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Old 19th May 2020, 21:03
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Join Date: Sep 2007
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
A thought came to me yesterday evening and it was this...If 90% of the long-haul (perhaps SH also) flights are cargo flights and the cabin is full of cargo, how are they unloaded at LHR. I'm assuming that they park at the gates at the various terminals, so underbelly containers would come out as normal, but how about the large cabin loads ? Airbridge seems too complicated, perhaps a catering truck with telescopic capabilities ? Whichever, it must be very labour-intensive.
They’re using DHL/Do&Co trucks to help out. Yes it is very labour intensive. This is balanced out by not having many flights to cater and plenty of spare rampies.

Tomorrow, the CHR A319 will do LHR-CHR, drop off the A380 engineers, then go to TLS to drop off 2 A350 pilots, then go back to CHR to pick up the engineers and ferry them back to LHR. A brand new A350 (G-XWBF) will follow to LHR from TLS on a delivery flight.

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