United 757s Grounded

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  1. Captain Oveur
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    Software glitch on United 757s causing flight to be grounded for about 30-120 as of this writing.
     
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    is this all 757s or just the one you're on?
     
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    If it has United paint on the outside of the plane, and it's a 757, it's grounded right now until the fix is made. Stories coming out that it might take up to two hours to fix.

    Unclear about whether 757s in the sky right now though.
     
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    Maybe we can get DEQM/DRDM?!? If this should turn out to be a days long disaster. :)
     
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    If the aircraft is currently in the air, they are being allowed to continue to their destination. If they are on the ground, the aircraft is not leaving.
     
  6. Are they cancelling flights or able to round up replacement aircraft ?
     
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    Sounds like people are being rebooked on other flights. Some have reported that flights are "on decision", not canceled, yet.
     
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    More Info:

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/02/15/report-united-airlines-grounds-757-fleet/

     
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    TV news just said cancellations today and tomorrow. That could get expensive!
     
  10. MSY-MSP
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    It appears there is some proactive reaccomidations occuring. My flights tomorrow have been moved so that i am now on the airbi instead of the 757. Lost my F seats though. Thank-you Mr. EasyUpdate
     
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    Ouch....
     
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    The lousy state of the United planes is going to be a headache for the merger partner that's up to speed with everything on directives and maintenance. This directive was given in 2004 and they are fixing it now..
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704343404576146864262618284.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

    Very disturbing. Some very basic stuff and UA is not up to speed on anything. They have directives that they need to do the next couple of years that will cost them hundreds of millions of dollars.
    Prediction: The UA Airbus planes will be retired soon as they are so behind in keeping them current that it'll be cheaper to retire the birds.
     
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    So much for having the rest of the 777's upgraded to the new config anytime soon....
     
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    The 777 reconfig is not being done 100% by UA.. They have sent some work overseas. I don't see them stopping work on the 777s.
     
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    So, they are 7 years behind on a required software upgrade?!?
     
  17. crap......... i have a tight flight thursday... Im not going to make it..
     
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    Apparently it is not the software upgrade, but the certification that they did the upgrade. Paperwork glitch that is causing them to do the certification. Or at least that is one rumor.
     
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    18 posts in and no one has provided an explanation for how this is $misek's fault. Shocking. [​IMG]
     
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    FT's thread on this already has about 2 such posts and counting[​IMG]

    Hopefully things will be smoothed out by our IAD-TPA flight tomorrow evening
     
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    100 planes were reported on my local news ... glad I don't go anywhere till after they are back in the air for a day or two.

    Does this mean they cancelled PS service or used a widebody for today and tomorrow?
     
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    Flight status shows they ran the afternoon ones late.

    It's a 90-minute fix, but the PS birds were delayed longer. Presumably there was a backlog at the hubs.
     
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    Oh crap crap crap crap. Supposed to do DEN-BKK tomorrow. Guess what plane the first segment (DEN-SFO) is on. And guess what plane the earlier DEN-SFO segment is on if I decide to go standby on it.

    Although the tv news made it sound like most of the planes parked at DEN overnight can be fixed by tomorrow morning.
     
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    Does this mean that MPers are more understanding than FTers? Even though I don't particularly care for the SMI/J, this doesn't really seem like something that could be pinned on him.

    It is sad, though, that all those 757s will have to be replaced with 320s or cancelled. The chances of a UDU are so much better. [​IMG] Better have them fixed before I go to Tahoe next week.
     
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    Sounds like UA has been pretty fast at getting these birds back in the air. You may be fine, especially with DEN being a hub.
     

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