B747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17554 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6616 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, 8069 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6587 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, 6730 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6317 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.