flyenthu
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Ek211 YYZ Stop on Jan 13

Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:25 pm

Hi,

Did EK211 (DXB-IAH) make a pit stop to refuel in Toronto on Monday (1/13) or was the stop in Toronto due to something else? The flight time to Toronto was a whopping 19 hr 29 min, according to Flightaware, which is more than the typical 16-17 hour flight to Houston. Also, the DXB-YYZ route appeared different as it is usually polar or through north of northern Europe but this flight was through Central Europe and north UK. Could this be due to avoiding Iranian airspace?

Any thoughts?

F/E
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Ishrion
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Re: Ek211 YYZ Stop on Jan 13

Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:26 pm

Iran.

EK221 DXB-DFW had a scheduled stop in ARN.
 
flyenthu
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Re: Ek211 YYZ Stop on Jan 13

Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:33 pm

Ishrion, probably. One interesting route of EK 211 recently, Sunday, 1/12, was heading east first and then north through Pakistan, Afghanistan and onto the poles. EK is still flying its planes through Iraq, which gives me a pause given that Iran has fired missiles at Iraq. Usually, they avoid conflict zones, no? I know SQ does not fly over Iraq.
 
billsalton92
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Re: Ek211 YYZ Stop on Jan 13

Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:52 pm

The YYZ stop was planned before the flight even departed.

https://twitter.com/TomPodolec/status/1 ... 91011?s=20

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