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London Heathrow's Curfew!  
User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4170 posts, RR: 11
Posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 12616 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...


Proud to be an Assyrian!
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User currently offlineAdvancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 12584 times:

Hi Marco,
Nice to see you here again. Many European
Airports have a ban on take-offs and landings
at night for noise reasons, unless there is an
I saw the site you recommended and found it
very interesting I certainly learned something
new. Thank you again. I would like to get in
touch with you some time soon.
Kindest regards,

User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 12573 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.

British Airways currently has 16 exceptions (also called "night flights") Some more information is given at their Terminal 5 web site (http://www.britishairways.com/tfive)


Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4170 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 12532 times:

Thanks alot Advancedkid and OH-LGA!  

Proud to be an Assyrian!
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