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UA84 - southern route ?

Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:53 pm

I just noticed UA84 is flying southern Atlantic route EWR-TLV, rather than standard NE route. I see that occasionally and wondered is it due to prevailing winds ? was that track requested by the pilots or UA flight ops, or dictated by some other powers that be ? Just curious.
 
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Re: UA84 - southern route ?

Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:55 pm

Probably got a good tail wind on the southern Atlantic route eastbound.
 
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Re: UA84 - southern route ?

Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:50 pm

Routings change daily due to wind conditions. There are some tropical systems which will contribute to tail winds in the tropics and its likely they saved some flight time as a result. The distance increase doesn't matter; its all about tail winds or still air vs headwind shortening the flight time.
 
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Re: UA84 - southern route ?

Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:52 pm

Ground speed is over 700 mph. A nice tailwind for sure.
 
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Re: UA84 - southern route ?

Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:53 pm

Already going 712 mph at 1h 43m in, according to Flightaware.
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Re: UA84 - southern route ?

Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:01 am

Close to Mach one across the ground. Wow.
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Re: UA84 - southern route ?

Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:19 am

DALMD80 wrote:
Close to Mach one across the ground. Wow.


Mach number a dimensionless measurement of flow velocity relative to the surrounding fluid. It cannot be referenced to the ground.

618 knots is a pretty high ground speed, but not that unusual.
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