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.
More details of our A380.
More super heavies at London-Heathrow (LHR). Qantas A380 in the distance.
Heathrow’s Cargo terminal on the south side of the airport.
More heavy tails.
It’s always crowded in front of LHR Terminal 3.
London-Heathrow (LHR) is the home of British Airways.
One of the first Dreamliners for British Airways. It’s always busy at Heathrow.
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.
Taxiing next to British Airways A319.
Overtaking British Airways Boeing 777, while Air Serbia A320 takes off from runway 27L.
Approaching the exit point. In the distance London-Heathrow Terminal 4.
Holding for runway entry. In front of us South African A330 and Royal Jordanian Cargo A310.
More aircraft approaching.
Takeoff from London-Heathrow (LHR) runway 27L.
BPK 7G SID procedure takes us over northern parts of London towards Brookmans Park.
Climbing following the SID. Heathrow in the distance.
Cruise over Russia
As we fly into the night a movie marathon starts.
And conveniently soon after the dinner is served.
Starting a long crossing over the Russian airspace.
It’s dark outside. But onboard displays inform us we are overflying Perm in Russia.
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.
The route takes us further down south.
Landing at Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok (HKG)
Starting our descent through very cloudy skies.
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.
A short hold while descending further.
Landing at Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok (HKG) on runway 07L.
Parking next to Cathay Pacific Boeing 777.