I was on UAL694 from DFW to ORD May 16th and I was tracking the flight with my GPS.
The route was supposed to go from the OKM VOR to the EOS VOR in northeast Oklahoma, but it turned northward at OKM and then eastward to EOS. The detour took us just west of Tulsa and then turned just north of it. There was no weather in the area - just thin overcast way below. Any ideas as to why we would’ve been detoured?
The chart doesn’t show any airways going in that direction from OKM, and the route we took is obviously longer than the proposed route. Would a controller send a plane that far out of the way to resolve a traffic conflict? Maybe the pilots were avoiding known turbulence reported in the area?