mdavies06 From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2009, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11821 times:
The routing that LH2571 is currently taking - is that the normal routing used for London - MUC flights?
I noticed that it appears to be flying on its own jetway, one which is a bit to the south of one used by another LH flight LH2489 (D-AIRA) LGW-MUC which took off some 20 minutes before LH2571. LH2489 flew on a much busier jetway that links BRU and FRA.
Perhaps the ATC gave LH2571 a special treatment to make up for a delayed departure!
peterjohns From Germany, joined Jan 2009, 256 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 9945 times:
Quoting Lofty (Reply 13): see the LH A380 coming over the trees. Very low and slow.
In fact this is an optical illusion. A larger a/c seems slower because it takes longer time for it to fly it´s own length.
The longer it takes from Tip to Tail- the slower it appears to be.
A Lear Jet, for instance, travelling at the same speed at the same altitude, would appear to be much faster.
TupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2209 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 9263 times:
Uses stand 110 on North Terminal pier 6, which is the same stand that EK now use on a daily basis (and whenever they bring in their 380). It has 3 jetbridges and is the only gate specifically built for the 380.
As for looking low and slow, it did indeed look very low when it began the right hand bank from 08!