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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4767 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?

35 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineplanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4589 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.

User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4569 times:

Quoting planesarecool (Reply 1):

Planes can land and take off after curfew, permission has to be obtained and airlines can only do it a certain number of imes a year I believe. CX have not had a delay this bad ex LHR in a while.


User currently offlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2173 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4465 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  


User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4004 times:

Quoting eicvd (Reply 3):

You missed the rush hour then  

Saw the Air China special logo jet land 2 days ago. Wondered who the hell it was, such a difference to their normal colours.

Bit overcast today here at EGLL. Winds 220 at 9knots 8 degrees and visibility is about 2900 meters so LHR is under IFR at the moment.


User currently offlinepsimpson From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3993 times:

Thai have been using for the past few days A340-600s for the TG910/911 rotations.

User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3986 times:

Quoting psimpson (Reply 5):

Miss seeing the TG 340 here


User currently offlineLAX888 From Singapore, joined Oct 2010, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3918 times:

any delays in to LHR tonight?  

User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

Quoting LAX888 (Reply 7):

Unless tech, don't see why there would be at the moment. Vis is still crap but ok for flying and have not heard that the flow rate has gone down


User currently offlineBA9216C From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2010, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3845 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Thread starter):
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)

There was a QANTAS A380 outside the BMI hanger 2 days ago. Not sure what the issue was though.


User currently offlinebill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8459 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3838 times:

Quoting BA9216C (Reply 9):
There was a QANTAS A380 outside the BMI hanger 2 days ago. Not sure what the issue was though.

Probably the one that got hit by a baggage cart.


User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3287 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3789 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


User currently offlinebmibaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3690 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 11):
Does anyone know until when? I would love to shoot this in good weather, it was always grotty the last few times.

Thai are operating their Airbus A340 aircraft to LHR until at least the 24th March 2012.

bmi.


User currently offlineLAX888 From Singapore, joined Oct 2010, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3644 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 8):
Unless tech, don't see why there would be at the moment. Vis is still crap but ok for flying and have not heard that the flow rate has gone down

Ok thanks, then I shall hope for an on-time arrival at T5 tonight  


User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3584 times:

Quoting LAX888 (Reply 13):

Where from?

Quoting bill142 (Reply 10):

For the next few days at least, one of the night flights is overnighting and they use one of the early arrivals to operate the delayed service out while the aircraft gets fixed (I believe)


User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2820 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3480 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Thread starter):
The new terminal is coming along nicely, with windows now going in

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.


User currently offlineLAX888 From Singapore, joined Oct 2010, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3422 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 14):
Where from?

From ZRH on BA 719.


User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

Quoting LAX888 (Reply 16):

Ah, a little late I see! 30 min or so. Did they say why?

Quoting Glom (Reply 15):

Thy do thatnow and then, but 1 runway was shut from what I heard for a little bit.


User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

What a crap day here. Wet, mild, visibility is around 4000 meters at the moment and it's really overcast and dark.

27L departures are disappearing within seconds of take off into the low cloud base.


User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

Extra Heathrow terminal for Games

Heathrow is opening a temporary Games Terminal for athletes as part of its strategy to cope with increased passenger numbers during the Olympics.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16614875

Main part of the building is already up near the BA world cargo buildings.


User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2913 times:

http://www.businesstraveller.com/new...o-take-over-heathrow-cologne-route

New carrier to LHR it looks like, operating for LH on the STR and CGN routes from next month.


User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2887 times:

Why Is Heathrow So Important? (by g500 Jan 18 2012 in Civil Aviation)

Interesting thread on LHRs importance.


User currently offlineU2380 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2010, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2808 times:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/oly...h-during-London-2012-Olympics.html

Interesting point regarding every airport in the south east being temporarily taken over by 'the government'.

I can only imagine that they won't be able to do that with any kind of efficiency.


User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7619 posts, RR: 17
Reply 23, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2739 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.


User currently offlinevasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3926 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 19):
Heathrow is opening a temporary Games Terminal for athletes

Any more information out there...? Will it have airbridges?


25 lhr380 : No Planes will board there, customers will be bussed to aircraft. The terminals on arrival and depaurture days just won't cope with the amount of spe
26 BA9216C : Just an LHR update a rare chance (for me anyway) to see a Monarch (i believe an A321) here at Heathrow. She departed around 1030am. Possibly a weather
27 Post contains images LAX888 : Yes it was a tech problem with the windscreen of the plane. A sensor was broken, which is responsible to heat the window during the flight. Departed
28 spottingpete93 : It was operating a corporate charter to Scotland carrying employees for a company conference. I believe there were similar flights from LGW and BHX a
29 lhr380 : Just heard from a friend Bagel street currently airside in T5 near the domestic ages, and Landside in T3 will both be gone by the end of March, and Bo
30 LGWflyer : I wonder if BA will go ahead and restart the flights to Tripoli on the 1st May? I posted a thread 5 days ago about Afriqiyah who may return back here
31 lhr380 : I'm sure it would. Lots of people going back and forth, both personnel travel and business. Lots of things will be going on there in the coming month
32 LGWflyer : Yeah I suppose, well good luck to BA. Just out of interest what aircraft did they use before on the route?
33 lhr380 : I think airbus?
34 Post contains links VV701 : BA899/98 LHR-TIP-;LHR was a scheduled 320 flight until it was discontinued. Yes. They will. A BA Press Release dated 23 January started: "British Air
35 Post contains images LGWflyer : Ahh right interesting, thanks for the info.
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