QF95 cancelled today

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SteveCF

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Just noticed today's QF95 Dreamliner flight Mel-Lax has been canceled. Anyone got inside word why?

daschok

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looks like inbound is still stuck in LA. more than likely technical issue

brinkers

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As I understand it, there was an issue with the aircraft, then the crew went out of hours.

plrm

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This was a massive shame, we were booked on this today, myself, wife and 2 daughters and we were really looking forward to flying the Dreamliner. We have been rebooked tomorrow but on the A380 :(

SteveCF

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This was a massive shame, we were booked on this today, myself, wife and 2 daughters and we were really looking forward to flying the Dreamliner. We have been rebooked tomorrow but on the A380 :(

Sorry to hear that. I'm booked on this flight tomorrow, look like both Dreamliner she are now en route back from Lax. Safe travels

John Phelan

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There was a problem with a toilet onboard. By the time it was fixed, the crew had run out of hours.

mspcooper

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There was a problem with a toilet onboard. By the time it was fixed, the crew had run out of hours.

Just checking, do airlines provide an option to the passengers to decide if they would be happy to fly with one toilet out of action (if that was the case and hypothetically) rather than the airline deciding to cancel the service. Has this worked before?

Stranded

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Worth checking on this article - QF's 787-9 conf is a little lite on toilets anyway, one out of action is a problem


Covvers

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It is amazing that in this day and age with all of the sophisticated technology onboard a modern aircraft, not least the Dreamliner, can be taken out of action due to a toilet malfunction. It is a bit hard to accept that one toilet should take a whole plane out of action.


If it was, as one of the previous posters has alluded to, a J class toilet, then surely arrangements could be made for J class passengers to use a Y class bathroom. Failing that, I am sure some temporary solution could be found.

Carrots

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I guess having the problem rectified before departure makes sense... no one would want the “you know what” hitting the fan!


Sorry couldn’t help myself!

MRYJDrake

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A toilet going U/S before takeoff is a bad thing, and because you always have to plan for one to still fail after you go, the airline would have considered the impact of being two down.


The airline would almost certainly have a policy on minimum number of toilets per guest, particularly for a long duration flight, and factored that in.

mannej

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It is amazing that in this day and age with all of the sophisticated technology onboard a modern aircraft, not least the Dreamliner, can be taken out of action due to a toilet malfunction. It is a bit hard to accept that one toilet should take a whole plane out of action.

If it was, as one of the previous posters has alluded to, a J class toilet, then surely arrangements could be made for J class passengers to use a Y class bathroom. Failing that, I am sure some temporary solution could be found.

Considering the health implications here, surely it is best fixed on the ground instead of a bandaid solution.

chris_melbourne

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I would have thought they could reduce the number of passengers on the flight by re-booking a portion onto other services, rather than cancel the whole flight. That would preserve the toilets to passengers ratio. Would think that the cost and inconvenience of doing that would be less than cancelling the flight?

aniljak

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When i worked for ATC remember a Melbourne- Denpassar Qantas 767 turning around near Mildura due toilet u/s. Pilot said "On this flight that's essential equipment!"

hutch

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I would have thought they could reduce the number of passengers on the flight by re-booking a portion onto other services, rather than cancel the whole flight. That would preserve the toilets to passengers ratio. Would think that the cost and inconvenience of doing that would be less than cancelling the flight?

We are making assumptions that it was one toilet. The QF source has said "Defective toilets"

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