Checking in at Brussels Airport (BRU)

Walking around Concourse B. The terminal welcomes many daily US flights.

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Brussels Airlines Airbus A330 waiting for its passengers.

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Morning rush hour is forming a queue towards the active runway.

Brussels Airlines A320 Trident, a special livery celebrating the national football team – The Red Devils, seen here being pushed back.

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Aviolet Classic 737, part of Air Serbia’s charter fleet, pushed back while our Speedbird A321 just landed and is taxiing towards the gate.

Middle Eastern Airlines A320 is about to load meals from the catering lorry. Concourse A reveals a lot of Schengen flights.

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More American​ airlines on the other side of the concourse – United 777-200 is about to board the passengers.

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Air Canada A330, wearing Star Alliance livery, ready to push back.

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British Airways Airbus A321 (G-EUXG, MSN 2351), just docked at the gate and about to start preparations for our flight to London.

Takeoff from Brussels Airport (BRU)

Pushed back and ready to taxi, aligned with Alitalia A320.

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Leaving the terminal area.

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Takeoff from Brussels Airport (BRU) Runway 25R.

Overflying the new NATO headquarters in Brussels.

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Schaerbeek railway station and in the distance Brussels’ district​ of Evere.

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Cruising over the Channel

Leaving the Belgian coast and heading towards England.

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Thames estuary close to Southend-on-Sea is where STAR procedures begin.

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Landing at London-Heathrow (LHR)

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LOGAN 1H arrival procedure directs us towards the LAM VOR.

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Holding point over Lambourne (LAM VOR), the city of Romford and the crossing of A12 and M25.

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Our actual holding pattern and initial approach procedure.

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Continuing our descent with a view of Thames and Canary Warf in the distance.

Overflying RAF Northolt (NHT, EGWU), opened in 1915, making it the oldest RAF base.

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With the M40-M25 in sight, we catch the glimpse of Heathrow in the distance. Just before our final turn.

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Following M4 and a view​ of Slough in the distance, we are on the final approach.

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Descent, approach and landing at London-Heathrow (LHR) on Runway 09L.

Vacating the runway.

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Towards the terminal.

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Docking at the gate.

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Route overview.