skinny From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 87 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 13514 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.
frigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1195 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 13464 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..
readytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 13383 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]
you don't get a second chance to make a first impression!
CaptainDoony From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2011, 47 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (1 year 6 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 13342 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.
musapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (1 year 6 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 13232 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!
lofty From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 195 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (1 year 6 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 13098 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.
rutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1997 posts, RR: 5 Reply 22, posted (1 year 6 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 12910 times:
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