Saturday's Jetblue Flight 193


#1

This flight was scheduled to takeoff from JFK at 11:45 AM Eastern and fly
non-stop to Las Vegas and arrive at 5:25 PM Eastern. But it took from JFK
at 11:55 AM Eastern, not out of the ordinary, but it landed in Denver at
4:12 PM Eastern. then resumed its trip to Las Vegas at 6:03 Eastern. Any ideas?


#2

jetBlue has had a lot of westbound diversions lately due to strong winds out of the west. Perhaps they were heavy on passengers and cargo so they had to go out light on fuel.


#3

This is quite likely the cause for the DEN stop. The jetstream continues to track mucj further south than is normal causing more disruptions of westbound flights.


#4

Jet Blue said in their analyst reprot that the adverse winds have been a real problem this year.

In late February their was a story in USA today about winds.

usatoday.com/travel/flights/ … usat_x.htm