This morning my flight from Ohio into LaGuardia was cancelled. I started to watch the New York area airports on FlightAware and started tracking the international flights when JFK opened back up. There was a Korean Air Flight 81 from Seoul to JFK that circled, making racetrack patterns for about a half hour, along with a Japan Air flight out of Tokyo. Nothing was landing at JFK while they circled. Then the airport opened, the Japan Air flight landed, as did a number of flights from South America, Bombay, Istanbul and Amsterdam.
The Korean Air Flight 81 – january 3 — then broke its pattern and headed to Toronto, where it is now landing.
I am not in the aviation industry, just like watching FlightAware, and wonder if anyone would know why that would happen. Thanks ins advance.