catiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3485 posts, RR: 5 Posted (4 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2510 times:
Looking at some of the flights from the northeast to south Florida, there are some interesting routings to give Irene an understandably wide berth as she starts to make landfall in North Carolina and up the coast. In some cases it looks like flights are going almost 300 miles out of their way:
B6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2918 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2361 times:
Wow, those are definitely some interesting tracks!! Well, I guess there really wasn't an option as the storm pushed a lot of flights to take over-land routes that normally wouldn't. B6 normally uses over-water routes, in fact I've been on JFK-Florida flights where I couldn't even see land. So that pushed a lot of extra volume into (most likely) already crowded inland routes.
Nice catch catiii
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rfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2330 times:
Earlier in the week when the storm was over the northern Bahamas - everything headed to MIA, FLL, PBI was flying down to Tampa and then east across the Glades to those airports. Departures also taking that route.