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BA flight divert "due to “mandatory security”. Expaination pls

Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:25 pm

Can someone provide a clue to this pls.

http://thebasource.com/british-airways- ... diversion/

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Re: BA flight divert "due to “mandatory security”. Expaination pls

Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:32 pm

FLight landed at 1am at Istanbul and departed shortly after 3am. Could it be a passenger was removed from the flight?
 
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Re: BA flight divert "due to “mandatory security”. Expaination pls

Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:42 pm

The BA source also has the BA123 LHR-DOH diverting to Athens due to ATC restrictions in Iraq on the same date.
I would suggest that the 2 diversions are probably linked.
 
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Re: BA flight divert "due to “mandatory security”. Expaination pls

Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:43 pm

"Mandatory Security" to me conjures up images of fighter jet escorts and being told to land. :ugeek: Interesting they flew as far south as the southern Turkish coast around Antalaya before turning north and back tracking all the way to Istanbul in northern Turkey.
 
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Re: BA flight divert "due to “mandatory security”. Expaination pls

Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:21 am

Media is drowning it out but there was a US strike on Iraqi militias
 
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Re: BA flight divert "due to “mandatory security”. Expaination pls

Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:09 am

I flew DXB-LHR yesterday, 13MAR. The flight routed over Saudi Arabia, Egypt and up the Adriatic, taking more than 8 hours and about an hour longer than usual for DXB-LHR. The crew gave the reason for the longer than usual routing as "airspace restrictions".
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Re: BA flight divert "due to “mandatory security”. Expaination pls

Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:16 pm

speedbird52 wrote:
Media is drowning it out but there was a US strike on Iraqi militias


Which was in response to a strike on US airbases
 
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Re: BA flight divert "due to “mandatory security”. Expaination pls

Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:34 pm

speedbird52 wrote:
Media is drowning it out but there was a US strike on Iraqi militias

Apparently there's a bug going around, or something.
 
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Re: BA flight divert "due to “mandatory security”. Expaination pls

Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:22 pm

Bricktop wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
Media is drowning it out but there was a US strike on Iraqi militias

Apparently there's a bug going around, or something.


And a hunt for toilet paper.
 
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Re: BA flight divert "due to “mandatory security”. Expaination pls

Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:42 pm

smokeybandit wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
Media is drowning it out but there was a US strike on Iraqi militias


Which was in response to a strike on US airbases

Which strike? Was there another one or are you talking about the Iranian retaliatory strike?

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