Nick Benson -

Bad weather days in Chicago are often great plane watching days in Minneapolis. Case in point: this China Cargo 777F diverting to MSP in February, 2022.

Diversions are one of the most interesting parts of the hobby of plane spotting. Yes, they're a headache for airlines, airports, passengers, and crews, but weather, mechanical and medical issues are part of life for everyone, including aviation. While JetTip's smart flight alerts have always notified subscribers when unusual aircraft are diverting to their airport, many of our customers are interested to know when any aircraft is diverting, even if the equipment itself wouldn't usually attract any avgeek attention.

Today we're pleased to announce our subscribers now have access to two additional types of smart flight alerts:

  • Inbound diversion alerts (one notification per flight), for when any trackable flight is diverting to your airport
  • Multiple diversion alerts (one notification per event, so you won't get swamped), when multiple flights are diverting away from another airport

We're particularly proud of the multiple diversion alert product, which will be very helpful for getting an early heads-up on days when a nearby hub might be sending interesting diversions your way, even if the first few flights have been getting sent to other airports - think of spotters near Minneapolis and Milwaukee monitoring Chicago, Oklahoma City keeping tabs on DFW, or Boston watching JFK and EWR.

These alerts are available immediately to all subscribers - hop onto the website or the app and update your smart flight alert preferences to start getting them now. If you're not already a subscriber, sign up or get the app today.

Nick Benson

Nick lives in Burnsville, Minnesota with his wife and three children. He grooves on railroad and aviation photography, politics, geography, weather, and LEGO. He started JetTip's smart flight alert service in 2017, and is now a full-time avgeek. He can frequently be found atop a step ladder at MSP's Aircraft Viewing Area.