L1011Lover From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 972 posts, RR: 15 Posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3559 times:
...I just came back from a turnaround today, and landed at FRA at around 17:15 (16:15UTC)! We parked away from the terminal close to the LH Cargo Center at the western end of the airport, and I saw one of NWA´s new A330 parked there also!
I was wondering: "At 5:15pm? It should long be on its flight back home to DTW!?"
Does anybody know, why the a/c is sitting on the ramp, at an outside apron position that late here at FRA???
Is it due to technical problems? Some sort of delay?
Unfortunately I couldn´t get close enough to make out the registration!
Just thought someone here might know!
Dtw757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1465 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3237 times:
From what I can tell, this flight was cancelled for today and scheduled for 10am tomorrow. It probably happens to all the new airplanes. I am also scheduled DTW-FRA-DTW in a couple of weeks.
I was scheduled on a 757-300 from MSP-DTW last month that was only 4 days old. It had some sort of oil pressure problem and we ended up taking another one. In Frankfurt, NWA doesn't have any other planes to swap with. Maybe they had to wait for parts??
SR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1728 posts, RR: 41 Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2969 times:
Wow, what a bunch of wonderful and insightful crap!
First off, for your information, the alternative to the A330 was not the 777, but rather the 767. Second of all, how come the other A330's flying seem to have no difficulty. US seems to be extremely happy with them as are most of the airlines operating them out there. Sometimes planes run into glitches when they start service, it is very common, but as a flight attendant I would have thought you would know that.
As a Platinum World Perks member myself, I am actually glad NW choose the A330 as I believe it is a great aircraft. I seriously hope you do not show such personal frustrations to your passengers as this shows exactly what cause NWA to be called "Northworst!"
What does Boeing stand for? Oh wait, I won't stoop to your level!