Another day, another spotting thread! On Saturday, 14th of March, @Chris_Wing and I flew over to London’s Heathrow airport for the day to do some spotting. After a very rainy welcome to the UK, we headed over to Myrtle Avenue on one of Heathrow’s free buses. After a couple of hours, we met up with @Speedbird_286. It’s always great to meet up and chat to community members IRL.
The ticket prices were extremely cheap for this flight, and we couldn’t pass up on it. I paid CHF 77 (80.19$, £66.39 or €72.85) for a return flight from Basel to Heathrow with British Airways. Both flights were very empty, with estimated 60 people onboard. Stay tuned for another thread tomorrow with more details and pictures from the flight. Now, onto the pictures!
Here’s a LOT special livery on one of their B737-800s. After a quick Google search I found out that New Gen Airways is a small airline based in Thailand. This aircraft was transferred over to LOT from New Gen Airways back in July of 2019, but hasn’t yet been fully repainted,
An American Airlines B777-300ER seconds from touching down after a hop over the pond from New York’s JFK.
A familiar sight when spotting at Heathrow is British Airways’ short haul Airbus aircraft. This is one of their newer A321neos arriving in from Athens.
The fabulous BEA retro livery on one of British Airways’ A319s. I was extremely excited to see this livery because I’ve never seen it before. Finally I can now say that I’ve seen all of British Airways’ special liveries.
Here’s another livery which I’ve never seen before. I really like the new Aer Lingus livery.
This wouldn’t be a Heathrow spotting thread without at least one picture of a Boeing 747. Here’s G-CIVJ about to touchdown after a long flight from Vancouver.
A BA B787-9 captured from directly under the approach path of 27L. The shiny belly gives this photo a nice finish.
SAS’ new livery looks fantastic although I’m not too sure if it suits the B737. The mask around the cockpit windows doesn’t look right to me. Still a nice livery though.
Thanks for viewing my pictures! As always feed back is greatly appreciated. Keep an eye out for another spotting thread over the next few days. There’ll be some nice cockpit shots included. Have a wonderful day and stay safe!