Moderators: jsumali2, richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
musang
Topic Author
Posts: 796
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 4:11 am

AA9708 into LHR this morning

Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:21 pm

Around 0600, observed in the hold for a while before landing. No conflicting traffic seen so was there some ground based delay to it’s arrival or had they run out of night jet movements?

Thanks - musang
 
SueD
Posts: 238
Joined: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:35 am

Re: AA9708 into LHR this morning

Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:31 pm

Pre 6am landing slots are in limited supply . Arrive early and it’s round and round and round again till 6am .

COVID19 hasn’t changed the pre 6am noice abatement slot regulations as far as I know.
 
32andBelow
Posts: 4809
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:54 am

Re: AA9708 into LHR this morning

Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:39 pm

SueD wrote:
Pre 6am landing slots are in limited supply . Arrive early and it’s round and round and round again till 6am .

COVID19 hasn’t changed the pre 6am noice abatement slot regulations as far as I know.

So they just increase pollution in the UK so the plane doesn’t land at 5:58
 
tp1040
Posts: 369
Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:30 pm

Re: AA9708 into LHR this morning

Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:58 pm

32andBelow wrote:
SueD wrote:
Pre 6am landing slots are in limited supply . Arrive early and it’s round and round and round again till 6am .

COVID19 hasn’t changed the pre 6am noice abatement slot regulations as far as I know.

So they just increase pollution in the UK so the plane doesn’t land at 5:58


Now stop all that crazy talk.
 
skipness1E
Posts: 4785
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:18 am

Re: AA9708 into LHR this morning

Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:28 pm

32andBelow wrote:
SueD wrote:
Pre 6am landing slots are in limited supply . Arrive early and it’s round and round and round again till 6am .

COVID19 hasn’t changed the pre 6am noice abatement slot regulations as far as I know.

So they just increase pollution in the UK so the plane doesn’t land at 5:58

It’s been that way for decades, a trade off versus waking everyone at 5am instead of 6am.
 
musang
Topic Author
Posts: 796
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 4:11 am

Re: AA9708 into LHR this morning

Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:02 pm

Our fleet rarely had early morning arrivals but on the rare occasions we might have been curfewed, I’d delay launch, or slow down with the FMC programmed arrival time function (the term for which escapes me). This is why I thought there might have been some issue on the ground.
 
FlyHossD
Posts: 2069
Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:45 pm

Re: AA9708 into LHR this morning

Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:08 pm

musang wrote:
Our fleet rarely had early morning arrivals but on the rare occasions we might have been curfewed, I’d delay launch, or slow down with the FMC programmed arrival time function (the term for which escapes me). This is why I thought there might have been some issue on the ground.


RTA. Required Time At...? Is that what you were trying to recall?
My statements do not represent my former employer or my current employer and are my opinions only.
 
musang
Topic Author
Posts: 796
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 4:11 am

Re: AA9708 into LHR this morning

Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:12 pm

Sounds familiar. Thanks!

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos