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FDX 628 Diverted To MSY  
User currently offlinetraindoc From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 412 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2382 times:

Was checking the KSAT activity this AM, and noticed FDX 628 listed as SAT to MSY (not MEM). According to Flight Aware, the flight was diverted from MEM to MSY, when it was just northeast of IAH. I assume it was an operational diversion, not an emergency diversion, since it was much closer to IAH than MSY. Can someone from FedEx enlighten on this?


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User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3242 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

It was probably an extra lift diversion. FedEx often flies routes that allow them to divert to another nearby airport if that station has some extra packages that need to be shipped and won't fit on the flight that station currently gets.

For example, I don't know if they still have this flight, but a DEN to MEM often flew south out of DEN over ABQ, and flew east over Texas/Oklahoma and then back to the hub. This flight could then divert if any of the stations nearby needed extra lift.

Lighten up while you still can, don't even try to understand, just find a place to make your stand and take it easy
User currently offlinechase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

I know that everything going into ATL is on ground stop now due to a radar outage. But I don't know if that's ATL-specific, or a Tracon thing. I also don't know if ATL and MEM are in the same zone...

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