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Old 20th Dec 2018, 11:52
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Some large UAVs over perimeter caused Gatwick to shutdown last night.
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 11:58
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TUI should be operating the first revenue 787 flight ex LTN this afternoon to BGI due to the LGW chaos
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 13:27
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It will be interesting if the 787 can fly to Barbados non stop from Luton
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 14:15
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Rossiya Airlines seems to have a departure back to Russia at 18:00 after arriving at around 16:15. Not sure if this is linked to Gatwick.

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Old 20th Dec 2018, 14:28
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Plus two more TUI flights - Agadir and Arrecife.

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Old 20th Dec 2018, 14:49
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Apologies that should be Las Palmas not Arrecife.
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 16:22
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Originally Posted by pabely
WOW Air diverted from LGW, surprised it didn't go to STN
STN refused any extra diverts from 0500 onwards

AFTN message sent declaring the airport at capacity
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 18:10
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Another WOW on its way this evening.
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 18:28
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Originally Posted by compton3bravo
Another WOW on its way this evening.
Are you sure?

WW814 is showing on the Stansted arrivals due 2015.
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 19:12
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WW814A just arriving LTN
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 19:52
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Some of the easyJet flights arrived following PAN calls due lowering fuel.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 04:19
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Originally Posted by LTNman
It will be interesting if the 787 can fly to Barbados non stop from Luton





Just checked Flightradar 24, with the aircraft G-TUIE departing very late and with around a half hour to go before landing the 787 is indeed flying non stop to Barbados from Luton. I am assuming that with it being close to Christmas the flight would have been full.

Edit, just landed after a flight of 8 hours 15 minutes.

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Old 21st Dec 2018, 08:02
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Despite Gatwick opening, I see the Wow Air flight this morning remains on the Arrival board.
I also see that Blue Air are code-sharing with Cyprus Airways on their Larnaca flights.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 11:48
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Originally Posted by LTNman
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Just checked Flightradar 24, with the aircraft G-TUIE departing very late and with around a half hour to go before landing the 787 is indeed flying non stop to Barbados from Luton. I am assuming that with it being close to Christmas the flight would have been full.

Edit, just landed after a flight of 8 hours 15 minutes.
I think the same TUI 787-8's also operate non-stop to the US and Caribbean from Bristol, which has an even shorter runway than Luton, but good to know the airport's infrastructure can support today's newer modern aircraft on these longer routes!

Was this a cruise ship flight? I'm guessing if so, there was a need to get these passengers expedited out to the ship as quick as possible, before the ship departed.

I think the 787-9 might have been a bit more of a struggle to operate non-stop from the airport.

TUI are in a fortunate position with it being winter where a lot of the fleet is not in as much demand, as during the summer and can support these extra flights while the LGW base was grounded.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 12:39
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Although Barbados may be within performance the 787-8 form Luton yesterday, it was not a hot summer day and there was a good headwind component for take off.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 12:48
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I think some of you need to put this into respective And calm your excitement.

The TUI Barbados flight was a divert due to the LGW drone incident. It wasnít a proving flight for LTN 787 longhaul ops. TUI are more than knowledgeable on what their 787 can do and from where. All TUIís eggs are in one basket. That basket is called LGW so Iíd stop getting over excited and get a grip on reality. They wonít be launching 787 longhaul flights from LTN any time soon due to an unscheduled divert that happened yesterday. End of.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 12:58
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pamann You have completely missed the point. No one has suggested proving flights, no one is getting excited, no one has suggested TUI long haul. WE all know it was a Gatwick flight. The point that was being made is how far the 787 has travelled non stop from Luton. End of.

Now calm down and stop getting excited.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 13:07
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Originally Posted by pamann
I think some of you need to put this into respective And calm your excitement.

The TUI Barbados flight was a divert due to the LGW drone incident. It wasn’t a proving flight for LTN 787 longhaul ops. TUI are more than knowledgeable on what their 787 can do and from where. All TUI’s eggs are in one basket. That basket is called LGW so I’d stop getting over excited and get a grip on reality. They won’t be launching 787 longhaul flights from LTN any time soon due to an unscheduled divert that happened yesterday. End of.
I'm firmly a grip of reality and aware of why the flight was operating out of LTN...

It is not everyday a long haul fully loaded wide body operates out of Luton, and think this is the first 787 long haul flight to operate from the airport! I was simply acknowledging it was good to see what capabilities the airports runway/infrastructure can support with this aircraft type.

I'm very pleased to hear you confirm TUI know what they were doing with their 787's! I thought they might just fully load a 787 up and take pot-luck chance to see if it will clear the end of the runway and or just take a chance, if they have enough fuel to get to Barbados non-stop and if not just ditch in the Atlantic! {Sarcasm}

Unfortunately I'm not a pilot, and don't have the 787 hand books to hand to check the technical operational requirements of the aircraft!
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 14:12
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787-8 needs 2600 meters of dry runway in standard atmosphere at maximum takeoff weight. The colder it gets the less they need. Luton is just shy of 2200 meters. Don't have proper tables on me at the moment tho
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 15:12
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The TUI cruise I'm going on in February goes from Jamaica. I suspect (although I may be wrong) it's just a normal bucket and spade flight, especially as there are passengers out there that need to get home.
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