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Four Continental 777s Gatwick  
User currently offlineJosephJarvis From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 158 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 16682 times:

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for photographs of four Continental 777s at LGW. I have seen three but never four.

On many occasions this must of happened, but never seen any photographs.

Appreciate anyone who can help me.

Thank you,

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User currently offlinerscaife1682 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 15881 times:

The best I can find in the database is 3 good luck.


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User currently offlineJosephJarvis From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 15609 times:

Quoting rscaife1682 (Reply 1):

Thank you for those.

Perhaps I was wrong, maybe they only had three on a daily basis instead of four.


User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2391 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 15592 times:

CO18 used to operate as daylight eastbound with RON and would typically leave LGW as CO19 before the second inbound IAH (CO4) would arrive. IAH was usually double-daily 777, but EWR only saw 2x 777 service for brief intervals. 18/19 to LGW more frequently ran with DC-10s and later 767s, as I recall.

User currently offlineJosephJarvis From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 15390 times:

Quoting CODC10 (Reply 3):

I see, thank you for the information. So that's why we don't see four. But usually flights arrive early and say CO4 from IAH was early arriving and CO19 to EWR was running late, there must of been four on the ground at some point, when IAH and EWR were both 2 x 777 daily? Do you know what time CO4 from IAH used to arrive at LGW and CO19 to EWR departed LGW? There must of been quite a bit of spacing between the two flight arrival/departure times?


User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 13468 times:

There may HAVE been four on the deck at once but remember the inbound is often going onto the same gate as the outbound so if I remember was often held remote until the other one cleared.
From 2005 I can see CO35 departing at 0930 with CO4 due at 0955 so no crossover.


User currently offlineJosephJarvis From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 13090 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 5):

I see, thank you. That's a 25 minute slot, there's a lesser chance of a crossover but not out of the question. Is that a big enough window for the departing one to clear without keeping the arriving one holding for too long?


I wondered if anyone had ever photographed 4 at once on the deck atall or any at remote stands? Where any CO 777s ever towed to remote stands to make space for other aircraft?

[Edited 2012-11-26 14:49:30]

User currently offlinepapertec From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6414 times:

...and why is this important, may I ask? What's the magic behind 4 at once?  

User currently offlineddbonf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4363 times:

Quoting CODC10 (Reply 3):

I know when CO was operating DC10s occasionally the the FCO-EWR or LIN-EWR diverted into LGW if it had a mechanical fault. That would have given maybe 4 x DC10s I don't know if this ever happened with the B777s


User currently onlineAA777223 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1232 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3705 times:

They were still branded as CO? I thought all the CO 777s had been repainted to UA.


Sic 'em bears
User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5186 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3655 times:

Quoting AA777223 (Reply 9):

In 2005?


I know this is going to be no use to you, but I've definitely seen one but have no idea where. It was most likely in something like Airliner World 10 years ago!

During the early 2000s (I want to say 00-01) it was possible. After 9/11 the second EWR went 764, and then they tinkered with the timings, after that there probably wasn't any time they were there together.



Worked Hard, Flew Right
User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3644 times:

Quoting AA777223 (Reply 9):

We are talking about back when CO actually served LGW
This was pre-2005-6(?)


User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 11):
This was pre-2005-6(?)

They were at LGW until late 2008.


User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3593 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 12):

Thanks! I didn't know they were there so recently.


User currently offlineJosephJarvis From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

In 2002 and 2003, Continental had 4 daily 777 services: 2 x Houston and 2 x Newark. Even though four where not scheduled to be on the ground at LGW all at once, on many occasions this had to have been the case. I took a look though many archive pages on http://lhr-lgw.co.uk/ and CO4 from Houston had landed for some time before CO35 to Houston had left Gatwick, so there must of been 4 on the ground at this point. Sometimes CO4 arrived early and CO35 left late and the other two inbound from IAH and EWR where already on the ground so there had to be 4 on the ground at once: 4 parked at gates or maybe 2 at the gates and 2 taxiing or 1 taxiing and the other 3 at gates? I'm just thinking someone must have a photograph of four.

User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

When did the viewing area close? That's the only place to have taken such a photo

User currently offlineJosephJarvis From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 8 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 15):

I think it closed in 2004.


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3858 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Quoting JosephJarvis (Reply 16):

I loved "Skyview"...

I got some of my best Gatwick pictures there!


User currently offlineJosephJarvis From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 17):

I loved it too, was such a great place. Really disappointed its not there any more.

Have you got any photos of CO 777s from there?


User currently offlineJosephJarvis From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

Quoting papertec (Reply 7):

No specific reason really. Just interested to see four at once. I've seen three many times but thought there must be a photo showing four.


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