andytb77
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UAL70 KLAX-KIAH 787 Now Cancelled For 6-6-2013

Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:11 pm

United flight 70 from LAX to IAH was listed as delayed, but was just changed to cancelled around 11:00am Pacific. Equipment is 787-8, N45905. I guess this would only be an event worthy of discussion due to the aircraft type. United's website indicated it was delayed for aircraft maintenance, but now just lists cancelled. The plane can be seen on the ground at LAX on the webcam: http://www.cargolaw.com/lax_webcam2.html

Anybody have info on the maintenance issue that would have cancelled the flight? It made the leg from IAH-LAX this morning. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N45905
 
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RE: UAL70 KLAX-KIAH 787 Now Cancelled For 6-6-2013

Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:27 am

Quoting andytb77 (Thread starter):
Anybody have info on the maintenance issue that would have cancelled the flight? It made the leg from IAH-LAX this morning. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N45905

Well, it sounds about par for the course: go somewhere and break. Apply MEL/CDL if able, fix if unable, then fly it home... and break. Board the plane with maintenance onboard, make people sit around, leave two hours late.
Just a day in the life of a UA 787, in my personal experience.
 
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RE: UAL70 KLAX-KIAH 787 Now Cancelled For 6-6-2013

Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:34 pm

Don't know what the issue was but it's still stuck at LAX and the return was cancelled again this morning. Its scheduled afternoon IAH-ORD-IAH run has been substituted by a 767.

N27901 also went tech this morning and was swapped over to N26906 with a 2.5 hour delay.
 
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RE: UAL70 KLAX-KIAH 787 Now Cancelled For 6-6-2013

Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:42 pm

Quoting flood (Reply 2):
Don't know what the issue was but it's still stuck at LAX and the return was cancelled again this morning. Its scheduled afternoon IAH-ORD-IAH run has been substituted by a 767.

N27901 also went tech this morning and was swapped over to N26906 with a 2.5 hour delay.

And N26906 diverted to Austin last night. Not a great 24 hours for the UAL 787s...

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RE: UAL70 KLAX-KIAH 787 Now Cancelled For 6-6-2013

Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:57 pm

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 3):
And N26906 diverted to Austin last night.

The diversion was weather related but it did end up spending some 5 hours in AUS with UA showing a servicing delay. But from what I gather that doesn't necessarily imply a technical issue.

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 3):
Not a great 24 hours for the UAL 787s...

Unfortunately, so far I don't think they've managed a great 24 hours at all this month.
 
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RE: UAL70 KLAX-KIAH 787 Now Cancelled For 6-6-2013

Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:39 pm

Yes, an awful 24 hours for UA 787's indeed.

The 12:21 am flight from LAX to IAH was 2.5 hours late this morning.

One of the morning IAH-DEN flights was 2.5 hours late as well. Making the return to IAH from DEN an hour late as a result.

Then the cancellation of the 10 am LAX-IAH flight today.

God what a mess.
 
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RE: UAL70 KLAX-KIAH 787 Now Cancelled For 6-6-2013

Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:41 pm

And DEN-NRT starts in a few days. Let see how it goes.
 
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RE: UAL70 KLAX-KIAH 787 Now Cancelled For 6-6-2013

Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:26 pm

We just crewed a 777 to operate in its place.. All is well.
 
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RE: UAL70 KLAX-KIAH 787 Now Cancelled For 6-6-2013

Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:44 pm

Hey 777ord......I'm trying to non rev on the 10 pm ORD IAH tmrw night. Is it still showing the 787 operating it? Any help would be appreciated
 
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RE: UAL70 KLAX-KIAH 787 Now Cancelled For 6-6-2013

Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:57 pm

Quoting 777ord (Reply 7):
All is well.

Yep! Save for your three cancelled flights, two AOG, the cascading delays and hundreds of inconvenienced pax... it's all peachy  
 
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RE: UAL70 KLAX-KIAH 787 Now Cancelled For 6-6-2013

Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:07 pm

Quoting flood (Reply 9):
Yep! Save for your three cancelled flights, two AOG, the cascading delays and hundreds of inconvenienced pax... it's all peachy  

Unfortunately, weren't all the five of the remaining 767-200s sent to storage in Goodyear already?
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RE: UAL70 KLAX-KIAH 787 Now Cancelled For 6-6-2013

Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:13 pm

Quoting FlyHossD (Reply 10):
Unfortunately, weren't all the five of the remaining 767-200s sent to storage in Goodyear already?

Yes, and good riddance! Those planes were FAR too reliable to use in service!
 
Just kidding. Ship 154 had a broken PTV monitor in seat 5L up to the very end.
 
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RE: UAL70 KLAX-KIAH 787 Now Cancelled For 6-6-2013

Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:15 pm

Quoting vulindlela744 (Reply 8):

Our system still shows 788. Enjoy.
319 320 321 722 732 733 734 735 737 738 739 752 753 763 772 CR2 CR7 CR9 DHA D8B D8C D95 145 170 175 190 M82 M88 M90 S340
 
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RE: UAL70 KLAX-KIAH 787 Now Cancelled For 6-6-2013

Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:19 pm

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 11):
Yes, and good riddance! Those planes were FAR too reliable to use in service!
 
Just kidding. Ship 154 had a broken PTV monitor in seat 5L up to the very end.

I'm not surprised by that; certainly any airline that's retiring aircraft isn't going to spend any more money than necessary on them. Nonetheless, the 762s filled in relatively well (along with reassigning 777s) while the 787s were grounded.

When I read that the 762s were being rushed off to storage, I knew it was too soon. By hey, that's just me - a product of decades of flight ops experience. What could any one like me know that a MBA doesn't know, too?  
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RE: UAL70 KLAX-KIAH 787 Now Cancelled For 6-6-2013

Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:34 am

To add to the list, N26906 operating as UA168 returned to gate and was subsequently delayed for 3.5hrs. According to a pax the "flaps were not functioning properly".
 
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RE: UAL70 KLAX-KIAH 787 Now Cancelled For 6-6-2013

Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:26 pm

To complete yesterday's activities:

N26906, which had returned to gate in IAH, returned to gate again operating out of DEN, was delayed for another ~2 hours and finally arrived back at IAH at 4:16 AM.

N27901, which was subbed early in the morning, was put on the schedule again later in the evening to do UA135/20 IAH-LAX-IAH and was delayed out of IAH for over an hour due to servicing.

N45905 still out of service at LAX.
 
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RE: UAL70 KLAX-KIAH 787 Now Cancelled For 6-6-2013

Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:47 am

Any rumor of "status warning lights" and not being able to clear them as the culprit?

Bring back ALL the B762's, all 10 of them. What a reliable and great airplane.
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