Sukhoi
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Concorde 002 Diverts To LGW

Fri Feb 08, 2002 7:42 am

Tonights Concorde 002 from JFK diverted in to LGW at 20.50L

Its now just about to line up to depart to LHR at 22.45L after a runway inspection.

Anybody know why we got it down here???

Regards

PAul
 
EGGD
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RE: Concorde 002 Diverts To LGW

Fri Feb 08, 2002 7:45 am

Don't know why Concorde has been diverted, but there are ALOT of diversions around here, hell a Cityhopper Fokker 50 tried to land at Filton!!!!

It might have something to do with the weather, or maybe the new ATC systems recently installed?
 
Sukhoi
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RE: Concorde 002 Diverts To LGW

Fri Feb 08, 2002 7:52 am

Its presently trying to burn up fuel by going round and round in circles at the Biggin hold, too much fuel in the wing tanks so around a ten minute hold.

Paul
 
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RE: Concorde 002 Diverts To LGW

Fri Feb 08, 2002 8:02 am

Talk about getting value for money  Smokin cool
 
David_itl
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RE: Concorde 002 Diverts To LGW

Fri Feb 08, 2002 8:22 am

BA002 according to teletext landed at 2302 at LHR.

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carduelis
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RE: Concorde 002 Diverts To LGW

Fri Feb 08, 2002 8:27 am

Further to an earlier 'incident' with an BA 767, LHR has been on a single runway operation for a while this evening.
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LH744
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RE: Concorde 002 Diverts To LGW

Fri Feb 08, 2002 7:05 pm

And I thought Concorde would be first in line, whether they´re late or not or if one Runway at Heathrow is closed...???
 
VS744
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RE: Concorde 002 Diverts To LGW

Fri Feb 08, 2002 8:06 pm

Any more info on what happened at LHR last night?
 
GDB
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RE: Concorde 002 Diverts To LGW

Sat Feb 09, 2002 2:09 am

True about the 767, no further details.
Pax. on 002 were provided with surface transport after getting off at LGW.
 
Sukhoi
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RE: Concorde 002 Diverts To LGW

Sat Feb 09, 2002 5:40 am

All 16 of the pax must have enjoyed the coach journey Big grin

Cheers

Paul
 
donder10
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RE: Concorde 002 Diverts To LGW

Sat Feb 09, 2002 5:45 am

It landed on 27L at 2305 and was a quirter landing than usual.BA2 on tonight flight has JUST landed
 
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RE: Concorde 002 Diverts To LGW

Sun Feb 10, 2002 1:28 am

You're right Sukhoi, that was the lowest load by a long way so far, the next day's BA001 had 72 on board.
It's hard to notice a trend, but it seems there is a dropping off in BA002 loads towards the end of each week.
That's why when OAC re-enters service from April, the extra aircraft will enable overnight stays in JFK, allowing the BA002 to depart at it's original time of 08:45 local, BA reckon that will net 25% more pax on that route.
Although BA002's often come back with similar or higher loads than the BA001.

 
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RE: Concorde 002 Diverts To LGW

Sun Feb 10, 2002 5:38 am

Traditionally how did the loads on BA3 compare to BA1?I guess BA1 would be marginally better pre-crash as you go to New York for a early meeting and be in London again the same night.
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RE: Concorde 002 Diverts To LGW

Sun Feb 10, 2002 5:58 am

Typically the BA003's had lower loads than the 001, historical loads on the BA003/4 will be looked at when deciding how to reinstate them, assuming a go-ahead is given.
Like many, we are waiting on the now famous 'size and shape' review.

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