Emirates says SEA -DXB flight delayed 6 hours as DL withheld $300 spare part

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  1. FrugalFlyerv2.0

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    A Boeing 777 that was to fly from Seattle to Dubai was delayed for more than six hours by a mechanical issue. Emirates acquired and installed a spare part from Delta’s local engineering office but a senior manager later ordered that it be removed, Emirates said.

    http://www.seattletimes.com/busines...yed-6-hours-as-delta-withheld-300-spare-part/
     
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  2. eolesen

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    BFD. Why should DL or any airline give away their last spare and put their own flights at risk?
     
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  3. Kev3188

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    Not selling is one thing. To do so, only to take it back later is something all together different.
     
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  4. metopower

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    You are absolutely right. Should have never given it to them in the first place
     
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  5. topDawg

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    Mistakes happen
    Why not?
    TechOps is also an MRO and does plenty of work for competitors. If Delta has a chance to make money off of Emirates it'd be pretty foolish not too.
     
  6. metopower

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    Not if you re going to take it back.Makes us look foolish.
     
  7. topDawg

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    Right now any mistake DL makes (or apparently the Atlanta airport) is going to be pushed in the media by the middle east carriers. Nothing can really be done about that.
     
  8. southwind

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    Maybe Emirates should have had their government subsidize the part!
     
  9. Kev3188

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    It took you that long to type out a stale talking point?
     
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