aa777jr
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Deicing The Airplane; Delays?

Sun May 01, 2005 4:15 pm


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Laboring away in the office late night and I ran across this photo and it reminded me of the best worst time I had when my plane was deiced. I was at DFW connecting to SNA and we were already 45 minutes late pushing back due to bad weather. We took the longsome taxi after our now hour long wait to our runway. They discovered an "electrical" problem as we were about to take off and had to turn around and go back to our gate. We are now 1hr 15min late from out take off and we have opened up the door to allow AA employees to board and fix the "electrical" problem. We have fixed the "electrical" problem (not very assuring, given the weather) the Captain announces and are waiting for deicing now that the plane has aquired ice waiting at the damn gate. Bloody hell, 1hr 45min late now. Deicing is quick when the machine finally arrives to our plane. 2hr 00min from our scheduled departure we take off from DFW. We made up some time in the air, but it was nasty flying. Upon arrival at SNA, due to our 1hr 40min late arrival we don't have a gate to taxi up too and are ordered by traffic controllers to hold just short of the terminal. We sit waiting for 30 minutes for a United Express to push so we can steal some gate time. 2hr 30min late arrival.

I'm sure someone from ORD can top my delay. Back to reading this contract.

Regards.
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RE: Deicing The Airplane; Delays?

Sun May 01, 2005 4:40 pm

Quoting STLGph (Reply 1):
if you're in your "office" on a sunday morning at 2am, i can only imagine what your sex life is like.

I was wondering how often Dallas saw midday ice storms where a short delay would require de-icing, but I like your imagination better, babe.   

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RE: Deicing The Airplane; Delays?

Sun May 01, 2005 4:49 pm

Quoting Aa777jr (Reply 3):
this was back on dec 22nd

Oh I'm sure you'd never post anything inaccurate in this forum, but not being from Texas this naturally peaked my curiosity.
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RE: Deicing The Airplane; Delays?

Sun May 01, 2005 4:53 pm

Was just tired of reading and was on the site and came across the Swiss A330 pic as AA codeshares with and it reminded me of my experience.

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