skipness1E
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LHR Domestic Pier Closing For Refurbishment?

Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:44 pm

With bmi having gone and only DUB, BFS and LBA being based in T1, is the domestic pier being internationalised or left empty?
 
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RE: LHR Domestic Pier Closing For Refurbishment?

Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:05 pm

What domestic pier are you referring to? Down by gate 8? It's been recently renovated and looks quite good! The 80-90 gate area kcould do with an overhaul, EI still operate all their flights from there, I'm not aware of any planned upgrade works!
 
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RE: LHR Domestic Pier Closing For Refurbishment?

Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:34 pm

Gate 8, as of now, only BA's LBA service would be using it as BHD ad DUB go from Pier 4A. They are not going to need five stands for a single route. All other domestics are now at T5.
 
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RE: LHR Domestic Pier Closing For Refurbishment?

Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:25 pm

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 2):

Gate 8, as of now, only BA's LBA service would be using it as BHD ad DUB go from Pier 4A. They are not going to need five stands for a single route. All other domestics are now at T5.

Leeds doesn't start until 7th December so right now there is only Belfast domestic .
Plus Dublin common travel area services plus the following European services Transferred from T5

Dusseldorf - transferred (Why this since it's a code share with oneworld partner AB and there must be tons of connecting traffic from the Rhur business community !)
Luxembourg- transferred - 2 daily flight with rubbish times for Point to Point business anyway !
Lyon - transferred
Marseille - transferred
Toulouse - transferred
As for the provincial french flights have BA decided that to compete with AF over CDG they should offer inconveinent terminal connections as well?

Plus
Hanover - Ex bmi regional service

From December the following new services are added
Rotterdam - New (possibly includes some slot sitting rotations) - Starts 9th December
Zagreb- New starts 9th December

Then the various mid haul services using those ex bmed A321s
 
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RE: LHR Domestic Pier Closing For Refurbishment?

Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:35 pm

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 3):
Leeds doesn't start until 7th December

It's actually the 9th.
 
rutankrd
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RE: LHR Domestic Pier Closing For Refurbishment?

Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:44 pm

My mistake finger slip yes thats right !
 
steve7e7
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RE: LHR Domestic Pier Closing For Refurbishment?

Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:48 pm

As you rarely get these things wrong I did assume it was a finger slip!

TBH I only noticed because I'm booked on the first flight  
 
skipness1E
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RE: LHR Domestic Pier Closing For Refurbishment?

Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:05 pm

The key point being that none of the above will be using pier 4, as it lacks seperation of arriving and departing passengers. So will it just be standing empty?
 
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RE: LHR Domestic Pier Closing For Refurbishment?

Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:27 pm

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 7):
The key point being that none of the above will be using pier 4, as it lacks seperation of arriving and departing passengers. So will it just be standing empty?

Could be with no cluster of Embraers it will look sad.

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Anyway isn't pier 4 the next for demolition.
 
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RE: LHR Domestic Pier Closing For Refurbishment?

Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:46 pm

You might be right, I was through yesterday and all the BMI branding was gone. Mind you Gate 5 is international so that may stay a little longer.
 
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RE: LHR Domestic Pier Closing For Refurbishment?

Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:01 pm

Presumably T1 "Gate 8" area is the area the VS domestic flights will operate from? I can't think of anywhere else at LHR that can accomodate them. Has the gate area for the VS MAN flight been confirmed?
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RE: LHR Domestic Pier Closing For Refurbishment?

Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:53 am

They'll be on the green mile on pier 4a I suspect.