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Ishrion
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Inaugural Frontier DFW-Branson Flight - Weird Routing?

Thu May 02, 2019 2:59 am

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FFT734

I'm assuming it's most likely weather... but the weather is north of DFW.

Why would the plane go south to Houston and then turn north? Congestion? It doesn't seem too congested though.

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Re: Inaugural Frontier DFW-Branson Flight - Weird Routing?

Thu May 02, 2019 3:12 am

Probably flew south to wait out that big derecho your image shows.
 
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Re: Inaugural Frontier DFW-Branson Flight - Weird Routing?

Thu May 02, 2019 3:19 am

My guess...aliens.
 
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Re: Inaugural Frontier DFW-Branson Flight - Weird Routing?

Thu May 02, 2019 3:36 am

They are called Coded Departure Routes (CDRs) they are used to get traffic moving during weather event. This one was likely used to get the departures out of the way of the arrival flows.

As you'll see other traffic to the area also had different routings:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ENY ... /KDFW/KSGF

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