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PHL Maintenance Revenge on Dallas Cowboys (and widebody maintenance question)

PHL Maintenance Revenge on Dallas Cowboys (and widebody maintenance question)

Old Dec 23, 19, 10:13 pm
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PHL Maintenance Revenge on Dallas Cowboys (and widebody maintenance question)

This past Sunday (Dec 22, 2019) - The Dallas Cowboy's chartered an AA 772. Looks like it ended up having some maintence issues, stranding the team for a few hours (unclear if it was a crew timeout issue or a mechanical issue)
https://www.si.com/nfl/cowboys/news/...nded-in-philly

But got me thinking, starting in Jan, PHL is scheduled to get a 788 for a daily DFW, ORD and MAN. Curious to see if the PHL maintenance crew is ready to service these Boeing widebodies - as well as expanding the crewbase to staff the multiple 788 flights. I know Legacy US has some 767s based in PHL, and those crews are cross-rated onto the 757s. But 787 is a completely new rating type.
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Old Dec 23, 19, 11:31 pm
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Originally Posted by peetahvw View Post
This past Sunday (Dec 22, 2019) - The Dallas Cowboy's chartered an AA 772. Looks like it ended up having some maintence issues, stranding the team for a few hours (unclear if it was a crew timeout issue or a mechanical issue)
https://www.si.com/nfl/cowboys/news/...nded-in-philly

But got me thinking, starting in Jan, PHL is scheduled to get a 788 for a daily DFW, ORD and MAN. Curious to see if the PHL maintenance crew is ready to service these Boeing widebodies - as well as expanding the crewbase to staff the multiple 788 flights. I know Legacy US has some 767s based in PHL, and those crews are cross-rated onto the 757s. But 787 is a completely new rating type.
Iím confused. Are you really somehow assuming that in any lifetime an airline will regularly schedule an aircraft to fly to a city where its maintenance personnel have not been trained on the aircraft? The expectation is that they will just wing in?

Hmmmmmm...what could possibly go wrong there?
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Old Dec 24, 19, 2:20 am
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All I’m seeing is a brief mention that a flight was delayed due to a maintenance issue (which happen every day) and no allegations that it was deliberate ‘revenge’ by AA maintenance workers on the cowboys whose performance (or lack of) is the main thrust of the article.
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Old Dec 24, 19, 10:05 am
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Crews for the 788 will likely commute in from another base like ORD or DFW. Maintenance will be handled as it is at any other AA city if there's an issue. The major work will still be relegated to Tulsa and other large bases. Over the next few years as the 767s are phased out, PHL will get more 787 service and the crews based there will likely be moved over.
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Old Dec 27, 19, 10:52 am
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I would have cancelled the charter and made the team walk home. Pathetic game in Philly!
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Old Dec 27, 19, 5:11 pm
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Given the Cowboys' performance, I'm sure that no PHL-based crew would have been holding a grudge of any kind. Now if Dak Prescott had been on target with a few more throws, it might have been a different story.

Eagles fans don't hate the Cowboys. Hate is far too mild a word.
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