BA274 LAS-LHR diverted to Shannon airport

Old Jan 14, 20, 10:56 am
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BA274 LAS-LHR diverted to Shannon airport

BA274 from Lasvegas has been diverted to Shannan airport today January 14. The reason is technical problem

they had another plane standby so the passengers just changed aircraft in Shannon but according to the SMS I received (my motherinlaw is onboard and I had booked her flight) none of the luggade made it as the airport do not have the capacity to transfer the luggage

I wonder, what have happened? what can have been so serious that they could not continue the last 30-40min of such a long flight?

anyone with any additional information?



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Old Jan 14, 20, 11:04 am
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The aircraft might be carrying a defect which makes landing in certain weather conditions, a problem. As an example.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 11:11 am
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I can see the rescue flight was an A321 G-EUXC, which was all Y in terms of layout (so 218 passenger capacity), whereas G-CIVL is a 747 which can take 337 passenger. So unless it was lightly loaded there may be more to this. It is currently scheduled to arrive into LHR 3 hours and 10 minutes late..... It was due into T3 at 14:55
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Old Jan 14, 20, 11:12 am
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just found this article...apparently they had problem with the rudder

https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/...ow-975450.html
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Old Jan 14, 20, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by surryson View Post
The aircraft might be carrying a defect which makes landing in certain weather conditions, a problem. As an example.
Looks like you were spot on given the above post..!
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Old Jan 14, 20, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by surryson View Post
The aircraft might be carrying a defect which makes landing in certain weather conditions, a problem. As an example.
From the article posted above .... The pilots confirmed they had a ‘slight technical problem’ that would affect their crosswind landing capability at Heathrow and therefore they would be unable to land there.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 11:45 am
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I wonder how the F&J passengers found the legroom for the last 45 mins!?
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Old Jan 14, 20, 11:48 am
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Perhaps a failure of one of the rudder ratio changers which would result in reduction of crosswind landing limits?
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I wonder how the F&J passengers found the legroom for the last 45 mins!?
Better than the comfort of a seat in SNN Airport for several hours I bet!
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Old Jan 14, 20, 12:33 pm
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Better than the comfort of a seat in SNN Airport for several hours I bet!
Ah, but there's loads of legroom in SNN!
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Old Jan 14, 20, 1:11 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
Perhaps a failure of one of the rudder ratio changers which would result in reduction of crosswind landing limits?
Sounds about right.
Passengers home less than 4 hours late so saving BA 300 Euro's each.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 1:28 pm
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I wonder what downgrade formula would be applicable?
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Old Jan 14, 20, 1:33 pm
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I wonder what downgrade formula would be applicable?
Zero for the Y passengers.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 2:17 pm
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Zero for the Y passengers.
And almost zero for everyone else. It's done on a percentage of a percentage. And since 93% of the flight was in the correct cabin, I would imagine they would get just a few Avios for that aspect.

But in a way it shows the Regulation working, BA halved their exposure by getting them back under 4 hours, and had things gone slightly faster they could have saved the entire EC261 bill.
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
I can see the rescue flight was an A321 G-EUXC, which was all Y in terms of layout (so 218 passenger capacity), whereas G-CIVL is a 747 which can take 337 passenger.
So is this an example of the new empowerment approach for BA staff? To handle the 747 going tech yet still dispatch a spare plane with sufficient capacity such that the delay was under 4 hours does seem to be a step-change from the potential 'lets start booking Shannon B&B's'.
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