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UAL70 KLAX-KIAH 787 Now Cancelled For 6-6-2013  
User currently offlineandytb77 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 29 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4437 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

Anybody have info on the maintenance issue that would have cancelled the flight? It made the leg from IAH-LAX this morning. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N45905

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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5765 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3465 times:

Quoting andytb77 (Thread starter):
Anybody have info on the maintenance issue that would have cancelled the flight? It made the leg from IAH-LAX this morning. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N45905

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.


User currently offlineflood From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

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.


User currently onlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 584 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2977 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...

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User currently offlineflood From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 3):
And N26906 diverted to Austin last night.

The diversion was weather related but it did end up spending some 5 hours in AUS with UA showing a servicing delay. But from what I gather that doesn't necessarily imply a technical issue.

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 3):
Not a great 24 hours for the UAL 787s...

Unfortunately, so far I don't think they've managed a great 24 hours at all this month.


User currently offlineklwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2025 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2726 times:

Yes, an awful 24 hours for UA 787's indeed.

The 12:21 am flight from LAX to IAH was 2.5 hours late this morning.

One of the morning IAH-DEN flights was 2.5 hours late as well. Making the return to IAH from DEN an hour late as a result.

Then the cancellation of the 10 am LAX-IAH flight today.

God what a mess.


User currently offlineklwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2025 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2719 times:

And DEN-NRT starts in a few days. Let see how it goes.

User currently offline777ord From United States of America, joined May 2010, 494 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

We just crewed a 777 to operate in its place.. All is well.

User currently offlinevulindlela744 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

Hey 777ord......I'm trying to non rev on the 10 pm ORD IAH tmrw night. Is it still showing the 787 operating it? Any help would be appreciated

User currently offlineflood From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

Quoting 777ord (Reply 7):
All is well.

Yep! Save for your three cancelled flights, two AOG, the cascading delays and hundreds of inconvenienced pax... it's all peachy  


User currently offlineFlyHossD From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 865 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

Quoting flood (Reply 9):
Yep! Save for your three cancelled flights, two AOG, the cascading delays and hundreds of inconvenienced pax... it's all peachy  

Unfortunately, weren't all the five of the remaining 767-200s sent to storage in Goodyear already?



My statements do not represent my former employer or my current employer and are my opinions only.
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5765 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

Quoting FlyHossD (Reply 10):
Unfortunately, weren't all the five of the remaining 767-200s sent to storage in Goodyear already?

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.


User currently offline9lflyguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2172 times:

Quoting vulindlela744 (Reply 8):

Our system still shows 788. Enjoy.



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User currently offlineFlyHossD From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 865 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2094 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.
User currently offlineflood From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

To add to the list, N26906 operating as UA168 returned to gate and was subsequently delayed for 3.5hrs. According to a pax the "flaps were not functioning properly".

User currently offlineflood From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

To complete yesterday's activities:

N26906, which had returned to gate in IAH, returned to gate again operating out of DEN, was delayed for another ~2 hours and finally arrived back at IAH at 4:16 AM.

N27901, which was subbed early in the morning, was put on the schedule again later in the evening to do UA135/20 IAH-LAX-IAH and was delayed out of IAH for over an hour due to servicing.

N45905 still out of service at LAX.


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

Any rumor of "status warning lights" and not being able to clear them as the culprit?

Bring back ALL the B762's, all 10 of them. What a reliable and great airplane.



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