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Gas Leak At LHR Right Now?  
User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1092 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4144 times:

Hi guys..
Just have a client on the phone who says that flights are being diverted away from LHR due to a gas leak ???

any news ??

Joe

 Smile

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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6846 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4141 times:

Just been on R2 traffic news. At Hatton Cross.


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User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1092 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4129 times:

just received this from my BA contact at my company...




Dear All

Hatton cross has been closed following an incident involving a gas leak at the Jury's Inn.

Initially the perimeter road alone was closed but as of a few moments ago the whole of Hatton cross was closed although some traffic is being allowed to leave the base area by the police, but this is changing by the minute, all traffic and all pedestrians will need to leave via E11 for the present.

All roads surrounding Hatton cross have been closed and this will have a knock on effect on traffic in the area.

BA have now advised that Heathrow Airport has been closed.


Regards


User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2181 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4088 times:

Yep, heard it on the radio. They mentioned being down to departures only, no arrivals at this time.

User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6846 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4038 times:

R2 now reporting LHR as open again.


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User currently offlineFlyorski From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 997 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4022 times:

How long was LHR closed?


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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6846 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3965 times:

Quoting Flyorski (Reply 5):
How long was LHR closed?

Looking at the BAA website there were no arrivals between around 14.30 and 15:25, so an hour or so, by the looks of it.



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User currently offlineGeo772 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

When I left the East base earlier the traffic was pretty bad around HX.

There were also diversions around T4 so people wouldn't use the perimeter road, however the A30 was in an awful state.

Hopefully it will be back to normal tomorrow so I can go to work without too much trouble.



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User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

Current situation -

A30 closed from The Parkway (A312) to the Clockhouse Roundabout. Traffic is heavy and slow-moving on the A4 approaching Henleys roundabout and also on the A315 Staines Road.

Tube - Hatton Cross station is closed. Terminal 4 station is also closed, but this is due to earlier signal failure.
Heathrow T1-2-3 is open.

Staff car-parks - Southside and Eastside currently closed. Westbase also closed.

Cause of all this - a mechanical digger ruptured a gas main pipe at the construction site adjacent to the Jurys' Inn hotel.

Diversions included the BA082 from Abuja, which went to CWL and is due back at LHR at 1818LCL. TAM's flight JJ8084 from GRU diverted to CDG, and is due at LHR at 1930LCL.

Other european flights went to STN, LTN and LGW, amongst others.


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13253 posts, RR: 77
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3701 times:

The bit of road that was closed, is the route I get home by, via a 5 min or so bus journey.
So I accepted a lift from a colleague, we went around the peri track, via T4, cargo, T5, with no traffic (unlike the poor sods on the A30), finally getting back on track on the Bath Road.

Building work near the Jury's Inn hotel, maybe they hit a gas main?


User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3605 times:

I was operating GF003 today (with a major 2 hour delay due to a runway problem in BAH), we touched down at 1750LT,imagine if we where on time  Wink lucky us!

User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3503 times:

What a fun day.

Was down in LHR for work, tours of T1/T4 and waterside. Kinda got stuck on the BA bus to T4, and then went to T1 on the train. Our flight, the 445 was canx, then the one after, passengers EVERYWHERE, no chance of getting a flt, so made our way to london, paddington, then tube, to euston, then Virgin Trains to manchester


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3502 times:

BTW

BA had a few diverts, one being a 777 to CWL becasue of this and a reduction in flow.


User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

Makes me kinda glad i dont work there anymore!!

I had to make a rather hard choice
on one hand
shit hours sometimes with less than 10 hrs between shifts (which i believe is illegal!!!)
1 hour travelling each way
one weekend in 6 off
15,999 pa pay
and cheap flights with lots of restrictions
22 days hols


OR

mo-fri 9-5.30
EVERY weekend free
10 mins from home
24 days hols
great perks ie £50.00 vouchers for a team competion
£200 per quarter for team parties
Free or cheap summer balls at top class locations
10% bonus for reaching target
15% of a new Saab or Vauxhall with 0% finance
pay of 16,250 for starters

Is this a no brainer?

Tell me i did right leaving BA

Oh i did like the job, but the petty restrictions got on my tits
So much PC it hurt


User currently offlineTuRbUleNc3 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3410 times:

Quoting Silverfox (Reply 13):
shit hours sometimes with less than 10 hrs between shifts (which i believe is illegal!!!)

My union said the minimum is 8 or 8.5 which is legal as its aviation and requires staffing 24/7. Thats how they got away with it.

I still smell a rat.


User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

I am sure that what they are doing is 'iffy' to say the least

I have had several unconnected people comment on a shift pattern such


21:30 06:10
15:45 00:25
13:00 21:40
04:50 13:30
04:50 13:30
04:50 13:30


look at the gap between day 3 and day 4... insert a minimum of 90 mins travelling and that leaves me with a max of 6 hrs sleep
thats why i said stuff it, and the more i heard about the resrictions on the 'cheap' flights, it appears shit is transported better than you..Loved the job best i've had, but i dont like being made a mug of, on those timings
BA must be 'aving a larf''


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3226 times:

Silverfox, its 24 HOURS
Cover is needed at all times, hence the times. In one job i used to do i did 11 till 6am, 6am till 2 pm 2 till 10 etc
Sometimes 12 hour days were needed.

They need to stagger shift patterns as well.

No point complaing when you know the cover is needed at all times

Its the same in any 24 hour company


User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days ago) and read 3205 times:

Quoting Silverfox (Reply 13):
mo-fri 9-5.30
EVERY weekend free
10 mins from home
24 days hols
great perks ie £50.00 vouchers for a team competion
£200 per quarter for team parties
Free or cheap summer balls at top class locations
10% bonus for reaching target
15% of a new Saab or Vauxhall with 0% finance
pay of 16,250 for starters

Is this a no brainer?

It is a no-brainer.......that your current pay and conditions bear no relevance to the subject of a "Gas Leak at LHR Right Now".....!  Yeah sure


User currently offlineAirtebiong From Philippines, joined Apr 2007, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days ago) and read 3192 times:

Quoting LHR777 (Reply 8):
Diversions included the BA082 from Abuja, which went to CWL and is due back at LHR at 1818LCL. TAM's flight JJ8084 from GRU diverted to CDG, and is due at LHR at 1930LCL.

Other european flights went to STN, LTN and LGW, amongst others.

Also IB 4188 from BCN was diverted to ORY then finally arrived at LHR 19.30. 21 JJ pax misconnected to our flight (NH202). Also, one BD flight (not sure if it was 59 from MAN or 589 from EDI) was diverted to LTN, although the pax still made our flight, how i had no idea..

Because of the diverts and subsequent delays, 35 pax in total misconnected yesterday! Transfer area in T3 was a mess!!!

Quoting Silverfox (Reply 15):
I have had several unconnected people comment on a shift pattern such


21:30 06:10
15:45 00:25
13:00 21:40
04:50 13:30
04:50 13:30
04:50 13:30

I feel lucky working for a company with a small operation at Heathrow so i don't have to work shifts!!



i believe that beauty is skin deep, and my skin is very deep!!
User currently offlineNed Kelly From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 415 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days ago) and read 3168 times:

I too work at a major port in the UK, which includes working any shift in a 24 hour period over 7 days. But still we abide by the Working Time Regulations which basically means an 11 hour break between shifts. IIRC this should apply to all EU member states. I have copied the main points from the DTI website, with a link to the site below.


The basic rights and protections that the Regulations provide are:

a limit of an average of 48 hours a week which a worker can be required to work (though workers can choose to work more if they want to).
a limit of an average of 8 hours work in 24 which nightworkers can be required to work.
a right for night workers to receive free health assessments.
a right to 11 hours rest a day.
a right to a day off each week.
a right to an in-work rest break if the working day is longer than 6 hours.
a right to 4 weeks paid leave per year.


http://www.dti.gov.uk/employment/emp...ation/working-time-regs/index.html


User currently offlineCabinboy From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3134 times:

The VS fllights inbound from PVG, NRT and NBO all went into LGW for about an hr before heading up to LHR. Was this the first time a 340-600 was in LGW??

User currently offlineChevvy2 From France, joined Apr 2005, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

The BA flight from Rome was diverted to Kent International (Manston) for refuelling and an hour's wait until the go-ahead to fly to LHR.
With the 3 engineless aircraft parked there ( 2 747 and 1 DC8 Freighters) was rather interesting but not quite the Californian desert.


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2994 times:

I just missed a 747 go around yesterday, so annoying. Was talking to Customer services in the GATE 5 area walked back and the rest of the group were looking out the window, jsut caught the tail as it went out of view

I always miss them lol


User currently offlineBigpappa From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2985 times:

Quoting Silverfox (Reply 13):
mo-fri 9-5.30
EVERY weekend free
10 mins from home
24 days hols
great perks ie £50.00 vouchers for a team competion
£200 per quarter for team parties
Free or cheap summer balls at top class locations
10% bonus for reaching target
15% of a new Saab or Vauxhall with 0% finance
pay of 16,250 for starters

Any more jobs mate???



one good flight deserves another!!!!
User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2916 times:

Quoting Cabinboy (Reply 20):
The VS fllights inbound from PVG, NRT and NBO all went into LGW for about an hr before heading up to LHR. Was this the first time a 340-600 was in LGW??

No.

I've been on a VS inbound diversion from PVG that went to LGW too.


25 BananaBoY : Was flying back from Jersey yesterday with BD. Incoming to JER was approx 1 hour late, and we circled before landing. We then had to taxi round the ai
26 Silverfox : Big pappa, where do you live? lhr777 can see who you work for!!
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