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AC34 Stuck At SYD  
User currently offlineCamohe From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 48 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7258 times:

The new AC 773 service to YVR is still at SYD tonight apparently due to a faulty fuel pump and won't be departing until tomorrow. I know this because my 2 sisters and their families (13 pax) were booked on this flight.

A tech problem delayed them for 1 day last time they flew AC 12 months ago on the old 763 service that went via HNL. I don't know what AC's dispatch reliability is like but my sisters seem extremely unlucky to me to strike the exact same scenario on the only 2 AC trips they've done in their lives...

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User currently offlinePowercube From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7238 times:

All this terrible news is not making me very confident for my pending voyage on AC033 in a very short period of time (Monday). Will the delays be stacking quite heavily because of this?

User currently offlineSpeedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7010 times:



Quoting Camohe (Thread starter):
The new AC 773 service to YVR is still at SYD tonight apparently due to a faulty fuel pump

If I remember correctly an EY also suffered a similar issue not long after delivery...



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6635 times:



Quoting Camohe (Thread starter):
but my sisters seem extremely unlucky to me to strike the exact same scenario on the only 2 AC trips they've done in their lives...

Not unlucky, just the recipients of coincidence. It may have been the same scenario, but the once each on different aircraft.

Quoting Powercube (Reply 1):
All this terrible news is not making me very confident for my pending voyage on AC033 in a very short period of time (Monday).

Not terrible news at all. AC shutting down, would be terrible news (well, to most Big grin ). Why would it make you not confident? Planes go tech for various reasons all over the world. This was a tech problem on AC to two different a/c types. in the span of a year. You should be looking forward to your trip, instead.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineVictor009 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6031 times:

Time to Swith back to Airbus

A340-300

A340-500

heheehe


very unlucky indeed, hope they ar ebeing compensated well

Regards
VJC



XWB- The one to fly.
User currently offlineIndustrybuff From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2003, 347 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5753 times:

Morning All

I was lucky enough to get a tour of this aircraft the other day and its lovely on the inside, modern clean and very fresh

mechanical delays happen to many airlines, especially when aircraft are new and just go into service ...

I believe the aircraft is schedule for a 1pm departure today !

Industrybuff


User currently offlineTruemanQLD From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 1471 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5670 times:

Delays happen, no issues. If we pick all the SQ, UA, QF tech problems in SYD this would be the longest thread in the history of a.net! Pretty bad it happened right before christmas though -.-

User currently offlineAyqzbr From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5282 times:

There is a bit of double jeopardy for AC with delays in places like SYD where there are no spare crews. If fixing the mechanical problem pushes the scheduled and only available crew past a certain point, they cannot complete the long haul back to YVR without going illegal and timing out. So in the end, crew availability dictates the length of the delay. As I post this, AC 2034 has just left SYD after a further 50 min delay from its rescheduled time.

User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2127 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5217 times:



Quoting Ayqzbr (Reply 7):
If fixing the mechanical problem pushes the scheduled and only available crew past a certain point, they cannot complete the long haul back to YVR without going illegal and timing out.

Oh, the fuel pump was fine the whole time. The crew simply read the miserable weather forecast for YVR and decided an extra December day in Sydney would be just fine thank you very much.



The nice thing about a mistake is the pleasure it gives others.
User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5154 times:



Quoting Victor009 (Reply 4):
very unlucky indeed, hope they ar ebeing compensated well

Compensated? I hope that you are referring to PAX and not the Airline.

UAL


User currently offlineQantasHeavy From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 379 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4328 times:

My boss is/was scheduled on the scheduled service for today. WIll the regular Sunday service go out on time or will it be delayed or subbed with a 343 (do they still have the 345s)?

He is not an aviation lover but mentioned to me that he and his family was flying on AC's new airplane and they were looking forard to it. Couldnot resist so I explained that it was anew 777-300ER and was a great airplane and the AC interior was fantastic... you know the feeling when you get really passionate about aviation and quickly the other party gets bored quick. Anyway, was glad he and his family knew it was a new plane and were excited about it.


User currently offlineBAW716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2026 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3772 times:

There is an old expression about Murphy's Law...

If something will go wrong, it usually does, right about the time you are about to do something. Sorry it happened to your family and I hope they get home safely.

baw716



David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998
User currently offlineAyqzbr From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3264 times:



Quoting QantasHeavy (Reply 10):
WIll the regular Sunday service go out on time

The scheduled Sunday service basically left SYD on time, as did the Sunday service from YYZ - both in 777s. So did AC have to sub for a 777 on another route - I can't imagine they have much spare capacity at this peak travel time. I did notice that a 763 operated the YVR/YYZ leg of the cancelled 777 flight today (Sat) but that the delayed 777 is scheduled to leave YVR at 5.15 Sun morning and is not shown on the AC online schedule (unless it is sold out).


User currently offlineCzbbflier From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 970 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 1856 times:



Quoting Threepoint (Reply 8):
Oh, the fuel pump was fine the whole time. The crew simply read the miserable weather forecast for YVR and decided an extra December day in Sydney would be just fine thank you very much.

Actually, the weather was not an issue for the crew. In fact, the pilot whipped out his iPhone and checked the weather at YVR and found that it wasn't as bad as the flight dispatchers in YUL thought it was. So he called DX and let them know and because of the iPhone, the flight was able to go... with only a 50 minute delay!

THE END

PS- iPhones are not available in Canada, so the Canadian pilot had bootlegged one from his last flight in Australia and only uses it when he's abroad.....


User currently offlineRP TPA From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 1836 times:



Quoting Ayqzbr (Reply 12):
the delayed 777 is scheduled to leave YVR at 5.15 Sun morning and is not shown on the AC online schedule (unless it is sold out).

It appears that this flight (now AC2034/23DEC) didn't board any local traffic on the YVR-YYZ leg, which explains why it didnt show up in any availability displays.. After landing in YVR, the plane continued on to YYZ with the remainder of the SYD-YYZ pax. Not sure if everyone deplaned in YVR and then re-boarded, or if the YYZ psgrs remained onboard and will have to clear immigrations/custons upon arrival in YYZ.


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