Re: TWA & regular "unscheduled" refuelings in Gander

Date:         08 Feb 99 02:49:25 
From:         "John Weiss" <jrweiss@seanet*NOSPAM*.com>
Organization: Seanet Online Services, Seattle WA
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The FAA allows what is called a "planned redispatch."  Essentially, the
flight is dispatched to an intermediate field, though fuel is loaded to get
to final destination under most foreseeable circumstances.  If the fuel is
above a certain preplanned quantity at the redispatch point, the flight
continues to the final destination; if not, it lands for refueling.

I suppose it's possible TWA et al cannot load enough fuel to make it past
the redispatch point (Gander, in your example) with a near-full passenger

John R. Weiss
Seattle, WA
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