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Old 4th Sep 2020, 11:18
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Yes the DC-10's were 'different' and they are missed, even if the odd MD-11F does fly over from time to time. I remember seeing one of the THY DC-10's doing and emergency return to LHR a few days after one of their's crashed in the forest outside Paris in 1974 (I think ?), the crew had an issue with a cargo door or some such, which was a contributing factor to the Paris crash. I remember also waiting until it was dark to glimpse an Air Zaire DC-10 landing for the first time at LHR, such was it's rarity back then ;-) The colour-scheme of National always used to make me smile, even on grey winter days when spotting at the Queens Building :-)
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Old 5th Sep 2020, 07:45
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The lease of a NZ 10 caused confusion to pax, “I’m not going to NZ” when on a BA flight. 🤣
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Old 5th Sep 2020, 12:12
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I flew on the last BA service operated by an Air New Zealand DC-10,in 1980.
Boarding from a jetty, I doubt if many of the passengers even noticed it wasn't a BA plane.
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Old 5th Sep 2020, 13:01
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There were coaching stands, and I have found they were used on Miami and Montreal BA services, thus a surprise to wary pax.
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Old 8th Sep 2020, 13:15
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I saw a Virgin Atlantic 747 float by earlier today, rather nice to see I must say. I'm assuming this doesn't mean that they are going to used on a limited basis as traffic increases on the long-haul sector ?
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Old 8th Sep 2020, 19:21
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The 747 was being retired from Manchester to Heathrow, from where it will be going to USA to join Atlas Air as a troop carrier.
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Old 8th Sep 2020, 23:36
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Noticed an interesting 787 outbound the other day, forget to mention it - Far Eastern airline I'd never heard of I think. Quick check online, Vistara from India I think it was?

Also Biman 787s now, they been regular for a bit? I hadn't noticed them until sometime in August.
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Old 9th Sep 2020, 06:42
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Noticed an interesting 787 outbound the other day, forget to mention it - Far Eastern airline I'd never heard of I think. Quick check online, Vistara from India I think it was?

Also Biman 787s now, they been regular for a bit? I hadn't noticed them until sometime in August.
Vistara started their 3 x weekly service to/from Delhi at the end of August. Biman resumed services in June, currently only one a week serving, variously, Dhaka or Sylhet.
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Old 9th Sep 2020, 09:37
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Anyone know what happened here? Did this BA flight immediately return to LHR or is the site showing bad data?



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Old 9th Sep 2020, 16:32
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It returned to Heathrow because that was exactly what it was supposed to do (planned LHR-LHR, presumably an engineering flight)

FR24 and other trackers notoriously unreliable when it comes to 'ferry' flight numbers as they will always default to the route flown the last time that flight number was used
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Old 9th Sep 2020, 16:35
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Originally Posted by sewushr View Post
It returned to Heathrow because that was exactly what it was supposed to do (planned LHR-LHR, presumably an engineering flight)

FR24 and other trackers notoriously unreliable when it comes to 'ferry' flight numbers as they will always default to the route flown the last time that flight number was used
Ah makes sense, thanks for the info!
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Old 9th Sep 2020, 16:41
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Originally Posted by sewushr View Post
It returned to Heathrow because that was exactly what it was supposed to do (planned LHR-LHR, presumably an engineering flight)
Yes, BAW9277 (alias BA9277E) is, as the suffix indicates, an Engineering flight number.
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Old 28th Sep 2020, 10:10
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An exotic bird blowing in on the breeze today from Mongolia apparently, eta 12.30 local. A 737 of MIAT, for what reasons who knows, but it haspinged my curiosity gene ;-)
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