Simply up to date at 1:00 pm to replicate there at the moment are three diversions we simply realized of, together with two at this time. Because of readers Elizabeth S., Mark B., Nico, and Kevin C. for his or her enter and assist with at this time’s updates. We welcome and respect your ideas!

Along with at this time’s flight diversions at Hawaiian and United, we had been apprised of extra Hawaii flight diversions at Alaska Airways and Southwest Airways. These are proven beneath.

At the moment’s Hawaiian Airways Hawaii flight diversion.

Hawaiian Airways A330 Flight 3 from LAX to HNL diverted this morning, returning to Los Angeles about 2 hours after departure. At the moment, it’s nonetheless on the bottom. We aren’t certain if the flight is constant to Honolulu or has been canceled fully. Reader Nico reported this was attributable to a mechanical difficulty. Coincidentally, editor Jeff was on the Hawaiian flight from LA to Honolulu simply two days in the past.

HA Flight 3 diverted from Los Angeles to Honolulu today

On July 22, Hawaiian additionally suffered a mechanically prompted flight diversion en route from San Diego to Maui.

At the moment’s United Airways Hawaii flight diversion.

First, the United Airways flight from San Francisco to Honolulu by no means made it to Hawaii at this time. As an alternative, the captain turned the Boeing 777-200 widebody airplane again to San Francisco. This was the second United Airways Hawaii-related flight diversion in two weeks. As you’ll see within the tally we’re protecting beneath, there have been a seemingly uncommon variety of Hawaii flight diversions very not too long ago.

This flight, UA1509, departed San Francisco at 5:18 pm native time and was headed throughout the Pacific when one thing critical occurred. The airplane arrived again in San Francisco, at its start line, at 8:02 pm.

It was reported to us however stays unconfirmed {that a} passenger could have suffered a harmful well being state of affairs ensuing within the diversion. Mark B. reported the “Motive – obscure particulars a few traveler who was mentally sick and his conduct was changing into erratic.”

Kevin C. added, “I used to be on UA1509. The man boarded and tried to take an Economic system Plus seat (22B) in entrance of me. Apparently he had no luggage and was fairly shifty. The woman assigned to that seat got here and made him return to his seat 46K. 1.5 hours into the flight he received as much as the door 2 left lav. Quickly there have been ~4 crew across the lav and moments later he stumbled out and fell to the bottom. The crew had been inspecting the lav with their flashlights and I noticed one crew with the smoke detector panel within the galley. They ultimately received him buckled into 16F and you would hear him shouting and cursing the entire approach again to SFO. Surprisingly he received off the airplane with no resistance (after all, to the tune of different passengers booing him) and we received $60 vouchers.”

The United airplane was within the air for simply 2 hours 44 minutes from takeoff to touchdown. That’s lower than the roughly 5 hours and quarter-hour wanted to reach in Honolulu. So it was not on the midway level but, when the choice was made to return to San Francisco.

Two weeks in the past, the opposite UAL flight diversion incident was of a special medical nature. An obvious meals allergy prompted that.

Causes for flight diversions range enormously.

These flight diversions can happen for any variety of points, together with medical (each bodily and in any other case, associated to crew and passengers), climate, unruly exercise (which can or could not have been a element), and mechanical points. Somebody not too long ago even talked about that photo voltaic flares would possibly trigger extra mechanical diversions. Hawaii flights have ETOPS for mechanical issues since that is the world’s longest stretch of ocean with out diversion factors.

There have been twelve Hawaii flight diversions in simply the previous 60 days.

3 4 Alaska Airways flight diversions.

  • August 8 OGG-SAN. Mechanical trigger.
  • August 9 HNL-SAN. Mechanical trigger.
  • August 10 SAN-HNL. Mechanical trigger.
  • September 9 SAN-LIH.

3 4 Southwest Airways flight diversions.

  • July 25 KOA-LAS.
  • August 6 OGG-SMF.
  • August 15  OAK-OGG.
  • September 5 OGG-LAS.

2 United Airways flight diversions.

  • September 4 SFO-SIN (diverted to HNL). Medical trigger.
  • September 21 SFO-HNL. Medical trigger.

1 2 Hawaiian Airways flight diversions.

  • July 22 SAN-OGG. Mechanical trigger.
  • September 22 LAX-HNL. Mechanical difficulty.

Are you aware what prompted any of those flight diversions? Please tell us.

 

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