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RDU-LHR Question..  
User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6763 posts, RR: 17
Posted (6 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

AAs new schedule change has something interesting..

RDU-LHR 174 departs RDU at 8:35 pm arriving LHR at 9:05 am.. departing LHR at 11:55 arriving RDU at 4:10 pm...

So we all know the aircraft sits at RDU for about 4 hours deplaning, refueling, restocking, and enplaning..

But the time in LHR, I thought it was the opportunity for AA to circulate the aircraft through the system..

However, looking at the new schedules, the only 763 flights leaving LHR are:

Flight 155 departing to BOS 5:55 pm (Flt 156 arrived at LHR at 8:40 pm)
Flight 79 departing to DFW at 1:05 pm (Flt 78 arrived at LHR at 10:40 am)


So, is the RDU flight the quick turnaround of flight 79 (as in less than an hour turnaround) or does this mean a 763 will be based at RDU? Does the BOS flight really sit around for that long or does that flight get circulated through to RDU or DFW? Can somebody help me understand?


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32736 posts, RR: 72
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1640 times:



Quoting ERJ170 (Thread starter):
So, is the RDU flight the quick turnaround of flight 79 (as in less than an hour turnaround) or does this mean a 763 will be based at RDU? Does the BOS flight really sit around for that long or does that flight get circulated through to RDU or DFW? Can somebody help me understand?

It circulates through DFW/BOS.

The plane really does sit on the ground that long. It sucks, but that's what happens when you have slots restricting when you can come and leave.



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22924 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1636 times:

So the arrivals are

RDU 0905
DFW 1040
BOS 1840

and the departures are

RDU 1155
DFW 1305
BOS 1755

We have 3 aircraft departing prior to 1800 when only 2 have arrived, so there must be a RON. So what you likely have is the following three rotations

BOS-LHR-RDU
RDU-LHR-DFW
DFW-LHR-BOS

...and all the aircraft ultimately get to and from DFW (each aircraft goes DFW-LHR-BOS-LHR-RDU-LHR-DFW).



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6763 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1616 times:

Interesting.. thanks..


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User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8341 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1616 times:
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Quoting ERJ170 (Thread starter):
AAs new schedule change has something interesting..

RDU-LHR 174 departs RDU at 8:35 pm arriving LHR at 9:05 am.. departing LHR at 11:55 arriving RDU at 4:10

It takes 7.5 hours to LHR and 9 back to LHR, if the 767 sits for 2 hours or 4 hours does it really matter, the plane is only capable of flying once daily to Europe.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32736 posts, RR: 72
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1605 times:



Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 4):
It takes 7.5 hours to LHR and 9 back to LHR, if the 767 sits for 2 hours or 4 hours does it really matter, the plane is only capable of flying once daily to Europe.

Yes, it really matters.

If the plan turns quicker to the United States, that is more use for it on other routes - including domestic trunk routes, turns to Latin America, rotating quicker back to Europe, etc., etc.

It matters very much so.



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6763 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1592 times:

So what's the normal turnaround in LHR? is it 2 hours, 3 hours, or 4 hours? (not IDEAL, but realistic)


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