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LH A380 Today 26/05/13 @LGW

Sun May 26, 2013 11:03 am

A LH A380 D-AIMB is coming to LGW today around 1300 BST to pick up Bayern Munich supporters,
 
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RE: LH A380 Today 26/05/13 @LGW

Sun May 26, 2013 11:13 am

Quoting capri (Thread starter):

Exactly and flying back to EDDM to bring back the Champion league winners.

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RE: LH A380 Today 26/05/13 @LGW

Sun May 26, 2013 11:16 am

There is also a LH A340-600 leaving right now from LGW as LH2575
 
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RE: LH A380 Today 26/05/13 @LGW

Sun May 26, 2013 12:48 pm

Quoting capri (Thread starter):
A LH A380 D-AIMB is coming to LGW today around 1300 BST to pick up Bayern Munich supporters,

That's LH 2571 bringing back the ChampionsLeague Winner 2013.
Estimated landing in MUC about 5:00 p.m.

Quoting capri (Reply 2):
There is also a LH A340-600 leaving right now from LGW as LH2575

One of several additional Lufthansa flights. Destination is also MUC.

LH is one the of the premium sponsors of Bayern Munich.  
 
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RE: LH A380 Today 26/05/13 @LGW

Sun May 26, 2013 1:12 pm

Pictures please, someone!

:D  
 
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RE: LH A380 Today 26/05/13 @LGW

Sun May 26, 2013 1:17 pm

Quoting vasu (Reply 4):

I am sure there will be lots of coverage on TV @ MUC airport, also certain lots of German Spotters will soon be posting, especially A380 @ LGW is unusual
 
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RE: LH A380 Today 26/05/13 @LGW

Sun May 26, 2013 2:40 pm

 
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RE: LH A380 Today 26/05/13 @LGW

Sun May 26, 2013 2:47 pm

Flight can be followed here: http://fr24.com/DLH2571
 
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RE: LH A380 Today 26/05/13 @LGW

Sun May 26, 2013 2:48 pm

Not to forget, D-AIMB is named "München". LH chose the most appropriate aircraft for this mission.


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RE: LH A380 Today 26/05/13 @LGW

Sun May 26, 2013 3:01 pm

The routing that LH2571 is currently taking - is that the normal routing used for London - MUC flights?

I noticed that it appears to be flying on its own jetway, one which is a bit to the south of one used by another LH flight LH2489 (D-AIRA) LGW-MUC which took off some 20 minutes before LH2571. LH2489 flew on a much busier jetway that links BRU and FRA.

Perhaps the ATC gave LH2571 a special treatment to make up for a delayed departure!
 
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RE: LH A380 Today 26/05/13 @LGW

Sun May 26, 2013 3:09 pm

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 8):
Not to forget, D-AIMB is named "München". LH chose the most appropriate aircraft for this mission.

Nice, however, it's heavily rainy and stormy in MUC.
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RE: LH A380 Today 26/05/13 @LGW

Sun May 26, 2013 3:23 pm

Just got back, great seeing it today. Shot of it arriving;

 
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RE: LH A380 Today 26/05/13 @LGW

Sun May 26, 2013 5:04 pm

What gate do they use at LGW?
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RE: LH A380 Today 26/05/13 @LGW

Sun May 26, 2013 5:12 pm

My daughter was concerned about a low flying plane over our house in Surrey. I was rather suprise to look up and see the LH A380 coming over the trees. Very low and slow.
 
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RE: LH A380 Today 26/05/13 @LGW

Sun May 26, 2013 5:23 pm

Quoting Lofty (Reply 13):
see the LH A380 coming over the trees. Very low and slow.

In fact this is an optical illusion. A larger a/c seems slower because it takes longer time for it to fly it´s own length.
The longer it takes from Tip to Tail- the slower it appears to be.
A Lear Jet, for instance, travelling at the same speed at the same altitude, would appear to be much faster.
 
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RE: LH A380 Today 26/05/13 @LGW

Sun May 26, 2013 6:12 pm

Uses stand 110 on North Terminal pier 6, which is the same stand that EK now use on a daily basis (and whenever they bring in their 380). It has 3 jetbridges and is the only gate specifically built for the 380.

As for looking low and slow, it did indeed look very low when it began the right hand bank from 08!
 
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RE: LH A380 Today 26/05/13 @LGW

Sun May 26, 2013 7:07 pm

LH has got some photos of the flight on their FB-page:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151604456709004.1073741837.113994684003&type=3

Hope that the link is working...
 
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RE: LH A380 Today 26/05/13 @LGW

Mon May 27, 2013 1:07 am

Wow cool didnt know LHW serves A380s !
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RE: LH A380 Today 26/05/13 @LGW

Mon May 27, 2013 6:14 am

Quoting nimool (Reply 17):
Wow cool didnt know LHW serves A380s !

Every airport which can serve 747's can also serve A380's, Charter flights like this one don't require the double bridges for boarding the passengers.
 

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