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Old Feb 8, 09, 4:48 pm
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runningshoes
 
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Just got back from SIN yesterday, leaving a week prior, and we had delays on 3 of 4 segments (started at ORD). Two of the delays were mechanical on 744's, including a wing crack that was noticed by a pax and only after we returned to the gate after the tug hit the front tire. One of the delays was the evening NRT-ORD because the NRT-BKK 744 was on mech delay and some genius at Chicago decided it was worth trying to pressure the ORD captain to take the "bad" plane back to ORD. The fact that the PM of Thailand was on the BKK flight might have had something to do with it....

Interesting comments from both the FA's and flight crew that the 744's are having a lot of mechanical problems lately, including seeing repetitive problems on the same planes.
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