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Seeing The A380 At LHR  
User currently offlineCloudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 840 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4108 times:

Going to be flying out of Heathrow in a couple of weeks. My flight isn't until 5:00 pm, but I was thinking of getting there several hours early to see the SQ A380 leave at 11:55. Since I will be flying out of T4, I was thinking of getting a day pass to the Holideck and using their observation deck.

Someone told me that the deck is pretty far from everything however, and not a good spotting location. Anyone have better ideas? Standing around outside at some fence for several hours is not necessarily what I am looking for, but are there better viewpoints I could check out to see this bird?


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27159 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4069 times:

I always go to Hatton Cross . It is maybe not what you want to do but you do get good views if they are taking off over it . I took this video 10 days ago at 1155am.





And some more pics I took are in my TR

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/126070/


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24951 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4014 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):

Get those noisy planes banned! Bring back the 732s and tu154s!



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User currently offlineKu747 From Kuwait, joined Mar 2008, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3982 times:

T5 departure. cars and taxi drop-off area, smoking area.


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User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3763 times:



Quoting Cloudboy (Thread starter):
Since I will be flying out of T4, I was thinking of getting a day pass to the Holideck and using their observation deck.

I rarely use T4 and have never used the Holideck. I don't know anyone who has.

I tried to see the A380 on my last trip out of LHR, but it wasn't there when it should have been.

Also seeing it take-off or land would depend on which runway was in operation. It might be difficult to plan to be in the right place and the right time on such a short trip.


User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3655 times:

Wait two years or more and it may be hard NOT to see a 380 at LHR.

Personally I find it more interesting to look for planes that are disappearing from, rather than coming into, service.



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User currently offlineNQYGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3627 times:

It'd sure make a small interesting change from seeing BA 744's around all morning though.  Smile

User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19238 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

See it? Fly it - inexpensively - when EK1 (DXB-LHR) and EK2 (LHR-DXB) are operated by the 380 from around Dec this year. Could, say, fly EK LHR-DXB-PVG/PEK-DXB-LHR for about £440 early next year incl. taxes. That would mean that on average your LHR-DXB 380 flight would cost around £110 including taxes.


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User currently offlineCloudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 840 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

Yeah, except that it is still nearly out of my budget to be able to fly to LHR. The A380 may be commonplace around there, but I very likely will not be. So I guess that may be my best chance. Hopefully I will have internet where I stay that prior evening and I can see where they are forecasting takeoffs from. Do the usually use the north or south runway?


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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3239 times:

I saw it when we landed at LHR May 8th from IAD. Got a close up view when we drove by it on the inter-terminal bus from T3 to T1.

It is indeed an impressive sight. It is, unfortunately, still unattractive, IMHO.  duck 


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

Anyone know why it was late today.

Could swear I saw the tail after 1600 in its normal parking place??


User currently offlinePetera380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3190 times:
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It wasn't late today as I saw it taxi out at 12noon as I was taxing to T4 on DL from ATL.

Peter


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

hmmmm.
Could of sworn it was the 380 tail i saw as its kinda big. Is there a SQ 744 in at around 1600?


User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3136 times:



Quoting Trekster (Reply 10):
Could swear I saw the tail after 1600 in its normal parking place??

There was a Singapore 747 in that spot last Thursday at 1630 as we taxied past.


User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7639 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2739 times:



Quoting Trekster (Reply 12):
Is there a SQ 744 in at around 1600?

SQ318 is a 744 and is scheduled to arrive at LHR at 15.30 hours BST.


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