They Need New Brakes? Give Me a Break!

The brakes of a Boeing 737 aircraft.

FlyerTalk member RTWSTARALLIANCE breaks in the United Mileage Plus (Consolidated) forum to relate how “the Captain announces a set of brakes needs to be replaced as their time has passed.” This caused a delay in the flight as RTWSTARALLIANCE awaits take-off from Chicago to Sacramento.

RTWSTARALLIANCE wonders why no one attended to the brakes during a break in the scheduling of flights for that aircraft.

Of course, everyone would rather fly on an aircraft as safely as possible — but is United Airlines doing a brake dance, or could there be a logical explanation for this issue?

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