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Strange Flights On Arrivals At MAN And LHR

Sat Jun 19, 2004 10:58 am

Just now on teletext flight arrivals I saw a couple of weird flights arriving.

UA918Y from san diego and washington expected 01.55 into LHR (was a UA918 due in early morning too)
QF157 from LHR into MAN (i checked and there was no BA flight number straight afterwards so wasnt a codeshare)

why the strange UA flight number and have QF started a service mack to MAN via LHR now? or was it a BA codeshare shuttle with a digit missing?
 
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RE: Strange Flights On Arrivals At MAN And LHR

Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:30 am

Dont know about the UA flight, but the QF flight is real.

Just viewed the Manchester Airport website - http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk - and the flight is real  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

It shows QF 158 departing for LHR at 0615 (0720)
and QF 157 arriving from LHR (0850) at 0950

Also checked on the Qantas website and these flights also exist - they are NOT listed as code-shares!!

Any idea what the equipment is anyone??

Thanks

Lee
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whitehatter
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RE: Strange Flights On Arrivals At MAN And LHR

Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:33 am

Probably the BAe 146, opped by Flightline.

They were organising the services to and from Heathrow to connect with their own arrivals, rather than put them on the BA shuttle.
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RE: Strange Flights On Arrivals At MAN And LHR

Sat Jun 19, 2004 1:03 pm

The QF flight is indeed operated by a Flightline 146 (G-BSNS in fact) and there is also an afternoon rotation. Is this something to do with the extra slots QF purchased recently?

The UA flight was a 744 using ATC callsign UAL8182, but i don't know any more than that.

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RE: Strange Flights On Arrivals At MAN And LHR

Sat Jun 19, 2004 5:02 pm

The QF flight is indeed operated by a Flightline 146 (G-BSNS in fact) and there is also an afternoon rotation. Is this something to do with the extra slots QF purchased recently?


Those slots are apparently on a 'use them or lose them' basis, and can be changed over to QF longhaul movements as and when they get the necessary permissions for new services.

Things are somewhat up in the air at the moment, with HKG stops and Virgin Atlantic all being part of the ongoing negotiations on the kangaroo route.
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RE: Strange Flights On Arrivals At MAN And LHR

Sun Jun 20, 2004 3:42 am


What's funny is that I didn't hear the afternoon QF service call BA ops at MAN today! (Afternoon flights: QF6024 = positioner MAN-LHR, return QF183). Should last until the beginning of the winter timetable (but may be around a bit longer than that).

As for the UA movement, I've noticed that whenever a servive there gets delayed to the following day, you'll see it listed as the original flght number plus "y" (presumably "y" meaning "yesterday's")

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RE: Strange Flights On Arrivals At MAN And LHR

Sun Jun 20, 2004 7:17 am

The UA flights are codeshare - Star Alliance with BD
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