lhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4938 times:
Thought it was about time this was resurrected.
So, what's been going on at LHR with all it's airlines and terminals.
The new terminal is coming along nicely, with windows now going in.
G-RAES returned to LHR after a total refit inside with British Airways New First, World Travellet Plus and World Taveller Cabins, as well as the new THALES IFE which is on the 777-300 aircraft and will be the norm for all new delivers.
QF have a issue as the late night LHR SIN for the past few days has been scheduled to depart the next morning (due to a tech issue)
China Airlines are suspending their LHR flight from march (currently sending a A340-300)
LHR went down to 1 runway for some reason for a little bit yesterday. Plane Finder showed takeoff and landings on the same runway for a little bit, any idea what happened?
planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4140 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4760 times:
What is the deal with the night curfew at LHR. My understanding was that flights are only allowed to depart after 23.29 in extreme circumstances (usually weather). CX253/254 landed and departed after the curfew last night, arriving at around 23.45 and departing two hours later.
eicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2267 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4636 times:
Quoting lhr380 (Thread starter): The new terminal is coming along nicely, with windows now going in.
Noticed that last Tuesday, was quite impressed at how it has come on since I was last in LHR back in July. I was also surprised at how early the gate opened for my EI flight back to DUB. The flight was at 2045 & the gate was due to open at 2000, opened at 1925 instead. Slightly disappointed at how quiet LHR was when I was departing too, only ourselves a KM airbus & a CX A340 in a mini que for departure. Reason why I flew to LHR over LGW was to be in a 10-15 minute wait behind a few heavies
skipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3704 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3960 times:
Quoting psimpson (Reply 5): Thai have been using for the past few days A340-600s for the TG910/911 rotations.
Does anyone know until when? I would love to shoot this in good weather, it was always grotty the last few times.
Speaking of A340s, does anyone know what flights IB have the A340 on? It never seems to be the same flight two days running according to www.lhr-lgw.co.uk
The last airfield overview photo I saw was from October. It showed the roof as nearly complete (I think it was complete by the time I last saw it in late November) and the frame work going up for the central part of T2B. Also, the airside road tunnel was clearly visible in the mess of construction.
Quoting lhr380 (Thread starter): LHR went down to 1 runway for some reason for a little bit yesterday. Plane Finder showed takeoff and landings on the same runway for a little bit, any idea what happened?
I'm sure there were parallel approaches going on the other day too.
VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 8387 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2910 times:
Quoting U2380 (Reply 22): Interesting point regarding every airport in the south east being temporarily taken over by 'the government'.
It does not say that the government will temporarily take over the operation of any airport. It does say that the government has laid down revised rules about what aircraft can land at which airports in the southeast during the Olympics.
As far as LHR is concerned all non-scheduled flights - including those operated exclusively for heads of states - will be directed to land at other airports. So if you are an exotic or biz jet fan, don't go to LHR during the Olympics.