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Upgraded Flights Due To Volcano In Iceland  
User currently offlineNWA330nut From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 115 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6091 times:

Lately I have been watching the status of flight 94 from JFK-MAD because I will be flying it next week. When I bought my ticket it was originally supposed to be a B757    (making an uncomfortable flight) but in the last few days, AA has upgraded it to a B763. Also, FlightAware.com shows that it has been delayed, diverted, and canceled. Are these still due to the volcano, or are they just random occurrences, such as a late passenger? From which route would this plane be utilized?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL94

Currently, AA.com is also showing that flight 94 is delayed.

Are other airlines still doing this? I know that some flew extra capacity right after the airspace ban was lifted, but I didn't know the extent of it.

Thanks.

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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9381 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5899 times:

United actually did the opposite. They are canceling some lighter load flights to cities where they have many flights (LHR & FRA) so that they can catch up and not operate every flight with a 1-5 hour delay. There have been so many delays because of the ash and the diversions that the schedule has not been able to fully recover.


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User currently offlinesflaflight From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5352 times:

Well AA 120 to CDG ex JFK has been upgauged to a 763 from a 757 for the past 4 days. Not sure how much longer it will stay that way though.

User currently offlineArzenal From United States of America, joined May 2010, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4999 times:

I gotta tell you guys, flying from the USA to London SUCKS right now.

I was on UA928 on Tuesday night, and the flight from ORD-LHR took just over 8 hours.

The route they took was absurd. We left ORD and flew basically straight north. Then NE to Greenland. Then along the Greenland coast and to the North of Iceland. Then down the spine of the UK.

It felt like the flight would never end, it was such a painfully long route.


User currently offlineshamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1587 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4955 times:

AA92/93 ORD-DUB-ORD has been flying with a 767 instead of a 757 for the last few days, seen it taking off today the 767 looks mighty with the winglets!

User currently offlineLAXorLGWonDL From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4807 times:

Quoting Arzenal (Reply 3):
I gotta tell you guys, flying from the USA to London SUCKS right now.

My sister was scheduled to fly DL 11 LGW-ATL and then on to LAX this past Tuesday. She boarded about 5 1/2 hours late, sat on the ground for about 2 hours and finally took off. It took 10h 15 min to fly to ATL and the gate agents were swamped with rebookings and hotel rooms for misconnects. Super crazy!

Of course, I am flying LHR-ATL this weekend...

 robin



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User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4783 times:

Quoting Arzenal (Reply 3):
I was on UA928 on Tuesday night, and the flight from ORD-LHR took just over 8 hours.

The route they took was absurd. We left ORD and flew basically straight north. Then NE to Greenland. Then along the Greenland coast and to the North of Iceland. Then down the spine of the UK.

It felt like the flight would never end, it was such a painfully long route.

According to ual.com flight 928 is scheduled for 8h 12m. If the flight took the route you described, it did very well keeping to its schedule.

BTW welcome to a.net.  Smile

[Edited 2010-05-13 07:49:23]

User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4716 times:
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In Brussels AA regulary puts the 767 iso the usual 757 to JFK. So does DL on its JFK runs.

I guess a relief for the pax...



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User currently offlineMANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4481 times:

Quoting Arzenal (Reply 3):
was on UA928 on Tuesday night, and the flight from ORD-LHR took just over 8 hours.

Just be grateful you weren't on VS's MAN-MCO flight one day last week, the flight plans showed a flight time of 13 hours! That's what can only be described as hell, 13 hours on a plane load of screaming kids! lol

MM


User currently offlinetsnamm From United States of America, joined May 2005, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

CO has upgraded EWR/ DUB,OSL, and ARN for example to a 764 a couple of times during the flight cancellations as well...

User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17008 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3836 times:

Quoting tsnamm (Reply 9):
CO has upgraded EWR/ DUB,OSL, and ARN for example to a 764 a couple of times during the flight cancellations as well...

They only sent the 764 to ARN once.



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User currently offlineshamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1587 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

I dont think they sent the 764 to DUB, altough I stand to be corrected on that, they certainly sent it to SNN at least once.

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