Old Aug 21, 15, 8:25 am
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Exclamation UA1478 IAH-BOS: Aborted takeoff due to engine fire [20 August, 2015]

Got that last minute upgrade to first after boarding, call it the walk of shame or fame on UA1478 from Houston to Boston last night. Gotta love it!

Unfortunately on takeoff the plane behind us in line for take off, reported flames coming out of one of our engines and takeoff was aborted very last second...

Nice work on the crew side, I must say, very professional, captain quickly reassured everyone things were ok, the flight attendants walked the cabin to reassure people and the 1K service desk had me rebooked before we got back to the gate. I got lucky, got on a flight just 30 minutes later and got back home barely late.

Not sure what happened to UA1478 though, noticed the flight left a few hours later but I don't know if that was the same airplane or if the switched.
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