ORD / LHR Daytime Flight Cancelled?

Old Jan 10, 20, 7:29 pm
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ORD / LHR Daytime Flight Cancelled?

I tried looking back but couldn't find a thread on this - has this flight been cancelled? It used to be great, left at 9ish and arrived at 10ish. Sad if it's gone
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Old Jan 10, 20, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by TGGDEL View Post
I tried looking back but couldn't find a thread on this - has this flight been cancelled? It used to be great, left at 9ish and arrived at 10ish. Sad if it's gone
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Old Jan 10, 20, 7:47 pm
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It's daily beginning Feb 5th. Google Flights currently not showing any gaps in service through end-of-schedule.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 8:08 pm
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Originally Posted by xliioper View Post
It's daily beginning Feb 5th. Google Flights currently not showing any gaps in service through end-of-schedule.
Sorry, I should have elaborated. Iím not seeing it for the remainder of this month. Any idea why itís not flying in Jan?
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Old Jan 10, 20, 8:17 pm
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Sorry, I should have elaborated. I’m not seeing it for the remainder of this month. Any idea why it’s not flying in Jan?
It's a very slow travel demand period. Suggests a limited seasonal suspension from Jan 9th - Feb 4th. Many airlines run reduced schedules around this time.

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Old Jan 10, 20, 8:23 pm
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Originally Posted by xliioper View Post
It's a very slow travel demand period. Suggests a limited seasonal suspension from Jan 9th - Feb 4th. Many airlines run reduced scheduled around this time.
Thank you very much for the explanation and patience! Shame, I was planning on flying it end of Jan,
I guess Iíll have to fly overnight J now...
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Old Jan 12, 20, 3:57 am
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I would love to see a 5 or 7 AM. Departure out of SFO or SJC to LHR or CDG. Anyways I'm up at 3 AM to go to JFK and I love staying up and getting to bed around 11 anyways vs the overnight morning arrival. One could then still conn ct to other destinations. If Asia has 1 AM departures you could do a 1 AM flight to Europe from the West Coast.
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Old Jan 12, 20, 7:14 am
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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.
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Old Jan 12, 20, 2:34 pm
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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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Old Jan 12, 20, 5:06 pm
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Yes, very true. The quota allocation is strict and is based on noise dB levels. I remember flying to LHR last year and with a significant tailwind, we had to circle so as to not land before 6:00 am.
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