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DL 1735 Route Pattern Klax To Phli  
User currently offlineWesternDC1010 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 332 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 14286 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:


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?


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

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User currently offlinetb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2064 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 14230 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, 2627 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 14207 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, 11166 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 14115 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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