UA 6864 RT to/from SFO?

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  1. edekba

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    This aircraft could be doing a maintenance run. Often times, when a new part gets installed on the aircraft, that same part may need to be re-torqued at 1 hour. Being that it is a large plane, not many flights would be just at an hour. So, the mechanics will have to pilots fly the published hold, and just fly the holding pattern until the time is up, then release the plane back into service. Which makes sense, as I believe the 74's have a maintenance hub at SFO.
     
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    An A319 did a similar loop a week earlier with the same flight number:

    http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL6864/history/20121223/0245Z/KSFO/KSFO
     
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    Perhaps they are testing the new WiFi
     
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    If they need (couch) potatoes for the testing, I am volunteering in exchange for EQM. Willing to bring my vast assortment of different laptops, tablets and phones.
     
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    SFO-SFO is 0 miles.
     
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    Min PQM on UA: 500 :D
     
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    Or they're trying to sell more upgrades to unsuspecting new UA customers.
     
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