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RECENT NEW ACTIVITY @ LHR

Old 20th May 2020, 09:14
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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.
Thanks champair79 for that information. Do you know if they use trolleys in the cabin to move the cargo ? Those seats, especially in Business and First are very expensive and there has to be incidental damage to them by the nature of loading/unloading, or are the rampies schooled in the art of gentle movement ? ;-)
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Old 20th May 2020, 14:08
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Interesting - the day trips to Déols for the past couple of weeks have been on Thursdays. Presumably this week's has been brought forward a day to facilitate the A350 delivery.
See the new A350 is enroute and just abeam St Malo as I type. G-XWBB and XWBE are both currently stored according to Planespotter.

Their first 787-10 G-ZBLA has also been flown, wonder when that will be delivered.

The latest Wonderbus just flew past...


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Old 20th May 2020, 16:27
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Their first 787-10 G-ZBLA has also been flown, wonder when that will be delivered.
I believe it's due tomorrow morning.
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Old 20th May 2020, 17:03
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Another A380 of China Southern came in after a few other 'new normal' arrivals late afternoon. I don't suppose that we'll see too many more of this type at LHR in the next few years as things are going.

It must be quite galling for the furloughed crew/employees of BA to see brand new aircraft being delivered to the fleet (even if ordered some time ago).
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Old 21st May 2020, 20:34
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
I believe it's due tomorrow morning.
word on the street on ZBLA is either 8z or 8am local arriving LHR SUNDAY MORNING ferrying CHS-LHR
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Old 22nd May 2020, 09:41
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Titan's ex BA A319 G-EUNB is in this morning.

Edit: in fact it's just taken off...
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Old 22nd May 2020, 11:07
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Azur air B767-300 today - not seen them before. Saw the Alitalia B777 yesterday too - lots of interesting movements of late
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Old 22nd May 2020, 11:32
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Titan's ex BA A319 G-EUNB is in this morning.

Edit: in fact it's just taken off...
To Lagos.... lucky them!
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Old 22nd May 2020, 11:43
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And of course G-EUNB is an A318 - I stretched things a bit there! Or rather errant fingers did...
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Old 22nd May 2020, 17:31
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I saw a 757 this morning, (That wasn't a DHL!) and on looking it up it was a SCAT airlines (No Sh1t!) and had come from Almaty. Never heard of them before I must say, and certainly not that they were Kazakstani.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 11:08
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Citation X D-BEAR just left Heathrow over the top here - "my, Grandma, what big engines you have!"
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Old 23rd May 2020, 17:16
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Citation X D-BEAR just left Heathrow over the top here - "my, Grandma, what big engines you have!"
Sadly, the German aircraft register rules won't permit a D-WOLF
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Old 23rd May 2020, 21:37
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Our German sister airline has D-ALEK. Which they probably don’t understand.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 21:44
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I was going to translate the Dalek's rather limited vocabulary, then realised it would be a bit inappropriate...
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A Privilege Style 767 went by earlier today into LHR, perhaps another repatriation charter from the USA or South America ?
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Old 24th May 2020, 10:34
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
A Privilege Style 767 went by earlier today into LHR, perhaps another repatriation charter from the USA or South America ?
Arrived from SYCJ (Georgetown, Guyana).
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Old 26th May 2020, 08:05
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I saw a BA 747 going by yesterday into LHR from Capetown. A veritable rarity these days.
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Old 26th May 2020, 08:29
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Sitting in garden most of day its Surpising what goes by high Level . very few Heathrow departures though . Farnborough busy this tuesday morning With netjets and An A319CJ D-APGS Arrival
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Old 26th May 2020, 08:39
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Not a rarity but a nice low fly past by a Virgin A350 this morning, about 4000' - usually more like 6000' over mine except for go arounds.
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Old 26th May 2020, 08:41
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Not a rarity but a nice low fly past by a Virgin A350 this morning, about 4000' - usually more like 6000' over mine except for go arounds.
The way things are going we are going to see plenty of empty skies come June PAX 2 week curfew on arrival
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