SuseJ772
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DL 114 Divert Back To ATL From BOS Area On 9/9/12

Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:38 pm

I took DL 114 from ATL to BCN on the 8th. Hopped in flightaware to check the details and noticed DL 114 on the 9th got all the way to Boston and then came back. Anybody have any details? http://es.flightaware.com/live/fligh...4/history/20120909/2120Z/KATL/KATL

Just to throw it out there it was an A330. I kid I kid. Just teasing all those people since the AF crash who think the 330s are the verge of falling out of the sky.
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RE: DL 114 Divert Back To ATL From BOS Area On 9/9/12

Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:05 pm

They went down to 20,000ft for the entire flight back to Atlanta. I have to assume that they lost a Pack or something that would force them down to 20,000ft. You can't fly ETOPS on 1 pack, but you can fly over land.
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SuseJ772
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RE: DL 114 Divert Back To ATL From BOS Area On 9/9/12

Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:55 pm

Interesting. Strange they diverted to ATL instead of JFK. Also interesting that they circled in Atlanta. Would think 4 hours would burn enough fuel to land right away.
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wingnutmn
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RE: DL 114 Divert Back To ATL From BOS Area On 9/9/12

Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:29 pm

Descend down to FL200 was probably to burn fuel but could no go lower due to DC airspace. Most likely the plane was needed back in ATL to cover another rotation after mx was completed or because ATL had the replacement airplane or crew.

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ScottB
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RE: DL 114 Divert Back To ATL From BOS Area On 9/9/12

Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:46 pm

Quoting suseJ772 (Reply 2):
Strange they diverted to ATL instead of JFK. Also interesting that they circled in Atlanta. Would think 4 hours would burn enough fuel to land right away.

Well, if they needed to burn fuel anyway, they might as well divert to ATL since it's probably easier to find a replacement aircraft and get the maintenance work done there.

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