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DL 1735 Route Pattern Klax To Phli  
User currently offlineWesternDC1010 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 327 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4089 times:

I'll be traveling on DL 1735 from KLAX to PHLI in the next few weeks. Looking at FlightAware for the flight's performance in the last 10 days, I've noticed it performing a zig-zag pattern before approaching the Hawaiian Island chain. This seems to be a daily occurrence. I've provided a link with the latest occurrence:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...5/history/20130909/2130Z/KLAX/PHLI

Does this pattern suggest that this would be some sort of ATC hold? I can imagine this happening every so often, but it seems to be happening day-over-day. Does anyone have insight into what could be the reason of this zig-zag pattern?

Thanks.

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Western DC1010

[Edited 2013-09-13 01:51:13]


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User currently offlinetb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1572 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

It's a flightaware-ism. It seems to happen where an a/c is entering a radar environment from a non-radar environment.


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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2414 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4010 times:

I doubt the plane is actually flying to the green line. i agree that it is unique to flightaware.


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User currently offlineroseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9464 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (10 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3918 times:

If I remember correctly flights to the Hawaiian islands from the mainland all fly to the same waypoints that are about 80 miles from the islands before turning toward the actual destination airport. This turn does not show up well on Flightaware since it is outside radar coverage.


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