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Strange flight route
On many flights I have seen the routes avoid politically unstable regions (e.g. the Ukraine last year), but AA is almost always flying a somewhat strange route between DFW and EZE (see attachment for the route my flight took EZE->DFW yesterday/today). This is adding several hundred miles to the trip and somewhere between 30 min and an hour to the trip (11 hours, used to be closer to 10.25). Seems like this should be costing them a lot of money. Do you know why they may be doing it?
Carlos is this only today or are you seeing this regularly? Could be just weather related if it is a one off situation.
[QUOTE=”Gaurav, post: 11708, member: 79″]Carlos is this only today or are you seeing this regularly? Could be just weather related if it is a one off situation.[/QUOTE]
It has been happening a lot. Tracking these flights (and the return trip, and other flights like MIA-EZE) this appears to happen in some 70-80% of flights (the other flights go a route closer to the geodesic).
Some years ago most flights to EZE flew over the Amazon basin, now they appear to prefer to skirt the Pacific coast of South America.
Very curious. I wonder if there are some significant savings in overfly fees.