MileHFL400
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LH 590 odd routing?

Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:10 pm

Just following this flight LH590 from FRA to NBO. It was flying down the Red Sea where it made a U turn around Jeddah and seems to be flying back up to Egypt at 38,000ft. Seems odd. Anyone know why? Or is it an FR24 error?
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jensona6
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Re: LH 590 odd routing?

Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:19 pm

Sudan Airspace closure might be the reason.
 
MileHFL400
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Re: LH 590 odd routing?

Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:21 pm

jensona6 wrote:
Sudan Airspace closure might be the reason.


True but I can see the daily BA flight coming through despite that.
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MGA86
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Re: LH 590 odd routing?

Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:21 pm

Sudan Airspace is closed, might have something to do with it.
 
flyinTLow
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Re: LH 590 odd routing?

Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:23 pm

Nah that deinitly looks like an inflight turn-back and most likely diversion to Cairo. My money is on medical emergency as Cairo probably has the best clinics in that region.
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flyinTLow
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Re: LH 590 odd routing?

Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:23 pm

Nah that deinitly looks like an inflight turn-back and most likely diversion to Cairo. My money is on medical emergency as Cairo probably has the best clinics in that region.
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QXfactor
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Re: LH 590 odd routing?

Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:23 pm

Maybe it has something to do with the closure of Sudan airspace for next 2 days? Maybe they didn't plan enough fuel to go around? Seems unlikely, but only other explanation is a medical or mechanical diversion - looks to be headed to Cairo.
 
MileHFL400
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Re: LH 590 odd routing?

Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:25 pm

Landing in Cairo passing through 31,000ft now
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Re: LH 590 odd routing?

Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:28 pm

The BA flight appears to have taken the detour while over Egypt, LH appears to have done the same but then turned around and appears to heading for Cairo now. A few upset holidaymakers.
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MileHFL400
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Re: LH 590 odd routing?

Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:32 pm

readytotaxi wrote:
The BA flight appears to have taken the detour while over Egypt, LH appears to have done the same but then turned around and appears to heading for Cairo now. A few upset holidaymakers.


Weird thing is they seems to have stopped their decent at 28,800ft
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SwissCanuck
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Re: LH 590 odd routing?

Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:51 pm

Flight now reported to be heading back to ... MUC ? Weird.
 
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Re: LH 590 odd routing?

Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:06 pm

SwissCanuck wrote:
Flight now reported to be heading back to ... MUC ? Weird.


Crew maybe short of hours now to make it to NBO but has sufficient hours to make it back to MUC, so better to return to MUC and turn the flight over to a new crew than to have an aircraft stranded out of position and have to find hotels etc
Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)

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