Orlando-LAX flight in MIdland, TX

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  1. Captain Oveur
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    Surprised nobody here or the friendly folks at FT posted about this....

    I heard about this on the radio this afternoon. The story I heard was a passenger complaining about no food or blankets to accommodate the passengers. On the radio, United said they did give those items to the stranded passengers.

    Story source.
     
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    Interesting that UA1742 MCO-MAF was filed as a B739/Q, but the subsequent MAF-LAX was filed as a B738/Q. Reviewing the other IFR arrivals into MAF between the MCO arrival and the LAX departure, I do not see where any aircraft were ferried into MAF to continue the segment.

    Guess I'll need to talk to Troy when I get back to MAF on Friday evening. :D
     
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    Well, they did say the original plane went mechanical, perhaps they just brought in a different bird and the original plane was left in Midland.
     
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    True, but if they brought one in, it would have showed as an IFR arrival on a ferry flight number, and there just wasn't one. Conversely, they could have very easily NRPOS'd a couple of mechanics from IAH on the morning RJ flight from IAH.
     
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    Not to sound too snarky, but I have put United, for now, on the same list at the TSA in that each of them and logic are mutually exclusive terms.
     

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