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FR9045 diverted

Old 26th Jul 2021, 16:22
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FR9045 diverted

Yesterday FR9045 from BCN to STN was diverted to LTN. Anybody know why?
Fairly interesting route when they returned to STN - straight over the centre of Cambridge at 6000 feet - I'm guessing they decided to give the passengers a bit of sight-seeing to make up for the diversion?
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Old 26th Jul 2021, 16:48
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Does anyone really give a stuff?
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Old 26th Jul 2021, 17:03
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Try the spotters thread; you may get a more useful reply.
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Old 26th Jul 2021, 18:01
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Likely due to thunderstorm activity affecting the area as a number of inbounds were holding and departures stopped for a while.
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Old 26th Jul 2021, 22:36
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Yes, should have gone in to Spectators in the first place.
Thanks Musket90 for a possible reason. I looked at STN arrivals and didn't see a break.
Still curious about the route - definitely not the shortest and wondered about the additional fuel burn from a notoriously tight airline to take the aircraft directly over Cambridge at fairly low altitude.
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Old 27th Jul 2021, 02:31
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[QUOTE]Does anyone really give a stuff?

Well since you bothered to ask the question, the answer is yes.
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Old 27th Jul 2021, 08:19
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Maybe the route was to avoid bad weather between STN & LTN.
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Old 27th Jul 2021, 10:55
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When going from one airport to another nearby you can't just go where you please, ATC will have an input.
Positioned empty aircraft LUT to LHR a couple of times, one flight was about 9 mins the other was over 20 mins including once round the hold.
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