Here's a question. I rode on DL506 today. 08H30 departure ATL-LGA, 767-300. At 8:00 (planned boarding time) they announced that the f/a's had landed at 7:40 and were deplaning at a "B" gate, we were at "A-18" so we'd take a 15 minute delay.
At 8:15 the announcement said that "the f/a's we're waiting for, in fact, were supposed to work the 9:30 trip and not the 8:30 so they're trying to 'round them up', including paging them by name" (sort of made me laugh).
A crew came and we left only about 25 minutes late.
Here's my questions:
How could flight ops not have advised the gate if there was a crew issue earlier?
What happened to the original crew? I looked at the arrivals board for a late arrival but there weren't any.
Ultimately it was fine and eventless flight, except for that lousy tow to gate 3 at LGA which always annoys me.
Can anyone help me out with an answer to this? I'm curious.