There’s been an interesting fringe case happening with Delta 583 (Detroit DTW - Shanghai PVG) recently. Runway work at DTW has meant the 744 can’t depart with the required fuel load, so they’ve been making a stop at MSP for fuel.
Unfortunately, FlightAware hasn’t picked up on this nearly as well as some other large tracking platforms have. As of right now (9:30 AM CDT), DAL 583 is showing a Minneapolis stop on Google, FlightRadar24 and Delta’s site, but, just shows as DTW-PVG on FlightAware. No push notifications via FXML2, nothing on my 5:00 AM CDT poll of the FXML3 AirportBoard.
The same scenario happened a few days ago on Tuesday, September 12. While the other platforms picked up on the MSP portion of the flight early in the day, FlightAware didn’t handle it very well - the initial push notification had good info (if arriving later than news from other platforms did), but subsequent updates were all over the board.
What actually happened:
- Departed DTW 4:44 PM EDT
- Arrived MSP 4:59 PM CDT
- Departed MSP 7:09 PM CDT
Select data from FlightAware:
- Push notification at 3:45 PM CDT that DAL583 would arrive MSP Tue at 4:58 PM
- Push notification at 3:48 PM CDT that DAL583 would depart MSP Tue at 3:33 PM
- AirportBoards at 7:00 PM CDT report DAL583 diverted to MSP at 6:47 PM
- Push notification at 7:10 PM CDT report DAL583 departed MSP 7:09 PM
Pertinent Flight IDs for the September 12 DAL 583 flights: