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Why Is SFO-LHR Taking Such A Southerly Routing?

Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:07 am

This flight has also been delayed 2 hours and taking a very south routing, I don't see any weather sigmets.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW284
 
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RE: Why Is SFO-LHR Taking Such A Southerly Routing

Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:15 am

I'm sure it's winds aloft. Almost always in situations like this. Yesterday's flight took a similar routing, according to Flightaware.

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RE: Why Is SFO-LHR Taking Such A Southerly Routing

Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:19 am

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 1):
I'm sure it's winds aloft. Almost always in situations like this. Yesterday's flight took a similar routing, according to Flightaware.

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Thank Cameron, yeah i thought i'd take a look just now, it seems winds are from north further up but in their favour further south, but only by about 30 knots  
 
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RE: Why Is SFO-LHR Taking Such A Southerly Routing

Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:28 am

jet stream this evening.

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RE: Why Is SFO-LHR Taking Such A Southerly Routing

Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:41 am

It has to do with the winds. Flew SFO-AMS that day and had a similar routing. The winds were really strong, at times we flew at 703 mph!
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RE: Why Is SFO-LHR Taking Such A Southerly Routing

Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:05 pm

When I flew LAX-LHR, we flew across US to around MCI before heading towards YYZ and YYT and then across the Atlantic.
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RE: Why Is SFO-LHR Taking Such A Southerly Routing

Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:17 pm

I just flew PHX-LHR and it was also a very southern routing. Because of the winds. It was also quite a bit shorter than scheduled.
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RE: Why Is SFO-LHR Taking Such A Southerly Routing

Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:11 am

Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 3):
jet stream this evening.

Thanks for the pic, what link is that from   It looks better up north though, although i cant see canada and i saw a north to south jet stream in one of the other websites.

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