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UA 947 IAD-LAX Cancelled Sept 5: Why?  
User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1036 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

I'd been scheduled to fly on UA 947 from IAD to LAX this evening in United domestic business (upgraded with miles), but the flight apparently was cancelled. Right now I'm waiting for the badly delayed United 1077, not with the best of attitudes I'm sorry to say, and I'm curious to know why exactly my plans were derailed.

Thanks in advance for any enlightenment.

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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25357 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3236 times:

Simple answer is equipment balancing.

The longer explanation is UA946 LAX-IAD did not operate either today, so IAD obviously was short 777s, so the return to LAX was cancelled to balance things out.

Also does not help that the mid Atlantic region has weather today (rain/thunderstorms) which has impacted IAD ops.



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1036 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3221 times:

Hopefully UA doesn't funnel too many people directly LAX-AMS, or there would have been some problems for them, too.

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25357 posts, RR: 49
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3184 times:

Btw your original 1077 plane a 319 was late inbound anyhow, so instead they have swap it to another tail, and upgauged to a 320 to also help with oversales.

I doubt it AMS was much of an issue. Most EU dest folks I'm sure were sent via other IAD flights, ORD or the noon'ish nonstop LAX-LHR today.

safe flight



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
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