DavidT From Switzerland, joined Oct 2005, 477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8758 times:
I flew out to CDG from MAN on Monday morning and was delayed 90 minutes on the plane due to fog.
I then flew back to MAN yesterday and was delayed another 90 minutes due to fog! Every flight arriving at MAN was delayed over an hour.
So I guess as long as there's still fog over lhr (there seemed to be all over southern england yesterday) you'll be seeing delays. I guess this is due to increased safety margins that need to be in place. Landing at MAN yesterday was exhilarating to say the least - the first glimpse we had of ground was seconds away from landing. You couldn't clearly see beyond the runway!
SevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1156 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8735 times:
Quoting WILCO737 (Thread starter): I have a flight to LHR today... I was planned to arrive at 18:55, now crewscheduling called me and told me that I am planned at 18:25 in LHR now...
Fog last night was causing us ground holds ITR of 60 minutes. There are currently approximately 30 minute departure delays. Arriving aircraft are also holding around 15-25 minutes, with further delays on the ground waiting for available stands.
Lots of de-icing delays also. Fog not due to lift much all day.
Candid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 740 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8670 times:
Seems to be the usual situation at LHR - long haul flights more or less on time and connecting flights heavily delayed or cancelled. I suppose if you're flying long haul, as long as you come from London you'll be fine.
We've had no diversions at all here at MAN today so it can't be that bad.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12564 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8556 times:
From what I can see, most Flybes to/from Birmingham have been cancelled. I am supposed to be flying through there on Saturday and frankly, at this stage, I am thinking I should make alternative plans. I am flying from JER to BHX and then on to DUB, but I will have to try and fly through London. This being Christmas weekend, I just don't want to end up being stuck here.
1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8403 times:
My mum was four hours late yesterday on LH Heathrow-Frankfurt. Three hours delay due to the fog then another hour of offloading bags because they left people behind. They got as far as the runway before realising that one of the people was missing.
BHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7954 times:
160 out of 400 BA short haul flights cancelled. One of our clients just called from LHR saying he's going home because the place is a total zoo and will try again tomorrow. The BBC website suggests 48 hrs more of fog over SE England, then clear and rtn on Xmas day.
Breakfast in BHX, lunch in FAO, dinner in TIP, baggage in YYC.
Sketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7939 times:
All BA's European flights have been cancelled up until 1930 this evening. A select few are due to depart after this. Longhaul flights operating as normal and all domestics cancelled up until lunch time tomorrow
Quoting Willo (Reply 15): A quick check on the BBC five day weather forecast shows that this weather is likely to go through to weekend
Your not wrong, we have been advised that this is to continue for the next couple of days and fog may affect airport Ops until the weekend.
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 7812 times:
Well i was at LHR today, and it was pretty bad. I stood next to Hatton Cross and couldn't even see the aircraft landing on 27L. From the BA maintenance centre, aircraft queueing for departure on 27R weren't visible. They were operating mixed mode all the time i was there, i guess so that aircraft queueing for departure could be spaced out.
I had a look around all the terminals - At 15:20, T1's international arrivals board across 3 TVs only got up to 14:40. T2's arrivals/departures area was crammed with passengers with delays/cancellations. The check in area was only accessible to those checking in, and you had to wait for an announcement that your flight was open for check in before you were allowed to enter. T3's check in area was again only open to travellers, and the arrivals area was packed.