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AB A332 Parked At SFO 5 Days Now Awaiting Engine?  
User currently offlinemikeology From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 124 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 9163 times:



Just wondering if anyone has any details on this one. Apparently its been parked at super bay since last Thursday. AB last scheduled flight for seasonal service to SFO was last Friday. Source at ground staff says its awaiting an engine. Anyone confirm?

Thanks

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User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6166 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 9048 times:

Quoting mikeology (Thread starter):

Maybe the crew wasn't to happy they were done with SFO for the season, so took it in their own hands to get more out of the layover  

Seriously though, if I remember, I'll make some phone calls from work.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20007 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 8899 times:

I noticed that tail over by the super bay yesterday and I wondered what it was doing there...

User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5930 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 8470 times:
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Maybe Air Berlin can't afford another engine!

User currently offlineBoeingVista From Australia, joined Jan 2009, 1581 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 8393 times:

The crew probably got tickets to game 7


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25834 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 8254 times:

Yes D-ALPH has been AOG since Wednesday.


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User currently offlineUALWN From Andorra, joined Jun 2009, 2875 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 7984 times:

Quoting BoeingVista (Reply 4):
The crew probably got tickets to game 7

And since they liked it, now they want to stay for the first two games of the WS. So no departure until Friday.



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User currently offlinevfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4014 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 7580 times:

Assuming that you can cough up the dough, how long would it typically take to have a replacement engine ordered/leased, shipped and put on the wing? Would five days and counting still be within the norm?

User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2995 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 7445 times:

D-ALPH is airborne as BER700P.

http://www.flightradar24.com/#!/2012-10-23/08:44/BER700P

Rgds



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User currently offlinekkephart13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 7300 times:

Quoting BoeingVista (Reply 4):
The crew probably got tickets to game 7
Quoting UALWN (Reply 6):
And since they liked it, now they want to stay for the first two games of the WS. So no departure until Friday.
Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 8):
D-ALPH is airborne as BER700P.

http://www.flightradar24.com/#!/2012-10-23/08:44/BER700P

Rgds

Must of been St. Louis Fans....


User currently offlinestrfyr51 From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 1310 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3623 times:
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getting an engine depends on pre-planning. having established relationships with local airlines for facilities and possibly manpower . The LCC go it alone mantra is NOT going to work 5000+ miles from home shipping engines can become a pricey matter. At UAL is has at times been cheaper to 3 engine Ferry a 747-422 from Asia (HKG) to SFO for an engine change. spending $166K but saving as the shipping would be over $220K not including manpower and tooling.

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