Spotting at Hong Kong Airport (HKG)
A day before departure I went to snap some photos to one of the favourite Hong Kong’s spotters places with a great overview of Chek Lap Kok (HKG).
The southern runway with some usual traffic.
Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 wearing a special livery taking off in front of the Cargo Terminal.
Men at work.
North American usual. United Boeing 777 taking off.
It’s always busy in Hong Kong.
Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 taking off with a backdrop of Tung Chung quarter.
Various Asian carriers on the southern part of Terminal 1 area.
More action on the northern area with Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 on the final approach.
Checking in at Hong Kong Airport (HKG)
The departures hall of Terminal 1.
My flight is there… somewhere.
Unfortunately Hong Kong area was hit by a typhoon and flights got delayed quite a bit. This was just an estimate. Our final departure time was at 1:27 HKT.
Our steed is finally getting towed towards the gate.
The crew is boarding.
Takeoff from Hong Kong Airport (HKG)
Boarded and pushing back. Dragonair A320 is boarding.
Taxiing. Korean Air A380 at the gate.
Departing from the runway 07R, our flight performed BEKOL 3A SID procedure.
Cruise over Russia
Very bumpy departure took us over China and after after some 3 hours finally transitioned into a smooth flight. Some half way on the route we overflew Siberia.
Entire route at a glance.
Cruising into daylight.
Landing at London-Heathrow (LHR)
Starting our descent.
Our arrival via Lambourne…
…and initial approach procedure towards Heathrow’s runway 27R.
Landing at London-Heathrow (LHR) on the runway 27R.
Vacating the runway next to Terminal 3.
Docking at Terminal 5. Another British Airways A380 just got pushed back and ready for departure.