Vanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 688 posts, RR: 4 Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4656 times:
DL5386 ATL-SBN has diverted to CVG due to an "uncontrollable over-block." At least, this is what the Delta agent I spoke to told me over the phone. I work in the industry, yet I have never heard this term and have no idea what it means. Does anyone - perhaps a Delta employee - have any information??
I would really appreciate it! I have friends on this flight!
Tlhgator From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4528 times:
The Uncontrollable Overblock usually refers to long ground time and long delays due to weather, and ATC issues...Today the weather in the ATL area hasn't been the greatest resulting in long delays, diversions and in some instance cancellations. Hope this helps
DurangoMac From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4279 times:
The flight is operated by ASA. Not sure what the reason was for the diversion.
The explanation of "uncontrollable overblock" refers to the fact the flight was late departing because the previous flight was late arriving, it basically is the same thing as late arriving aircraft that UA uses.