FlyVS007 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 186 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1584 times:
Looks like Hethrow is diverting some traffic (due to the fog?). I'm gonna see about geting the afternoon of, anyone who can get on over there and take some photos would be much appreciated (I've seen a United 777 and Virgin A340 so far).
Airchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1419 times:
The VS4 JFK-LHR (G-VAST) was planning to divert to BHX when I left work this morning. The problem was that the fog wasn't forecast and yet LHR/LGW/STN/LTN were all on RVR's and LCY was closed! So everyone got caught with their trousers down
Gordonroxburgh From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 550 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1258 times:
I was on the BA116 (747 from JFK-LHR)
The Captain made a good call and we went to Shannon, near enough in and out so we only picked up a 2hr arrival delay.
Biggest complant was a 15min handling delay at LHR whole they waited to find steps and then busses, BA should really have brought in more staff to speed up the process and BAA need to sort out passport control (for non-EC nationals)