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South African B747's At LHR  
User currently offlineG-CIVP From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1336 posts, RR: 10
Posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1327 times:

Can someone tell me why South African Airlines park up their B747's all day at LHR? For instance, they arrive around 7.00am local and depart sometime after 6.00pm. Why don't they have a short turnaround and head back to Jo'burg/Durban etc?

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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

Well, its all about timings,If they did head staright back they would land @ about 01:00 and manyy ppl dont want that so they ytake off in da eve get to sa at a respectible time and the a/c gets a good clean/looking after by the nice ppl @ LHR

LGW


User currently offlineG-CIVP From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1336 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

Thought as much - I suppose its a toss up between aircraft utilization and getting the business.

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8193 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

Often, there's two SAL 747s parked on a remote stand, I think when I was last there (a few Sundays ago), there was a 744 at T1, and a 744 and 74L (SP) in the maintenance area, alongside two CX 744s and a QF 744. All this was in the maintenance area where BA, BM, United and Air-India have their big facilities.


fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8193 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1275 times:

And, of course, seven Concordes (three in a hangar and four in the great outdoors).


fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1253 times:

When I have been to LHR, I have seen about 3 747s or 767s at remote stands, with one or two 747s or 767s at T1. I have seen about 3-4 SAA planes in one morning at LHR though.

Jeff


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