Declining "Cleared Direct to"


#1

Hypothetical:

I file an IFR flight plan from Aiirport A to Airport B, with two intemediate waypoints. I have IFR capable GPS. Shortly after departing Airport A, ATC clears me direct to my destination airport which will save me some time and fuel but, for a few reasons, I want to continue with my original flight plan. Is there any reason why ATC would not approve me to continue with the original flt plan?


#2

Try “I’d like to continue as per FPL” and see what the reply is. Could be lots of reasons why a route is denied or modified, so your question is very hypothetical.