It looks very similar to the July 13 track for that flight.
A few years ago we flew a BDL
trip on AA
. It took an hour longer than the normal flight, and we were happy because the departure from BDL
was delayed six hours due to storms in both the northeast and across the south/ center of the country.
When I got home, I checked the track on FlightAware. We had flown from BDL
to Toronto - across to Minneapolis over South Dakota and southwest to the corner of Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska - then south to near Lubbock and then to DFW
Throughout the flight we could see huge thunderstorms with tops much higher than we flew to the south, and eventually to the east. DFW
was a mess with late, delayed and cancelled flights.
I flew through a thunderstorm day like that back in 1974 - and it was the roughest flight I've ever been own. Always happy to fly out of the way to avoid such weather.
[Edited 2012-07-19 06:32:19]