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What happened here?

Why is there a random loop about halfway down on this flight:

ExpressJet 5712

What would cause this?

PERMALINK to Flight in Question.

Just an educated guess hereā€¦ going into JFK at that time of day, it was probably for spacing - too many planes approaching NYC airspace at one time.

Either that or the first officer wanted to see Atlantic City from 15,000 feet.

Spacing/sequencing.