Spotting at Hong Kong Airport (HKG)

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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.

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Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 wearing a special livery taking off in front of the Cargo Terminal.

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Men at work.

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North American usual. United Boeing 777 taking off.

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It’s always busy in Hong Kong.

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Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 taking off with a backdrop of Tung Chung quarter.

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Various Asian carriers on the southern part of Terminal 1 area.

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More action on the northern area with Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 on the final approach.

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Checking in at Hong Kong Airport (HKG)

The departures hall of Terminal 1.

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My flight is there… somewhere.

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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.

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Our steed is finally getting towed towards the gate.

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The crew is boarding.

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Takeoff from Hong Kong Airport (HKG)

Boarded and pushing back. Dragonair A320 is boarding.

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Taxiing. Korean Air A380 at the gate.

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Departing from the runway 07R, our flight performed BEKOL 3A SID procedure.

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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.

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Entire route at a glance.

Cruising into daylight.

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Landing at London-Heathrow (LHR)

Starting our descent.

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Our arrival via Lambourne…

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…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.

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Taxiing.

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Docking at Terminal 5. Another British Airways A380 just got pushed back and ready for departure.

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