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Jan 3. EK235 Dubai to ORD very odd flight path

Jan 3. EK235 Dubai to ORD very odd flight path

Old Jan 3, 16, 8:56 am
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Jan 3. EK235 Dubai to ORD very odd flight path

Can anyone shed some light on this very strange flight path which is currently in flight?

http://www.flightstats.com/go/Flight...ightNumber=235

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Old Jan 3, 16, 9:04 am
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Flightstats has very little coverage over that area (Central Asia) - the grey is the projected shortest path - the likely actual path was up straight through Iran into Central Asia/Russia - where it was picked up by Flightstats contributors for an actual path.

I think I know someone on that flight, so I'll ask them if I remember when they arrive
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Old Jan 3, 16, 9:08 am
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I think it's avoiding the bad winter weather in Western, and Central Europe. I'm not an expert, but I think the airspace is a mess at the moment.
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Old Jan 3, 16, 9:25 am
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I think it's avoiding the bad winter weather in Western, and Central Europe. I'm not an expert, but I think the airspace is a mess at the moment.
I thought the airspace was a mess because of rain over DXB
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Old Jan 3, 16, 9:29 am
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I thought the airspace was a mess because of rain over DXB
That to, but I'm in Europe now, and I can tell you for a fact I did some serious snow cleaning with an old fashion snow shovel at the cottage today.
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Old Jan 3, 16, 9:36 am
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Originally Posted by eternaltransit View Post
Flightstats has very little coverage over that area (Central Asia) - the grey is the projected shortest path - the likely actual path was up straight through Iran into Central Asia/Russia - where it was picked up by Flightstats contributors for an actual path.

I think I know someone on that flight, so I'll ask them if I remember when they arrive
Thank you - as do I - I will ask when she lands.
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Old Jan 4, 16, 4:21 am
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Flight avoided bad weather in Europe - routed straight up through Iran, Central Asia, Russia. Nothing untoward during the flight!
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Old Jan 4, 16, 5:41 am
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Just out of curiosity, I would be interested by seeing the flight path of all the aircrafts in the area ...
Europe being one of the busiest zone, it should have been quite a mess ...
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Old Jan 4, 16, 5:52 am
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Originally Posted by ioto1902 View Post
Just out of curiosity, I would be interested by seeing the flight path of all the aircrafts in the area ...
Europe being one of the busiest zone, it should have been quite a mess ...
http://flightradar24.com

Turn the history back a day and enjoy
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