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Delayed UA815 From 3 Jan  
User currently offlineIndustrybuff From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2003, 347 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1781 times:

Hello A.netters

This flight was renamed as UA9786 and was delayed 24 hours. Does anyone know why ??? What will happen to this 744 when it gets to Sydney ?
Maybe go back to LAX as UA9785 ?

Many thanks
Gaeton

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User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1656 times:

The only information I could find was limited but it looks like the crew is working back flt. 9785 on 06Jan. I assume the aircraft they used to do SYD-MEL-SYD had a mechanical or something.

The crew's trip looks like this:
LAXSYD 0046-0908 48:30 layover (late pushback from LAX)
SYDMEL 0938-1116 01:28 layover (scheduled is usually half this)
MELSYD 1244-1400 51:15 layover (scheduled is usually half this)
SYDLAX 1715-1140

It looks as though the crew took a rolling delay through the evening of the 5th into the 6th which usually indicates a mechanical. This is also the week where the flight numbers all change to Australia for some unknown reason.

4 engines= 2 more things to break down. Maybe someday UA will buy the 772LR. Until then there's plenty of job security for the mechanics on the 744.

FA4UA



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