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US 767 At BOS Now...why?  
User currently offlineA340Crew From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 279 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3724 times:

I was just leaving Bos-Logan Airport and saw their was a US 767 parked at north cargo getting hooked up to a tug....any one know why this was in boston? Thanks...

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User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3690 times:

US759 which was diverted from ATH. It just took off to PHL a few minutes ago (around 4:15PM). Not sure of the reason for the diversion, but I'm guessing it was a fuel stop.

User currently offlineSilentbob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2176 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3654 times:

Decent sized cell passed by Philly not too long ago and there's a little more coming in from the west. They probably didn't have enough fuel to hold or avoid the weather.

User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3649 times:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/USA759

Interesting history on flightaware... Well, minus the PHL-MSY leg which im assuming is a MSY-PHL-ATH routing.

10-Jul-2008 B762/Q Eleftherios Venizelos Int'l (LGAV) Philadelphia Intl (KPHL) 11:48AM EETDST 03:19PM EDT Scheduled

09-Jul-2008 B733/Q Philadelphia Intl (KPHL) New Orleans Intl (KMSY) 06:24PM EDT 07:46PM CDT Scheduled

09-Jul-2008 B762/Q Boston Logan Intl (KBOS) Philadelphia Intl (KPHL) 04:11PM EDT 05:22PM EDT En Route

09-Jul-2008 B762/Q Eleftherios Venizelos Int'l (LGAV) Boston Logan Intl (KBOS) 11:54AM EETDST 03:12PM EDT 10:18

09-Jul-2008 B762/Q Eleftherios Venizelos Int'l (LGAV) Bangor Intl (KBGR) 11:54AM EETDST Diverted



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineDALCA From Netherlands, joined Aug 2006, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

How often does this happen to US Airways. I have read a couple of reports here that it needs an extra stop to take on fuel quite often.
Does this still make the flight economical sound?
With the extra landing/take off, the layover and passangers missing missing their conecting flights is must cost US a lot of extra cash.



Zanair flight, please hold on finals as we have to clear rhino's off the runway. Next flight KUL-FRA-AMS Flown in A319,A
User currently offlineA340Crew From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3550 times:

This same flight diverted to Boston for fuel about two weeks or so ago

User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

Its not a huge surprise, if is was a fuel stop!

It has regularly being commented on here that US 762's are quite elderly and were some of the first ER versions flying and do not have the range of the latter 762ER's...

ATH-PHL is quite a long route for these aircrafts and seems they are very much stretched to the limits. It is scheduled as being 11hr15min flight, which is quite impressive!


User currently offlineJcarv From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3376 times:

USA759 makes a fuel stop frequently in BOS lately. Must be a stretch from ATH for their 762s due to the heat, headwinds, pax loads, etc.

User currently offlineA340Crew From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

Why dont they schedule PHL-ATH on an A330, that would have more range to avoid a fuel stop like this, plus it has a better IFE system (the ptv's) for this long flight...I can't imagine being on one of US's 767's for 11 hours with the 80's style projector screens they have.

User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5839 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3103 times:



Quoting A340Crew (Reply 8):
Why dont they schedule PHL-ATH on an A330, that would have more range to avoid a fuel stop like this

I'm sure they will schedule it with an A332 when those arrive.

The A333 is too big and doesn't have much more range than US's low-weight 762ERs. (BTW, the relevant issue with those planes is not their age per se -- some of them are not *that* old -- but their low MTOW. A high-MTOW 762ER could fly ATH-PHL in bad conditions without breaking a sweat.)


User currently offlineMax550 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

I don't think it was a fuel stop. If it was going to PHL it was probably diverted. At MDT we had 2 US A320's and a UA A320 that all diverted on their way to PHL.

User currently offlineLasflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2845 times:

One of those A320's diverted to MDT held flight attendants for my PHL-LAS flight. The crew was coming in from Charlotte when diverted. We were delayed two hours waiting for them.

User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1845 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2783 times:



Quoting A340Crew (Reply 8):
Why dont they schedule PHL-ATH on an A330, that would have more range to avoid a fuel stop like this, plus it has a better IFE system (the ptv's) for this long flight...I can't imagine being on one of US's 767's for 11 hours with the 80's style projector screens they have.

Plus... US doesn't even have the "moving map." Heck, Tower Air had the "moving map" in their 747s back in the mid-late 90s.



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