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Old Jan 22, 09, 7:57 pm
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Originally Posted by IFLYUA View Post
Your plane is arriving ontime from EZE but the LHR flight is delayed due to required maintenance work.
Would that be maintenance they discovered they had to do while on the ground in EZE, or is this just maintenance that they scheduled really poorly? I have to assume it's the former, but it begs the question -- why were the comfortable flying it EZE-IAD and they're not comfortable flying it IAD-LHR?

I'm sure there are many "non-critical" things they can deal with when the aircraft is in a cost-effective place (such as a hub) to do the service, but a delay this big is strange and awful ... no other aircraft available to swap in?

I assume the delay is this substantial because LHR can't accept an inbound flight until after 6:00 a.m.? I'm guessing. I'm sure one of you guys knows all about this... (I'm transpac-canuck, not transatl-canuck!)
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