TWA757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 181 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3433 times:
My gf is scheduled on US (Republic) 3422 tonight from PHL-STL. Right now, USAirways.com shows a departure delay of almost 3 hours on the first leg (RIC-PHL) and about 2.5 hours on the PHL-STL leg, due to "prior aircraft maintenance delay." Can anyone shed any light on if this delay is likely to stay in place as the flight time gets closer, and on the possibility of an aircraft substitution that might lessen the delay?
Thanks so much for any help anyone might be able to give.
HotelDJRomeo From Canada, joined Dec 2009, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3378 times:
Without having any insider information on this one, I would hazard a guess that the delay unfortunately won't go away.
US/Republic's dispatchers would likely know where/when aircraft will be available ahead of time, so I wouldn't expect them to 'magically' (and I'm not trying to sound rude, but I can't think of a better word) find another a/c to swap in.
It's also possible that this delay is the result of an a/c substitution somewhere up the line because of prior mx issues - and the 2 or 3 hour delay was the fastest they'll have another a/c available.
Apodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4448 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3351 times:
what this most likely is is the plane going into RIC was delayed for MX and there was a crew change in RIC, with the crew getting on the plane in RIC also doing the STL as well. Or maybe not even a crew change, but the same crew doing all the flights. If the crew is late out of RIC, you can't do anything about a STL delay unless you use a reserve crew, and that is not a situation where you would see a reserve crew used.
TheGMan From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 808 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day ago) and read 3174 times:
Quoting TWA757 (Reply 3): Thanks for the help! USAirways.com now shows the first leg (RIC-PHL) as canceled and PHL-STL as back on time, so I'm guessing they found an extra plane somewhere that'll be able to do the second leg.
I was just going to say that I just came from RIC and RIC-PHL was indeed cancelled.