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Snow Forecast For LHR/LGW  
User currently offlineGayrugbyman From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 23493 times:

What can we expect 02/02/09 and 03/02/09 in terms of disruption from the forecast heavy snowfalls for the London area?

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User currently offlineBmiBaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 23500 times:

Well already tonight LGW and LCY have closed, forcing aircraft to divert to Bournemouth, Luton and Stansted. This however, I believe is due to deicing problems (LGW) and fog (LCY).

User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 23446 times:

Cue replies from people in ANC telling us all the UK are "wimps".

FWIW 22kts winds forecast for tomorrow too.


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 23375 times:

Appears that LGW still hasn't learnt how to de-ice it's runway, and it has been closed. No doubt that there'll be more disruption tomorrow.

User currently offlineShamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1604 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 23357 times:

This sets my next 2 days up in work, they will be an utter disaster, the UK much like us here in Ireland cant cope with snow.

User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1411 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 23321 times:

It is absolutely ridiculous. I have a friend who was due on the last EI Gatwick from Dublin, which has been cancelled. LGW is closed, there is 2 centimetres of snow, how can we accept that LGW is on top dealing with inclement weather, it is effing silly! WHY are they not more prepared???

Regards

Mike


User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 23281 times:

Aéroports de Paris have requested airlines to reduce their flights by 30% tomorrow-same reason-snow announced. But this is typical in Paris- three centimeters of snow and the whole country is paralyzed..The Germans,Scandinavians and Austrians laugh about this


Please respect animals - don't eat them...
User currently offline757ops From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 23172 times:

I just flew into LHR on AF from CDG and we had a gate hold in CDG of 1hour followed by a holding delay north-east of London for approx 35mins and the 'real' snow is not forecast until tomorrow!!

User currently offlineFlyingfox27 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 23173 times:

Its probably because we had nearly 10 years (apart from 1 day last April) since we hve had proper snow, so with global warming and everything they just got rid of their snow gear........ but it now seems to have been a big mistake. It all comes down to cost, why have all that snow gear when its only going to disupt services on a rare occasion?

User currently offlineSandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 23179 times:

LHR already seems to suffer from delays now. LX's last evening flight STA 22:35 is currently delayed to 00:15. The previous flight STA 21:25 already suffered a one hour delay.

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 6):
.The Germans,Scandinavians and Austrians laugh about this

And us!   We got some snow here in Zurich today, but i haven't heard of any major delays.

[Edited 2009-02-01 14:03:51]

User currently offlineHiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2176 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 23100 times:

Wonder if this is the same storm that slammed the US last week.....

User currently offlinePlanesailing From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 816 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 23095 times:



Quoting Hiflyer (Reply 10):
Wonder if this is the same storm that slammed the US last week.....

According to weather reports in the UK, this snow has come in from Artic Russia.


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 23076 times:

Just had an aircraft overhead, so if Gatwick's runway hasn't re-opened yet, it will do in the next 4-5 minutes.

Quoting Flyingfox27 (Reply 8):
Its probably because we had nearly 10 years (apart from 1 day last April) since we hve had proper snow, so with global warming and everything they just got rid of their snow gear........ but it now seems to have been a big mistake

Gatwick has a fairly large fleet of snow equipment (the yellow vehicles in the photo below), they just don't seem to know how to use it. Of course, only having one active runway doesn't help either.


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User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 23029 times:

It had to be Vladimir Putin's fault- I kew it ..  devil   devil 


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25700 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 22959 times:



Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 12):
Gatwick has a fairly large fleet of snow equipment (the yellow vehicles in the photo below), they just don't seem to know how to use it. Of course, only having one active runway doesn't help either.

LHR should be able to cope much better this time. I understand they recently took delivery of the latest in snow-clearing equipment. Photo below during pre-delivery testing.



User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27176 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 22891 times:



Quoting Shamrock321 (Reply 4):
This sets my next 2 days up in work, they will be an utter disaster, the UK much like us here in Ireland cant cope with snow.

Glad I got out in time.

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 14):
I understand they recently took delivery of the latest in snow-clearing equipment. Photo below during pre-delivery testing.

Too funny  rotfl   rotfl  I need something like that which cuts the lawn.


User currently offlineIainbhx From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2008, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 22796 times:

BHX is has already had 8 diversions from various London airports and at least 4 more coming in. Mainly FR, who will be busing their pax to LGW/STN, but one BA plane, I'm surprised they can remember where BHX is  Smile


iainbhx
User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 22771 times:

LHR was proactive today. They closed 9R to deice it ready for the bad weather coming. Caused BA to canx a few euro and dom flights.

I really am looking forward to my connections shift at 7am  Smile
(If I can actually get to work ((Hope for 5 foot of snow))  Smile


User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3041 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 22722 times:

Just drove past LTN about 1.5hr ago, and parked up on the main apron was two BA aircraft an BAe 146 and A319. Also was a Scandanavian 737...

Luton was operating OK at the moment and only a light dusting on the ground...

Have the diversions begun already?


User currently offlineCARST From Germany, joined Jul 2006, 825 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 22692 times:

LH canceled at least one flight from STN to TXL. Friend of mine was booked on that flight, at least LH offered her to stay in a good hotel....

User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 22653 times:

After Stansted was taking Gatwick diversions earlier in the evening, Gatwick (among other airports) is now taking Stansted diversions. There's going to be aircraft all over the place for the start of play tomorrow.

User currently offlineIainbhx From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2008, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 22656 times:



Quoting CARST (Reply 19):
LH canceled at least one flight from STN to TXL.

STN to TXL! Special Charter?

I thought the only LH flights from the UK to TXL were from LCY.

At latest count BHX has received 14 diverts with 3 to come.



iainbhx
User currently offlineBy188b From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 21658 times:

quite a few pax (1000+) stranded at Terminal 5, LHR has very low visibility just now and flights will be disrupted today. All of Londons buses were withdrawn overnight and some tube trains have been stranded since 0030. should be a fun day at LHR


next flights : BD LHR-TXL J, FR SXF-STN Y, SN BRU-LHR Y, MA LHR-BUD Y, BA BUD-LHR J, BA LCY-SNN-JFK J, BA JFK-LHR J, BA
User currently offlineAcw367 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 21561 times:

Heathrow opened as normal this morning. The flow of long hauls down both the 9L and 9R approach started as normal at 4.30am.

User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 21467 times:

TFL have cancelled ALL London Transport buses today, which means Im walking to Hatton Cross, and people will be missing flights. Underground seems to be working ok which is a bit of a shock.

Did not realise people would be stranded at LHR, there should be no reason for it. I left T5 at 9ish and it was quiet???? There are always people that spend the night in the terminal for some reason.


25 Legacytravel : Global warming is a myth. Here in Wisconsin we had 32" of snow in DEc followed by .0 days straight of sub freezing temps. No pity to the Brits on thi
26 LHR380 : I value my life, so have just managed to swap a day off for today. It is blizzard like outside now, and i'm not walking 20 minutes in it, with the cur
27 Swiftski : I'm off now as well. All trains cancelled till lunchtime at the earliest.
28 GFFgold : I remember flying LGW to MUC a few years ago. LGW was in a state of chaos due to a spinkling of snow and freezing temperatures. We were lucky to get r
29 LHR380 : LHR is currently down to 1 runway!! Not goin to be nice my for work mates today.
30 Hiflyer : METAR EGLL 020520Z 03009KT 360V060 0800 R09R/1400 SN FEW003 BKN010 M02/M03 Q1001 99490893 TEMPO 2000 SN BKN004 Looks like low visibility and low ceili
31 LHR380 : I can kinda understand metar, but what does that mean? I'm looking in the direction of 9R now, and I can JUST about see the glow of the Radar tower th
32 Richcandy : There is a good reason for this. MUC gets snow every winter on a regular basis. Snow in LON is not a common event.
33 Swiftski : The metar/taf (just refreshed them) are basically saying: Visibility 1500m Temp -2 Dewpoint -3 RH 93% Runway: 51-100% Wet Snow Braking Action: Medium
34 LHR380 : I don't know when London ever got this bad?
35 Hjulicher : The reaction in London is pretty much what American airports in the southern tier of the US face when they get snow. Even a dusting of snow in some pl
36 Soups : flying tomorrow MAN-LCY-AMS-ARN-lulea-KRN.. Hope no delays or cancellations
37 LHR380 : It is odd if you have never been on the lines before but a lot of the network goes above ground as well, and parts have open areas. With staff unable
38 Quaeler : Quite the battle of the scientists shaping up here..
39 LHRlocal : Latest: Gatwick/London City Closed, Heathrow down to one runway, many diversions and cancellations. Up to 10 inches of snow reported in South East, wo
40 Jimbo27L : What??!! Bakerloo Part suspended Central Severe delays Circle Suspended District Part suspended H'smith & City Suspended Jubilee Part suspended Metro
41 Swiftski : 55% of the network is above ground. Also, all trains apart from one line (Waterloo & City line) are kept at Depots above ground overnight.
42 Post contains images Jamesontheroad : Sorry, your logic is broken. The reason that the south-east of the UK is grid locked by less than 10cm of snow is that we haven't had this much in 18
43 Jamesontheroad : And all London buses suspended. Yes. All of them. My understanding is that drivers (who don't have much opportunity for winter weather training or ex
44 LHR380 : Not heard aircraft for a while, so must mean 9R is closed. Did hear a few around 6am, but none since then. No cars are moving outside, and most are go
45 LHR777 : I'm in Hounslow, just east of the airfield and literally just heard something climbing out over my house. Hopefully a departure, but possibly a go-ar
46 LHR380 : Im going to call later on and see IF I can get in, I will go, but its very doubtfully, they will have to send a car or something. Id never get home t
47 Post contains links Gilesdavies : STN is also closed!!! All Kudos to Luton, they seem to be the only London airport operating as normal, all departing and arriving flights seem to be
48 LHR380 : UPDATE ON TRAVEL!! Heathrow Express now Suspended until further notice. Minimal service on the Heathrow Connect but delays. All major underground line
49 LHR380 : LHR CLOSED Both runways are currently shut down!
50 Post contains links LN-KGL : You don't de-ice the runway, you sweep and blow the show away. Equipment for this can be seen here: http://www.overaasen.no/airport-snow-removal/ My
51 Kaitak744 : Can't they just park a 747 at the end of a runway and throttle the engines up? Basically, use a 747 as a snow blower?
52 OA260 : It has been but not for a long time. Will be a nightmare for anyone travelling today. I wouldnt even attempt it. The bags wont turn up and if the T5
53 LHR380 : Good idea lol. Though the plane wont be able to stay in the same place, its breaks will mean nowt at the moment.
54 F4f3a : People have a go at the Uk for not being very good in winter weather. Just thought Id ad with similar weather yesteday GVA was closed for large period
55 Swiftski : It's silly to do that. Snow can and does cause issues at YYZ, JFK, EWR, PHL, BOS. It causes an issue when there is 'more than they are used to dealin
56 LHR380 : From ba.com Going to be a fun week
57 Planesarecool : That doesn't deal with the ice, which on its own is much more common than snow here. If you listen to the media, yes. How many people do you know tha
58 Antdenatale : Well we have no snow here at Cardiff, at the moment, opened the curtains this morning and first thing I saw was a 777 on finals that had been diverted
59 JER757 : What does the T5 fiasco have to do with the current weather? Granted quite a few bags won't turn up due to missed conx etc, but I'm willing to bet th
60 Gkirk : Looks like AA50 is diverting up to MAN as we speak
61 Planesarecool : Gatwick has already taken three Wizzair diversions from Luton, so can't be that normal.
62 LHR380 : Not according to the website. Lots of delays,, for example to EZY flight have over 2 hour delays from Scotland,and some that should have landed have
63 Gkirk : Some other diversion news: It looks like a BAW40R B777-200 GVIIW is heading in the direction of Newcastle.
64 Planesarecool : Cyprus Airways flight into Heathrow 'slipped off the taxiway'.
65 Gkirk : Was it an A330?
66 Art : I'm less than 15 miles south-west of LHR and overnight snowfall here was 10"+ (25cm+). That is the deepest snow in the area for at least 50 years, I t
67 Feroze : ALL BRITISH AIRWAYS FLIGHTS OUT OF LHR CANCELLED UNTIL 1700 GMT Edited for further info from ba.com Last updated 09:52 UK time Flights to and from all
68 Gkirk : Looks like the BAW40R has changed it's mind and is now heading for Glasgow.
69 Planesarecool : Yes, there's a live shot of it on BBC News at the moment.
70 Post contains links LHR380 : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7864546.stm Link with picture of the 330 in the snow
71 LHR777 : CO is also having some problems - CO4 from IAH to LHR is currently sitting on the ground at MAN. ETD from MAN is 1102, ETA into LHR is 1204. The turn
72 Candid76 : There are 2 BA 747s, a CO 777 and 757 and AA50 at MAN now (not as many as I had expected given the forecast) while SK2533, a 146, is diverting from BH
73 GayrugbyMAN : Where are the A380s going?
74 Gkirk : BA252, Grand Cayman-LHR diverting to NCL. G-BNWH I believe. 3 or 4 flights have went to GLA, 0 to EDI
75 Astuteman : Family members currently sitting in T3 have just been advised that SQ317 (A380 to SIN) will depart on schedule at 10.55 am. Same family members repor
76 Gilesdavies : LTN was open earlier! But seems they just got the snow later than the other airports! They have now advised the airport will be closed until 12.30pm
77 Planesarecool : Gatwick taking BA256 from Delhi and VS604 from Cape Town.
78 Pe@rson : Snowing like crazy here in Loughborough. Must be up to around 5" in my car park. I wonder what will happen at EMA - 15 minutes up the road - as due to
79 Curlyheadboy : I am to board AZ230 LIN-LHR at 15:40 this afternoon... AZ website and call-centre both tell they don't have news yet, yhough I guess I'm up for a surp
80 LHRlocal : Its more like 5 to 10 inches, which is quite alot, especially when were not used to it.
81 Pe@rson : I was on EMA's flight info. page and saw that BA036, from MAA, had diverted there. But the page then refreshed and the flight disappeared. Is it actua
82 Candid76 : It's snowing hard in MAN but we're open and BA24R from ORD just screened, a 767
83 LHR380 : Something just took off from 9R, the first time I have heard a plane for a few hours.
84 BDRules : EMA has been having a constant stream of diverts inc BA36 from Chennai G-YMMG. Snow has also stopped up here in midlands for the time being. EMA seems
85 Pe@rson : Not here in Loughborough! Indeed, just two minutes ago was pouring down.
86 OA260 : Different cause but people checking in bags and then getting caught up in the system and majorly delayed or even lost. Time will tell. I would certai
87 Sketty222 : It's either sunk into the soft grass or the nose gear has collapsed by the looks of things.
88 AirbusA6 : To be fair, BAA took drastic measures today to cope with the bad weather, an emergency airlift of luxury handbags and Harrods bears to replenish stock
89 Sketty222 : Kirky, where are you getting the info about the diversions to NCL? What a shitter Im at work, I would have headed up there for a bit of spotting
90 B747-4U3 : I live in South London, around 15 miles from Gatwick. At the moment there is 17" of snow on the ground and more falling. The roads are clear because t
91 Iainbhx : BHX re-opened at 11:00, there is constant light snow here with some heavier flurries.
92 Gkirk : Openatc Relax, it's only a 767-336ER
93 Sketty222 : Rear wheel drive cars never are great in the snow. 17" is a lot of snow and I havnt seen that much up north for about 20 years
94 Pe@rson : Really?!
95 Planesarecool : Gatwick still holding up, although operating at around 25 movements per hour (about half capacity). VS604 didn't divert to Gatwick, and ended up landi
96 Astuteman : You want to be up here in the wild northern wastes of the English Lake District - we've had a full 3mm..... (that said, I don't think it's done yet..
97 Gkirk : The BA oneworld logojet is currently at PIK I believe along with one other 744. A couple are up at GLA as well (these may be 772s though)
98 Nighthawk : I guess that explains why there is a BA 'bus parked up at ABZ today.
99 Sketty222 : Great stuff, I'll check it out. It may only be a 767-336ER but thats a rareity in NCL these days
100 Gkirk : I don't think it's staying too long though. BA website showing it as due into LHR from NCL at around 2pm.
101 Glom : Suckers! My commute to work today was just horrible. Travelling from level 2 up to level 7, I had to wait for two seconds to allow somone to pass goin
102 B747-4U3 : Yep! At the front of the house we have 10", and outside the back door it was 17". I suspect the wind last night may have helped blow the snow so that
103 Glom : According to NOTAMs, Luton's runway is closed, one LHR runway is closed. That is all.
104 Sketty222 : Yeah, BA154 CAI-LHR is on its way to PIK
105 Swiftski : ?? I purely stated the weather forecast...
106 Antdenatale : BA048 from Seattle just landing at CWL now, it is looking like a mini LHR at CWL with the 3 diversions and everything at the maintenence area!!!
107 BHD : I've been stuck in BHD since 6am trying to get to SOU which is closed - however flight information screens just says delayed, next info on the hour, a
108 BA777 : A0379/09 - RWY 09L/27R CLOSED DUE SNOW. 02 FEB 08:51 2009 UNTIL 02 FEB 12:51 2009 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 02 FEB 08:52 2009
109 Lxlgu : I see BA 074 from Lagos diverted into Barcelona Due to all the cancellations KLM is operating KL 1001 which was due to land Heathrow at 0740 from Amst
110 BuyantUkhaa : BA248 from GRU just landed at LIS. BA500 from LHR landed with 2h20' delay.
111 Lxlgu : BA 094 from Toronto diverted to Amsterdam BA 228 from Baltmore diverted to Cardiff NW104 from Minneapolis diverted to Amsterdam BA 264 from Washington
112 Revelation : Nah, that's a given! Cool. Question is would OSL own them if they were only needed once every 10 years or so? I suppose you folks find snow shovels t
113 Gkirk : Yikes, NCL could be heaving, 2 x BA 763s, 1 x 772 and the EK A332 in at the same time
114 Sketty222 : Typical, Im at work as well. Its always the same when the diversions happen. Perks of working for BA I suppose
115 Pe@rson : And: BA036 from Chennai diverted to East Midlands Any others?
116 Readytotaxi : Looking at the Gatwick departure board at 1300 GMT most of the VS BA flights to Florida and the Caribbean are leaving but with 2-3 hours delays, wish
117 LN-KGL : This thread is about show - the cold write stuff that falls down to the ground. If you remove it before it halfway melts and stick to the runway, you
118 EBGARN : Any word from your in-laws, Astuteman? It seems like SQ317 is just sitting there, waiting. I really hope things clear up until my SQ321 flight Tue ni
119 Planesarecool : BA188 from Newark was diverted to Gatwick.
120 Lxlgu : KL 1001-a 744 AMSTERDAM HEATHROW now inbound to Heathrow with 331 pax on board ETA 1340 BA 118 from BANGALORE diverted to BIRMINGHAM BA 084 from VANCO
121 Alasdair1982 : BA 286 from San Francisco is also at Prestwick
122 CC2314 : No diversions to Dub yet:-(
123 LHR777 : I've just done a lovely, quiet Tesco's run...spotted 5-6 cars going sideways. 3 of them were 3-series BMW's, and the others were C-Class Mercedes-Ben
124 SK601 : UA SFO-LHR div to AMS as well as NW MSP-AMS (DL livery)
125 ACW367 : According to the LHR-LGW live movements site, there have only been 50 landings at LHR since 8am. Mostly by wide bodies. The only shorthaul landings ar
126 LHR380 : I would hope the NW went to AMS if it was going there hehe
127 SK601 : duhhhhh, NW104 MSP-LHR KL1001 AMS-LHR landed 6,5hrs behind schedule. Normally 1001 is with a B737-800, now operated with B747-400 PH-BFB. All other f
128 Astuteman : Finally took off at 4.20 pm - 3 1/2 hours late - phew! The LHR departures information seems to suggest that the pace of departures has accelerated a
129 LHR777 : Is that a prediction then? It's only 3.21pm now!
130 Couafa : I worked UA 954 SFO-LHR on 2/1 and we diverted to AMS and cancelled due to our crew legalities. They were giving us a holding time of over 5 hours in
131 Kellmark : Just a thought. The snow was forecast, was it not? Could the airlines not work out an operational plan that would have minimized the impact of it? Loo
132 LHR380 : Of course its not airlines that run the airport. The main problem was there ws too much snow, and no where else to shovel it. Its been snowing at LHR
133 Astuteman : Doh! I meant 14.20 pm.. The 3 1/2 hours bit was right..... Rgds
134 Planesarecool : Would BA re-book passengers on cancelled flights to other airlines, or simply their own later services? One example, there have been five flights from
135 LHR777 : Yes, since last Friday, at least. They could have, yes. Did they - doesn't look like it. A few years ago when there was awful pea-soup fog at LHR for
136 Candid76 : And if you had diverted to MAN instead, you would have been in the right country and even with weather conditions slowing the roads down at least the
137 Swiftski : 20cm so far
138 Sfuk : ....why?? ORD, MSP, YYZ etc all have reduced service when major snow fall happens. The difference is these airports are geared up for it. LHR see's t
139 TristarSteve : List of diverted BA aircraft at 1540 Monday MMB BA248 LIS MMD BA144 NCL MMF BA218 CWL IVF BA256 LGW IVH BA154 PIK IVW BA118 BHX IVY BA038 PIK IVM BA07
140 LHR380 : Thing is, London is not used to this weather, a little dusting now and then, but 20cm and counting, worse in some places. its like SYD being hit by i
141 Eham : Looks like departures from LHR are quite steady now, see a whole stream of LHR-outbounds now heading over the Channel continuing over Belgium to the E
142 BuyantUkhaa : Seems the LIS diversion (B777) from GRU did that - they operated their LHR-LIS flight (B757 usually) as normal, the return flight is cancelled so the
143 LHR777 : I agree with you mate. Sadly, it's almost 'de rigeur' on here to bash anything London/BA/BAA/LHR or UK related....! The reality is, we're not used to
144 Pawsleykat : And more to come overnight. We've got 3.5 inches so far in Whitburn but there's a lot more expected overnight. Snow day tomorrow I was delayed 1 hour
145 Sketty222 : Is this Whitburn on the NE coast? Im about 20 miles from there and there was 4-5 inches of snow at my house this morning. Its been snowing on and off
146 Readytotaxi : Like to take a moment and thank all those dispatchers and planners who are working so hard to juggle crew and airplanes here in the UK. Hats off to th
147 Antonovman : Yes i quite agree with you and most of the bashing seems to come from out American "friends" !!
148 Gkirk : Whitburn near Edinburgh. You may be thinking of Whitby or Whitley Bay
149 Post contains links Readytotaxi : A quick update from the BAA Heathrow departure board, 134 flights canceled from 7pm till airport was scheduled to close tonight, last flight, SU244 to
150 Candid76 : BA168 from Shanghai diverting into MAN, a 777
151 Bennett123 : I watched the Sky News at 1700. The Fire Brigade were trying to dig out the nose gear of Cypriot Airways A330 5B-DBS with shovels. Hopefully the nose
152 Theginge : Has been explained many times in the past. Is not to protect long haul, is mainly due to flow restrictions that would mean if shorthaul kept going ev
153 AmricanShamrok : Shannon (SNN) got a few diversions this morning. Here's another one: American Airlines AA132 JFK-LHR All Aer Lingus flights to/from Heathrow have been
154 Pawsleykat : No, Whitburn in West Lothian. Actually, there is a Whitburn near Newcastle. Probably better than this Whitburn tbh JG
155 Candid76 : MAN is being inundated with diversions now, mainly from BHX. Is it likely to get better or worse in the midlands and south?
156 Post contains links Hiflyer : Does the UK have a similar program to what the FAA imposes in similar conditions....ie reduced capacity programs that have been worked out in advance
157 Post contains links Pawsleykat : Edinburgh Airport has just been closed. The runway is shut. Nothing in, nothing out for the moment. Direct from www.edinburghairport.com "Due to heavy
158 Post contains images Swiftski : You know what, you're right. I don't know what we have all been thinking.
159 Climb1 : I would love to have seen that in the metal! I tracked this on my radarbox earlier departing LHR and assumed that the weather had something to do wit
160 OA260 : LOL.... thanks for the pics. I have not seen too many today. My Mum was trying to send me some pics from her mobile MMS from Epsom Surrey but they di
161 Post contains links LAXintl : Not UK directly, but via EuroControl yes. You can check out their advisory databased which had plenty of material on LHR(EGLL) and other UK airports
162 Vc10 : Apparently on the news tonight it stated that Heathrow had 58 pieces of equipment for snow clearance and all had been in use.[ I hope they do not mea
163 DavecFlyer : Dublin airport also now closed and EI have cancelled the rest of the evening's operations ex DUB.
164 Hiflyer : Thanks!! Guess since Eurocontrol goes top down that is why the FAA goes bottom up...grin
165 Bennett123 : The ITV News at 1800 showed 5B-DBS as being undug and under tow.
166 LHR777 : 58 bags of SAXA table salt from Tesco?
167 Sketty222 : Nah, was definately thinking of Whitburn in the North East, its inbetween South Shields and Sunderland TBH its probably not The Met Office have a sev
168 Pumaknight : I don''t normally get invloved in these posts and it has probably been said already but criticism of LHR or LGW is a bit unfair. The Uk has had the wo
169 LH121GLA : Nah, there's a credit crunch ... LO Salt from LIDL I heard
170 Post contains links Someone83 : May I suggest any of these for the next time you guys get a little snow? :p http://www.overaasen.no/airport-snow-removal/ http://www.overaasen.no//upl
171 Alasdair1982 : Camera at the ready then. KL1007 AMS - LHR tomorrow (Feb 3rd) is scheduled to be a full pax 744 again
172 Danny : Absolutely appalling as there is no snow accumulation whatsoever.
173 Post contains links Viscount724 : Not everywhere in Canada. Major snowfalls in YVR are only slightly more common than in LHR and they had major problems during the Christmas period wi
174 Climb1 : Unfortunately im working tomorrow. Shame it wasnt on Wednesday when finally get a day off ! Thanks anyway for the heads up.
175 GFFgold : Because those airlines aren't thinking about the welfare of the pax but rather the operational convenience of laying over somewhere they have their o
176 LXA333 : Hey, watch it buddy! We might like to impose our power, but it doesn't mean that we dont like you! Especially the UK, that would be the last country
177 B747forever : Wow, what a day it has been at the London area. Amazing weather. A plethora of delays and cancellations today (wonder if it will continue with cancell
178 LHR380 : Have no idea what Im going to expect when I head into T5 today for my 0700 shift, though going in early to help out. Will let you know how the termina
179 Planesarecool : In UK terms, this was extreme. Most snowfall for 20 years - yes it may not be as much as in some places, but for this part of the world, it wasn't so
180 LHR777 : Morning all....just to report - it's a beautiful clear day in the Heathrow area, with not a cloud in the sky, at the moment. The bad news is that yest
181 Post contains images LHRlocal : /agree, i was inches from having the front of my car re-modelled this morning when a nut job in a BMW decided to ignore the ice and travel at normal
182 Sketty222 : Rear Wheel drive so all the power is in the back wheels
183 Hiflyer : Not designed for the steering wheel to be on the wrong side....
184 Post contains links Readytotaxi : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7865477.stm If you run the link forward it seems LHR could be in for another snow event late Wednesday night and early T
185 Sketty222 : It looks that way doesnt it. Fingers crossed its missed by the snow storms though as this would just lead to a complete operational nightmare
186 E195 : excellent. im on a late shift tomorro
187 B747-4U3 : I'm one of those...hehe...it's so my horrible pale skin doesn't get sunburnt! I've been in Japan where many people have been walking around with Umbr
188 Speedbirdie : Oh please let it snow again! I Have already been into work once today to have a CDG cancelled and have to go back later to try and get to AMS.... Ple
189 Hiflyer : Watching the departure board at LHR online it looks like a good recovery in effect....towards the middle of the afternoon and seeing airborne on flts
190 Readytotaxi : Wear an extra pair of socks and take a thermos, you know it makes sense.
191 Threepoint : Actually, let's put things into a bit of perspective here. It's been widely reported that this UK snowfall is the most they've seen in 18 years. Vanc
192 Post contains links Alasdair1982 : Just saw this on Flickr, which shows Prestwick looking rather different yesterday afternoon http://www.flickr.com/photos/johncayr/3247971353/sizes/l/
193 OA260 : Nice to see all those at PIK. Certainly looks different. You cant call it ''London Airways'' Now lol....
194 Climb1 : Wow great pic! Thats a lot of heavy metal at Prestwick. It would be great if someone had a pic of the KL 744 departing/arriving from LHR today. Assum
195 LHR380 : Love that pic. Interesting to see. Anyone get the KL 744?
196 B747forever : " target=_blank>http://www.flickr.com/photos/johncay...es/l/ Really nice picture. Not a sight you get to see everyday at Prestwick!
197 Leezyjet : It did. I took a pic on my mobile as it was taxiing out, but it was quite far away, and into the sun, so you couldn't tell what it was so I deleted i
198 Post contains images Sketty222 : My mate got these pics of x2 767's and a 777 at NCL He dispatched them yesterday when they made their way back to LHR
199 LHR380 : I love that last pic! Its stunning.
200 Post contains images LHR777 : Here are some pictures from LHR Terminal 4, courtesy of my friend in KLM Dispatch - ...and finally, the one we've all been waiting for....!
201 OA260 : Great pics. Nice to see a KLM 744 at LHR. Also the icicle's on the 737
202 Climb1 : Love it! Great pics, thanks for sharing.
203 Planesarecool : More delays and diversions at Gatwick today due to a 'fluid spill' on the main runway. 5 easyJet diversions to Stansted, three easyJet, one Thomson an
204 BAW076 : Last snow we had here in Bo'ness was monday late afternoon. They forecast severe snow monday night but we didn't get a single flake! Regards, BAW076
205 BlueShamu330s : Looks like the southern softies will miss the worst of tonight's barrage. The west and the Midlands should get the brunt of the weather tonight, track
206 BAW076 : Just to be a nit picker... BA094 is from Montreal, not Toronto!! Regards, BAW076
207 GayrugbyMAN : What's the phone number for the LHR ATIS?
208 Sudden : Hi guys and gals, What is the situation at this time? Is LHR fully up and running again? Although you got lots of snow, it also brought some fun stuff
209 Teme82 : WoW LHR get some snow and the hell brakes loose ... Perhaps BAA should send some people to HEL to find out how we manage to operate in snow
210 Readytotaxi : this from the BBC News web site, @1700GMT The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for heavy snow in much of southern and central England, S
211 Post contains links HB-IWC : Please continue this discussion in the following new thread on the most recent weather related trouble: http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_
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