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Old Jan 12, 20, 1:34 pm
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CrazyJ82
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
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Originally Posted by IADCAflyer View Post
From SFO, its about a 10:30 flight, and about 8 hours time difference this time of year. A 7:00 am departure would land in LHR at 1:30 am. So, not only are no onward connections available for many hours, but you are also arriving at 1:00 am. By the time you're in a hotel, it would be closer to 3:00 am. My guess is the airlines have found this to be non-optimal and there probably isn't enough pure LHR-SFO traffic to warrant it.
There's also the problem of tight restrictions on the number of takeoffs and landings at LHR overnight. There isn't a curfew but there is a quota and a flight would need to be particularly profitable for a carrier to use up part of the quota for it.
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