Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5486 times:
I haven't been to LHR for a few days so i haven't see any CO,DL,NW,US action, but they are there and they will be there for some time. Best time to catch the new arrivals is early morning or early afternoon, that's when most of the new flights arrive and depart.
Richard Smith From United Kingdom, joined May 2000, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5182 times:
Many thanks for your responses so far. I would get down there myself but am unfortunately only able to take the occasional glance out of the window from our offices a few miles to the west of LHR and haven't yet seen one of these new babies either coming in or taking off...
If it was after 1400 it was probably CO32 from IAH, which is scheduled to arrive at 1405. Another odd arrival is CO18 from EWR with scheduled arrival into LHR at 2115. The other CO inbound to LHR are all in the morning.
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 22099 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4880 times:
Quoting Junction (Reply 6): If it was after 1400 it was probably CO32 from IAH, which is scheduled to arrive at 1405. Another odd arrival is CO18 from EWR with scheduled arrival into LHR at 2115.
Arriving at 2pm from the west/south USA is not that odd. When factoring time zone and flight time it's a 15-16 hour difference between when you leave Houston and arrive London. If you are running 2 flights a day like CO, you'll run an early and late evening departure, which CO32 is doing. And they are running an early and late morning return to IAH.
I think the really interesting one is that CO19 leaves LHR for EWR before CO18 arrives LHR. Of course they are using the aircraft from CO32 to achieve this, but it's still kind of weird that the return flight leaves before the outbound flight is scheduled to arrive.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
Rivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 908 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4581 times:
Yup, seen them all flying over West London already, on one day or another. Whilst I quite like to see the Continental 767's, my favourite 'newcomer' is the AF 777 - a very out-of-place sight here! Mind you, I'm also pleased to see the daily Blue1 ("Blue Fin", aka the flying tuna) DC9 - that's a very curious addition to our skies!