Planespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2312 times:
I was at Heathrow this Sunday and Monday, and what a great time it was, its such a shame that the fence has that barrier all around it, but i managed to get over that hurdle by standing on the pavement on the opposite side of the road.
I was also on the approach path a few times, near the maintenance hangar, where i was lucky enough to see Concorde being towed across the road to T4.
also seen were a few Gulf Air A340'S, Cathay Pacific 744's, and saw Concorde land right overhead 2 times whilst i was there.
Heathrows a great airport to visit, a shame the viewing area on T2 was closed but i hate taking pics up there anyway because its too far away from any runway action for my Camera to pick up.
Anyway flew there and back on Bmi A320 G-MIDZ (I forgot which one we flew back on though.)
If your thinking of visiting EGLL for just one day i recommend it, its very satisfying and very,vey busy
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13497 posts, RR: 76
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1813 times:
Not since the beginning of April, the slot was used for something else, pissed off a lot of regular customers, 400 complaints apparently.
But as things have turned out, the new time is better for the large numbers flying on Concorde for a last chance and for leisure.
You do wonder if we had the balls to do a proper (BA003) evening flight sooner, as well as the proper 10:30 BA001, we'd have been in a better position, but BA reckoned pressure from some US customers made them go for an evening flight.
But you know how rudderless and generally crap BA marketing has been in recent years, all those Waterside twats justifying their existence.
We really need two flights per day to meet the incredible demand, not likely as we've been run down staff wise so much in the past year, so the petty agendas of some in Engineering management (who hate the aircraft, the one who announced the retirement to us could barely conceal his glee) have hit BA again.
Think of the extra cash we could make out of Concorde's last months, as it is BA may regret hinting at all the special things they are going to do to celebrate the retirement, it could all turn out to be a non-event.