Leezyjet
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Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:24 pm

Anyone heading up to LHR this weekend to shoot some of the weird and wonderful operators that are going to be dropping in to cover for BA during the strike ?.

Might be heading up myself, so could have a last minute mini-meet if anyone else is around.

 
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lhr380
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:54 pm

Wish I could lol.
Might try to get to the gates to see some of the planes when and if I get a break lol
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Speedbirdie
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:27 pm

I might pop down on Saturday. As I am not striking I will go to work
and get sent home as I wont be required.

Should be interesting to see all these weird aeroplanes everywhere!
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GDB
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:33 pm

I may pop down there too.
Whereabouts exactly?
 
DunaA320
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:32 pm

I was thinking of heading down, weather and hangover permitting.
 
Leezyjet
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:18 pm

According to :-

http://www.plane-mad.com/guides.php?guide=LHR

Looks like they will be landing on 27R before 1500 and on 27L after 1500.

I'm out at a concert on Friday night so won't be around until the afternoon on Sat.

So as they will be on 27L from 1500, shall we just say TGM at 1500 ?.

 
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idealstandard
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:36 pm

Quoting leezyjet (Reply 5):

I might pop down after work on Saturday, sounds good.
 
TupolevTu154
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:48 am

If anybody is around on Sunday and the weather is okay I may make an appearence. Though half of the leased stuff is nothing special!
 
idealstandard
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:45 am

Is anyone bothering today considering the miserable weather?
 
lhr380
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:57 am

Quoting idealstandard (Reply 8):

Not that bad outside, im 10 min walk from Myrtle. Apparently there are a lot of spotters out, guess it will be more at 1500 when they switch to 27L landings
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idealstandard
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:00 pm

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 9):
Not that bad outside, im 10 min walk from Myrtle. Apparently there are a lot of spotters out, guess it will be more at 1500 when they switch to 27L landings

Hmm, perhaps will go down at about 3PM to TGM. Anyone else going?
 
GDB
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:52 pm

Quoting idealstandard (Reply 10):
Hmm, perhaps will go down at about 3PM to TGM. Anyone else going?

That's my intention.
 
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:58 pm

Quoting leezyjet (Thread starter):
Anyone heading up to LHR this weekend to shoot some of the weird and wonderful operators that are going to be dropping in to cover for BA during the strike ?.

Wish I could be there. A bit too far and too late with so little strike notice.
Pictures will be most appreciated.

In the meanwhile the webcam is available to all.
http://www.heathrowcam.net/index.php

Live radar
http://www.heathrowcam.net/liveradar.php

        
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Leezyjet
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:22 pm

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 7):
Though half of the leased stuff is nothing special!

It is in LHR !!.


I'm going to head down shortly although looking at the latest pics on the cam, the weather is no good for pics. Might have to go back tomorrow for that.

 
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idealstandard
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:51 pm

At LHR now. Seen a few interesting ones. One thing I would say is the poor show from BA staff - seen about 40 people picketing and that's it!
 
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:04 pm

Quoting idealstandard (Reply 14):

Reason being there were about 7 or 8 areas of picket lines around and further afield from the LHR
area so I highly doubt you just saw 40 staff unless you saw all the picket lines.
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:09 pm

Had I known, I may have tried to find a decent fare for a few hours at LHR.   That being said, there is no real convenient flight and fare for a few hours in London (LH's fare out of HAM are too expensive, and 4U only offers flights to STN via STR, thus the only option would have ironically been BA out of HAM if the fare was right).
 
GDB
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:26 am

Seeing some pickets at Hatton Cross, on the way to TGM, I just thought that they represented less future competition for seats on ID tickets!
(Though I suspect most of them were not due in to work anyway).
 
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:35 am

Quoting GDB (Reply 17):

Yup, they are there and at Bedfont Football Club. Will see em as I walk to work this afternoon.
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idealstandard
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:26 am

Quoting speedbirdie (Reply 15):

Yeah, I'm sure thats probably right, but the facts are that nowhere near the number of those that voted yes actually bothered to tell anyone why.

It wasn't exactly a picket march.
 
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:41 am

Are all the 380s coming in and going out as normal?
Do they get affected by the strike at all?           
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lhr380
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:19 am

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 20):
Are all the 380s coming in and going out as normal?

Why would they be affected? BA have no 380s.
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DunaA320
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:05 pm

I noticed a QF one in the BA hangar today.
 
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RE: Mini BA Strike/Unusual LHR Visitors Meet 20/21 Mar

Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:19 pm

Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 22):
I noticed a QF one in the BA hangar today.

Its Tech, blew an engine. A replacement is coming soon but it will be here for a few days.
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