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Flight path, Sydney to Dallas

Family on flight, been watching all day. Why does the flight path swing north to San Diego and east to Dallas instead of the direct path over Mexico?

Just a swag, but it may be weather related. Assuming it was Qantas 7 QF7 from SYD-DFW, other flights were more direct.
Satellite shots from weather.gov showed some weather over Mexico, so they just may have gone around.
(disclaimer- no expertise, just observing)