DJ469 PER-BNE Fri 14th Dec gone unserviceable.

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MrsF has just been offloaded from DJ469 after sitting on the plane for over an hour whilst they tried to get #2 engine started.
She is currently back in the lounge and awaiting further instructions but it's not looking good.
I can't see them finding another plane in PER at short notice and the only other flight out tonight is the redeye which is looking pretty full already....
As she is a Plat in J, she "may" get some love, but I think she will be stuck there tonight unless they find another plane behind the sofa or wherever they keep spare planes these days.

Ah well, there goes our dinner tonight.
 

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Sad news, delays like this at the end of the week are the most frustrating thing about business travel.
 

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What a drag - let us know if they put her on the red-eye or maybe can re-route her via MEL or SYD. I would imagine that the QF flights would be pretty full but she may score a QF flight home being a J class Plat.
 

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I already looked at routings via SYD and MEL, but the PER-SYD & PER-MEL both get in too late for a connection to BNE.
If only MrsF had taken my advice and flown the PER-SYD-BNE flight.....
I have always said 7 hours in J is still better then 4 in Y.
 

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On the plus side, at least if they do get the aircraft fixed or rustle up a spare they can still depart for BNE at any point in the afternoon.

If they were headed to SYD, once it gets ~3:30pm PER time they wouldn't be able to leave for SYD because of curfew.
 

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I already looked at routings via SYD and MEL, but the PER-SYD & PER-MEL both get in too late for a connection to BNE.
If only MrsF had taken my advice and flown the PER-SYD-BNE flight.....
I have always said 7 hours in J is still better then 4 in Y.

You will have to resiest the temptation to use those famous four words*. Usually not well received.

*I told you so..*
 

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You will have to resiest the temptation to use those famous four words*. Usually not well received.

*I told you so..*

I have already used exactly that term today....
And yes, I will pay for it.
But not today.
 

IainF

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Well bugger me.
They found another plane & she will be boarding on 10 minutes.
Tip of the hat to VA.
 

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perth is a key base for VA now, there is often an a/c having servicing done or similar. I have seen this similar situation twice in the last year, both times with a happy ending, so to speak...
 

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DJ562 was cancelled last night too. Wonder what they did with all the SYD bound passengers. I myself got onto a QF flight this morning as I had a fully refundable ticket.
 
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"They found another plane & she will be boarding on 10 minutes. "

... hopefully not on a Skywest Fokker 100.
 

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Just as well. There are bugger all hotels near the airport.
 

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It doesn't help that one of the 330's is us and they are using an extra 737 to facilitate those services...
 
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