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    It turns out, though, that a number of westbound trans-Atlantic flights are today taking this unusual southern route, apparently for weather-related reasons. It’s possible that Snowden could still be on the plane – perhaps his Russian handlers saw the flights diverting, knew Aeroflot would avoid U.S. airspace today and popped him on board. But it would seem that at least the flight path itself is due to weather and not, say, a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

    The link shows a number of other Havana bound flights from Europe taking similar paths.

    We will work, we will play, we will laugh, we will live. We will not waste one moment, nor sacrifice one bit of our freedom, because of fear.

    by Lib Dem FoP on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 10:15:57 AM PDT

    •  Yeah ... and with a trough in the east ... (2+ / 0-)
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      Shockwave, DRo

      the usual course would be flying straight into the teeth of the jet stream over both Canada and the US.

      “What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?” - Sherwood Rowland

      by jrooth on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 10:34:36 AM PDT

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