AA738NGX
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AA 25 Redirected , Fuel Or Emergency

Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:40 pm

Currently flying in my sim noticed my flight has been redirected, in the real world AA 25 BOS-LAX anyone know details?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL25
 
as739x
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RE: AA 25 Redirected , Fuel Or Emergency

Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:43 pm

A guess, but looking at the profile it's fuel (my guess). With holidays loads very high and some very strong headwinds between BOS and Indiana they may just not have the fuel to safely make it.

http://aviationweather.gov/adds/winds/
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bnatraveler
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RE: AA 25 Redirected , Fuel Or Emergency

Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:45 pm

Sounds like a passenger issue

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as739x
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RE: AA 25 Redirected , Fuel Or Emergency

Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:47 pm

Quoting BNAtraveler (Reply 2):

I stand corrected. Thanks BNA!
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B6JFKH81
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RE: AA 25 Redirected , Fuel Or Emergency

Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:48 pm

Quoting as739x (Reply 1):
A guess, but looking at the profile it's fuel (my guess). With holidays loads very high and some very strong headwinds between BOS and Indiana they may just not have the fuel to safely make it.

Yikes, taking a look at the winds at FL360, that's pretty nasty all the way from BOS to the mighty Mississippi...I would also think this is a standard winter tech/fuel stop.

http://aviationweather.gov/adds/data/winds/ruc00hr_225_wind.gif
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B6JFKH81
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RE: AA 25 Redirected , Fuel Or Emergency

Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:49 pm

Quoting BNAtraveler (Reply 2):
Sounds like a passenger issue

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Woops. Guess I was wrong too   
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N62NA
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RE: AA 25 Redirected , Fuel Or Emergency

Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:51 pm

Quoting BNAtraveler (Reply 2):
Sounds like a passenger issue

5BOS/INTMD LNDG AT LAS ETA1050 PSVC *1229*QSDWPC

Guess one of the pax decided not to make the connection in LAX for the short hop to Vegas and preferred a nonstop to LAS.  
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as739x
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RE: AA 25 Redirected , Fuel Or Emergency

Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:57 pm

Quoting N62NA (Reply 6):

Was is Alec Baldwin? Couldn't resist!!  
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AA738NGX
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RE: AA 25 Redirected , Fuel Or Emergency

Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:00 pm

Quoting BNAtraveler (Reply 2):

What does this mean? Sorry dont know in depth aviation details.

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 4):

This flight didn't hit FL 360 till around the midwest it flew mostly at FL 320.
 
as739x
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RE: AA 25 Redirected , Fuel Or Emergency

Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:03 pm

Quoting AA738NGX (Reply 8):

Check out my link. Winds down to 30K are still very nasty. Typical winter!
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