UA 870 on 25 March 2017 Strange Route Diversion

Old Mar 25, 17, 4:35 pm
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UA 870 on 25 March 2017 Strange Route Diversion

Half way across the Pacific according to FlightAware
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/...030Z/YSSY/KSFO
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Old Mar 25, 17, 4:42 pm
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The little bump in the flight path?

Could have been avoiding a bit of weather
or
the flight path data is unreliable during the long overwater sections -- that is the cause of the glitchy data. very common.
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Old Mar 25, 17, 6:24 pm
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Hope everybody was buckled up when the Captain turned hard right while slamming on the brakes to do that 180 :-)

Yeah, looks like the display algo was caught between showing the default straight line when no known data was available, and some flaky data on a path a bit SE. So it switched back and forth a few times.
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Old Mar 25, 17, 8:33 pm
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Originally Posted by exwannabe View Post
Hope everybody was buckled up when the Captain turned hard right while slamming on the brakes to do that 180 :-)
Must have used the e-brake
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I was on 870 yesterday. It was in fact a little bumpy in stretches.
More importantly, will the passengers get credit for the extra mileage? :-)
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Old Mar 26, 17, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by Goaliedad30 View Post
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More importantly, will the passengers get credit for the extra mileage? :-)
Asking the real question here.
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Old Mar 26, 17, 8:27 am
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Flightradar24 is better.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/f.../ua870#cd838b3
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Old Mar 26, 17, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by Goaliedad30 View Post
I was on 870 yesterday. It was in fact a little bumpy in stretches.
More importantly, will the passengers get credit for the extra mileage? :-)
I tried that once but the answer was "we did not charge you extra for the extra flying so let's call it even"
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