andytb77 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 34 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4693 times:
United flight 70 from LAX to IAH was listed as delayed, but was just changed to cancelled around 11:00am Pacific. Equipment is 787-8, N45905. I guess this would only be an event worthy of discussion due to the aircraft type. United's website indicated it was delayed for aircraft maintenance, but now just lists cancelled. The plane can be seen on the ground at LAX on the webcam: http://www.cargolaw.com/lax_webcam2.html
Well, it sounds about par for the course: go somewhere and break. Apply MEL/CDL if able, fix if unable, then fly it home... and break. Board the plane with maintenance onboard, make people sit around, leave two hours late.
Just a day in the life of a UA 787, in my personal experience.
hkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3233 times:
Quoting flood (Reply 2): Don't know what the issue was but it's still stuck at LAX and the return was cancelled again this morning. Its scheduled afternoon IAH-ORD-IAH run has been substituted by a 767.
N27901 also went tech this morning and was swapped over to N26906 with a 2.5 hour delay.
And N26906 diverted to Austin last night. Not a great 24 hours for the UAL 787s...
FlyHossD From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 1108 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2350 times:
Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 11): Yes, and good riddance! Those planes were FAR too reliable to use in service!
Just kidding. Ship 154 had a broken PTV monitor in seat 5L up to the very end.
I'm not surprised by that; certainly any airline that's retiring aircraft isn't going to spend any more money than necessary on them. Nonetheless, the 762s filled in relatively well (along with reassigning 777s) while the 787s were grounded.
When I read that the 762s were being rushed off to storage, I knew it was too soon. By hey, that's just me - a product of decades of flight ops experience. What could any one like me know that a MBA doesn't know, too?
My statements do not represent my former employer or my current employer and are my opinions only.