airbazar
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TAM Diversion To BOS Last Spring: Why?

Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:16 pm

What route would possibly make BOS a diversion airport for TAM? I'm stumped.

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JoePatroni
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RE: TAM Diversion To BOS Last Spring: Why?

Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:13 pm

I would assume it's a JFK diversion. Makes sense to me.
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RE: TAM Diversion To BOS Last Spring: Why?

Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:23 pm

Quoting JoePatroni (Reply 1):
I would assume it's a JFK diversion. Makes sense to me.

Only if JFK and all other airports in the area were closed for some reason. This flight had to go past a bunch of airports on the way up from Brazil, including JFK itself, in order to divert to BOS.
 
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RE: TAM Diversion To BOS Last Spring: Why?

Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:40 pm

Probably was holding for JFK, NYC airport shut down due to WX, diverted to BOS due to fuel. Makes perfect sense to me.

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RE: TAM Diversion To BOS Last Spring: Why?

Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:56 pm

This past summer TAM diverted both their morning arrivals to BOS from JFK due to a line of thunderstorms passing through NYC in the morning hours.
 
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RE: TAM Diversion To BOS Last Spring: Why?

Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:55 pm

Quoting jcarv (Reply 4):
This past summer TAM diverted both their morning arrivals to BOS from JFK due to a line of thunderstorms passing through NYC in the morning hours.

I suppose it makes sense. We get a lot of WX diversions from TATL flights but it's very unusual for us to get diversion from the south or west.