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US Airways PHL-MUC Stopped At Gander Today - Why?  
User currently offlineJetMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6551 times:

According to MUC Airport, US Airways flight 014 Philadelphia-Munich operated via Gander today, arriving more than two hours late at 12.40. Any info what happened?


Regards,
JM

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User currently offlineBwione From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6526 times:

According to US Airways website, it was a medical divert:

Comments: This flight was scheduled to operate from Miami Interntnl, FL to Philadelphia, PA to Munich, GERMANY. It has been rerouted to Gander Nf, CANADA. The flight is operating behind schedule because of immediate medical needs of a customer onboard. For information about your party please contact US Airways Reservations at (800) 428-4322.This flight arrived in Munich, GERMANY at 12:46pm.


User currently offlineJetMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6435 times:

Thanks a lot! I didn't know US shows such detailed info on the website.


Regards,
JM


User currently offlineSelcalCheckOK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days ago) and read 6392 times:

A 58 y/o male had a seizure on the flt and diverted.

ck


User currently offlineSebwhite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days ago) and read 6331 times:

The US web site always has the best explanations for delays and cancellations.

User currently offlineVega From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6032 times:

Quoting Bwione (Reply 1):
This flight was scheduled to operate from Miami Interntnl, FL to Philadelphia, PA to Munich, GERMANY

It's always a bit misleading to me the way US lists Flights as originating in city1 and transiting through PHL to Europe as a single flight number. The flight in question left Miami as a 757, arrived in PHL 3 hours before the departure of the same flight # (as scheduled) , which was a 767. I wonder how many of the PHL-MIA passengers were really on the PHL-MUC aircraft. It's probably just a marketing strategy to give the illusion of greater direct domestic - international coverage. They do the same thing on several West Coast - Europe flights.


User currently offlineBishopOfPHL From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6014 times:

Quoting Vega (Reply 5):
t's always a bit misleading to me the way US lists Flights as originating in city1 and transiting through PHL to Europe as a single flight number

I don't this is a US-only flight numbering scheme. For instance, UA flights 895 and 896 from PHL, through ORD to HKG go from raddy old 737's to 744's on to Asia.


User currently offlineORD2PHL From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5941 times:

Quoting BishopOfPHL (Reply 6):
For instance, UA flights 895 and 896 from PHL, through ORD to HKG go from raddy old 737's to 744's on to Asia.

The feeder flights for the HKG and NRT departures from ORD ex-PHL have almost always been 75's lately; and having flown them several times the last few weeks it sure seems as if they have had a high volume of pax continuing on.

ORD2PHL


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21867 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5924 times:

Quoting BishopOfPHL (Reply 6):
I don't this is a US-only flight numbering scheme. For instance, UA flights 895 and 896 from PHL, through ORD to HKG go from raddy old 737's to 744's on to Asia.

I once was on a UA 320 from LGA-ORD that was continuing on to NRT (obviously not the same plane).

-Mir



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User currently offlineEnviroTO From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5245 times:

They also tell you the flight is "direct". How flying on one plane to an airport you aren't interested in going to and switching you onto another plane to take you to your final destination can be marketed as "direct" has always seemed dishonest to me. I don't care if airline lingo says its true or not because the reality is that there is no difference between a "direct" or "connecting" flight when "direct" is so loosely applied. "Direct" should be the shortest route between two points and everything else should be "indirect".

User currently offlineIL96M From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4937 times:

Quoting EnviroTO (Reply 9):
They also tell you the flight is "direct". How flying on one plane to an airport you aren't interested in going to and switching you onto another plane to take you to your final destination can be marketed as "direct" has always seemed dishonest to me. I don't care if airline lingo says its true or not because the reality is that there is no difference between a "direct" or "connecting" flight when "direct" is so loosely applied. "Direct" should be the shortest route between two points and everything else should be "indirect".



Quoting BishopOfPHL (Reply 6):
I don't this is a US-only flight numbering scheme. For instance, UA flights 895 and 896 from PHL, through ORD to HKG go from raddy old 737's to 744's on to Asia

Likewise I have never understood this absurd marketing ploy. However... there is one advantage: when you upgrade. I upgraded my wife HKG-JFK on UA, one flight number, but with plane change (744 to 744) at NRT. She flew C-class all the way, as one single upgrade voucher. Not bad...


User currently offlineMarkATL From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 540 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4915 times:

Quoting Sebwhite (Reply 4):
The US web site always has the best explanations for delays and cancellations.

When you have as much experience with "delays and cancellations" as US does, you should that good at explaining it....practice makes perfect.  spin 



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User currently offlineJrMafia90 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4895 times:

Quoting Sebwhite (Reply 4):
The US web site always has the best explanations for delays and cancellations.

Yea, I would have to say so too.


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