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Old Jan 9, 18, 2:17 pm
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spades097
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
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I'll simplify this as much as possible. A center is going to climb you to cruising altitude, turn you a few times a long the way, and descend you back down. You might be turned for traffic, for spacing, for metering, because you're on a bad route, etc... Sometimes, centers may even start turning you to put you in a line hundreds of miles out if weather is bad en route or at your destination (e.g. Someone in Memphis is going to start putting you in a line for you to talk to someone in Kansas City who will eventually have you talk to someone in Chicago where you're actually going to).
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