molitvic20
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UA 763 at HOU

Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:57 am

So what started as a rumor, and actually ended up as a fact. A United bound for IAH today ended up landing at Hobby for what ever reason. All passengers were busses back to IAH. It was an International flight. Anyone know the cause??
 
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:02 am

UAL 160 MUC-IAH N657UA
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL1 ... /EDDM/KHOU

It looks like they circled a bit before coming into HOU, presumably they were limited on fuel and had a pax emergency. FLIFO states: PAXS CLEARED AT HOU AND GROUND TXFRD TO IAH

2UA160«
UA RESPONSE
0160/15JUL
P MUC/OUT 920A E00.10 EST OFF 938A
P MUC/OFF 955A
P HOU/ON 239P
P HOU/IN 423P
P HOU/OUT 852P EST OFF 859P
P HOU/OFF 901P
P IAH/ON 914P
P IAH/IN 920P L07.25 ‡
D FCF/*PAXS CLEARED AT HOU AND GROUND TXFRD TO IAH*
D HDQ/MUC IAH PROT UNDER GG CN2 X21

SKED MUC ORIG 930A GTD H14 SHIP 6457
IAH 155P TERM GTA E18
 
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:09 am

Well if there were a pax emergency, HOU is closer to the Texas Medical Center than IAH.
 
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:15 am

Pretty bad weather most of the afternoon in Houston. Perhaps IAH was socked in with bad weather but HOU was still available?
 
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:16 am

I bet those pilots don't land on 7600 feet or less very often. It's plenty of room, but certainly out of the norm.
 
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:45 am

jbmitt wrote:
I bet those pilots don't land on 7600 feet or less very often. It's plenty of room, but certainly out of the norm.


I don't know...I would imagine they fly the 757 some places with a shorter runway.
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:58 am

Hate I missed that on approach - I live in the Med Center/NRG area under the 12R approach pattern. The plane took off at 9:01p for IAH and landed at 9:15p
HOUSTON, TEXAS
 
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:20 am

It was a WX diversion
 
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:24 am

alggag wrote:
Pretty bad weather most of the afternoon in Houston. Perhaps IAH was socked in with bad weather but HOU was still available?

IAH was on Grond Stop for some time due to Thunderstorms. Quite a number of diversions in addition to 160.
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:15 am

Where did UAL160 park at HOU?
HOUSTON, TEXAS
 
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:58 am

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drerx7 wrote:
Where did UAL160 park at HOU?


Initially at Million Air. Then they moved to the hard stand at the international terminal where they offloaded the passengers.
 
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:03 am

molitvic20 wrote:
So what started as a rumor, and actually ended up as a fact. A United bound for IAH today ended up landing at Hobby for what ever reason. All passengers were busses back to IAH. It was an International flight. Anyone know the cause??


With the Hobby FIS only recently completed, I have to wonder if this was the first commercial passenger flight arriving from Europe at HOU since 1969...
 
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:16 am

Edited...i see a pic on Instagram. They used ParkingSpot vans
HOUSTON, TEXAS
 
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:39 pm

ScottB wrote:
molitvic20 wrote:
So what started as a rumor, and actually ended up as a fact. A United bound for IAH today ended up landing at Hobby for what ever reason. All passengers were busses back to IAH. It was an International flight. Anyone know the cause??


With the Hobby FIS only recently completed, I have to wonder if this was the first commercial passenger flight arriving from Europe at HOU since 1969...


Do they have CBP personnel on hand for such events? otherwise they're busing in agents from iah to do processing?
 
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:38 pm

This flight is planned pretty much at MTOW every day. It's tough having a 763 on this route. With a shorter Alternate you can get everyone on. Longer Alternate and you're for sure bumping a few thousand pounds of payload.
 
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:41 pm

DaufuskieGuy wrote:
ScottB wrote:
molitvic20 wrote:
So what started as a rumor, and actually ended up as a fact. A United bound for IAH today ended up landing at Hobby for what ever reason. All passengers were busses back to IAH. It was an International flight. Anyone know the cause??


With the Hobby FIS only recently completed, I have to wonder if this was the first commercial passenger flight arriving from Europe at HOU since 1969...


Do they have CBP personnel on hand for such events? otherwise they're busing in agents from iah to do processing?


HOU has scheduled international flights on WN. A UA 763 does not hold many more passengers than a WN 738.
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:29 pm

jbmitt wrote:
I bet those pilots don't land on 7600 feet or less very often. It's plenty of room, but certainly out of the norm.


I bet they do. OGG is shorter. LIH is shorter too and is now getting 767s, although I'm not sure if UA sends 767s there.
 
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:24 pm

Cubsrule wrote:
DaufuskieGuy wrote:
ScottB wrote:

With the Hobby FIS only recently completed, I have to wonder if this was the first commercial passenger flight arriving from Europe at HOU since 1969...


Do they have CBP personnel on hand for such events? otherwise they're busing in agents from iah to do processing?


HOU has scheduled international flights on WN. A UA 763 does not hold many more passengers than a WN 738.


183 vs 175.......didn't believe it till I saw it. Wow, thanks for the insight.
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:13 pm

UA 763 holds 224...184 Y 30 J
 
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:05 am

PHLapproach wrote:
This flight is planned pretty much at MTOW every day. It's tough having a 763 on this route. With a shorter Alternate you can get everyone on. Longer Alternate and you're for sure bumping a few thousand pounds of payload.


seems like an ideal 788 route, perhaps one day....
 
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Re: UA 763 at HOU

Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:35 am

BoeingGuy wrote:
jbmitt wrote:
I bet those pilots don't land on 7600 feet or less very often. It's plenty of room, but certainly out of the norm.


I bet they do. OGG is shorter. LIH is shorter too and is now getting 767s, although I'm not sure if UA sends 767s there.


UA sent 763's into OGG for years and has sent them to LIH in the past. AA and UA currently send 777's into OGG and AA will begin sending 763's to LIH from DFW later in the year.

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