Flight path Question


#1

Why would a jetliner fly away from its destination with only 100 miles to go? See flight path compared with planned flight path.

flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA5 … /KLAS/KSMF


#2

Most Class B airports have predefined arrivals that airliners follow. This flight just had to do a little manuevaring to join that arrival, in this case the FLUNK3 arrival (note the text in the route box).


#3

This one flew so far south that it joined the CZQ arrival plan.