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Did a Jet Blue flight just fly through Hurricane Fiona?

Did a Jet Blue flight just fly through Hurricane Fiona?

Old Sep 19, 22, 6:01 pm
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Did a Jet Blue flight just fly through Hurricane Fiona?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU1016

This has to be a major mistake. I flew into Rita 17 years ago on a NOAA plane, but I cannot imaging a passenger plane surviving this
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Old Sep 19, 22, 7:07 pm
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Jet Blue seems to confirm they flew pax through a hurricane
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Old Sep 19, 22, 8:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Unitedloyalflyer View Post
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU1016

This has to be a major mistake. I flew into Rita 17 years ago on a NOAA plane, but I cannot imaging a passenger plane surviving this
According to a very cursory google search it's not ideal but definitely possible:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/trave...ms/7885067002/
Can a plane fly over a hurricane?

Yes, it is possible to overfly a hurricane while staying away from the storm. Pilots check carefully for reports or forecast of turbulence when coordinating with flight dispatchers for selecting the route.
https://thepointsguy.com/news/can-pl...nd-hurricanes/
While Hurricane Florence was raging over the mid-Atlantic coast of the US, one particular flight caught the attention of aviation watchers. An Allegiant MD-80 operating between Bangor, Maine, and Orlando, Florida, took a shortcut over the top of the hurricane while all other flights went around the edges. This raised some eyebrows, but it was perfectly safe.

Allegiant Airlines 2237 flew well above Hurricane Florence on Friday, September 14, and was not affected by the storm, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Paul Takemoto.
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Old Sep 19, 22, 8:41 pm
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I wouldn't recommend it for Fiona. Likely were intense updrafts and cloud tops over 40K ft.

I was forecasting it tonight (I am a tropical meteorologist)
GW McLintock and 757FO like this.
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Old Sep 20, 22, 7:04 am
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The highest they got was 37,050ft and were at 34/37K for 2.5 hours,

I flew over hurricane Marilyn in 1995 on September 18th JFK-SJU and the pilot even pointed out the storm, though he had FA's seated as a precaution. The category 3 storm had already left the island, landfall on 9/16. The hotel had just gotten power back and the rainforest was closed for an entire week, from what I remember.
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Old Sep 20, 22, 9:01 pm
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A few years ago, Delta famously flew a plane into Hurricane Irma...
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