Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2696 posts, RR: 5 Posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3784 times:
I was checking the status of CO's STT-EWR flight today (CO1883), and I noticed that it was scheduled to divert to SJU even before it took off. Out of curiosity, I then checked the other airlines flying from STT to various points on the East Coast, and I noticed that most, if not all, were diverting from STT to SJU before continuing on the rest of the flight -- this was the case for DL, US, AA, etc.
Anybody know what's going on down in STT requiring diversions to SJU? The most likely cause would seem to be a lack of fuel in STT, but I figured that somebody here on a.net would likely know for sure...
Yeah, I saw a few articles along those lines when I did a quick Google search, but I wasn't sure if something like logistics issues with fuel trucking/distribution for regular automobile gasoline would necessarily have a similar impact on jet fuel at STT...
NWADTWFA From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 162 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3401 times:
When I flew there last year on a trip we flew DTW-STT-SJU-DTW. Our trips was built with the fuel stop. All airlines were doing this and on that particular day we took off from STT and had to be vectored all over because of SJU traffic. The day trip ended up being worth 10:55 (for one day of flying).