Zone1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1036 posts, RR: 7 Posted (10 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3287 times:
This evening I was spotting at BOS out by Winthrop for the 4R landings, hoping to get the first BA flight back. I was expecting flight BA0215 to come in at about 6:38pm. Near that time I see a BA 747 what appeared to be taking off from 27. I wasn't expecting that because I didn't think they would have any planes left in BOS. I get back and check their arrivals and departures and see that 215 landed at 7:54. I'm assuming it had an aborted landing. Does an aborted landing actually make it over an hour delayed? It must have been coming in on fumes! They probably just turned off an engine or two while doing circles.
Soundsfishy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3259 times:
BA0212 departs BOS at 6 p.m. ... could be what you saw taking off 35-40 minutes later.
An hour would be a long delay for a go-around, but of course it depends how busy the airport is and how they need to vector the flight to get it back in line. If there was a fuel issue, no question they could have gotten it in faster. But my guess is that BA0215 was just late, not surprising given the dramas in LHR.