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User currently offlineRw774477 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1070 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

Since the deck is closed, where is it better to spot from airside ... terminal 3 or terminal 1. What about coming out of the terminal and using one of the parking lots ?

I'm coming into Terminal 3 (UAL ) @ 7:30 am and out of terminal 1 ( BMI ) @ 11:15 am

How much can you "wander" around the terminals airside.

Why is the LHR deck closed and the LGW one open ?

rw774477

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User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

Can anyone of the LHR spotters confirm that the deck itself (so the above platform) is closed, but that you can still stand under the 'real' deck behind the glass?

Regards
Frederic


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1967 times:
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The entire spectators gallery area is closed until further notice, even the shop next to it seems to have gone.

Why is the LHR deck closed and the LGW one open ?

Good question, i have no idea, LHR had a 'credible' terrorist threat 2 months ago when the army was sent in, which might explain the extra security procedures at LHR more than LGW.

As for looking around, both T1 and T3 will be crowded at that time, but airside it shouldn't be conjested that much with only ticketed pax. T3 airside is my favourite, great views of both parallel runways and all the widebody's at their stands.



In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1947 times:

I flew out of LHR the day after they pulled out the army, and it was chaos in T2 the queue to get in to departures was a nightmare so I don't blame them for clossing the deck and I wish people would stop asking this it will most probably not open until after the war on terror or until the threat of terroism has gone down.
As for spotting I would take the Heathrow Express to Hatton Cross and go to myrtle Ave if you have time.  Smile

LHR340



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User currently offlineDelboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1918 times:


I seem to recall BAA stating that the Queens Building spectator area would be reopened if they had the staff to man it.

Don't hold your breath boys, that means it will be an age (if at all) before you get to use this facility. BAA are not going to employ/redeploy staff just so plane spotters can watch aircraft.

The only alternative 'official' viewing area is the Visitor Centre. Good views if landing and taking off from 27R, apart from that not much use at all.


User currently offlineRw774477 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1070 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Where is the "Visitor Centre"

rw774477


User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

Directions
By car: The Visitor Centre is located in Newall Road, off the Northern Perimeter Road.
By bus: 81,105, 111, 140, 222, 285, 555, 556, 557. The bus stops just outside on the Bath Road.
Pedestrian Access: next to the Renaissance Hotel, Bath Road.

For more information goto http://www.baa.co.uk/heathrow

LHR340

[Edited 2003-05-16 16:48:07]


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User currently offlineRw774477 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1070 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

Thanks - I thought it was with the main terminals !


rw774477


User currently offline777kicksass From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 668 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

I recommend the 'Pink Elephant' car park - expensive parking but great views of the runway!!

User currently offlineRw774477 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1070 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

I'll just be flying thru - is that within the main area ?

rw774477


User currently offlineIwantaBBJ From Switzerland, joined Jun 2002, 775 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1850 times:
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So how about the usual app-spots, Hatton Cross and the others?

Any info appreciated

Mike Steffen


User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

Hatton X etc are still ok, no problems reported at all.



Matt



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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

777kickass,
is it possibly to get photos from there?
Cheers,D10


User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

I think this is the spot Alex,


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Matt



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6503 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

If you are transitting thru, there's a really good place in the Flight Connection Centre bewteen T1 and T2. It's connected with both and you can take a bus directly from T3 to get there. You have a great view of T4 and the southern runway.

The Visitors Centre is also good for departures/landings on the north runway. To get there from the terminals, take a bus from the central bus terminal. The bus there is free but ask which one is that stops there.

The777Man



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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

Cheers Matt!I will check out the Pink Elephant fees soon and pop down there if reasonable enough.

User currently offlineRw774477 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1070 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1766 times:

Is there a good layout map of LHR on the www?

rw774477


User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

Try here:

http://www.csdl17613.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

From the man who brought you:


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Matt



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