Mason
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AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?

Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:40 pm

Flightaware is showing AA61 from DFW to NRT diverted into SEA on 12.12. Is this a medical issue, aircraft? Perhaps a fuel stop (strong upper-level winds?) I'm sure this kind of stuff happens all the time, just curious. Thanks.
 
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RE: AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?

Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:51 pm



Quoting Mason (Thread starter):
Flightaware is showing AA61 from DFW to NRT diverted into SEA on 12.12. Is this a medical issue, aircraft? Perhaps a fuel stop (strong upper-level winds?) I'm sure this kind of stuff happens all the time, just curious. Thanks.

I noticed this too. It shouldnt have been wind related because AA175 made it to Narita just fine. Maybe it was medical?
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RE: AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?

Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:28 pm

Ah my namesake here on Airliners... It would have to be Medical, I've never honestly heard DFW-NRT ever really stopping for fuel (not to say it has not happend before).
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RE: AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?

Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:35 pm

Looking at the map, it would appear that this was an unscheduled stop due to a medical, mechanical or other unexpected issue.. See http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...1/history/20071211/1844Z/KDFW/KSEA -- the aircraft was already well past SEA when it turned around and went back. If it were a planned tech stop, it would have taken a direct route.
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RE: AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?

Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:41 pm



Quoting FoxBravo (Reply 3):
Looking at the map, it would appear that this was an unscheduled stop due to a medical, mechanical or other unexpected issue.. See http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...1/history/20071211/1844Z/KDFW/KSEA -- the aircraft was already well past SEA when it turned around and went back. If it were a planned tech stop, it would have taken a direct route.

AA61 isnt scheduled to stop anywhere between DFW and NRT. Ive took this flight twice when I went to college in Fort Worth. When it makes a diversion it would have to be medical or mechanical.
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RE: AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?

Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:08 pm

Maybe there were a some Seattle bound passengers that got on the wrong plane so they asked the pilot to land and let them off.  Silly
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RE: AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?

Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:48 pm

Yesterdays NRT Airport Intl Arrival screen showed this flight as canceled.
 
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RE: AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?

Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:04 am

Flight reported a pressure leak on a passenger door. Diverted to SEA. Airplane was taken out of service. Another 777 was ferried to SEA to complete the trip.
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RE: AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?

Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:29 am

The flight ran out of coffee and grunge music.
 
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RE: AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?

Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:32 am



Quoting MGASJO (Reply 7):
Flight reported a pressure leak on a passenger door. Diverted to SEA. Airplane was taken out of service. Another 777 was ferried to SEA to complete the trip.

Thanks. Glad it wasn't more 'serious'.

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 8):
The flight ran out of coffee and grunge music.

Coffee, maybe, but Grunge? You haven't been to Seattle in a while, eh?
 
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RE: AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?

Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:39 am



Quoting Mason (Reply 9):
You haven't been to Seattle in a while, eh?

I know, the grunge era is dead there, but when I think of SEA I think of grunge still.

Last time I was in town was '05 for a Ryan Adams concert which got cancelled on the day it was supposed to happen.
 
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RE: AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?

Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:12 am



Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 10):
Ryan Adams

Sure you don't mean Bryan Adams? although I could be wrong on that also.
 
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RE: AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?

Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:20 pm



Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 2):
Ah my namesake here on Airliners... It would have to be Medical, I've never honestly heard DFW-NRT ever really stopping for fuel (not to say it has not happend before).

It use to happen a lot, either a stop at SEA or PDX, when AA flew MD-11ERs on this route. But this is the first for the B-777-200ER, I believe.
 
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RE: AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?

Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:30 pm



Quoting Freshlove1 (Reply 11):

Nope. Ryan Adams. My girlfriend and I had tickets to that one as well.
 
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RE: AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?

Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:35 pm

I saw the flight on the departures screen yesterday at SEA and definitely was wondering about it. It didn't seem quite right but now it makes more sense.
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RE: AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?

Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:03 pm



Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 14):
I saw the flight on the departures screen yesterday at SEA and definitely was wondering about it. It didn't seem quite right but now it makes more sense.

I saw an AA 772 departing SEA right as I was walking into our office under the C concourse yesterday and had to take another look just to make sure I was not seeing things. It was interesting to see another 777 from some one other than KE, UA, OZ, and BR...

On a side note, does anyone know when BR started sending 773ERs to SEA? I just noticed it the other day. If it is a permanent thing, I will miss seeing their 774Ms.

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RE: AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?

Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:14 pm



Quoting MGASJO (Reply 7):
Flight reported a pressure leak on a passenger door. Diverted to SEA.

At least the one upside to this situation is that the airline won't battle to get parts with Boeing's factory just up the road!
 
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RE: AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?

Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:26 pm



Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 4):
AA61 isnt scheduled to stop anywhere between DFW and NRT. Ive took this flight twice when I went to college in Fort Worth. When it makes a diversion it would have to be medical or mechanical.

Right, but occasionally an unscheduled stop will be planned before departure. For example, when the dispatchers know that winds en route or weather at the destination are such that more fuel will be required, or even where passengers stranded from another flight need to be picked up.
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RE: AA 61 DFW-NRT Stop At SEA 12.12 Why?

Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:39 pm



Quoting KBFIspotter (Reply 15):
On a side note, does anyone know when BR started sending 773ERs to SEA? I just noticed it the other day. If it is a permanent thing, I will miss seeing their 774Ms.

Yes, I believe it is a permanent change. This means the only pax 747 now flying into SEA are from BA, and even those may be in jeopardy with all the flights to Europe scheduled for next year.