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  1. Andy
    Andy at |

    So why did this storm have so many unusual diversions and aborted flights? Surely there was notice of the general weather pattern in time for European departures to change their mind. Or did it intensify or change track much more quickly than expected?

  2. J.D.
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    I happened to see EK203 while it was in flight 05 Jan – definitely another ghost flight. It turned around near Ukraine, circled around DXB and then headed westward for a half hour or so before returning to DXB. I tracked it live for over an hour. Funny thing – it disappeared from the flightradar24 log soon after. Why would its flight be scrubbed from the record? The 06 Jan flight was canceled as well, but that seems even more weird – now two A380s of displaced passengers.

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    […] a small handful of flights chose to bail, either prior to diverting or after their diversion. Norwegian sent its planes back to Europe empty rather than try to finish […]

  4. Seth Miller
    Seth Miller at |

    And on Saturday another three flights left their airports in Europe, only to land a couple hours later after turning around because their terminal at JFK wouldn’t have a gate available. Ouch. http://blog.wandr.me/2018/01/divert-cancel-jfk-blizzard-debacle/?utm_source=FB&utm_medium=FB&utm_campaign=post