theobcman
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BA / HKG Ops From LHR 20.01.13

Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:14 pm

Dear All, at approx 2320 on 20.01.13 this flew over my house. I tracked it only with my iPhone app and it was shown as BA21 LHR-HKG with a 772. The BA25 to HKG had just left before as shown. Two strange things : 1) It was headed west and 2) HKG is not operated with 772 and there is no such flight of BA21. Aircraft shown is G-YMMH. So my question is, can anyone tell if the information shown below correct ? What ops was G-YMMH operating on 20th ?

Departures :


Heading west :


Flight info :
 
skipness1E
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RE: BA / HKG Ops From LHR 20.01.13

Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:24 pm

It's BAW21G not BAW21, it's a westbound transatlantic. Look under www.lhr.lgw.co.uk, movements under "more" for any day. Then search for the callsign which will then give you the flight number.
Callsign similarity means some don't use the flight number as the callsign.
 
ba319-131
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RE: BA / HKG Ops From LHR 20.01.13

Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:26 pm

It flew to BOS as BAW21G.

At times the likes of FR24 and Plane Finder do throw out some eronious info.

HTH
111,732,3,4,5,7,8,BBJ,741,742,743,744,752,762,763,764,772,77L,773,77W,L15,D10,30,40,AB3,AB6,A312.313,319,320,321,332,333
 
BritishB747
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RE: BA / HKG Ops From LHR 20.01.13

Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:27 pm

That app often gives some wrong information. I was looking at it last night and found a KLM B772 allegedly on a route from LHR-AMS however it was just coming up for the South Africa - Zimbabwe border. It was obviously the JNB-AMS flight. Probably a similar sort of error that you experienced.

[Edited 2013-01-21 04:28:26]
AB6 319/20/21 343 346 AR8 737/3/4/6/G/8 744 752 763 77W 788 D10 D38 DH4 E70 E75 F70 J41 M83
 
acedriver
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RE: BA / HKG Ops From LHR 20.01.13

Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:33 pm

BA21/22 is a so-called 'peak-time' flight, operating only in certain times of the year when demand for LHR-HKG-LHR is high.
Apparently this flight is added to fill the gap of the QF HKG-LHR flight after the JV between BA and QF broke.

I do wonder why the flight is still here though, I thought It is not necessary for BA to run this flight anymore after they start operating both HKG flights on 744s...
 
AIR MALTA
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RE: BA / HKG Ops From LHR 20.01.13

Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:08 pm

What appication is that?
Next flights : BRU-ZRH-CAI (LX)/ BRU-FCO-TLV (AZ)
 
rutankrd
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RE: BA / HKG Ops From LHR 20.01.13

Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:18 pm

Looks like plane finder from the App store

[Edited 2013-01-21 05:19:31]
 
ba319-131
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RE: BA / HKG Ops From LHR 20.01.13

Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:18 pm

Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 5):
What appication is that?

- Looks like Plane Finder to me.
111,732,3,4,5,7,8,BBJ,741,742,743,744,752,762,763,764,772,77L,773,77W,L15,D10,30,40,AB3,AB6,A312.313,319,320,321,332,333
 
theobcman
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RE: BA / HKG Ops From LHR 20.01.13

Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:18 pm

Thanks for all the info fell's.

The app is called : Plane Finder. I really enjoy it although as we have found out not always correct. But I would say as a long time viewer of this app mistakes are rare.
 
skipness1E
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RE: BA / HKG Ops From LHR 20.01.13

Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:16 pm

BAW21G is the daily BA215 LHR-BOS
 
higherflyer
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RE: BA / HKG Ops From LHR 20.01.13

Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:23 am

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 1):
Look under www.lhr.lgw.co.uk, movements under "more" for any day.

Try this: http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk/
 
n92r03
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RE: BA / HKG Ops From LHR 20.01.13

Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:49 pm

A somewhat similar question regarding BA. Why is it that LGW-TPA-LGW, BA 2167/2166 per BA's website is referred to as "Speedbird Twenty One Tango" by ATC? I don't get it...

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