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UA Flight Cancellations From SYD  
User currently offlineFlyhighunited From Australia, joined Nov 2006, 18 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3535 times:

Hi All,

Could anyone advise me as to why United has cancelled its flights from SYD to SFO & LAX over the past few days. (I had my flight cancelled 3 weeks ago) and the problem seems to be going on.

Any info would be great.

Thanks!

flyhighunited

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User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3423 times:

Is something up at United? They've had a ton of cancellations in SAN, too. Is this a system wide thing? A job action? Anyplace we can find cancellation numbers and compare airlines to see if something is out of the ordinary?

User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3252 times:

I'm not sure if it's poor form to link to a thread on another board, but there has been a thread on the United Airlines forum at flyertalk complaining about delays and cancelations on the SFO/LAX-SYD flights that now has 391 replies over the past four months. Some say its just a result of the aging 744 fleet and (I'm assuming) lack of reserve aircraft.

I have also noticed UA cancelations at SAN but just could have been the particular days I was at the airport.


User currently offlineHazmat From United States of America, joined May 2007, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3221 times:



Quoting Bicoastal (Reply 1):
Some say its just a result of the aging 744 fleet and (I'm assuming) lack of reserve aircraft.

YOU GOT IT !
The recent SYD cancellations have been due to technical. Our maintenancernbudget has been cut so deeply that there simply aren't personnelrnor parts to maintain the fleet and there certainly are no spare 400s sitting around. But the CEO pocketed about $40 millionrnlast year. Oh and let's not forget about the $250 million they justrnpaid as a dividend to the shareholders (CEO Glenn Tilton is the largestrnsingle shareholder). They had to get that money somewhere....
You could probably buy a great deal of maintenance for $250 million, but what do I know?


User currently offlineECONOMICS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

3 or 4 years ago we used to sell 300-400 seats on UA over mostly JAN for pax going skiing in USA/Canada ...

not anymore !!!

They seem to be going downhill as far as service quality goes. We used to push Mileage Plus, as 1 return trip to USA/Canada, would usually earn 20000 miles with bonuses which were always around, as pax could get a ff ticket on NZ as far as PER/PPT/PER, alhtough many used to ZQN return, but since UA res when to MNL, very hard to talk to UA.

Now sending heaps on NZ to YVR-LAX-SFO & QF but can't wait for V Australia. They r supposed to be announcing things shortly we heard ?

Who will V Aust use to connect with on west coast? UA ? Not if they are direct competitors ???? Any suggestions?


User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5176 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3169 times:



Quoting ECONOMICS (Reply 4):
Who will V Aust use to connect with on west coast?

Perhaps Continental? The Virgin Group seem to have OK realtions with them


User currently offlineBps3458 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 561 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2866 times:

Is the UA 744 currently here in BNE on the apron on the west end of the airport in front of the DHL office a mechanical diversion ?

User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

OPS INTO SYD TODAY:
UA839D which was a delayed flight from yesterday arrived this morning 0722am
UA863 - scheduled to arrive at 0750am arrived at 0815am
UA839 - scheduled to arrive 0805am arrived at 0849am
UA840 - schedueld to arrive 2.15pm (now 1.55pm left Melbourne at 1305pm)

DEP OUT OF SYD TODAY
UA839 - departed ontime to Melbourne at 0940am
UA840 - scheduled to depart 3.15pm
UA870 - scheduled to depart 4.15pm
UA9797 - (delayed flight) schedueld to depart 8.00pm this evenings

So it appears they should be all ontime after tonight barring any further delays on tonights departure out of LAX and SFO.


User currently offlineHPAEAA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2606 times:



Quoting Hazmat (Reply 3):
Oh and let's not forget about the $250 million they justrnpaid as a dividend to the shareholders (CEO Glenn Tilton is the largestrnsingle shareholder).

Let's not forget that the shareholders own the company... and, just because Tilton may be the largest single share holder, he probably is far off largest share holder title...



Why do I fly???
User currently offlineHazmat From United States of America, joined May 2007, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2400 times:



Quoting HPAEAA (Reply 8):
Let's not forget that the shareholders own the company... and, just because Tilton may be the largest single share holder, he probably is far off largest share holder title...

Only a belligerent moron thinks like this. If Glenn and his boys on Wacker Dr. continue to mismanage the airline to the extent they have - like failing to maintain their planes in a manner that can safely fly the schedule, then the shareholders (me included) will own nothing.
It doesn't take a Wharton education to know that you don't pay a dividend at the expense of the health of your operation. This is a thread about the failings of the SYD operations at UAL. The operations are failing due to lack of maintenance which unfortunately is system wide. Their is a lack of maintenance due to failure of management. Sometimes I take out planes that have a write-up list of 20+ items. It's absurd and it needs to stop.


User currently offlineSparklehorse12 From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 884 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2348 times:



Quoting Hazmat (Reply 9):
Only a belligerent moron thinks like this. If Glenn and his boys on Wacker Dr. continue to mismanage the airline to the extent they have - like failing to maintain their planes in a manner that can safely fly the schedule, then the shareholders (me included) will own nothing.
It doesn't take a Wharton education to know that you don't pay a dividend at the expense of the health of your operation. This is a thread about the failings of the SYD operations at UAL. The operations are failing due to lack of maintenance which unfortunately is system wide. Their is a lack of maintenance due to failure of management. Sometimes I take out planes that have a write-up list of 20+ items. It's absurd and it needs to stop.

The shareholder return obsession is a sad reality of todays world. They run everything into the ground to ensure the shareholders are pleased but it is false economy and a short term gain which bring long term pain. QF are heading the same direction. the fleet has been run into the ground! theyh are going to post a billion $$ profit this year yet they won't pay maintenance staff and extra 2%. Meanwhile Dixon and his gang of smithers type goons profit very handsomely. All you have to do is look at the failed APA bid to see Dixons motivation........he should have stood aside.



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