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Old Jan 22, 09, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by worldtrav View Post
Perhaps the maintenance issue was discovered inbound to EZE and there were no parts there to fix it or right before departure back to IAD. In that case maybe the problem was given a one cycle deferral to get it back to IAD to fix the problem. Just a guess.

Quite possible, but the delay posted 2pm EST, a full 6 hours before it was due to leave EZE.

This was known well ahead of time. Yes, I assume the major delay is due to the LHR curfew, which UA has already violated at least 5 times in January. (922 has suffered 8 delays of over 5 hours in the last 30 days....)
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