Checking in at London-Heathrow (LHR)

A spectacular view of our British Airways A380 docked to Heathrow’s Terminal 5 via 3 jet bridges.

Tarmac markings under the belly of the A380.

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More details of our A380.

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More super heavies at London-Heathrow (LHR). Qantas A380 in the distance.

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Heathrow’s Cargo terminal on the south side of the airport.

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More heavy tails.

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It’s always crowded in front of LHR Terminal 3.

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London-Heathrow (LHR) is the home of British Airways.

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One of the first Dreamliners for British Airways. It’s always busy at Heathrow.

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One of the favourite spots while waiting for the connecting flight in T5.

Takeoff from London-Heathrow (LHR)

Boarded and ready for pushback. Right next to another Super.

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Taxiing next to British Airways A319.

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Overtaking British Airways Boeing 777, while Air Serbia A320 takes off from runway 27L.

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Approaching the exit point. In the distance London-Heathrow Terminal 4.

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Holding for runway entry. In front of us South African A330 and Royal Jordanian Cargo A310.

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More aircraft approaching.

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Takeoff from London-Heathrow (LHR) runway 27L.

BPK 7G SID procedure takes us over northern parts of London towards Brookmans Park.

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Climbing following the SID. Heathrow in the distance.

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Cruise over Russia

As we fly into the night a movie marathon starts.

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And conveniently soon after the dinner is served.

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Starting a long crossing over the Russian airspace.

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It’s dark outside. But onboard displays inform us we are overflying Perm in Russia.

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The route profile. Overflying Siberia, Mongolia and China.

As the day breaks (and many passengers are still asleep) finally managed to see the land over China. Overflying the Sichuan mountains.

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The route takes us further down south.

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Landing at Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok (HKG)

Starting our descent through very cloudy skies.

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SIERA 7C STAR. Our arrival procedure takes us over the South China Sea. As the STAR plate instructs, no descending without ATC clearance allowed at this point.

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A short hold while descending further.

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Landing at Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok (HKG) on runway 07L.

Parking next to Cathay Pacific Boeing 777.

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