COEWR2587 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 607 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2265 times:
I was checking the status of a friends earlier red-eye flight and noticed the one after his is being operated by a 767-400ER tonight. Does anyone know any info on the why the swap for tonight. Also, the flight status shows the 767 coming from San Diego which doesn't make very sense. BussinessFirst is almost full with practically all upgrades, and less than 40 passengers in Y. I know sometimes planes get swaped but this 767 and this light of load seems odd, especially since LAX doesn't just have CO heavies laying around. Any info?
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6091 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2236 times:
I have no inside information, but a couple of things come to mind.
First, the outbound flight might have been very full, or even a charter.
Second, this aircraft might be on its way back from HAECO in Hong Kong.
COEWR2587 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 607 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 2): Maybe this was the plane that brought the Jets to San Diego. Rather than have it sit for two days doing nothing, CO ferried it up to LA and sent it back to Newark as a revenue flight.
That sounds really likely. Either way lucky for the passengers, there isn't a better way to do a red-eye than on a half-empty wide body.