A330Fan1
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Why United 946 LAX-IAD Cancelled Today?

Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:09 am

Hey a.netters, I was wondering if any of you know why today (Aug 3) United 946 LAX-IAD was cancelled?

Thanks
 
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RE: Why United 946 LAX-IAD Cancelled Today?

Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:20 am

Wow...must have been a major pain in the rear for United CSRs at LAX. A 777 cancellation full of international connections can't be a walk in the park. Chin up, friends.
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A330Fan1
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RE: Why United 946 LAX-IAD Cancelled Today?

Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:42 am

Yeah it is a major flight. I'm just very curious as I'm on 946 in a few days and HAVE to make it! haha
 
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RE: Why United 946 LAX-IAD Cancelled Today?

Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:38 pm

Quoting A330Fan1 (Reply 2):
I'm just very curious as I'm on 946 in a few days and HAVE to make it!

I learned in a very hard way that if I HAVE to make it, it's best to go a day early.
 
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RE: Why United 946 LAX-IAD Cancelled Today?

Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:57 pm

I dont know what is going on with UA recently. In July I had 3 trips on them. All 3 of them ran into some kind of problem or another, mechanical or something else.One trip I ended up getting home 19 hours late from LAX.Another time we sat for 3 hours waiting in OMA for teh storms to clear in ORD. When the weather cleared, there was a mechanical and the flight was canceled. We overnighted in OMA.

The worst yesterday was leaving JAC. The computer was down and they checked us in the old fashioned way------by hand. As a result. everyone had to go through secondary screening. If the plane had been full we would still be in JAC. However, it was a light load and we left only 30 minutes late.

Got to Denver in time to make my connection. The incoming aircraft developed a hydraulic problem inbound. After about 45 minutes of UA trying to work on the problem. They did substitute another plane and we left one hour late.

I was expecting someone today on the canceled Flight 946. They will not be arriving until midnight tonight.When I heard that news I really got livid and called UA customer service. I am an elite FF and they offered me $200 in travel vouchers for my string of bad luck. I will give them one more chance and if my IAD-LAX-IAD trip has any problems, I will take my business elsewhere. I might add I am booked on UA 946 later this month.

I really dont know what is going on with UA. For a long, long time despite bankruptcy and all things were operating quite well. However, as I said, things seem to be heading south.
 
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RE: Why United 946 LAX-IAD Cancelled Today?

Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:26 pm

Baked Pax weren't on the menu today?
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RE: Why United 946 LAX-IAD Cancelled Today?

Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:23 pm

It seems you have bad luck more than anything. I have always had great flights with UA, things seem to be getting better. Just my two cents.

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RE: Why United 946 LAX-IAD Cancelled Today?

Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:51 pm

I thought UAL 946 is a flight to AMS? As far as I know this flight was not cancelled and the plane arrived in AMS.
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RE: Why United 946 LAX-IAD Cancelled Today?

Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:04 pm

Quoting Lijnden (Reply 7):
I thought UAL 946 is a flight to AMS?

The flight number UA946 originates in LAX, routes through IAD and has a final destination of AMS. The aircraft does not necessarily do the same.
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A330Fan1
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RE: Why United 946 LAX-IAD Cancelled Today?

Sat Aug 05, 2006 12:35 am

thanks for all your responses. It's 8:34am western pacific time, and today Friday 8/4, the flight has departed LAX 1 min early and is in flight. So I guess it was just a one day thing that caused it to be cancelled yesterday.
 
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RE: Why United 946 LAX-IAD Cancelled Today?

Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:16 am

I take UA 946 often as a standby and I don't think I've ever seen the flight have a problem. I don't know what happened yesterday, but my guess is it was some sort of one-time issue that could hit any airplane on any airline.

Yeah, I feel sorry for the CSRs. That 777 is almost always full.
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RE: Why United 946 LAX-IAD Cancelled Today?

Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:33 am

Quoting OH-LGA (Reply 8):
The flight number UA946 originates in LAX, routes through IAD and has a final destination of AMS. The aircraft does not necessarily do the same.

It does still use a 3-class, international configuration aircraft though.

Quoting UALFAson (Reply 10):
Yeah, I feel sorry for the CSRs. That 777 is almost always full.

Which is why they usually use a 744 in the summer.
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RE: Why United 946 LAX-IAD Cancelled Today?

Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:38 am

I fly on this flight frequently! The last time i was on it we departed the gate and then sat at the mechanical center so they could fix something for about 1 hour. Still got there early!
 
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RE: Why United 946 LAX-IAD Cancelled Today?

Sat Aug 05, 2006 4:05 am

Could any of the recent issues (particularly maintenance) be related to the ridiculously hot weather?


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RE: Why United 946 LAX-IAD Cancelled Today?

Sat Aug 05, 2006 4:55 am

FYI, here's the info from Sabre regarding UA946/3AUG

F:UA946/3AUG
LAX SEE REMARKS BELOW
IAD/1837CT/ARVS CNCLD ‡OFF 736P 1.42L LTRN ORD
AMS/0140CT/IN 839A 1.39L LTRN ORD
LAX/WAS OUT LAX 800A - RETURNED TO BLOCKS DUE TO MECH
IAD/DELAYED INBOUND SECTION TERMINATES IAD NONCONNECTION DOWNLIN

So the flight LAX-IAD was canx'd and subsequently while awaiting a sub aircraft, and then departed IAD nearly 2 hours late.
 
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RE: Why United 946 LAX-IAD Cancelled Today?

Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:42 am

Quoting Galapagapop (Reply 5):
Baked Pax weren't on the menu today?

Lol, nice timing.
I remember, the choices were chicken or fish. I had the lasagna.

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