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Topic: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: JosephJarvis
Posted 2012-11-26 05:32:46 and read 16684 times.

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for photographs of four Continental 777s at LGW. I have seen three but never four.

On many occasions this must of happened, but never seen any photographs.

Appreciate anyone who can help me.

Thank you,

Topic: RE: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: rscaife1682
Posted 2012-11-26 09:47:51 and read 15883 times.

The best I can find in the database is 3 good luck.


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Topic: RE: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: JosephJarvis
Posted 2012-11-26 10:44:48 and read 15611 times.

Quoting rscaife1682 (Reply 1):

Thank you for those.

Perhaps I was wrong, maybe they only had three on a daily basis instead of four.

Topic: RE: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: CODC10
Posted 2012-11-26 10:46:06 and read 15594 times.

CO18 used to operate as daylight eastbound with RON and would typically leave LGW as CO19 before the second inbound IAH (CO4) would arrive. IAH was usually double-daily 777, but EWR only saw 2x 777 service for brief intervals. 18/19 to LGW more frequently ran with DC-10s and later 767s, as I recall.

Topic: RE: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: JosephJarvis
Posted 2012-11-26 11:11:58 and read 15392 times.

Quoting CODC10 (Reply 3):

I see, thank you for the information. So that's why we don't see four. But usually flights arrive early and say CO4 from IAH was early arriving and CO19 to EWR was running late, there must of been four on the ground at some point, when IAH and EWR were both 2 x 777 daily? Do you know what time CO4 from IAH used to arrive at LGW and CO19 to EWR departed LGW? There must of been quite a bit of spacing between the two flight arrival/departure times?

Topic: RE: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: skipness1E
Posted 2012-11-26 14:29:20 and read 13470 times.

There may HAVE been four on the deck at once but remember the inbound is often going onto the same gate as the outbound so if I remember was often held remote until the other one cleared.
From 2005 I can see CO35 departing at 0930 with CO4 due at 0955 so no crossover.

Topic: RE: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: JosephJarvis
Posted 2012-11-26 14:43:35 and read 13092 times.

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 5):

I see, thank you. That's a 25 minute slot, there's a lesser chance of a crossover but not out of the question. Is that a big enough window for the departing one to clear without keeping the arriving one holding for too long?


I wondered if anyone had ever photographed 4 at once on the deck atall or any at remote stands? Where any CO 777s ever towed to remote stands to make space for other aircraft?

[Edited 2012-11-26 14:49:30]

Topic: RE: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: papertec
Posted 2012-11-27 00:54:47 and read 6416 times.

...and why is this important, may I ask? What's the magic behind 4 at once?  

Topic: RE: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: ddbonf
Posted 2012-11-27 04:50:41 and read 4365 times.

Quoting CODC10 (Reply 3):

I know when CO was operating DC10s occasionally the the FCO-EWR or LIN-EWR diverted into LGW if it had a mechanical fault. That would have given maybe 4 x DC10s I don't know if this ever happened with the B777s

Topic: RE: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: AA777223
Posted 2012-11-27 07:43:25 and read 3707 times.

They were still branded as CO? I thought all the CO 777s had been repainted to UA.

Topic: RE: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: RyanairGuru
Posted 2012-11-27 07:56:54 and read 3657 times.

Quoting AA777223 (Reply 9):

In 2005?


I know this is going to be no use to you, but I've definitely seen one but have no idea where. It was most likely in something like Airliner World 10 years ago!

During the early 2000s (I want to say 00-01) it was possible. After 9/11 the second EWR went 764, and then they tinkered with the timings, after that there probably wasn't any time they were there together.

Topic: RE: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: spiritair97
Posted 2012-11-27 07:59:14 and read 3646 times.

Quoting AA777223 (Reply 9):

We are talking about back when CO actually served LGW
This was pre-2005-6(?)

Topic: RE: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: skipness1E
Posted 2012-11-27 08:08:06 and read 3605 times.

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 11):
This was pre-2005-6(?)

They were at LGW until late 2008.

Topic: RE: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: spiritair97
Posted 2012-11-27 08:11:36 and read 3595 times.

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 12):

Thanks! I didn't know they were there so recently.

Topic: RE: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: JosephJarvis
Posted 2012-11-27 15:03:30 and read 3212 times.

In 2002 and 2003, Continental had 4 daily 777 services: 2 x Houston and 2 x Newark. Even though four where not scheduled to be on the ground at LGW all at once, on many occasions this had to have been the case. I took a look though many archive pages on http://lhr-lgw.co.uk/ and CO4 from Houston had landed for some time before CO35 to Houston had left Gatwick, so there must of been 4 on the ground at this point. Sometimes CO4 arrived early and CO35 left late and the other two inbound from IAH and EWR where already on the ground so there had to be 4 on the ground at once: 4 parked at gates or maybe 2 at the gates and 2 taxiing or 1 taxiing and the other 3 at gates? I'm just thinking someone must have a photograph of four.

Topic: RE: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: skipness1E
Posted 2012-11-27 16:36:36 and read 3069 times.

When did the viewing area close? That's the only place to have taken such a photo

Topic: RE: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: JosephJarvis
Posted 2012-11-28 03:58:12 and read 2767 times.

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 15):

I think it closed in 2004.

Topic: RE: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: Vasu
Posted 2012-11-28 12:44:34 and read 2467 times.

Quoting JosephJarvis (Reply 16):

I loved "Skyview"...

I got some of my best Gatwick pictures there!

Topic: RE: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: JosephJarvis
Posted 2012-11-28 13:07:21 and read 2419 times.

Quoting Vasu (Reply 17):

I loved it too, was such a great place. Really disappointed its not there any more.

Have you got any photos of CO 777s from there?

Topic: RE: Four Continental 777s Gatwick
Username: JosephJarvis
Posted 2012-12-05 15:54:41 and read 1769 times.

Quoting papertec (Reply 7):

No specific reason really. Just interested to see four at once. I've seen three many times but thought there must be a photo showing four.


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