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Delays And Cancellations At LHR Today - Why?  
User currently offlineEGSUcrew From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 85 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 15351 times:

As it says in the question, just seen there are some pretty big delays today and cancellations at LHR, I was just wondering why?

Thanks.

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User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 15351 times:
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Fog all over southeast England. QF29 diverted to BRU, BA262 to CWL, VS8 to LAX and PK785 to MAN. Expect cancellations of the domestic services.

User currently offlinescrappy27 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 15343 times:

Delays/cancellations due to Fog I believe.

User currently offlineEGSUcrew From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 15333 times:

I assumed it probably was, thanks for the reply.

It's cleared here now on the East Coast.

http://www.flightstats.com/go/FlightStatus/flightStatusByAirport.do


User currently offlineEASTERN747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 14832 times:

VS8 diverted to LAX? HUH?

User currently offlineFCAFLYBOY From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 587 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 14828 times:

Actually here in Central East London it's coming back again and pretty quickly too.
I wonder if this will affect LHR later this afternoon.

Amazing sunset tonight though!


User currently offlineskinny From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 14752 times:

Fog more like pea soup went down today for a day out you could not see anything at all.

I got there at 9am airfield covered in thick fog left at 3pm still thick fog take offs seemed ok i could hear them lol saw a few landings but was a wasted day nice egypt air 773 made it worth it i suppose.


User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 14743 times:
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Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 4):
VS8 diverted to LAX? HUH?

oops, LGW. VS652 went to STN. CCA937 to DUS (!)


User currently offlinefrigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1565 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 14702 times:

Delays and cancellations all over Europe. Just re-booked a flight from LHR to AMS for friends who are stuck in a huge queue at LHR, same flight but a day later.    that one isn't cancelled as well, forecast for tomorrow is not much better. Maybe they can sub a widebody for tomorrow, re booking 3 cancelled flights out of 7 today to AMS will cause major headaches..   


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User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3187 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 14621 times:

SW London and the fog is building again after it cleared a little, now 16:45, well it is November and to be expected.
Good luck with those having to re-book.
Just checked LHR arrvial board average delay is 2+ hrs

[Edited 2011-11-20 08:53:55]


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User currently offlinesoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 14597 times:

Partner just flew in on BD ATQ-ALA-LHR and delayed 4h in ATQ as well. They sat on the tarmac in ATQ for 5hours. Good job he had a business class seat so he slept


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User currently offlineCaptainDoony From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2011, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 14580 times:

I'm stuck at Heathrow! Down in London for the weekend and booked on BA 1314 which is cancelled. We've been rebooked on to BA 1316 which is now 5 HOURS late. Been here since 2.30pm and very angry. Raging.

[Edited 2011-11-20 08:54:04]

User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3187 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 14546 times:

Quoting CaptainDoony (Reply 11):

So sorry to hear it. Pls be nice to the staff, not their fault.
Guess you have had it with plane spotting for the moment. Chin up.  



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User currently offlineCaptainDoony From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2011, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 14529 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 12):

Of course I will! Weather is mental though, think we are getting meal vouchers.


User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3187 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 14479 times:

Quoting CaptainDoony (Reply 13):
think we are getting meal vouchers.

So no firm take off time yet?



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User currently offlinemusapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 14470 times:

My girlfriend was supposed to be flying on the BA Cityflyer flight from LCY to BCN this afternoon (1510 departure), it was only about 1545 they inform people that the flight is cancelled. She joined a long queue to rebook, but they gave her the 0615 from LHR to BCN! She said she could not be there that early as she lives in SE England, some hour from LCY. They refused to give her hotel as she lives in the UK! So if she lives in Scotland then she needs to sleep in the airport? They eventually gave her the 0730 departure.

Shame on the handling on BA in this case, I understand the weather issue, and that maybe LCY is not the best place for fog! However refusing to give her somewhere to stay for the night is just unbelievable. I can only hope she manages to find somewhere to stay with her friends (and not having to take a long journey home and need to get the LHR by 6ish).

Folks out there in the London airports - good luck!

regards
musapapaya



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User currently offlineCaptainDoony From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2011, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 14428 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 14):

FIDS are saying "estimated 22.20" but if it stays like this I can see us staying in London for the night.


User currently offlinelofty From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 14336 times:

Been a crazy day LHR started (0600) by possible diversion from LGW to LHR not normal but happy to take them. Then the fog got worse and ATC started saying inbound flights over outbound so both LHR runways given over to arrivals as per the new trail. This lead to start-up delays of around 1hr plus which we then had for most of the morning. Main issue was fog hanging around over one runway and not the other.

AMS and CDG also not very good with AMS having inbound slot delays of around 3hrs.


User currently offlinebsu747 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 14323 times:

Kenya Airways KQ104 5Y-KQU B772 8,000ft
&
Jet Airways JAI122 VT-JEG B77W 18,000ft
Appear to be diverting to Manchester at the moment.



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User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2963 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 14280 times:
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VS301 G-VOGE Gone Stansted

User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3187 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 14262 times:

Quoting bsu747 (Reply 18):

Yes KQ104 now at 2000 on final, guess the local coach companies will be smiling about now. 



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User currently offlineJack From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 14206 times:

Anyone know why planes go to MAN when BHX and EMA can handle and are ok weather wise?

Much easier to bus passengers from the midlands to London than from Manchester.


User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2963 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 14148 times:
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Quoting Jack (Reply 21):
Anyone know why planes go to MAN when BHX and EMA can handle and are ok weather wise?

Much easier to bus passengers from the midlands to London than from Manchester.

Handling contracts company preference and ultimately pilot ATC and Airport acceptance.

Quite a few go back to Europe these days rather than trying a UK port.

China gone to Dusseldorf (Nearest operating station) Qantas gone to Brussels today but on its way back right now !
TAM and Japan tend to go to Paris. Air India also go to Paris but after last time (read elsewhere) may not in future.

BA use Cardiff and Birmingham Newcastle and Manchester


User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3187 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 14066 times:

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 22):
BA use Cardiff and Birmingham Newcastle and Manchester
fog


Could this one have been tempted into STN and then change of plan? 



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User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2963 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 14006 times:
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Could this one have been tempted into STN and then change of plan?

Splash and dash!


25 Post contains images readytotaxi : here she comes.
26 virginblue4 : I set up a thread earlier although it got deleted. A Jet 2 737 (G-CELO) went from GLA to LGW today? Was this due to fog? I am a bit confused about thi
27 rutankrd : QF29 Done a power up missed approach !
28 EASTERN747 : Train to Brussels, then to Amsterdam.......No big deal! and much more enjoyable....
29 Post contains images readytotaxi : Looking good now. And the fog seems to be thinning now. [Edited 2011-11-20 10:51:08]
30 Tristarsteve : Well BA operated two B767s to Venice today for a cruise ship charter. The second one was diverted to Verona due Venice FOG.
31 Post contains images DAL763ER : I was meant to be on BA329 landing at LHR but that was delayed to 02.30am soi called BA and am now on 327, which is delayed to 11.50pm instead of the
32 FCAFLYBOY : With the upmost respect to yourself and your GF, perhaps by offering the earliest possible outbound to BCN the airline was actually trying to help, y
33 Post contains links LGW340 : Yeah, Very foggy. I went to LGW to do some atmospheric foggy photos and got this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42637873@N06/6370978387/in/photostream
34 skipness1E : Got some awesome shots on 09L of the arrivals emerging from the clouds over the fence. Seemed odd that the NZ39 and CX257 seemed to arrive near to sch
35 EGSUcrew : wow, very nice. There's something great about the fog!
36 LJ : Tomorrow will not be better for AMS....(too bad as would usually get some diversions at AMS) thus Is probably not a bad idea (though it takes a lot o
37 crosswinds21 : I just flew into AMS today from HEL. The first thing to point out was that this is the densest fog that I have ever seen at any airport. When we were
38 santos : Lots of delays and cancelations still! I was due to fly on TP363 at 19.50, now scheduled at 22.30! At least I get to fly tonight, more fog on the fore
39 oneworld77 : Lots of cancelations showing for Monday morning 21/11 already with delays from BA/BA and SK and a number of cancelled BA european arrivals. BA just tw
40 RayChuang : Why so many cancellations, considering that LHR has ICAO Category IIIB landing equipment? Most modern airliners can land in pretty intense fog using C
41 tropical : I was just going to ask the same question. Perhaps the problem is not the landing, but taxiing around? Presumably it takes longer to confirm the runw
42 david_itl : KQ + 9W nightstopping at MAN.
43 oneworld77 : Still operating but despite grading this kind of weather will be reduced flow of t/o and landings. At an airport filled with 98% capacity, you have wh
44 NZaholic : When LVP's (Low Visibility Procedures) are in force at somewhere like LHR, the delays build up quickly as the flow rate (eg, number of landings per hr
45 lhr380 : Well, the was a nice double shift! Got to work after not seeing anything on the way in. Was very weird being in Flight Connections in T5 at 0600 and n
46 EASTERN747 : Now wouldn't it better sitting in a nice comfortable LARGE train seat, having a pleasant wine or cocktail, reading your book, lisenting to your music.
47 RayChuang : One good reason why Eurostar quickly overtook passenger flights for travel between Paris and London for numbers of passengers per year--and this was
48 1peter : It's gonna be a fun day again as these have already been chopped. BA1474 GLA BA578/BA579 VCE BA306 CDG BA712 ZRH BA906/BA907 FRA BA814/BA815 CPH BA950
49 Post contains links VV701 : Here's a review of the Sunday situation and an update on what sounds to be an improving situation on early Monday morning: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/de
50 DAL763ER : I got into LHR from CDG last night at 0130am. All was fine, except the queue for taxis was about 45 minutes long.
51 Post contains images readytotaxi : The weather forecast for the Heathrow area on Tuesday. Fog will return around 0300 and linger till 1200. Rain from the West arriving around 1500. Wedn
52 JL418 : I volunteered today along with most of my fellow graduates to give help to passengers at T5. Situation wasn't that bad, only a handful of flights axed
53 theginge : As has been alluded to above it is to do with separation I believe. Where as normally aircraft will be spaced say 3 miles apart, depending on aircraf
54 Tristarsteve : Yes. But LHR has MLS as well as ILS. Over half the BA Airbus fleet has MLS Cat3 fitted and approved. The plan is that the approach control will vecto
55 VV701 : Quite. But the last time I suggested that here on a-net I was flammed by our American friends who said MLS was dead and burried and no right thinking
56 Post contains links and images bthebest : Disruption continues in London today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-15851626 You can see why LCY might have a problem.... Taken from 8 C
57 lhr380 : Was bad again this morning so I hear! Just on my way in so hope its gotten a bit better.
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