Venting re ua620 11/14

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  1. jfhscott
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    So, I boarded UA 620 ord-dca at 3:45 now it's 6:15 and we have not pushed back. First it was no copilot for the plane, then more confusion, then the discovery that the cockpit door could not lock, the the discovery that they needed to find the correct screws to fix the door.

    No effort has been made to feed or hydrate the passengers.

    Personally, I will not be able to pick up my kenneled dog. I'm sure others have their own inconveniences suffered.

    Is this as unacceptable as it's seems to me, sitting in my E- seat for 2.5 hours?
     
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    Don't they have to let you off at 3 hours or face fines?
     
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    Flight attendants just timed out. Happily fresh flight attendants were available and are now on board
     
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    Not certain of the rules just now. Scheduled depart was 4:05 now it's 6:30
     
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    They are telling us to power down devices. Its 6:33.
     
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    Please comply with teh federal regulations Sir! (Kidding)

    I'd write to UA expressing your displeasure if you were so inclinated. Have a good flight to wherever you're going.
     
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    The 3 hour rule doesn't start the clock running until the door is closed.
     
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    Landed 9:23 est
     
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    Sitting in an E- seat for a MiPo member is totally unacceptable for any length of time. If you'd followed the guiding lights on this site, you'd be in F and have a good enough buzz not to worry about the delay.

    Wait, what was the question again?
     
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    Both are certainly annoyances, but neither are unheard of things.

    As a dog lover, I feel about the kennel thing, but I wouldn't schedule anything so tight that is upon the mercy of the airlines.
     
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    So true, but my status has fallen apart - what was once regular IAD-SFO's became less regular DCA-BOS's. I made the election to concentrate my efforts on qualifying for Aegean Gold, and given the security lines at ORD yesterday, was initially pleased with my decision. Just wish I could have spent the delay in the United Club and not some e- seat.
     
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    The true annoyance is that the individual delays managed to occur in sequence when proper planning could have made them concurrent to one another. Mistakes happen, ineptitude should not.

    The dog, on balance, is spoiled - and I should have arrived at 6:55, picking her up at the kennel one mile from DCA by 9. I'm sure UA inconvenienced others with more compelling circumstances.
     
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    That sounds like my IAH-SEA flight a few days ago. We were boarded, then issue with cabin pressure sensor so sat at gate for additional 1/2 hour. Door closed, we push back from gate and sit for approx 20 minutes, towed back to gate. Issue with pitot sensors. Sit for another 1/2 hour. Fixed.... but now we have to wait while they load more fuel. Seems they could have been loading fuel while fixing second problem. SEA based flight crew were close to timing out, so once fuel was loaded they were anxious to be on their way home.
     
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    This was on AA, but in July, ORD-LAS, we boarded, but we couldn't push back from our gate, because another plane had pulled out behind us AND JUST STOPPED!!! After that guy moved, they saw lightening and had to shut down the ramps (also happened when my DCA-ORD was landing). Total delay was 2 or 3 hours. GRRRR. :mad:
     

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