Route: London Heathrow (EGLL) to Gibraltar (LXGB)
Aircraft: British Airways Boeing 737-800
Flight Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes
Hello! I decided to take a well deserved break from my office job at the British Museum as an Egyptologist, and head down to Gibraltar for a week. We booked a lovely all inclusive, right near the airport for optimal plane spotting.
Here we are, having just pushed back from the gate at London-Heathrow. The tug driver clearly doesn’t know where the taxiway centerline is.
Just having rotated out of LHR’s runway 27R, I caught a great view of their iconic tower, as well as their sprawling terminals.
Here we are, leveling off over the French Coast. The cabin crew began their drink service, and I opted for a hot coffee, as well as a chocolate croissant.
After a turbulent approach, and a rough landing, we touched down on Gibraltar’s 5,827 foot (1,776 meter) long runway. It’s doable for this 737, but heavy braking is vital to safely doing this.
Here’s the aircraft roaring past Gibraltar’s famous highway through the runway. A couple of cars were on the road, just off the airport property, but a heavy gate prevents them from getting in our way.
We parked at the gate, picked up our bags, and went off to our resort! Because Gibraltar is a British territory, no need for passport control. We brought out passports though, in case we decide to do a day trip in Spain.