|Quoting e195 (Reply 1):|
When you went from a gates before did you use the busses alot?
I see, no until now the only time I have been bussed from the plane was once arriving from SFO
. That was the only time, as otherwise I always boarded through the normal jetway. I thought maybe they changed the gate assignements since T5C is operational and the Spanish flights shifted to T5
|Quoting lhr380 (Reply 2):|
Euro flights can use any gate in T5, so A B and C. Since the opening of C a lot of coaching has been able to stop, though it still goes on now and then. The only flights guaranteed to go from A are Domestic services. Todays 714 is on a A gate today for example. There is no set plan station ZRH will go from A all the time, or JFK will be in B. A sees quiet a few longhaul deps, mainly 767 routes, but the far end does see a 747 normally.
Thanks for this interesting insight. I will be in LHR
again next WED, so hopefully I will arrive at T5A.
|Quoting edina (Reply 3):|
Short haul 767s are more likely to use T5B & T5C than the Airbus fleet, but there's no hard & fast rule/policy. Airbus flights from the satellites are usually the first departures of the day where the aircraft has nightstopped LHR & the last arrivals of the day. As a full time short haul crew member (I only work on the Airbus fleet) I do 1, maximum 2, arrival or departure a month from B & C.....any more is unlucky & uncommon.
Ok thanks for your reply. I shall be arriving next WED on the BA
719 at 7.55PM. I am not sure if the plane then does another flight, however this means that most probably I will arrive at B or C again if the plane nightstops? Although I arrived at LHR
at 5AM two weeks ago and T5A was also full of planes which nightstopped it seems.
Thanks to all for their feedback!