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Why United 946 LAX-IAD Cancelled Today?  
User currently offlineA330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7232 times:

Hey a.netters, I was wondering if any of you know why today (Aug 3) United 946 LAX-IAD was cancelled?

Thanks

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User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7156 times:

Wow...must have been a major pain in the rear for United CSRs at LAX. A 777 cancellation full of international connections can't be a walk in the park. Chin up, friends.

User currently offlineA330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7108 times:

Yeah it is a major flight. I'm just very curious as I'm on 946 in a few days and HAVE to make it! haha

User currently onlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5604 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6984 times:

Quoting A330Fan1 (Reply 2):
I'm just very curious as I'm on 946 in a few days and HAVE to make it!

I learned in a very hard way that if I HAVE to make it, it's best to go a day early.



I love long German words like 'Freundschaftsbezeigungen'.
User currently offlineIADLHR From Italy, joined Apr 2005, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6926 times:

I dont know what is going on with UA recently. In July I had 3 trips on them. All 3 of them ran into some kind of problem or another, mechanical or something else.One trip I ended up getting home 19 hours late from LAX.Another time we sat for 3 hours waiting in OMA for teh storms to clear in ORD. When the weather cleared, there was a mechanical and the flight was canceled. We overnighted in OMA.

The worst yesterday was leaving JAC. The computer was down and they checked us in the old fashioned way------by hand. As a result. everyone had to go through secondary screening. If the plane had been full we would still be in JAC. However, it was a light load and we left only 30 minutes late.

Got to Denver in time to make my connection. The incoming aircraft developed a hydraulic problem inbound. After about 45 minutes of UA trying to work on the problem. They did substitute another plane and we left one hour late.

I was expecting someone today on the canceled Flight 946. They will not be arriving until midnight tonight.When I heard that news I really got livid and called UA customer service. I am an elite FF and they offered me $200 in travel vouchers for my string of bad luck. I will give them one more chance and if my IAD-LAX-IAD trip has any problems, I will take my business elsewhere. I might add I am booked on UA 946 later this month.

I really dont know what is going on with UA. For a long, long time despite bankruptcy and all things were operating quite well. However, as I said, things seem to be heading south.


User currently offlineGalapagapop From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 910 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6864 times:

Baked Pax weren't on the menu today?
 duck 


User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6737 times:

It seems you have bad luck more than anything. I have always had great flights with UA, things seem to be getting better. Just my two cents.

[Edited 2006-08-04 08:24:59]


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User currently offlineLijnden From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 566 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6701 times:
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I thought UAL 946 is a flight to AMS? As far as I know this flight was not cancelled and the plane arrived in AMS.


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User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6681 times:

Quoting Lijnden (Reply 7):
I thought UAL 946 is a flight to AMS?

The flight number UA946 originates in LAX, routes through IAD and has a final destination of AMS. The aircraft does not necessarily do the same.



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User currently offlineA330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6518 times:

thanks for all your responses. It's 8:34am western pacific time, and today Friday 8/4, the flight has departed LAX 1 min early and is in flight. So I guess it was just a one day thing that caused it to be cancelled yesterday.

User currently offlineUALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 741 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6459 times:

I take UA 946 often as a standby and I don't think I've ever seen the flight have a problem. I don't know what happened yesterday, but my guess is it was some sort of one-time issue that could hit any airplane on any airline.

Yeah, I feel sorry for the CSRs. That 777 is almost always full.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26815 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6361 times:

Quoting OH-LGA (Reply 8):
The flight number UA946 originates in LAX, routes through IAD and has a final destination of AMS. The aircraft does not necessarily do the same.

It does still use a 3-class, international configuration aircraft though.

Quoting UALFAson (Reply 10):
Yeah, I feel sorry for the CSRs. That 777 is almost always full.

Which is why they usually use a 744 in the summer.



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User currently offlineUalflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6017 times:

I fly on this flight frequently! The last time i was on it we departed the gate and then sat at the mechanical center so they could fix something for about 1 hour. Still got there early!

User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2525 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5804 times:

Could any of the recent issues (particularly maintenance) be related to the ridiculously hot weather?


777fan



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User currently offlineAussieindc From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5432 times:

FYI, here's the info from Sabre regarding UA946/3AUG

F:UA946/3AUG
LAX SEE REMARKS BELOW
IAD/1837CT/ARVS CNCLD ‡OFF 736P 1.42L LTRN ORD
AMS/0140CT/IN 839A 1.39L LTRN ORD
LAX/WAS OUT LAX 800A - RETURNED TO BLOCKS DUE TO MECH
IAD/DELAYED INBOUND SECTION TERMINATES IAD NONCONNECTION DOWNLIN

So the flight LAX-IAD was canx'd and subsequently while awaiting a sub aircraft, and then departed IAD nearly 2 hours late.


User currently offlineAeroplan73 From Canada, joined May 2006, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4357 times:

Quoting Galapagapop (Reply 5):
Baked Pax weren't on the menu today?

Lol, nice timing.



I remember, the choices were chicken or fish. I had the lasagna.
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