Delta
SDQ-JFK
SJU-JFK
American Eagle
DCA-JFK


User currently offlineBeeweel15 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3806 times:



Quoting Usairways85 (Reply 9):
Caribbean Airlines
POS-JFK

Man thanks for taking care of them for me.


User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2432 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 4):
Wow, I didn't expect SWF as a diversion airport.

SWF is a common divert airport for EWR including both international and domestic flights. We rarely get JFK diversions however these past two days we've gotten quite a few!



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