Checking on the status of FL 207 today from JFK-SFO, it's showing "diverted" to MSP since well over an hour before scheduled departure time. Scheduled to depart MSP-SFO the minute it lands. Anyone on this flight or near the gate to know what's going on? Is this normal? (Called DL and they can't tell me any more.) The sinister part of me wonders if this is an ingenious ploy to work around the SFO traffic management. For comparison, there's a UA flight departing at the same time that's backed up an hour (for now). Might they actually fly the route to MSP and hope to just skip the stop by the time the get close? Or has my imagination gone totally crazy? Update: So the MSP-SFO leg has now been delayed until 6 am. Just called DL and they gave the unsatisfying answer of "it needs parts. And fuel. And re-crew. But mostly parts." So, sadly/gratefully, they're not as devious as I was thinking, but still a strange situation.