Marco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11 Posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9493 times:
London Heathrow has a curfew from 12:00 midnight till 6:00 in the morning. I was on a flight to London two weeks ago from Dubai and we arrived around 5:50 but we couldn't land until 6:05 because of the curfew (well we actually landed at 6:20 because of a go around, the aircraft in front of us hadn't cleared the runway in time). My question is that how come some airlines are allowed to land as early as 4:00 in the morning while some aren't, for example some QF and BA flights from Australia land at 4:30 or 4:45 as well as a flight from Boston that lands at 5:45, and some flights from Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lampur...
Advancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 9461 times:
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OH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9450 times:
British Airways and other airlines that operate flights such as the ones you mentioned are granted exceptions, such as those flights from Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore, etc. as the window of time is too little to allow departures and arrivals at any other time without being totally horrible.