AirKevin wrote:According to United's flight status page for this flight, "To get you on your way while our maintenance team services the weather radar, we assigned your flight a new plane that's expected to arrive at the gate shortly. Once we prepare the cabin for departure, we'll board at Gate E7. We appreciate your patience." So I guess the weather radar went out?
Planetalk wrote:Yup, you don't want to try crossing the ÍTCZ without an operational weather radar!
Air France tried it once in Africa, with entirely predictable results https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/144312
Still blows my mind any crew would even consider taking a plane full of passengers the length of Africa without a weather radar.
amtravels wrote:DLASFlyer wrote:There are few things United does better than others but their flight status tool with full explanations is awesome.
One of the reasons I switched from AA to UA!
DLASFlyer wrote:There are few things United does better than others but their flight status tool with full explanations is awesome.
AirKevin wrote:DLASFlyer wrote:There are few things United does better than others but their flight status tool with full explanations is awesome.
That must have been a recent change because I don't remember it being like that before.
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