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Why UA 777 In MKE Today

Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:45 am

I seen a UA 777 depart from MKE to ORD today around 12:30 or so was it a medical diversion or bad weather in ORD??
It sure was a thing of beauty to see her take off right over my head. Those engines sounds from the RR are fantastic.
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RE: Why UA 777 In MKE Today

Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:49 am

Quoting Legacytravel (Thread starter):
It sure was a thing of beauty to see her take off right over my head. Those engines sounds from the RR are fantastic.

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RE: Why UA 777 In MKE Today

Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:58 am

Sorry I knew that. I had RR on the brain for what ever reason. Thanks N325KF
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RE: Why UA 777 In MKE Today

Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:18 am

The weather here in Chicago has been whack all day so i wouldnt imagine that some diversions happened today.

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RE: Why UA 777 In MKE Today

Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:46 am

The flight was UA 945, FRA-ORD.
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RE: Why UA 777 In MKE Today

Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:47 am

The weather was fine in Chicago today. No diversions were required.

I imagine that it was to move a lot of stranded passengers.

There are scheduled busses from ORD to MKE and Amtrak leaves from downtown, but I would imagine they were overwhelmed with customers over the past couple of days.

I could be wrong. But I think it was to clear a tremendous backlog of passengers AND (especially) bags.
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RE: Why UA 777 In MKE Today

Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:11 pm

I thought there were people on the flight. The call sign was still flight 945. If they dropped off the passengers would the flight now become a ferry flight with a 4 digit flight number usually starting in 9***??
Also looked like it was taking off heavy as well.
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Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 5):
I could be wrong. But I think it was to clear a tremendous backlog of passengers AND (especially) bags.
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RE: Why UA 777 In MKE Today

Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:12 pm

The FAA reduced ORD's arrival rate to 60 this morning due to low ceilings, that probably explains the diversion.....
 
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RE: Why UA 777 In MKE Today

Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:14 pm

If it was flight 945 from FRA, they wouldn't have stopped an international trip to pick up domestic passengers.
 
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RE: Why UA 777 In MKE Today

Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:42 pm

Quoting Ordramper98 (Reply 8):
If it was flight 945 from FRA, they wouldn't have stopped an international trip to pick up domestic passengers.

Especially since the plane was parked at the old Air Whisky hangar. I had seen a firetruck next to the plane and it was getting fueled when I got there. I could have sworn I seen another 777 take off before I got there but could tell the airline.
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