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Why Was SAA A346 In ATL In Afternoon March 18?  
User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

Yesterday, I returned to ATL from DUB. I flew Aer Lingus from DUB to AMS and KLM from AMS to ATL. Upon landing at about 2:15 p.m., I noticed that the SAA A346 was still at the international terminal. Normally this plane leaves around 10:00. Why was it still in ATL? Were there mechanical problems or was it late departing JNB or CPT?

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User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

They wanted to hold her up so you could catch a glance of her before she left  Wink

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User currently offlineN743AS From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2662 times:

WX at Jo'burg sucked...I think it was the 18th...


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2530 times:
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Quoting Airplanetire (Thread starter):
Yesterday, I returned to ATL from DUB.

Posted on the 27th so I doubt the weather on the 18th had anything to do with it! I'll find out tomorrow (today is a holiday here) and post the reason.



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User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2384 times:

Title says "Why Was SAA A346 In ATL In Afternoon March 18?" but then he posts the 27th and refers to Yesterday. Which is it?


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User currently offlineDairbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2303 times:
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I believe the date in question is Saturday, March 26. I don't know the reason why it was delayed but I saw it leave the gate about one hour late, taxi to the end of the runway, then taxi back to the terminal. It was still there when I left work about 2:45 pm.


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User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1333 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

I saw the aircraft push back from the gate around 11:30AM on Saturday the 26th, but when I left for PHX on 26L around 2:15PM it was still there back at the same gate with the number 1 engine panels open, my guess would be mechanical.

[Edited 2005-03-29 03:12:02]


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User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Sorry about that guys. I certainly did mean the 26th. I was very tired when I wrote it though since I had gotten out of bed at 2:45 a.m. in Dublin and had not had any meaningful sleep by the time I wrote this in the evening in Atlanta. March 18th was the day I left. Sorry for the confusion.

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