Why is this 777 (CX 806 on June 6 2017) zig zagging over the Pacific (and delayed by 2.5 hours in air)?

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    $\begingroup$ it's a bug in flightstats' visualization. Flightradar shows no such behaviour and says the flight will land approx. 30 min. in advance. $\endgroup$
    – Federico
    Commented Jun 16, 2017 at 14:00
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    $\begingroup$ My work site does not allow me to see images here, but looking up that flight in flight aware for June 6 does not show any deviations (and it landed 18 minutes early)... $\endgroup$
    – CGCampbell
    Commented Jun 16, 2017 at 14:06
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    $\begingroup$ It's not exactly the same question, but the reason is the same, and therefore I suggest to close as duplicate: Why do aircraft on Flight Radar 24 jump around randomly sometimes? Another possibility: Why did the Flightaware groundspeed readout suddenly spike for this flight? $\endgroup$
    – mins
    Commented Jun 16, 2017 at 14:58
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    $\begingroup$ @mins, you mean it isn't just the pilots having fun? disappointed... :) $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    Commented Jun 16, 2017 at 16:04
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    $\begingroup$ @FreeMan: Well.... they are having fun in reality, and they also need these tracks to spread their chemicals all over. But you also know... there is this little secret inter-government communication plan to convince people it's a bug in visualization software, using SE. Don't you receive your bonus when explaining the "bug"? Please keep all that under your hat. $\endgroup$
    – mins
    Commented Jun 17, 2017 at 12:41

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It's just a glitch. The most reliable public live flight tracking site is Flightradar24.com (but even it has bugs), and it shows that CX806 has flown in more or less a straight line and will be arriving early.


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