SpaceshipDC10
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UA142 IAH-LOS Diverted To IAD

Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:07 am

It happened about an hour ago.

http://t.co/5YMw4ZqjPs
 
iadbudd
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RE: UA142 IAH-LOS Diverted To IAD

Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:20 am

looks like he just about halfway across the pond before turning around. Maybe medical? Might have been closer to keep going to Africa.
 
iadbudd
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RE: UA142 IAH-LOS Diverted To IAD

Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:28 am

Whatever happened It probaly won't be going anywhere anytime soon as no 787 crews are based out of IAD to replace the crew that diverted it to IAD
 
SpaceshipDC10
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RE: UA142 IAH-LOS Diverted To IAD

Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:23 pm

Quoting iadbudd (Reply 1):
looks like he just about halfway across the pond before turning around.

More like one third. The flight turned around at 07:45UTC, 3h33min after take off.
 
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drerx7
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RE: UA142 IAH-LOS Diverted To IAD

Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:56 pm

Crew timed out too...looks like they will be there like yall said.
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klwright69
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RE: UA142 IAH-LOS Diverted To IAD

Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:58 pm

Quoting iadbudd (Reply 2):

Whatever happened It probaly won't be going anywhere anytime soon as no 787 crews are based out of IAD to replace the crew that diverted it to IAD

It may not need a new crew. I was diverted this last summer due to a medical situation. This was a 15 hour flight. We were 3 hours late and the flight took off again and continued.
 
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DolphinAir747
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RE: UA142 IAH-LOS Diverted To IAD

Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:44 pm

Could BDA not accommodate them? It's much closer and should be able to handle a 787 since it gets regular 777 service.
 
klwright69
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RE: UA142 IAH-LOS Diverted To IAD

Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:26 pm

Now the flight is showing as cancelled. The flight going back to Houston tonight, 143, is showing as 15 hours delayed.
 
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RE: UA142 IAH-LOS Diverted To IAD

Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:32 pm

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 6):
Could BDA not accommodate them? It's much closer and should be able to handle a 787 since it gets regular 777 service.

If not immediately required to be on the ground i would assume it is the best option is to go to the nearest hub for pax and aircraft support.

Quoting iadbudd (Reply 2):
Whatever happened It probaly won't be going anywhere anytime soon as no 787 crews are based out of IAD to replace the crew that diverted it to IAD

Maybe they'll sub with a 777 if available. Any word why it diverted?
 
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RE: UA142 IAH-LOS Diverted To IAD

Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:00 pm

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 6):

BDA has had some NOTAMs for radar coverage inop as well as specific times airport being open.

Diversion was due to medical emergency, crew timed out.
 
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RE: UA142 IAH-LOS Diverted To IAD

Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:29 pm

Quoting bhmdiversion (Reply 9):
Diversion was due to medical emergency, crew timed out.

Looks like a passenger might have suffered a heart attack.
You are here.
 
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RE: UA142 IAH-LOS Diverted To IAD

Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:34 am

In this case would UAL pay for hotels (if necessary) and meals for the stranded passengers or are they on their own due
to the diversion not being UAL's fault?
 
klwright69
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RE: UA142 IAH-LOS Diverted To IAD

Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:05 am

Quoting dfwjim1 (Reply 11):

In this case would UAL pay for hotels (if necessary) and meals for the stranded passengers or are they on their own due
to the diversion not being UAL's fault?

I think UA would put them up and accommodate them. These are special cases. Plus it's longhaul and tickets are already expensive.
 
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RE: UA142 IAH-LOS Diverted To IAD

Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:51 am

Quoting dfwjim1 (Reply 11):

In this case would UAL pay for hotels (if necessary) and meals for the stranded passengers or are they on their own due
to the diversion not being UAL's fault?

No. Acts outside UA's control mean no compensation or assistance.

Quoting klwright69 (Reply 12):
I think UA would put them up and accommodate them. These are special cases. Plus it's longhaul and tickets are already expensive.

How quaint.
 
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RE: UA142 IAH-LOS Diverted To IAD

Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:59 am

The cancellation was determined to be for crew, so that would result in amenities being given out. Also, company policy states that amenities are given for medical emergency diversions resulting in misconnection (not really relevant but maybe they do consider it something to give amenities for)...it also states they will be given for "any diversion that cancels in the divert city." However, I know the contract of carriage states that UA will not pay for amenities if a flight diverts and cancels at a nearby city (aka sister city, also not relevant but I think this covers most weather related diversions that do cancel in the divert city). It's all very vague and can be interpreted in a few different ways

[Edited 2015-12-06 01:01:34]
 
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RE: UA142 IAH-LOS Diverted To IAD

Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:19 am

Quoting ericm2031 (Reply 14):
The cancellation was determined to be for crew, so that would result in amenities being given out.

Well then, I eat my words.
UA's customer service, of late, has been decidedly unfriendly-skies.
I'm pleased to read that this situation was handled better!

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