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User currently offlinehotplane From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 31974 times:

Part 5 has disappeared so have started a new thread for 2011 news.

Estonian Air appear to be launching a new service from Tallin from Mar 27th. Can't find anything on their wesite though.

Have a look at the table, fourth line from the top: http://www.centreforaviation.com/rou...&city=159&submit=Search&older=true

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User currently offlinehotplane From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 31985 times:

Cathay Pacific will use B77W on CX257 on certain days during the summer:


User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 31955 times:

Quoting hotplane (Thread starter):

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Photo © Klaus Ecker

Nice to see them coming here. Love the livery.

The new T1/LHR East or what ever it is going to be known as is going up very well. Nearly the whole framework seems to have gone up.

User currently offlineLAX888 From Singapore, joined Oct 2010, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 31695 times:

Quoting hotplane (Reply 1):
Cathay Pacific will use B77W on CX257 on certain days during the summer:

so no more A343 for LHR? Did it stop already or are they still using the A343?

User currently offlinehotplane From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 31639 times:

Quoting LAX888 (Reply 3):
so no more A343 for LHR? Did it stop already or are they still using the A343?

Still doing the CX257 at the moment.

User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 31563 times:

Quoting hotplane (Reply 4):
Still doing the CX257 at the moment.

Cant recall the last time I saw the 340 here, its always been a 74 or 77 when I have seen it.

User currently offlinehotplane From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 31547 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 5):
Cant recall the last time I saw the 340 here, its always been a 74 or 77 when I have seen it.

There was one in today just before 3pm.

User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2823 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 31230 times:

That's all well and good. But what news of the transformation.

User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 30824 times:

Anyone know why a Jet Airways flight woke me up at 0100 this morning. It was 9W121

User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3834 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 30759 times:

As noted in the post regarding UA's schedule changes.

UA will replace DEN-LHR with IAD-LHR from 27MAR. IAD will increase to 4x Daily.

UA948 IAD1900 – 0730+1LHR 763 D
UA939 LHR1305 – 1625IAD 763 D


User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 30713 times:

Quoting hotplane (Thread starter):
Estonian Air appear to be launching a new service from Tallin from Mar 27th.

Will this be in addition to the LGW service or instead of?

Quoting B742 (Reply 9):
UA will replace DEN-LHR with IAD-LHR from 27MAR. IAD will increase to 4x Daily.

So no DEN service to LHR at all now from UA? Or was DEN a winter seasonal service?

User currently offlinetristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4355 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 30575 times:

BAs next A320 UYK will be delivered to LHR on Fri evening 14 Jan.
The same day will see the last revenue service for USH
leaving only 2 of thr original A320s in service.

User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 30354 times:

Quoting tristarsteve (Reply 11):
The same day will see the last revenue service for USH


My first flight on BA after becoming staff was on this plane (MAN-LHR to go to Waterside) and every-time I see her before or during a shift, I always have a good day. Will have to try and see her  

User currently offlinebananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1627 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 30316 times:

Denver to Heathrow on United was a summer only seasonal route. With this announcement, UA no longer has any Denver - London service.

Also, good to see the United 747 back in London.


[Edited 2011-01-12 15:24:59]

All my life, I've been kissing, your top lip 'cause your bottom one's missing
User currently offlineFlyingfox27 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 425 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 30021 times:

I have noticed the past two days that the EK afternoon flight EK29/30 has changed from a 77W to A388, is this temporary or full time now maing 3 EK A380 flights a day now just wondering?

User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3903 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 29941 times:

Quoting bananaboy (Reply 13):
Also, good to see the United 747 back in London.

What flight?

User currently offlinebmibaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1975 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 29859 times:

Quoting Flyingfox27 (Reply 14):
I have noticed the past two days that the EK afternoon flight EK29/30 has changed from a 77W to A388, is this temporary or full time now maing 3 EK A380 flights a day now just wondering?

Just until the 15th

User currently offlinebananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1627 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 29827 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 15):
Quoting bananaboy (Reply 13):
Also, good to see the United 747 back in London.

What flight?

Had a quick look and it seems to be the following:

UA958 ORDLHR 1617/0555+1
UA929 LHRORD 07551008

Not ideal times at Heathrow for any photographers out there!


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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 29409 times:

Anyone know why Saudi flight 7310 did a go around last night at 2050?

User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25347 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 29286 times:

Where was the Monarch 321 operating to a couple of days ago?

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2289 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 29067 times:

Quoting gkirk (Reply 19):
Where was the Monarch 321 operating to a couple of days ago?

There were a few MON flights to DUB yesterday from BHX, BRS, LGW & LHR for Pfizer (cant be 100% sure from where or why, only read it on the Irish thread) so I guess thats why it was in LHR.

User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2289 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 29015 times:

Apparently Air Jamaica are planning on returning to LHR with a 777!   

User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 28952 times:

Quoting EICVD (Reply 21):
Apparently Air Jamaica are planning on returning to LHR with a 777!   

Will be nice to see an airline from that part of the world come back to LHR. Miss the colourful livery's of the likes of BWIA.

User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 28619 times:

Any one know who the titan 757 is operating for this morning. Landed about 0845

User currently offlinepogo From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 28425 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 18):
Anyone know why Saudi flight 7310 did a go around last night at 2050?

I know an aircraft went around again because of a towing aircraft (Air Seychelles) across 27L, it was about the time you mentioned.

When in doubt give it a clout
25 EICVD : Possibly EI, with the crew dispute still ongoing im sure they are still leasing in some a/c. Would be interesting if one of the FR a/c flying for the
26 lhr380 : Wow. That spent a lot of time on the ground. It landed just before 9am!!
27 shankly : Was this a temporary Christmas/NY capacity lift or trial for permanent third A380 service? Wonder how long it will be before all the EK LHR services
28 Post contains links hotplane : Turkish are adding another Saturday IST flight from 28th March - that will be 6 flights on a Saturday. It also sees the return of the TK1991/1992 flig
29 Post contains images lhr380 : 1. Any one know what a Chinook (Or Whoop Whoop as I call it was doing flying around about 1700 today) 2. Just below the bus stop sign and to the right
30 TimRees : Could this just be a BA codeshare? They used to codeshare I think. However, says they're forging closer links with *A so that wouldn't fit with BA.
31 skipness1E : There's a BAA store on the North Perimeter road that had the actual stand number signs stored if that helps. The North parking area was closed decades
32 hotplane : It's for ground handling staff training.
33 lhr380 : What would they be training there, there is no room to have anything? What airline has a white tail with a red swirl on it that comes into LHR around
34 hotplane : Closest match to that today was D-ABGL AB A319 op for EI
35 lhr380 : I thought so. Just confused me seeing it pull up to T1, that threw me, and of course I have not seen their livery in person before. Cheers for that
36 Post contains images hotplane : New T2 as seen on the 8th Feb:
37 Post contains images teme82 : Looks good for the new T2. I remember how the deal was year ago I spent a day around LHR then ...
38 lhr380 : Anyone know what's being built next to the T4 remote stands. They seem to have taken over part of the staff car park that used to be there. There seem
39 rtfm : I think it's part of the construction site for T2 (presumably offices and fabrication facilities as the CTA is pretty space restricted).
40 santos : Not sure if it has been discussed before: BMI on behalf of Sunvil holidays will operate some charter some flights to Beja in Portugal, I guess it's a
41 Glom : I saw the pod thingy working today. Is it actually operating now? Also, from the charts, it seems that T5C is open now or at least all the maneuvering
42 lhr380 : God knows is the answer. Every now and then they seem to test it out. T5C opens in May I hear, they are doing some testing there at the moment. In ot
43 Post contains links Flyingfox27 : I saw this nice suprise fly in in Saturday 12th February, 747SP HZ-AIF. It was around 2:45pm. i think just before the runway switch over. http://www.f
44 lhr380 : Always nice to see an SP at LHR. Btw, anyone know who long PK have been flying from LHR to Pakistan via MAN. Was in T3 the other day and had to do a
45 skipness1E : PIA are having a(nother) meltdown with industrial action and strikes over the attempt to co-operate with Turkish so that's probably why.
46 lhr380 : Thought that might be why. I know they had a total shut down the other day again.
47 hotplane : The T5 pods must be up and running as there were loads dashing about a couple of days a go. Quite amusing to see them moving about!
48 teme82 : Any pictures of those pods??
49 lhr380 : Nice to see the EY 330 come in today with the special livery advertising Abu Dhabi. Nice to see in real life.
50 Post contains images hotplane :
51 Vasu : They look like a lot of fun! Where do they run from/to?
52 lhr380 : Level 1 of the T5 car park to the business car park
53 Post contains links Richard28 : indeed they do! if you want some more info, there's a wikipedia article about them here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_...Terminal_5_PRT#Heathr
54 hotplane : Any ideas on how they actually operate? There appear to be tyre marks on the ground beneath but no grooves or tracks.
55 Panman : Go to the link quoted in the post above yours... pAnmAn
56 Glom : Saw the pods in action when I was there a week ago. Looks like still no public access to the station in the MSCP. Maneuvering area around T5C definite
57 willd : Why? He is now only a regular MP. What a waste of tax payer money.
58 lhr380 : Unless it was a proper motorcade organised by the government, it "could" have been special services in one of their cars from the Windsor Suite?
59 Glom : Yay! Google Earth has finally been updated. LHR images are now from last summer. Since everything is moving so quickly there the images are already a
60 Vasu : Thanks for the heads up on that one!
61 Post contains images lhr380 : Thought you would like to see these. Got the chance to have a look at LHR from a different point of view. From the viewing deck up the LHR ATC tower.
62 Post contains images teme82 : Nice view. Hoping to see a bit bigger pics in the future
63 tomrob17 : Terminal 5C is structurally finished but isn't scheduled to open until the Summer. May at the earliest. (As lhr380 says) They'll surely be using it no
64 tomrob17 : fantastic photos! what a view! you are one lucky person! must be one of the best views in the world
65 UAL777UK : Damn, you are so lucky, I would love to get up there. On a separate note does anybody know when CO will relocate to T1 and join UA? Its going to get
66 Post contains links VV701 : Likely roll-out of a BA 321 at LHR on Saturday (12 March) for publicity photos and then the BA "Flying Start" Charity Flight that is BA's attempt to g
67 lhr380 : T5 evacuated. Landside. Will update later. Just breaking on news. Walking to staff car park as roads blocked
68 Post contains links UAL777UK : Suspect Package being reported on BBC at T5 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-12701967
69 bananaboy : BA seems to manage, and has done for years. I agree that it's not ideal, but at least there's only 7 or so non-stop destinations between them. The li
70 hotplane : Aegean adding a daily LCA service this summer. ATH increases to 4 daily.
71 fcogafa : Presumably using the Olympic slots?
72 hotplane : Yep. They don't waste any time!
73 lhr380 : Morning from a warmish LHR. It's operating on the 9s today for landings and takeoffs. Also Concorde and the BA 757 is the old livery have been moved.
74 LipeGIG : TAM probably will announce soon that their route LHR-Rio de Janeiro will be increased to 6x weekly (currently 3x weekly)
75 shankly : Was at a friends house in Wraysbury today an a Kuwait A340 landed on 09R. Very odd I thought. Assume was VIP?
76 lhr380 : Na, comes here now and then. Not seen the 747 for a while, but we normally get a mix of the 777 and 340 here.
77 BA9216C : Concorde has moved between the Two BA hangers, right in the centre of the maintenance base and has been temporarily "fenced" off where she is sitting
78 lhr380 : Thanks for that. Got scared when I did not see her in her normal place on my way into work this morning.
79 hotplane : They come here all the time. As KU use T4 it's quicker to land them on 09R.
80 shankly : Noted. Only other time I had seen a one off 09R landing (09L landings continuing) it was the Qatari SP, hence wondering if this was VIP
81 lhr380 : You get 9L landings a few times thru the day, mainly T4 flights, but the odd BA flight as well and the 380.
82 BA9216C : BA's G-VIIT flew out late today afternoon and has a new red nose on it for red nose day.
83 BA174 : Departed to LGW? must of been in for a paint which included the adding of a red nose.
84 Post contains images skipness1E : Yup back to Gatwick, it must *HAVE* been indeed
85 hotplane : G-VIIP positioned in today at 3pm making only it's 2nd visit to LHR.
86 UAL777UK : Yes agreed but from a passengers perpective I would like to see them under one roof for obvious reason, if for nothmng else to avoid confusion and al
87 Post contains images hotplane : Part of the T2 steel maze!
88 Post contains images lhr380 : Probably not as clear as Hotplane's picture, but he is an overview from the control tower of the work going on.
89 hotplane : And I thought I had a good view from the old tower!
90 Post contains links lhr380 : http://www.flickr.com/photos/dhigginsphotos/sets/72157626232834146/
91 skipness1E : Awesome pics but a reminder just how rubbish T3 still is!
92 lhr380 : Dont you diss my favourite terminal lol. I actually prefer it to T5. Its a bit messy, its a bit dark in places, had gone thru some nice changes insid
93 skipness1E : The only kick I get out of T3 is walking in the foosteps of TWA and Pan Am....alas just before my time. I find it amazing that Virgin willingly moved
94 Post contains images tomrob17 : Terminal 3 looks the part since the re-cladding. Virgin have marketed an entire length of the check-in and it looks incredible particularly at night
95 lhr380 : And had (excuse my language) bloody low ceilings!!! I went for a walk around before it went just to say I went in there. I could not believe how low
96 skipness1E : Dear God I don't think I have ever disagreed with someone more lol. There's no natural light in the lounge whatsoever, far too many shops and you are
97 lhr380 : I can understand what he meant in a way. Yes its crap there is no natural light in the main lounge area, but in the time I have been there they have
98 skipness1E : I think what's missing is somewhere out of that awful retail environment for me. I don't fly on expenses so I don't have lounge access but I don't wa
99 lhr380 : Then go for a walk up to where the 380s normally park up. Lots of light there, and if the gate near the EK lounge is free there is nothing stopping y
100 Post contains images tomrob17 : haha each to their own i suppose i agree with lhr380 though that they have made the best out of a bad situation. yes I can't refute the fact T5 has o
101 skipness1E : In the sense that T3 was the old oceanic terminal built for the VC10 and the B707. Allowances were made for the B747 when it arrived but surely you a
102 lhr380 : I know they charge for bags now, but did not know they had gotten rid of them? Head to the French place, walk from there as if going to gate 24, ther
103 bananaboy : Pier 6? Pier 7? Sorry, I've used Terminal 3 many times and cannot remember any reference to the gate areas in this way. I know that the terms may be f
104 Post contains links skipness1E : FYI http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public...blogcategory&id=94&Itemid=143.html
105 skipness1E : I know the area but it's no use for what I want. Window, daylight, somewhere to sit where I can watch the aircraft taxi past. I'll have a look next t
106 lhr380 : It is a bus gate, BUT has amazing ground level views of the parking stands. Had a good view of a JAL 777 the last time I went down there (RUNNING aft
107 tomrob17 : This I must agree with haha! I'm merely comparing it to it's older self. I agree when I go to an airport I'll rip someone's leg off to watch aircraft
108 skipness1E : Mind you if T3 was the basement, T2 was literally the old underground car park. Really.
109 tomrob17 : haha that is definitely something we agree on!!!!
110 Post contains images Khaleej777 : Just a suggestion for those who, like skipness1E, are looking for a quiet view of the airfield away from the shopping mall at T3 departures. I recentl
111 CPH-R : Unless things have changed since the last time I flew out of T3, there used to be a non-gate row of seats in pier 6. It was sort of crammed in between
112 Post contains images tomrob17 : haha excellent!
113 747438 : I'm based in T3, but have worked in T2 before it closed and T5. I agree with LHR380, T3 is the best terminal. It's atmosphere and organised chaos alon
114 hotplane : On the other side of the airfield, does anyone know why parts of the paneling along the top of TBA next to Concorde have been removed?
115 skipness1E : You think, Terminal 3, is the B E S T? It has some of the most interesting airlines for sure, less so now many of them are at T4 but for the love of
116 BA9216C : That will be the hanger mod for the a380.
117 hotplane : Nice one. Had a look on Google Earth at those hangars recently and converting did seem the obvious choice rather than new build.
118 hotplane : Just seen a shot of G-BNLB at Cardiff now in full livery again with a red nose. I thought this was due to be scrapped along with BNLC?
119 lhr380 : MIGHT be for the plane pull the CWL guys are doing for Red Nose day?
120 Post contains links and images VV701 : Here;s a link to a photo. It's about half way down the page: http://cardiffstathan.blogspot.com/
121 skipness1E : It is they just haven't gotten round to stripping the paint off yet. I imagine it would be done after the charity event.
122 Post contains links VV701 : Sorry. The home page in the link in Reply 120 has been updated. Here is the revised link: http://cardiffstathan.blogspot.com/2011/03/log-thursday-1703
123 tristarsteve : Yes, they are cutting out a slot in the roof for the A380 tail to get in. They will build a steelwork frame over the hole to hold the roof together,
124 hotplane : Absolutely! Great forward think by BOAC!
125 Post contains images hotplane : There's an Il62 due tomorrow evening (Sunday 20th)
126 lhr380 : More info ??????
127 747438 : That would be great. I'm on a late in transfers so should be able to take a detour to see it
128 Flyingfox27 : I was spotting from Esso Garage yesterday and noticed a huge plume of smoke to the north, i found out it was from a large warehouse fire in West Drayt
129 lhr380 : Saw the same smoke plume on my way into T3 yesterday. Will post a pic later
130 hotplane : Just awaiting conformation on the the Il62. Will post update later.
131 Post contains images LHRlocal : Yeah saw it too, went to investigate as its near where i live, managed to get within a mile of it but got turned away, it was pretty awesome up close
132 braby : The IL62 should arrive at 20:00 tonight, it should depart for EDI at 08:55 on the 22nd.
133 hotplane : Hopefully it will go off 09R in some sun on Tues morning.
134 BA9216C : Does anyone know what airline and where it will be parked?
135 Post contains images Flyingfox27 : Here is a photo i took of the West Drayton fire from Esso Garage location, it makes it look like T5B is on fire! Took this at 11:44am, it got quite bi
136 Post contains images DunaA320 : Taken at 12:30...
137 Flyingfox27 : Wow DunaA320 we were right next to each other almost, would have said hi if we met, or i might have and not realised lol. Iam glad the wind was southe
138 hotplane : Rossiya - RS1 or cargo.
139 Post contains links and images lhr380 : Taken on the bus as I went into work. Noticed the smoke from Hatton Cross
140 TheBigOne : I landed at LHR this evening on a delayed flight from BHD at about 21:55. I could not believe it when I saw the IL62 sitting there on the cargo ramp.
141 Glom : T2 is getting some span to it now. It looks like the roof is getting covered as well. It's always exciting this phase of the construction because it p
142 LHRlocal : Just seen the IL62 fly over my house 9.15ish, not loud at all, the MD82s of SAS are louder! Quite suprised to be honest, nice to see though!
143 Post contains links BA9216C : Well... She was definitely worth waking up at half 5 for.... http://www.airliners.net/uf/133994/phpd8TYbD.jpeg Photo taken by me (unedited)
144 Post contains images lhr380 : VERY nice catch there mate
145 UAL777UK : Yes well done, nice to see the unusual at LHR every now and then and that bird fits the bill nicely.
146 lhr380 : 1. The snow report is out, quiet interesting reading from Page 18 on as it has a time line and what was going on. Information is on the BAA.com websit
147 musang : Yes but you can roll it in "glitter". musang
148 hotplane : Yet more confusion for pax! Please hurry up and get *A under one roof!
149 hotplane : SX-OAT just arrived on the final OA265.
150 lhr380 : Ohh, is ATH canx as of the Summer Sched? I thought that was later in the year that was happening
151 skipness1E : Olympic are out of London (again) as of tonight. It's all Greek to me alas....
152 lofty : Gate 24A 24B 24C 24D are coaching gates and used by the BA T3 flights excluding the JSAs
153 hotplane : No sign of the promised Estonian Air flight today.
154 lhr380 : Oh! Was that today!
155 Post contains links hotplane : BAA will shortly be adding airline logos along either side of 27L: http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace.../allan/heathrow-adverts-82654.aspx
156 Post contains images eicvd : Anyone else get the feeling this may just be an April 1st "joke"?
157 lhr380 : A very bad one if it is. Date is not 01/04 and who would do that as well lol
158 Post contains links and images eicvd : Well FR are already at it http://www.ryanair.com/en/news/child-free-flights-from-october-2011
159 LipeGIG : TAM confirmed that LHR-GIG will become 6x weekly eff. Aug 01. Capacity doubled from current 3x weekly service.
160 hotplane : LHR gets it's first NZ 77W on Saturday when ZK-OKN arrives on NZ002.
161 Vasu : If it is an April Fool's, it really isn't a good one... I could actually imagine BAA doing this for more £££ in advertising revenue !
162 hotplane : Just watched the NZ 773 arrive. It looks awful without the stripes on the front.
163 Post contains images hotplane : One for the people at BA. Noticed this airbridge in No1 base today. It's not connected to the building to the left of shot and has no support at the o
164 skipness1E : OK that's not always been there I hope else I need to visit Specsavers!
165 hotplane : I've since found out that it's to aid cabin refurbishment (presumeably the silver shed is used for storing seats, etc...) Whether the jetty is going t
166 lhr380 : What an interesting place for a jetty. No planes can pull up to it lol No idea who it can aid refurbishment though?
167 skipness1E : I assume this is why G-BOAB was moved again?
168 hotplane : Pehaps they can move new seats and fittings from the shed along the jetty and into the aircraft? Thought this had always been done in the hangar thoug
169 lhr380 : Im trying to gauge the distance it is from the fence. If im looking at it right there is not enough room for a plane to park up to connect to the jet
170 Post contains images hotplane : Yes. She's now hiding round the corner:
171 Post contains images hotplane : I think there's just enough room if the aircraft is parked at the same angle as the 757's in this shot. You can just make out the fence.
172 BA9216C : @LHR380, I will have a look on friday.. but from what it seems i personally don't think there is space for an aircraft and why would you need a jet br
173 lhr380 : Certainly is an interesting place for it to be.
174 Glom : Lots of pods running around yesterday. Couldn't see anyone in them though. Also, they try to arrest you for looking out those windows. And also for li
175 747438 : I'll have a look today on my way to E2
176 robso2 : In case anyone missed the thread BA will increase LHR-GIG to 6x weekly. Apparently slots are coming from ex-MRU slots
177 Post contains images hotplane : Seems a new run pen is also on the way:
178 lhr380 : Whats the difference between the 2 types?
179 Post contains links oly720man : Code E is for B744, B777, B787 and the like, Code F is for the B748 and A380. Boeings listed here http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/faqs/airc
180 747438 : At lunch time there were 2 cranes holding the airbridge for it to be connected to a two storey building just in front of the maint hangars. This eveni
181 lhr380 : Thanks..
182 Post contains links lhr380 : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-13042740 The linkup of LHR to the national rail network has fallen thru. Looks like funding and traffic at
183 hotplane : An Open Skies An30 overflew LHR at around 1230 today. Anyone happen to see or hear it?
184 UAL777UK : Really sad news, LHR is screaming out for a direct rail link to feed the west, particularly via Reading which is one of the busiest rail stations out
185 skipness1E : What? Reading to Hayes and Harlingdon and catch the Heathrow Connect non stop into T1 / T3. Easy as that.
186 UAL777UK : Nobody wants to bugger around with that! They want a direct train from Reading that will go straight into LHR. Why do you think Reading has a Railair
187 CPH-R : Open Skies, that's the Russian Air Force project thingie, right?
188 747438 : Nice to see the Korean Skyteam 777 arrive whilst on break. Looked bloody good.
189 hotplane : Yes. Flew down the 27R approach at 4000ft before climbing to the northwest. Presumably went back to BZZ.[Edited 2011-04-13 14:39:58]
190 bananaboy : According to a post on Flyertalk, looks like UA is using the 747 for SFO-LHR-SFO. FT says it starts in Oct, The busiest station in the UK, outside of
191 Post contains images teme82 : That's the Russians own Open Skies plane. USAF has it's own.
192 UAL777UK : There is/was a plan to run a train from LHR on the Paddington Line that would terminate at Maidenhead. God only knows why the previous government tho
193 Post contains images skipness1E : Show me a town that DOESN'T want a direct rail link into Heathrow . It isn't being done as the return on investment isn't there, like much of what ha
194 lhr380 : Why did a Pullmantur Air 747 just land on 27R??? Fab view of it during my T5C tour.
195 BA9216C : Could it be a charter for the Madrid vs tottenham football match yesterday?
196 hotplane : Operating for El Al.
197 Post contains links BA9216C : Ahh.. right, thanks for the update.. It was EC-KQC and departed 20 minutes ago. http://www.airliners.net/uf/133994/phpJ52xxX.jpeg http://www.airliner
198 lhr380 : Nice shot, thanks for that. I saw it land when I was in T5C, and thought it was a VS plane (Red) but when it pulled off and saw who it was... Well, s
199 747438 : Nice, thanks for your pics. Saw it on the way back to E2. Others on the bus thought I was mad when I nudged the Mrs quite excitedly saying " Hey look
200 Post contains links and images lhr380 : Had my trip around T5C today. VERY impressive terminal. Can see me spending breaks there just looking out the windows. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
201 skipness1E : When's the first operational day then?
202 BA9216C : Great pics, thanks for sharing them. Unfortunately it might be a few months before i get to go to T5C.
203 lhr380 : May/Juneish. I dont know
204 UAL777UK : Depends what you mean by traffic. There is only so many planes that LHR can handle so unless all airlines fly in bigger equipment thats a poor arguem
205 skipness1E : Air traffic. If you put in a railway line like that, it's going to make LHR more attractive overall and drive up volumes. This is part of the busines
206 Timboflier215 : Quick question - in a slot constrained airport like LHR, what happens with things like VIP/Charter flights, which are flown on an ad hoc basis? Do the
207 hotplane : EC-JXJ rolled out of TBK wearing Vueling scheme today. Due to depart later today.
208 Glom : One of things most intriguing me about the redevelopment is how things are going to look from Why don't they just add a chord between the GWML from th
209 747438 : Rumours around at work today that Qantas are moving to T5 along with BA09 and BA11.
210 lhr380 : Interesting rumour there, had not heard that one. Wonder what will happen to the staff in T3 then? Also, that will mean T5 would be a lot busier then
211 Speedbird2155 : With all the rumours around at the moment, T5 will be very busy and BAA will have a nice time finding space for all the extra airline offices. So far
212 lhr380 : Oh yes, the Kingfisher rumour. I was talking to someone about them the other day saying they must be moving to T3 soon as its joining Oneworld and so
213 lhr380 : HB-IXT just took off from 9R. Nice to see some small 4 engine planes coming in still
214 robso2 : Thank you for these pics. Great looking sattelite T! Is there news on which destinations will be operating from 5C? Does it have a Galleries lounge?
215 lhr380 : All T5c will do is mean the flights that park on the stands there now but are coached will be on pier. It won't increase the amount of traffic the ter
216 robso2 : pardon my ignorance, but what is big bus?
217 commavia : I have long contended that if AA and BA want to truly combine their "joint" operations over the Atlantic - particularly in some of the high-visibilit
218 lhr380 : Then for one of it's major hubs it will loose it's own dedicated lounge! There is no room in t5 for another lounge, and the current BA lounges are bu
219 lhr380 : Anyoneknow what's caused 3 go arounds on 27L within the last 25 min or so? All BA airbus??
220 hotplane : Windshear due to storm cells in the area. Wind was all over the shop this afternoon too. The runway was changed from 09L to 27R and back again during
221 lhr380 : Getting some nice thunder noises in stanwell opposite the airport. Very dark here. Did wonder why flights suddenly stopped when I was enjoying them ju
222 Post contains links and images lhr380 : Well, I have spent a nice afternoon doing something I have wanted to do since I moved down to the Airport. I just walked around it!!!!!!!! Other then
223 Panman : As far as I am aware - QF isn't going anywhere....... pAnmAn
224 lhr380 : AA will not be in T5! There is no room, and no space for extra offices and what ever else comes with another carrier being in the terminal.
225 Post contains images gkirk : EI-DEJ is operating the EI184 from DUB....useless piece of info for today
226 747438 : Air India are finally moving from T3 to T4. Happening 25th May.
227 8herveg : Why don't they just keep Air India in T3 until it can move in with the rest of the Star Alliance carriers once Heathrow East is built? Seems silly to
228 Post contains images skipness1E : By the time T2 opens Air India will be on a completely different strategy, psoosibly having been in STAR, SkyTeam and OneWorld in the interim? All wil
229 fcogafa : Presumably there is spare capacity in T4 when AIC want to operate, and T3 needs some breathing room until T2 opens. SVA moved over about a month ago.
230 Bongodog1964 : There's a variation on this at Cambridge, Marshalls built it when they were fitting out BA 744's about 12 years ago. The idea is that it doesn't tie
231 747438 : Disapponted to see that G-CPET was moved sometime this morning so no longer visible from E2
232 lhr380 : Noticed that to, all that was there when I went past was a 319. Seems to be a lot of BA LH planes parked up at base today, and next to the white 757,
233 lhr380 : Anyone know anything about a BA 757 all white operating a domestic service from LHR to MAN within the last month? A mate was operating a flight out of
234 hotplane : G-STRZ did some LGW shuttle flights on the 8th April.
235 Post contains images lhr380 : Asked the Q in the MAN thread and got the same answer. Ta
236 Glom : A better question would be what's that A320 doing in the mx area with the Landor livery?
237 lhr380 : HUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
238 CHRISBA777ER : A wind up surely???
239 tristarsteve : for info USK flies its last revenue service tommorrow 29 Apr. Last flight will be BA1441 from EDI It will have the BA logos removed and position down
240 Glom : No. Go over to the mx area. There's is an A32S of some sort (or maybe it was a 757) in Landor-like livery.
241 747438 : G-CPET put back sometime this morning
242 VV701 : On 8 April Astraeus 752 G-STRZ (all white, no titles) operated an LGW-MAN-LGW (not LHR) rotation on behalf of BA (BA2908/09) following an EDI shuttle
243 jetblast : I really do hope this is true - it would be nice to see Landor returning to the skies again, but I haven't seen/heard anything internally about anoth
244 skipness1E : You mean there's grey aeroplane that you can't decide is a Boeing or an Airbus and is now "Landor-like". Given the Royal Wedding tomorrow isn't it mo
245 hotplane : Saw both USJ & USK depart this evening and both in normal BA livery.
246 lhr380 : Im working in T3 today and will keep a close eye out going past west base, if there is a Landor bird there my god its been kept quiet!!!
247 eicvd : I think this comment is key to the mystery, most likely it is G-CPET.
248 BA9216C : I was at work today. Didn't see anything out of the ordinary. No special landor livery yet... I also seen BUSK just before i left work (around 3pm) st
249 lhr380 : Saw BUSK on my way into work and did not see any Landor livery's when I went past on the bus. CPET is not in her normal area so you may have been a b
250 747438 : They've moved her yet again ? Anyone know why she is moving quite a lot at the moment ?
251 tristarsteve : The B757s have all been sold, and are being delivered to Fedex one at a time. To keep them serviceable they are taken into the hangar regularly for m
252 hotplane : G-BUSK parked on TD5, Eastbase with no titles and white tail.
253 Post contains images BA9216C : what a sad sight.... She was being towed out about 20 mins ago. I presume its for departure.
254 Post contains images jamesontheroad : Not meaning to be a pedant, but re: the following comment about Reading station from a while back... Nope. England, perhaps. But the busiest railway s
255 fcogafa : The Europier will go eventually but its removal does not appear to be part of the initial phase due to open in 2013
256 BA9216C : G-BUSK just departed heathrow for the very last time. Farewell...
257 psimpson : Yes just seeing it arriving into LGW now on planeplotter MLAT as BAW9259. Now only 1 CFM56 powered A320 remaining with BA.
258 Post contains links SA7700 : This thread will be locked for further contributions. Please feel free to continue the discussion in part 7 which can be found here: LHR News 7 Any po
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