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AA141 (LHR-JFK / 15 Feb 2019 cancelled, a/c ferry to TUL)

AA141 (LHR-JFK / 15 Feb 2019 cancelled, a/c ferry to TUL)

Old Feb 15, 19, 1:11 pm
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AA141 (LHR-JFK / 15 Feb 2019 cancelled, a/c ferry to TUL)

Found out it was cancelled when I went to check in. No more flights tonight so have to overnight in a hotel at Heathrow. Boo.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by tm84 View Post
Found out it was cancelled when I went to check in. No more flights tonight so have to overnight in a hotel at Heathrow. Boo.
Weather or something worth 600 EU?
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Old Feb 15, 19, 1:32 pm
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Originally Posted by mvoight View Post
Weather or something worth 600 EU?




Looks like it went MX.

@OP - Take the Heathrow Express into town for the day!
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Old Feb 15, 19, 1:46 pm
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So, 600 EU to the OP
Which hotel did they give you?
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Old Feb 15, 19, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by mvoight View Post
So, 600 EU to the OP
Which hotel did they give you?
Just eating a very average buffet at the Crowne Plaza...
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Old Feb 15, 19, 2:02 pm
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Originally Posted by jtav559 View Post




Looks like it went MX.

@OP - Take the Heathrow Express into town for the day!
Yeah some maintenance issue and they couldnít get the part. Counter guy very helpful but so few flights at this time of the day. Sorry didnít make it clear, I live in London but easier to stay out here than go back home.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 3:11 pm
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I got given a priority verification card rather than a boarding pass - is that normal?
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Old Feb 15, 19, 3:16 pm
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I got given a priority verification card rather than a boarding pass - is that normal?
Usually would mean you either donít have, or lost your seat assignment.
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Old Feb 16, 19, 2:03 pm
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Expensive Maintenance Flight?

A 777 styled as AA 142 flew from JFK to LHR on Friday. The return flight AA 141 was cancelled. This morning the same aircraft is flying non-stop from LHR to TUL, presumably for maintenance as AA9653. I'm curious as to why they would cancel a revenue flight and instead fly empty to maintenance from such a long distance. It would seem there must have been a significant reason not to haul passengers but rather go straight to maintenance.

Any thoughts or ideas would be of interest to me. Thanks.
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Old Feb 16, 19, 2:29 pm
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Originally Posted by TEBraniff View Post
A 777 styled as AA 142 flew from JFK to LHR on Friday. The return flight AA 141 was cancelled. This morning the same aircraft is flying non-stop from LHR to TUL, presumably for maintenance as AA9653. I'm curious as to why they would cancel a revenue flight and instead fly empty to maintenance from such a long distance. It would seem there must have been a significant reason not to haul passengers but rather go straight to maintenance.

Any thoughts or ideas would be of interest to me. Thanks.
There is a number of conditions that would allow an aircraft to be ferried but barred from carrying revenue passengers. The mechanical issue apparently was deemed more easily addressed at TUL than in the UK or the Continent - and not of the nature requiring it be sent to HAECO in Hong Kong. Engine or other major component replacement? We wonít likely ever know.
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Old Feb 16, 19, 2:35 pm
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My guess would be a failure of something vital to passenger safety but that wouldn't prevent crew being on board.

I'm thinking of a safety system such as O2 system failure in the passenger cabins rather than comfort (e.g. no working IFE) but as JD Diver says something that is better sorted in TUL or there is no capacity in UK / Europe to deal with it at present - AA will want the plane back in passenger ops asap even if it costs more.
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Old Feb 16, 19, 4:38 pm
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jtav559 I'm sure I should know this but what website is this screenshot from? ExpertFlyer? Looks very useful!
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Old Feb 16, 19, 5:34 pm
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jtav559 I'm sure I should know this but what website is this screenshot from? ExpertFlyer? Looks very useful!
Yes, that's EF.
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