London Heathrow 10th – 12th Feb 2019

With the need to drop the wife and kids over at Heathrow early on a Monday morning, I decided to book us into an airport hotel for the night to make life easier. This also gave me a good excuse to try out one of the newer airport hotels on the southern side of the airport, over at Terminal 4, the Premier Inn. I also added an extra night to give me an opportunity for a days plane spotting from the room. When booking I requested a room on a high floor to photograph the aircraft and this was honoured with room 775 being allocated on the top floor (7th). this was near the end of the corridor, numbers higher than this might not be so good with a building in the way and the two or so rooms of lower number than this may be obscured by the radar tower which is just outside the window – it was just far enough to the right to not be too much trouble for us. In the morning the landing runway was 27L which meant aircraft were literally landing right past the window, and aircraft taxying for departure on the far northern side of the airport could also be seen. With flight tracking software nothing would be missed. The location of the hotel also meant that the famous Myrtle Avenue common was only a 5 minute walk away along the A30. Photographs can be taken from the room but the double glass makes it a challenge and a bit hit and miss. Despite this, it is possible to get some half decent shots with the aid of some post processing.

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The Hotel (Photo courtesy of Booking.com).

The cost of the room for two nights was £138, parking was £16 per 24 hours and I was allowed to leave the car in the hotel car park for the duration of my stay with multiple exit/access. breakfast was about £10. My Dad joined me in the room during the day on monday and the hotel allowed him to park for just £10 for the day which is very reasonable. The staff were very helpful and the hotel has a nice clean feel to it.

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The view from Room 775, monday 11-2-19. The radar tower was a nuisance but didn’t spoil things too much.

I had two extra single beds in the room, as the wife and kids were staying with me on the first night. I did request for them to be removed but this didnt happen. No matter it gave something soft to sit on by the window. There is a Costa in the reception.

9M-MAGD-AIZROn with the logs:

10 Feb 2019 London Heathrow
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4R-ALQ Airbus A330 343E 1687 SriLankan Airlines
9H-AEQ Airbus A320 214 3068 Air Malta
9M-MAF Airbus A350 941 203 Malaysia Airlines
9V-SKR Airbus A380 841 82 Singapore Airlines
9V-SNC Boeing 777 312ER 42242 Singapore Airlines
A4O-SD Boeing 787 9 38892 Oman Air
A6-API Airbus A380 861 233 Etihad Airways
A7-ANF Airbus A350 1041 161 Qatar Airways
A7-BED Boeing 777 3DZER 60330 Qatar Airways
A9C-FD Boeing 787 9 39983 Gulf Air
B-1072 Airbus A330 343E 1867 Shenzhen Airlines
B-16708 Boeing 777 35EER 33752 EVA Air
B-2001 Boeing 777 39PER 43269 China Eastern Airlines
B-8596 Airbus A330 243 1805 Tianjin Airlines
B-8696 Airbus A320 214SL 7906 China Express Airlines
CS-TTE Airbus A319 111 821 TAP Air Portugal
D-AEAG Airbus A300 B4-622RF 621 DHL Air
EC-LOC Airbus A320 214 4855 Vueling Airlines
EI-DVK Airbus A320 214 4572 Aer Lingus
EI-SID Airbus A320 251NSL 8031 Scandinavian Airlines Ireland
EI-SIF Airbus A320 251NSL 8109 Scandinavian Airlines Ireland
EI-SIG Airbus A320 251NSL 8333 Scandinavian Airlines Ireland
G-VAHH Boeing 787 9 37967 Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-VRAY Airbus A330 343E 1296 Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-ZBKO Boeing 787 9 38631 British Airways
HB-IOD Airbus A321 111 522 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JCJ Bombardier C Series 300 55025 Swiss International Air Lines
HS-TKK Boeing 777 3ALER 41520 Thai Airways International
N782AV Boeing 787 8 37504 Avianca
OE-LBL Airbus A320 214 2009 Austrian
OO-SNK Airbus A320 214 3373 Brussels Airlines
PH-BGX Boeing 737NG 7K2/W 38635 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
RP-C3504 Airbus A350 941 236 Philippine Airlines
SE-RON Airbus A320 251NSL 8404 Scandinavian Airlines System
SP-LVF Boeing 737MAX 8 43320 LOT Polish Airlines
SU-GEH Boeing 737NG 800/W 63800 Egypt Air
VH-OQE Airbus A380 842 27 QANTAS
VP-BOE Airbus A321 211 5755 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VT-ANG Boeing 787 8 36275 Air India
VT-JET Boeing 777 35RER 35157 Jet Airways

11 Feb 2019 London Heathrow
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4R-ALP Airbus A330 343E 1669 SriLankan Airlines
4X-EDC Boeing 787 9 38086 EL AL
4X-EDH Boeing 787 9 38085 EL AL
5Y-KZG Boeing 787 8 36044 Kenya Airways
7T-VKO Boeing 737NG 8D6/W 60751 Air Algerie
9A-CTG Airbus A319 112 767 Croatia Airlines
9H-AEJ Airbus A319 111 2186 Air Malta
9K-AOM Boeing 777 300ER 62570 Kuwait Airways
9M-MAE Airbus A350 941 195 Malaysia Airlines
9M-MAG Airbus A350 941 213 Malaysia Airlines
9V-SKN Airbus A380 841 71 Singapore Airlines
9V-SKV Airbus A380 841 247 Singapore Airlines
9V-SWJ Boeing 777 312ER 34575 Singapore Airlines
9V-SWU Boeing 777 312ER 42235 Singapore Airlines
A4O-SD Boeing 787 9 38892 Oman Air
A4O-SG Boeing 787 9 38795 Oman Air
A6-APC Airbus A380 861 176 Etihad Airways
A6-APD Airbus A380 861 180 Etihad Airways
A6-APG Airbus A380 861 198 Etihad Airways
A6-APH Airbus A380 861 199 Etihad Airways
A6-EDK Airbus A380 861 30 Emirates Airline
A6-EDU Airbus A380 861 98 Emirates Airline
A6-EOL Airbus A380 861 186 Emirates Airline
A6-EOO Airbus A380 861 190 Emirates Airline
A7-ANB Airbus A350 1041 102 Qatar Airways
A7-ANF Airbus A350 1041 161 Qatar Airways
A7-APF Airbus A380 861 189 Qatar Airways
A7-APG Airbus A380 861 193 Qatar Airways
A7-BEF Boeing 777 3DZER 60332 Qatar Airways
A9C-FD Boeing 787 9 39983 Gulf Air
A9C-FE Boeing 787 9 39984 Gulf Air
AP-BGJ Boeing 777 240ER 33775 Pakistan International Airlines
B-16711 Boeing 777 35EER 33754 EVA Air
B-2021 Boeing 777 39PER 43273 China Eastern Airlines
B-2043 Boeing 777 39LER 41441 Air China
B-2726 Boeing 787 8 34924 China Southern Airlines
B-2730 Boeing 787 8 34943 Hainan Airlines
B-2736 Boeing 787 8 34929 China Southern Airlines
B-6073 Airbus A330 243 780 Air China
B-6090 Airbus A330 243 860 Air China
B-8019 Airbus A330 243 1020 Capital Airlines
B-8776 Airbus A330 243 1756 Tianjin Airlines
B-KPM Boeing 777 367ER 36159 Cathay Pacific Airways
B-KPT Boeing 777 367ER 37896 Cathay Pacific Airways
B-KPY Boeing 777 367ER 37899 Cathay Pacific Airways
B-KQL Boeing 777 367ER 41431 Cathay Pacific Airways
B-KQV Boeing 777 367ER 41765 Cathay Pacific Airways
C-FGDX Boeing 787 9 35269 Air Canada
C-FNNQ Boeing 777 333ER 43251 Air Canada
C-FNNW Boeing 777 333ER 43250 Air Canada
C-FOCA Boeing 767 375ER 24575 Air Canada
C-FPQB Boeing 787 9 35270 Air Canada
C-FRSI Boeing 787 9 37176 Air Canada
C-FVNB Boeing 787 9 38359 Air Canada
CN-RNU Boeing 737NG 8B6/W 28987 Royal Air Maroc
CS-TJK Airbus A321 251NSL 8553 TAP Air Portugal
CS-TTP Airbus A319 111 1165 TAP Air Portugal
D-ABDU Airbus A320 214 3516 Eurowings
D-AEAJ Airbus A300 B4-622RF 641 DHL Air
D-AEWG Airbus A320 214SL 7121 Eurowings
D-AEWQ Airbus A320 214SL 7398 Eurowings
D-AEWR Airbus A320 214SL 7412 Eurowings
D-AGWL Airbus A319 132 3534 Eurowings
D-AINA Airbus A320 271NSL 6801 Lufthansa
D-AINC Airbus A320 271NSL 6920 Lufthansa
D-AINK Airbus A320 271NSL 8249 Lufthansa
D-AINN Airbus A320 271NSL 8491 Lufthansa
D-AIQF Airbus A320 211 216 Lufthansa
D-AIQN Airbus A320 211 269 Eurowings
D-AIRY Airbus A321 131 901 Lufthansa
D-AIUL Airbus A320 214SL 6521 Lufthansa
D-AIUR Airbus A320 214SL 6985 Lufthansa
D-AIUW Airbus A320 214SL 7251 Lufthansa
D-AIWA Airbus A320 214SL 7681 Lufthansa
D-AIWE Airbus A320 214SL 8680 Lufthansa
D-AIZJ Airbus A320 214 4449 Lufthansa
D-AIZO Airbus A320 214 5441 Lufthansa
D-AIZR Airbus A320 214SL 5525 Eurowings
D-AIZX Airbus A320 214SL 5741 Lufthansa
D-AKNF Airbus A319 112 646 Eurowings
EC-ILS Airbus A320 214 1809 Iberia
EC-INO Airbus A340 642 431 Iberia
EC-IXD Airbus A321 212 2220 Iberia
EC-IZH Airbus A320 214 2225 Iberia
EC-KKS Airbus A319 111 3320 Iberia
EC-KOH Airbus A320 214 2248 Iberia
EC-LLJ Airbus A320 214 4661 Vueling Airlines
EI-CVA Airbus A320 214 1242 Aer Lingus
EI-DTG Airbus A320 216 3921 Alitalia
EI-DTL Airbus A320 216 4108 Alitalia
EI-DTN Airbus A320 216 4143 Alitalia
EI-DVG Airbus A320 214 3318 Aer Lingus
EI-SIA Airbus A320 251NSL 7897 Scandinavian Airlines Ireland
EI-SIB Airbus A320 251NSL 7951 Scandinavian Airlines Ireland
EI-SIC Airbus A320 251NSL 7979 Scandinavian Airlines Ireland
EI-SIF Airbus A320 251NSL 8109 Scandinavian Airlines Ireland
EI-SIG Airbus A320 251NSL 8333 Scandinavian Airlines Ireland
EI-SIH Airbus A320 251NSL 8551 Scandinavian Airlines Ireland
ET-AVE Airbus A350 941 259 Ethiopian Airlines
F-GKXJ Airbus A320 214 1900 Air France
F-GRHB Airbus A319 111 985 Air France
F-GRHR Airbus A319 111 1415 Air France
F-HEPE Airbus A320 214 4298 Air France
F-HEPF Airbus A320 214SL 5719 Air France
G-JECM Bombardier DHC-8 402 4118 Flybe
G-JEDR Bombardier DHC-8 402 4087 Flybe
G-NEOR Airbus A321 251NXSL 8526 British Airways
G-NEOS Airbus A321 251NXSL 8637 British Airways
G-PIPB Aerospatiale Twin Squirrel AS.355 F1 5261 Heli Air Ltd
G-PRPA Bombardier DHC-8 402 4187 Flybe
G-TTNA Airbus A320 251NSL 8108 British Airways
G-TTND Airbus A320 251NSL 8308 British Airways
G-TTNE Airbus A320 251NSL 8365 British Airways
G-TTNF Airbus A320 251NSL 8408 British Airways
G-TTNG Airbus A320 251NSL 8431 British Airways
G-TTNH Airbus A320 251NSL 8489 British Airways
G-VBUG Airbus A340 642 804 Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-VBZZ Boeing 787 9 37976 Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-VCRU Boeing 787 9 37972 Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-VFIT Airbus A340 642 753 Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-VKSS Airbus A330 343E 1201 Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-VLUV Airbus A330 343E 1206 Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-VNAP Airbus A340 642 622 Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-VNYC Airbus A330 343E 1315 Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-VNYL Boeing 787 9 37981 Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-VOWS Boeing 787 9 37974 Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-VRAY Airbus A330 343E 1296 Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-VSPY Boeing 787 9 37973 Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-VUFO Airbus A330 343E 1352 Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-VWAG Airbus A330 343E 1341 Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-VYOU Airbus A340 642 765 Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-ZBKR Boeing 787 9 60627 British Airways
HB-IJE Airbus A320 214 559 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-IJI Airbus A320 214 577 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-IPU Airbus A319 112 713 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JCA Bombardier C Series 300 55010 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JCF Bombardier C Series 300 55015 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JCJ Bombardier C Series 300 55025 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JCK Bombardier C Series 300 55027 Swiss International Air Lines
HL7204 Boeing 777 300ER 60380 Korean Air
HL8079 Airbus A350 941 117 Asiana Airlines
HS-TKU Boeing 777 3D7ER 42110 Thai Airways International
HS-TUF Airbus A380 841 131 Thai Airways International
HZ-AK18 Boeing 777 368ER 41055 Saudi Arabian Airlines
HZ-AK40 Boeing 777 300ER 61598 Saudi Arabian Airlines
I-BIXL Airbus A321 112 513 Alitalia
I-BIXN Airbus A321 112 576 Alitalia
JA731J Boeing 777 346ER 32431 Japan Airlines
JA790A Boeing 777 381ER 60136 All Nippon Airways
JA840J Boeing 787 8 34856 Japan Airlines
JY-BAG Boeing 787 8 37984 Royal Jordanian Airlines
LN-RGE Boeing 737NG 86N/W 38037 Scandinavian Airlines System
LN-RPN Boeing 737NG 883 30470 Scandinavian Airlines System
LN-RRH Boeing 737NG 883/W 34546 Scandinavian Airlines System
LN-RRS Boeing 737NG 883 28325 Scandinavian Airlines System
LN-TUK Boeing 737NG 705/W 29096 Scandinavian Airlines System
N12114 Boeing 757 224/W 27556 United Airlines
N14102 Boeing 757 224/W 27292 United Airlines
N172DZ Boeing 767 332ER/W 29691 Delta Air Lines
N270AY Airbus A330 323X 315 American Airlines
N278AY Airbus A330 323X 388 American Airlines
N27901 Boeing 787 8 34821 United Airlines
N29961 Boeing 787 9 37811 United Airlines
N446AM Boeing 787 9 39292 AeroMexico
N642UA Boeing 767 322ER 25092 United Airlines
N648UA Boeing 767 322ER/W 25285 United Airlines
N653UA Boeing 767 322ER/W 25391 United Airlines
N68061 Boeing 767 424ER 29456 United Airlines
N69063 Boeing 767 424ER 29458 United Airlines
N717AN Boeing 777 323ER 31543 American Airlines
N724AN Boeing 777 323ER 31548 American Airlines
N734AR Boeing 777 323ER 31480 American Airlines
N736AT Boeing 777 323ER 33538 American Airlines
N753AN Boeing 777 223ER 30261 American Airlines
N76010 Boeing 777 224ER 29480 United Airlines
N76062 Boeing 767 424ER 29457 United Airlines
N775AN Boeing 777 223ER 29584 American Airlines
N784UA Boeing 777 222ER 26951 United Airlines
N791UA Boeing 777 222ER 26933 United Airlines
N794AV Boeing 787 8 39406 Avianca
N802NW Airbus A330 323X 533 Delta Air Lines
N812AA Boeing 787 8 40630 American Airlines
N851NW Airbus A330 223 609 Delta Air Lines
N855NW Airbus A330 223 621 Delta Air Lines
N858NW Airbus A330 223 718 Delta Air Lines
N859NW Airbus A330 223 722 Delta Air Lines
N967AM Boeing 787 8 35312 AeroMexico
OD-MRM Airbus A320 232 4632 Middle East Airlines
OE-LBP Airbus A320 214 797 Austrian
OH-LVI Airbus A319 112 1364 Finnair
OH-LWB Airbus A350 941 19 Finnair
OH-LXB Airbus A320 214 1470 Finnair
OH-LZG Airbus A321 231SL 5758 Finnair
OH-LZU Airbus A321 231SL 8401 Finnair
OK-MEL Airbus A319 112 3094 Eurowings
OK-NEO Airbus A319 112 3452 Eurowings
OO-ABB Airbus A340 313E 844 Air Belgium
OO-SNB Airbus A320 214 1493 Brussels Airlines
OO-SNK Airbus A320 214 3373 Brussels Airlines
OY-KBH Airbus A321 232 1675 Scandinavian Airlines System
PH-BGD Boeing 737NG 7K2/W 30366 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BXA Boeing 737NG 8K2/W 29131 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BXM Boeing 737NG 8K2/W 30355 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BXN Boeing 737NG 8K2/W 30356 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-EZE Embraer EMB-190 STD 19000288 KLM cityhopper
PH-EZH Embraer EMB-190 STD 19000319 KLM cityhopper
PH-EZR Embraer EMB-190 STD 19000375 KLM cityhopper
PT-MUC Boeing 777 32WER 37666 LATAM Brasil
SP-LVA Boeing 737MAX 8 64067 LOT Polish Airlines
SP-LWC Boeing 737NG 89P/W 30691 LOT Polish Airlines
SU-GDA Boeing 737NG 866/W 35565 Egypt Air
SU-GDL Boeing 777 36NER 38284 Egypt Air
SU-GEF Boeing 737NG 800/W 63692 Egypt Air
SX-DVO Airbus A321 232 3462 Aegean Airlines
SX-DVZ Airbus A321 231 3820 Aegean Airlines
T7-MRD Airbus A320 214SL 5746 Middle East Airlines
TC-JOD Airbus A330 303 1529 Turkish Airlines
TC-JTA Airbus A321 231SL 6781 Turkish Airlines
TC-LJC Boeing 777 3F2ER 44123 Turkish Airlines
TC-LJH Boeing 777 3F2ER 44129 Turkish Airlines
TF-ISJ Boeing 757 256/W 26249 Icelandair
TF-ISO Boeing 767 319ER/W 29388 Icelandair
V8-DLD Boeing 787 8 34788 Royal Brunei Airlines
VH-OQD Airbus A380 842 26 QANTAS
VH-ZNA Boeing 787 9 39038 QANTAS
VN-A863 Boeing 787 9 35153 Vietnam Airlines
VP-BFX Airbus A321 211SL 7749 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VQ-BCU Airbus A330 343E 1065 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VQ-BEA Airbus A321 211 4058 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VQ-BIT Airbus A320 214 4656 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VT-ANC Boeing 787 8 36274 Air India
VT-ANO Boeing 787 8 36286 Air India
VT-ANX Boeing 787 8 36295 Air India
VT-JEQ Boeing 777 35RER 35161 Jet Airways
VT-JET Boeing 777 35RER 35157 Jet Airways
VT-JEV Boeing 777 35RER 35158 Jet Airways
YR-ASD Airbus A318 111 3225 Tarom
YU-APD Airbus A319 132 2335 Air Serbia
ZK-OKR Boeing 777 319ER 44546 Air New Zealand
ZS-SXM Airbus A330 343E 1792 South African Airways

12 Feb 2019 London Heathrow
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9M-MAC Airbus A350 941 165 Malaysia Airlines
9V-SKU Airbus A380 841 243 Singapore Airlines
9V-SNC Boeing 777 312ER 42242 Singapore Airlines
A4O-SF Boeing 787 9 39294 Oman Air
A6-APH Airbus A380 861 199 Etihad Airways
A6-EOB Airbus A380 861 164 Emirates Airline
A7-APJ Airbus A380 861 254 Qatar Airways
A9C-FE Boeing 787 9 39984 Gulf Air
C-FCAE Boeing 767 375ER 24083 Air Canada
C-FNOH Boeing 787 9 35267 Air Canada
C-FRSR Boeing 787 9 37178 Air Canada
C-FSDB Boeing 737MAX 8 61210 Air Canada
C-GFAF Airbus A330 343X 277 Air Canada
D-AIUE Airbus A320 214SL 6092 Lufthansa
D-AIWA Airbus A320 214SL 7681 Lufthansa
D-AKNO Airbus A319 112 1147 Eurowings
D-AKNT Airbus A319 112 2607 Eurowings
EI-DVH Airbus A320 214 3345 Aer Lingus
F-GKXP Airbus A320 214 3470 Air France
F-HBAL Airbus A319 111 2870 TAP Air Portugal
G-FLBA Bombardier DHC-8 402 4253 Flybe
G-ZBKS Boeing 787 9 60628 British Airways
HB-IOC Airbus A321 111 520 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JBB Bombardier C Series 100 50011 Swiss International Air Lines
HS-TKK Boeing 777 3ALER 41520 Thai Airways International
HZ-AK19 Boeing 777 368ER 41056 Saudi Arabian Airlines
JA841J Boeing 787 8 34855 Japan Airlines
LN-RCN Boeing 737NG 883 28318 Scandinavian Airlines System
N677UA Boeing 767 322ER/W 30029 United Airlines
N736AT Boeing 777 323ER 33538 American Airlines
N794AN Boeing 777 223ER 30256 American Airlines
N818NW Airbus A330 323E 857 Delta Air Lines
OE-LDF Airbus A319 112 2547 Austrian
OE-LYV Airbus A319 132 5043 Eurowings Europe
OH-LWI Airbus A350 941 104 Finnair
OK-NEP Airbus A319 112 3660 Eurowings
PH-BXA Boeing 737NG 8K2/W 29131 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
V8-DLC Boeing 787 8 34789 Royal Brunei Airlines
VH-OQH Airbus A380 842 50 QANTAS
VH-ZNF Boeing 787 9 36239 QANTAS
VN-A861 Boeing 787 9 35151 Vietnam Airlines
VP-BDC Airbus A321 211 5271 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VT-ANO Boeing 787 8 36286 Air India
ZS-SXL Airbus A330 343E 1779 South African Airways

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