Csturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1448 posts, RR: 3 Posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1609 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?