just noticed on flight aware that UA 225, the 9:30pm departure from IAD to SFO has been running incredibly late recently. Tonight it didn't leave until 1:24am EST, arriving SFO at 3:30am PST. Looks like several days ago on June 23 it was even later, arriving SFO at 5:24am. June 22nd's timing is similar to tonight's. On UA's website, it claims "ramp service" caused the delay this evening. Can anyone give more info? Or is this just the end of the domino from a days worth of bad weather sitting over the mid-atlantic.
I mention the "east/west" red-eye as the June 22nd flight comes close to the timing of that ill-fated flight in Airport 75.