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Weird Routing Of EK212 IAH-DXB Sat 27th Nov  
User currently offlineacelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 821 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7531 times:

Just passing over head Lanzarote in the Canary Islands is A6-EWI on UAE212, routing shows IAH-DXB but why would it be so far South today? We are a LONG way down from the normal tracks across the Atlantic.
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User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21527 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7488 times:

Good winds over Northern Africa today as well as the lower North Atlantic, so they probably decided to take advantage.

-Mir



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User currently offlinekrsw757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7168 times:

We see this quite often during the winter months due to the winds. We get a few CO, EK, and BA flights from IAH cutting across the southern atlantic when the winds are this strong.

User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7399 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6414 times:

The North Atlantic jet-stream is unusually blowing north-south to the west of the British Isles before turning east over the Pyrenees and northern Spain:

http://www.wunderground.com/global/EU_2xJT_Index.html

I am no meteorologist but I am guessing the southerly route of UAE212 is to take advantage of the favourable component of the jet stream and to avoid the unfavourable component.

It is this unusual positioning of the jet-stream that is bringing unseasonably cold weather to much of the western side of Europe. So while the maximum day time temperature in Madrid in November is 13C the forecast is for 6C on Sunday.


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