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DEN To IAD Problems Today  
User currently offlineAirplaneCrazy From United States of America, joined May 2006, 38 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

The flights from DEN to IAD were all messed up today... does anyone know why? Is this an isolated set of incidents, or does it reflect the general state of United's equipment? I was booked on flight 316 that was cancelled, and I probably won't make it to Dulles until 5am tomorrow.

Flight 902
Scheduled: 10:15 AM
Actual: 12:23 PM
Reason: Schedule change due to Crew

United Flight 918
Scheduled: 11:14 AM
Actual: 11:42 AM
Reason: Schedule change due to Ramp Service

United Flight 316
CANCELLED
Scheduled: 12:31 PM
Actual: Flight cancelled
Reason: --

United Flight 664
Scheduled: 12:42 PM
Actual: 12:41 PM

United Flight 346
Scheduled: 1:24 PM
Actual: 3:29 PM
Reason: Schedule change due to Customer Service

United Flight 932
Scheduled: 3:31 PM
Actual: 4:51 PM
Reason: --

United Flight 200
Scheduled: 6:55 PM
Estimated: 8:45 PM

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User currently offlineAirplaneCrazy From United States of America, joined May 2006, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

Here are the direct flights for the rest of the day on 23 July

Flight 200
Scheduled: 6:55 PM
Actual: 9:01 PM
Reason: --

United Flight 568
Scheduled: 11:43 PM
Actual: 12:49 AM
Reason: --


I didn't get in until after 6am today, when I was originally scheduled to arrive at 5pm the day before. 7 out of 10 direct flights from DEN to IAD were delayed by more than 1/2 hour or were cancelled yesterday.

Fortunately for those traveling today, no delays or cancellations. I guess I picked the wrong day to travel!


User currently offlineIADLHR From Italy, joined Apr 2005, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

Quoting AirplaneCrazy (Reply 1):
Fortunately for those traveling today, no delays or cancellations. I guess I picked the wrong day to travel!

Just before I logged on to the website, I made my reservation for IAD-DEN-IAD in one day, for work, a week from tomorrow
I hope all goes well and that today was only a fluke. Sorry to hear about it. .


User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2581 times:

I noticed an unusually high number of cancellations of flights to Denver today too. The MCI-DEN route had two cancellations. The common theme I noticed with most of them is that there were flights operated by 757's. There were some 737 cancellations, but most were 757.

I noticed Northwest had 2 cancellations for DTW-DEN today as well.

Thankfully my DEN-AUS flight today was runnin' right on time for a change.  Smile



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User currently offlineIPFreely From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2552 times:

Sounds like normal UA operations to me...  Smile

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User currently offlineAirplaneCrazy From United States of America, joined May 2006, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

Quoting IPFreely (Reply 4):
Sounds like normal UA operations to me...

Wow, that photo says it all. I was wondering with the flights as full as they are right now how United could ever lose money. Now I guess I know!

Are these problems due to aging equipment, insufficient staff, weather (I don't think there were major weather probs yesterday except at SFO), or a combination?


User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2407 times:

Quoting Brick (Reply 3):
noticed an unusually high number of cancellations of flights to Denver today too. The MCI-DEN route had two cancellations. The common theme I noticed with most of them is that there were flights operated by 757's. There were some 737 cancellations, but most were 757.

It could be end of the month pilot shortages. Some months it's Airbus pilots. Looks like this month it's 757 pilots. If they're timing out already, it's going to be a rough week for United.


User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

Quoting IPFreely (Reply 4):
Sounds like normal UA operations to me...

Doesn't to me. I rarely have problems with United unless their is weather.

I flew JetBlue for the first time this past weekend ORD-JFK-ORD. My first flight was cancelled due to weather so I was rebooked the next morning. My flight on Sunday was delayed first because we didn't have a plane, and then because we didn't have a crew. The gate agent was rude and had no information. Although I was previously very excited about flying JetBlue, I won't go out of my way to fly them again. I did like the PTV and legroom though.

Quoting AirplaneCrazy (Reply 5):
Wow, that photo says it all. I was wondering with the flights as full as they are right now how United could ever lose money. Now I guess I know!



That photo says nothing. May 29, what year? May 29, 2007 had weather problems in DEN which could explain that picture.

Quoting AirplaneCrazy (Reply 5):
Are these problems due to aging equipment, insufficient staff, weather (I don't think there were major weather probs yesterday except at SFO), or a combination?

Aging aircraft is an issue for United...


User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Quoting United787 (Reply 7):
Quoting AirplaneCrazy (Reply 5):
Wow, that photo says it all. I was wondering with the flights as full as they are right now how United could ever lose money. Now I guess I know!

That photo says nothing. May 29, what year? May 29, 2007 had weather problems in DEN which could explain that picture.

Considering that photo is actually taken in ORD, it really doesn't pertain to this thread whatsoever.

XJR



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User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1359 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

I am booked on the 3:31p flight later this week - I was not impressed with its 50% on time status.

--

Flying in or out of DEN can be frustrating on UA as DEN is typically OK, yet all the UA flights are delayed because the aircraft go thru ORD or IAD at some point. ie it would be nice if the planes flew DEN-MCO-DEN-MCO instead of DEN-ORD-IAD-MCO-DEN


User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2255 times:

Quoting XJRamper (Reply 8):
Considering that photo is actually taken in ORD, it really doesn't pertain to this thread whatsoever.

That photo was taken May 29, 2006. If you use your computer calendar, that was the last time it fell on a Monday.



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User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

I would suspect that SFO (ATC flow control whenever there is a single cloud in the sky), ORD (volume, volume, volume) and any flight originating in the northeast are the culprits for most of United's delays.

User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

Quoting Smcmac32msn (Reply 10):

That photo was taken May 29, 2006. If you use your computer calendar, that was the last time it fell on a Monday.

I wasn't talking about the time frame. i was talking about the city it was taken in as opposed to the one that this thread is about.

XJR



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