|Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):|
Hong Kong Airlines is due to start at Gatwick tomorrow (8th March) and is currently scheduled to arrive at 05:55, and according to the LGW website is says it will depart at 21:30.
|Quoting musapapaya (Reply 1):|
Almost 16 hours ground time at LGW????
|Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 2):|
Yep! In the thread a couple months ago which was about Hong Kong coming to LGW, some people assumed that the same crew will fly the aircraft out. If this is the case, then they would get a 15 hour layover here.
|Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 11):|
As far as I'm aware LGW has no curfew.
|Quoting planesailing (Reply 10):|
Aircraft is still sat on stand 52 so I presume it is staying there until its departure. I presume that they will eventually be moving it every day as they cannot keep the aircraft on stand for almost 16 hours, especially as there is apparently going to be building work on pier 5 reducing the number of available north terminal gates.
I believe the aircraft was kept on stand today for press etc
|Quoting MillwallSean (Reply 14):|
I assume others that are on the margin on the London Hong Kong route will feel that they are there pushing the price of business class tickets downwards. maybe not BA and CX but I would guess NZ will feel this.
|Quoting anstar (Reply 17):|
History has shown with these all business class carriers that the unaligned carriers don't seem to be able to make it work.
|Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 19):|
One thing I heard about this morning's flight that there were only 8 passengers on it
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