UAL seems off to a great? start trying to maintain summer IAD schedules, what with the seemingly nightly line of thunderstorms passing overhead around 4-6PM.
Its B772 DEN-IAD flight 902 diverted for the second time in 3 nights, today to Harrisburg [KMDT], Saturday to Richmond. A flight 967 diverted to BWI.
UAL doesn’t make it easy for anyone trying to figure out where these MDT, RIC, and BWI flights are actually coming from, as the to-IAD portion may or may not match the flight number used into the diversion city. Of course, I find UAL maddening the way it uses flight numbers anyway. Same plane DEN-IAD-MUC service, for example may or may not have one flight number into and out of IAD, yet, they often use the same flight number for a route where you clearly have to change planes. To me, where there is the same plane, keep the same flight number. But, never use a single flight number anytime you have to change planes. Otherwise, it is simply confusing.