727glasair
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Spirit airlines SEA issue?

Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:59 pm

Just now I observed Spirit 1914 depart SEA for LAS. Wierd thing is, it seems to me it's a non-revenue flight, no passengers. I watched as it was tugged out of the overflow ac parking area, which is about 500 yards north of the N Satellite.
I did not see any buses bringing passengers to this area. Why would this A320 go from overflow parking straight to departure runway? Thanks...
 
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Re: Spirit airlines SEA issue?

Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:22 pm

Spirit 1914 looks like it's a daily SEA-LAS-LAX flight. From their website, it looks like it left out of gate B20, but it's also showing as half an hour behind, so maybe they boarded, taxiied over there for whatever reason, and then left out of there and took off.
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Re: Spirit airlines SEA issue?

Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:50 pm

The FR24 transponder only starting in the buffer and the delay point towards some tech issue. Most likely it went to the buffer to completely reboot it (which can fix quite a lot on the 'bus).
 
727glasair
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Re: Spirit airlines SEA issue?

Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:04 pm

Sounds plausible.....thanks for your info!
 
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Re: Spirit airlines SEA issue?

Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:12 am

Due to gate congestion there have been some flights operating off hardstands. Pax board buses at B20/21.
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