zrs70 wrote:I’m on DL flight 1258, LAX-JFK. We took a hard right just west of ORD and flew north to MKE. Captain came on and announced traffic holds over JFK.
We then continued east toward Fort Wayne. But we now are in a loop. Noticing other NYC bound flights doing similar.
Is it common to be in a holding pattern so far from the destination? Any insights as to what is going on between here and NY? My weather map doesn’t show anything particularly bad.
spacecadet wrote:In a lot of cases, airlines will just delay takeoff in cases like this, but maybe there was some reason why the pilots or dispatcher of your flight didn't want to do that this time. Maybe the weather was forecast to improve by now, but hasn't.
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