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Old Apr 30, 12, 11:22 pm   #1
 
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Reason KL1512 30/04 canceled?

Yesterday KL1512 was canceled and I would really appreciate if anyone can figure out the real reason it was cancelled. They said a tech issue....but I think it was because so few people showed up for the flight.

It has caused a lot problems that I will fly today instead of yesterday for my film crew and I do want to have KLM pay for the expenses this has caused.

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We regret to inform you that your flight KL1512 NORWICH NWI - AMSTERDAM AMS on 04/30/2012 has been cancelled.

Please contact our KLM staff at the airport for further assistance. We will do our best to provide the appropriate care.
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Old May 1, 12, 1:59 am   #2
 
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All Flighstats shows is that the flight was canceled officially at 16h25 local time, which is pretty late in the day.

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Old May 1, 12, 3:03 am   #3
 
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All Flighstats shows is that the flight was canceled officially at 16h25 local time, which is pretty late in the day.

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That's, roughly, the arrival time of the inbound flight - so my guess is that it really was a technical problem.

My original reaction (i.e., before Johan had posted his reply) was that it could indeed have been a planned cancellation... NWI is one of KLM's maintenance bases, what better way to take an aircraft for routine maintenance than to fly it to its maintenance base with a planeload of passengers? And NWI is a crew base too, so they could have cleverly staffed the flight with an all-local crew and not incurred any hotel expenses...

However, the fact that the decision was made so late would indicate that my initial thoughts were probably wrong. If it had been a planned cancellation then I am sure they would have announced the decision earlier, and made attempts to put the passengers on the last flight out of LCY (1945) - this would have been much cheaper than paying everybody compensation.

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