|Quoting toering (Thread starter):|
What would warrent this type of divert to a 744 base, and not get it down sooner? Or continue to FRA which is another 744 base for an alliance partner?
On a flight from SFO
you have quite a big of fuel on board and you are well above maximum landing weight. So landing right after take off will end in an overweight landing. You do that if you have to due to a severe emergency. But if it is a minor thing which doesn't allow you to continue to your destination you talk to the company where the mechanics can halp you best. And you have time to burn off fuel and land below maximum landing weight. Another point is: what to do with the passengers. UA
has a big Star Alliance base in ORD
, so they can rebook the passengers on other UA
flights to FRA
or connect them via some other airport with their own airplanes.