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AA 767 In IAH This Morning  
User currently offlineCHQIAH From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 71 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4075 times:

Is this due to the Mad Dog groundings and they're sending heavy a/c to get left behind pax from yesterday in bulk? If I'm not mistaken Term A is generally not equipped for the widebodies. It would makes sense and the timing is a bit too convenient considering the mass mayhem right now, plus I have never seen an AA, UA, or DL widebody in IAH.


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User currently offlineLY4XELD From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 857 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4024 times:

There was severe weather in the Metroplex last night/early morning. I'd imagine it was a diversion.


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User currently offlineCHQIAH From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3950 times:



Quoting LY4XELD (Reply 1):
There was severe weather in the Metroplex last night/early morning. I'd imagine it was a diversion

I was thinking that also, but the timing of it really had my wondering in the other direction. Pretty cool to see either way. Also could have sworn I saw a UA 767 next to it as well but from a distance in the early morning the AA was easier to make out. Both a/c were parked behind gateway using the pax airstairs.



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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5152 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3926 times:



Quoting CHQIAH (Reply 2):
Also could have sworn I saw a UA 767 next to it as well but from a distance in the early morning the AA was easier to make out. Both a/c were parked behind gateway using the pax airstairs.

You saw United 775 a 757-200 to DEN. There have been two occasions that I can remember where AA has sent in heavies as swaps, there were a few times back in 2000/2001 when 763s operated on behalf of some 72S on the MIA run in between S.A. ops. Then during the Hurricane Rita scare AA put a 777 and 767 IIRC on some DFW flights. We get DFW diversions all the time in terms of weather; but those are the times when I've seen widebodies parked at A gates.

Now, 757s is another story - we've had United operate the 757 on the DEN (i flew it last weekend), SFO, and ORD run sporatically at some point an time. Delta has flown 757s into the old Terminal A from DFW and ATL (flown them both) and America West has run 757s on the PHX runs (flown that one as well). UA 775/698 will revert to 319 the first week of June.



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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3749 times:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9645

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9223

Extra segment, flew DFW-IAH Wed. night, then IAH-DFW Thurs. morning to help out with the MD-80 grounding.

A decent number of the IAH-DFW flights are not operated by MD-80's, and MIA-IAH is all 738's. But all of the ORD-IAH flights were cancelled.


User currently offlineCHQIAH From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3725 times:

Thanks PSU. For some un-Godly reason the genius IT guys blocked Flightaware access on our computers. Could be a mistake though seeing as how I work for an airline.


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User currently offlineCO777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3713 times:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Ameri..._id=0065144&next_id=0025530&size=L

Here's a 763 w/ a jet bridge at IAH


User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5152 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3677 times:

Thats the pic I remember CO777ER - CHQIAH do you remember what gate at A the 76 was at?


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User currently offlineCHQIAH From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

Honestly couldn't say, I was pulling into Central Cargo...........if my vision stands correctly, and this is going to sound a bit basic, but it was maybe A10 or A30. I'm not really familiar with A, I'm over in B. It was between Frontier and United.


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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5152 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

Really - the reason why I asked is that I would have assumed it would have parked on the end in terms of apron space - but I guess Terminal A can handle heavies anywhere so to speak.


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User currently offlineCHQIAH From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3521 times:

Yeah it was sitting just short of the gate with the airstairs used insted of the actual gateway. Same thing with the United a/c, and the only reason I could tell is the gateways were fixed at low positions as for the MD-80. But there is a 737 for AA there everyday and I could maybe seeing that suffice, but maybe not. Also on the UA gate they usually operate the -320's which is a tall enough a/c to accomodate 75's height,


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User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4940 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3334 times:

And up until they stopped flying them, DL used to send L-1011's into IAH on a regular basis.


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User currently offlineAABB777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 525 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3237 times:
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Are the flight numbers that begin with the number nine (9) extra segments for AA? Such as AAL9645 that flew DFW-IAH? Does AA use this to designate an 'extra' flight?

User currently offlineCHQIAH From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3101 times:



Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 11):
DL used to send L-1011's into IAH on a regular basis.

Now that would have been a sight! Problem with me when I was younger I always flew WN out of Hobby so I missed out on some really good a/c.



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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5152 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2918 times:



Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 11):
DL used to send L-1011's into IAH on a regular basis

I don't know about that one - I know we use to get the 767 and L10 in the mid 80s - but after that...



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User currently offlineAAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3465 posts, RR: 47
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2799 times:



Quoting AABB777 (Reply 12):
Are the flight numbers that begin with the number nine (9) extra segments for AA?

9000 series flight numbers designate "non-scheduled" operations at AA. And yes, today's OpSummary lists it as an "extra section." One of many.



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User currently offlineAABB777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 525 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2649 times:
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Quoting AAR90 (Reply 15):
9000 series flight numbers designate "non-scheduled" operations at AA. And yes, today's OpSummary lists it as an "extra section." One of many.

Thanks for the info. I noticed several 9000 series in the air over the last few days via flightaware. The aa.com website did not have departure/arrival information for the flight numbers. Figured they were non-scheduled but was not 100% sure.


User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4940 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2582 times:



Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 14):
I don't know about that one - I know we use to get the 767 and L10 in the mid 80s - but after that...

That's why I used the term USED TO. I used to take a DL L-1011 on the IAH-ORD nonstop route quite often. And that was quite some time ago. That was always a nice flight. DL finally dropped that route and then the only thing you'd find on that route was 737's and MD-80's for a long time.
It seemed that there was always a DL L-1011 sitting at the first gate at IAH terminal A, I believe.



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User currently offlineCHQIAH From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

What would be the logic behind DL using L-1011's on IAH-ORD routes or any medium route for that matter (if they were used that often)? I know ORD is a major overseas outlet and I know DL had a few 74's back in the day as well but I figured they would haul the heavies from ATL or DFW therefore using the 73's or 72's for connections in between.

Sorry, I know this is a bit off-subject.



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User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4940 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2441 times:



Quoting CHQIAH (Reply 18):
What would be the logic behind DL using L-1011's on IAH-ORD routes or any medium route for that matter (if they were used that often)? I know ORD is a major overseas outlet and I know DL had a few 74's back in the day as well but I figured they would haul the heavies from ATL or DFW therefore using the 73's or 72's for connections in between.



Quoting CHQIAH (Reply 18):
orry, I know this is a bit off-subject.

Actually the original question was about wide body a/c at IAH, so it fits in fine.

Back when DL was flyign the L-1011 on the IAH-ORD and reverse route it was full most of the time. This was back in the early to mid 80's at the end of the oil boom in Houston.

I couldn't find a schedule for the L-1011 ORD service, but here is a link to a page that does indicate that the L-1011 did indeed service IAH at one time. If you look further you'll find other route maps that show that DL did serve ORD from IAH at that time.

http://www.departedflights.com/IAHintro.html



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User currently offlineCHQIAH From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2399 times:



Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 19):
L-1011 did indeed service IAH at one time

How times have changed!

Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 19):
This was back in the early to mid 80's at the end of the oil boom in Houston.

Yeah my old man got the short end of that stick. He was laid-off as a Landman from Conoco.



Thanks for your responses Type



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