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Delta Reroutes Flights As Solar Storm Hits Earth

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Delta Air Lines Inc. said Tuesday that it was rerouting some transpolar flights between Asia and the U.S. to avoid the impact of the largest solar storm in almost a decade. The Atlanta-based carrier said some flights to Detroit and Minneapolis-St Paul from Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul took a more southerly routing on overnight flights, though a spokesman said planes flew faster to keep schedules intact. Tuesday departures from the U.S. were expected to follow similar routes. Airlines… (online.wsj.com) More...

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canuck44
the interesting part is that which is not stated. If you look at the westbound CX tracks from ORD and those of UA they appear to have been altered to the South but tail winds play a big part, particularly on the west to east legs which regularly take advantage of more southerly routes.

It is far easier to route a few flights to the south than answer public misinformation and have to then listen to the lawyers trolling for "victims" (real or imagined) at 1-800-RAD-E8TE.
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 0
I believe another hair fell out on the way back from Hong Kong. What's that number again?
BoeingFan59
Troy Raiteri 0
I checked all Tuesdays flights from DTW to MSP on Delta and they all took a more North route...
Derg
Roland Dent 0
In the UK they run "Northern Lights Tours" on a big round trip way up and back again to 55N..very popular. Of course most times they see nuttin...LOL.