Csturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1876 posts, RR: 3 Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2260 times:
Last night I flew ISP-MDW on WN. I think we departed on 33L (I thought I could see the NYC skyline out of my window as we banked away from ISP). We then turned to the west and flew out to the edge of Long Island, I looked on Google Maps and it looks like we turned to the south at around FOK (Francis S. Gabreski Airport) and then swung back around to the east onto MDW. I kind of thought this was a weird departure and when I looked on Flightaware, it looked like other ISP-MDW flights had the same departure (I didn't look at the other flights to compare). Is this normal, was that routing to avoid the JFK/LGA airspace as we climbed out?
An American expat from the ORD area living and working in Australia