On July 29th, this flight was already at least 2 hours late out of YUL heading for PHL. Apparently, the flight left YUL with a little too much fuel, and had to inflict a self-imposed delay on itself of at least 20 minutes. Watertown VOR seemed the most out-of-way place to allow something like this to happen.
You know its a bad day when you plan for a delay so much you cause even more delays when you get your departure release sooner than expected. I wish I could say this is the first time I’ve seen this happen.
DM - ZBW