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London Heathrow's Curfew!

Sun Dec 24, 2000 12:08 am

London Heathrow has a curfew from 12:00 midnight till 6:00 in the morning. I was on a flight to London two weeks ago from Dubai and we arrived around 5:50 but we couldn't land until 6:05 because of the curfew (well we actually landed at 6:20 because of a go around, the aircraft in front of us hadn't cleared the runway in time). My question is that how come some airlines are allowed to land as early as 4:00 in the morning while some aren't, for example some QF and BA flights from Australia land at 4:30 or 4:45 as well as a flight from Boston that lands at 5:45, and some flights from Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lampur...

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RE: London Heathrow's Curfew!

Sun Dec 24, 2000 2:39 am

Hi Marco,
Nice to see you here again. Many European
Airports have a ban on take-offs and landings
at night for noise reasons, unless there is an
I saw the site you recommended and found it
very interesting I certainly learned something
new. Thank you again. I would like to get in
touch with you some time soon.
Kindest regards,
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RE: London Heathrow's Curfew!

Sun Dec 24, 2000 3:42 am


British Airways and other airlines that operate flights such as the ones you mentioned are granted exceptions, such as those flights from Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore, etc. as the window of time is too little to allow departures and arrivals at any other time without being totally horrible.

British Airways currently has 16 exceptions (also called "night flights") Some more information is given at their Terminal 5 web site (

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RE: London Heathrow's Curfew!

Sun Dec 24, 2000 2:05 pm

Thanks alot Advancedkid and OH-LGA!  
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