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AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?  
User currently offlineMason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 749 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5359 times:

Flightaware is showing AA61 from DFW to NRT diverted into SEA on 12.12. Is this a medical issue, aircraft? Perhaps a fuel stop (strong upper-level winds?) I'm sure this kind of stuff happens all the time, just curious. Thanks.

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User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7812 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5331 times:



Quoting Mason (Thread starter):
Flightaware is showing AA61 from DFW to NRT diverted into SEA on 12.12. Is this a medical issue, aircraft? Perhaps a fuel stop (strong upper-level winds?) I'm sure this kind of stuff happens all the time, just curious. Thanks.

I noticed this too. It shouldnt have been wind related because AA175 made it to Narita just fine. Maybe it was medical?



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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5242 times:

Ah my namesake here on Airliners... It would have to be Medical, I've never honestly heard DFW-NRT ever really stopping for fuel (not to say it has not happend before).


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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3008 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5214 times:

Looking at the map, it would appear that this was an unscheduled stop due to a medical, mechanical or other unexpected issue.. See http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...1/history/20071211/1844Z/KDFW/KSEA -- the aircraft was already well past SEA when it turned around and went back. If it were a planned tech stop, it would have taken a direct route.


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User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7812 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5179 times:



Quoting FoxBravo (Reply 3):
Looking at the map, it would appear that this was an unscheduled stop due to a medical, mechanical or other unexpected issue.. See http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...1/history/20071211/1844Z/KDFW/KSEA -- the aircraft was already well past SEA when it turned around and went back. If it were a planned tech stop, it would have taken a direct route.

AA61 isnt scheduled to stop anywhere between DFW and NRT. Ive took this flight twice when I went to college in Fort Worth. When it makes a diversion it would have to be medical or mechanical.



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User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1698 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4999 times:

Maybe there were a some Seattle bound passengers that got on the wrong plane so they asked the pilot to land and let them off.  Silly


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User currently offlineSeattle Ops From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4870 times:

Yesterdays NRT Airport Intl Arrival screen showed this flight as canceled.

User currently offlineMGASJO From Nicaragua, joined Feb 2005, 466 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks ago) and read 4753 times:

Flight reported a pressure leak on a passenger door. Diverted to SEA. Airplane was taken out of service. Another 777 was ferried to SEA to complete the trip.


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User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4693 times:

The flight ran out of coffee and grunge music.

User currently offlineMason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4588 times:



Quoting MGASJO (Reply 7):
Flight reported a pressure leak on a passenger door. Diverted to SEA. Airplane was taken out of service. Another 777 was ferried to SEA to complete the trip.

Thanks. Glad it wasn't more 'serious'.

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 8):
The flight ran out of coffee and grunge music.

Coffee, maybe, but Grunge? You haven't been to Seattle in a while, eh?


User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4569 times:



Quoting Mason (Reply 9):
You haven't been to Seattle in a while, eh?

I know, the grunge era is dead there, but when I think of SEA I think of grunge still.

Last time I was in town was '05 for a Ryan Adams concert which got cancelled on the day it was supposed to happen.


User currently offlineFreshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4482 times:



Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 10):
Ryan Adams

Sure you don't mean Bryan Adams? although I could be wrong on that also.


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12181 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3828 times:



Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 2):
Ah my namesake here on Airliners... It would have to be Medical, I've never honestly heard DFW-NRT ever really stopping for fuel (not to say it has not happend before).

It use to happen a lot, either a stop at SEA or PDX, when AA flew MD-11ERs on this route. But this is the first for the B-777-200ER, I believe.


User currently offlineWorks4boeing From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3760 times:



Quoting Freshlove1 (Reply 11):

Nope. Ryan Adams. My girlfriend and I had tickets to that one as well.


User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

I saw the flight on the departures screen yesterday at SEA and definitely was wondering about it. It didn't seem quite right but now it makes more sense.


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User currently offlineKBFIspotter From United States of America, joined May 2005, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3541 times:



Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 14):
I saw the flight on the departures screen yesterday at SEA and definitely was wondering about it. It didn't seem quite right but now it makes more sense.

I saw an AA 772 departing SEA right as I was walking into our office under the C concourse yesterday and had to take another look just to make sure I was not seeing things. It was interesting to see another 777 from some one other than KE, UA, OZ, and BR...

On a side note, does anyone know when BR started sending 773ERs to SEA? I just noticed it the other day. If it is a permanent thing, I will miss seeing their 774Ms.

Kris



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User currently offlineJasondn From South Africa, joined Nov 2007, 207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3468 times:



Quoting MGASJO (Reply 7):
Flight reported a pressure leak on a passenger door. Diverted to SEA.

At least the one upside to this situation is that the airline won't battle to get parts with Boeing's factory just up the road!


User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3008 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3383 times:



Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 4):
AA61 isnt scheduled to stop anywhere between DFW and NRT. Ive took this flight twice when I went to college in Fort Worth. When it makes a diversion it would have to be medical or mechanical.

Right, but occasionally an unscheduled stop will be planned before departure. For example, when the dispatchers know that winds en route or weather at the destination are such that more fuel will be required, or even where passengers stranded from another flight need to be picked up.



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User currently offlineMason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3296 times:



Quoting KBFIspotter (Reply 15):
On a side note, does anyone know when BR started sending 773ERs to SEA? I just noticed it the other day. If it is a permanent thing, I will miss seeing their 774Ms.

Yes, I believe it is a permanent change. This means the only pax 747 now flying into SEA are from BA, and even those may be in jeopardy with all the flights to Europe scheduled for next year.


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