B747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5783 times:
Quoting dtwlax (Reply 3): DL16 leaves for ATL around 8:30 in the morning but today's flight was delayed by nearly 4 hours since the inbound from SYD was late by 4 hours. Anybody knows why it was delayed?
Actually today's LAX-ATL (DL16) flight was operated by the 77L that came in from ATL as DL110 around 10:50 (scheduled at 10, so a delay on this flight too). Normally the LAX-ATL portion of DL16 is operated by the 77L that comes in from SYD the same morning however, because of the delayed departure from SYD they swapped aircraft.
Looking at tonight's LAX-SYD (DL17) it already show a delay of 4 hours!
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7768 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5754 times:
Today on 2/1 LAX-NRT was actually scheduled as an A330-200, but was flown with a 744.
Why? I have no idea. However it was a one-time substition. Plus there are a lot of aircraft tied-up with charter work for the Super Bowl which leads to widebody aircraft used on extra sections or being repositioned.
RyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5939 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5484 times:
Quoting dtwlax (Reply 3): today's flight was delayed by nearly 4 hours since the inbound from SYD was late by 4 hours. Anybody knows why it was delayed?
It could have been a tech issue, I don't know. The most likely answer, though, is weather. The east coast of Australia took a battering from a tropical storm last weekend, with OOL and MCY closed, and BNE and SYD reporting significant delays/cancellations.