Are you sure about that? A crew (or Crew Scheduling) knows whether or not they will time out BEFORE the flight pushes back. Even if headwinds caused the flight time to exceed what they were legally scheduled for, if you are legal to start your trip, you are legal to finish it.
My guess is that it was either a mechanical problem or a sick/intoxicated/unruly passenger that caused the diversion.
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 6521 times:
Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 9): Guys. It's crew. Trust me. Why would I just throw some random reason out there for the hell of it? And yes, it was planned.
Did the plane leave LHR late due to WX at JFK? If that's the case, DL probably figured it was better to run the A/C to BOS then CXL it due to crew rest. Or was it due to a crew disruption, i.e., sick crewmember?
It always amazes me that those without any information think they're more informed than System Ops of the airline.
BOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1995 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6402 times:
My curiosity is why they diverted to BOS due to timing out. I know nothing about the landing patterns but you'd think since the distance is so small that it wouldn't take much longer to land in BOS than it would JFK. Flying time is less than half an hour between the two cities not counting takeoff and landing.
BMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15833 posts, RR: 27
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6393 times:
Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 13): Which is why I'm leaning, simply from experience as an agent, and working in Ops for 14 months in CLE, that it's some kind of crew disruption.
That is a plausible scenario. If one of the three crew called in sick, they had to fly a route under 8 hours. So they go to BOS, where a second crew meets them to continue to JFK. If this is the case (I really don't know) then kudos to the airline for doing a good job when thrown a curveball.
Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
Alphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 583 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6342 times:
HAHA - wow some of you guys need to chill out.
Anyone ever find out the real reason? I would usually care less but this seems interesting. JFK is what...30min from BOS?
I doubt a crew time issue would have caused this. It looks like the flight was an hour late from its original departure along with an aircraft change from the planned 767-400 to a 767-300 - this may be due to a mechanical problem with the planned 764 and a 763 was subbed from another route, and the crew may have operated another leg before the LHR-JFK trip, and caused them to time out - I would bet good money this isn't the case but this would have made for a better argument than citing your limited experience in CLE ops or as a VS pax agent like it means anything here.
I still agree with some other issue other than crew timeout - even if you have stronger headwinds than expected, fuel would be more of an issue than crew. Crew have discretion, fuel doesn't.
All that being said, I would say its a weather related diversion and you guys can keep on going about who thinks they know more about something they know nothing about.