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Delta Diversion Question  
User currently offlineVanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 684 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4461 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!

Vanguard


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User currently offlineTlhgator From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4333 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

User currently offlineAviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4133 times:



Quoting Vanguard737 (Thread starter):
perhaps a Delta employee

I have never heard the term "uncontrollable overblock" before, but it's a cool sounding expression! Should be the name for a band.

Or a medical condition.


For the record, DL 5386 is not operated by Delta. It's a Connection code share. Maybe try asking the actual airline involved.


PS



Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
User currently offlineDurangoMac From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 739 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4084 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.


User currently offlineBigSaabowski From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4000 times:

It diverted to CVG after developing a mechanical problem in flight.

User currently offlineVanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 684 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3988 times:

Thanks for the responses - I appreciate them!

I realize it was a regional code share, but I still don't understand how the diversion and change of planes in CVG was tied into the mix.

But I am glad I now know what "uncontrollable over-block" is!  Smile

Or as we would code it at United: LTRN.



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User currently offlineTWAL1011727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

"Uncontrollable overblock" is too many airplanes scheduled for a given amount of time.
ASA in ATL is famous for this especially when you to stuff 4 airplanes to 1 departure gate area.

KD


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