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Airport terminal closures & consolidations affecting AA (Coronavirus)

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AA will transfer operations at LHR / London Heathrow from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2? by Monday 20 April 2020.
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Old Apr 7, 20, 6:28 pm
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Airport terminal closures & consolidations affecting AA (Coronavirus)

LHR / London Heathrow Terminal 3 and 4 are to be closed for the interim Only Terminals 2 and 5 are to remain open. All stores are to be closed other than Boots drugstores, and they have limited ours. American Airlines will presumably fly out of Terminal 5. This is early information and final information is not available at this time.

Starting today, 6th April (sic) London Heathrow Airport is closing one of its two runways and two of its four terminals. The closure comes as passenger demand is at all time lows following government-issued lockdowns and travel restrictions due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

The Northern runway (09L / 27R) will remain open, whilst the Southern (09R / 27L) will be closed. This will then alternate on a weekly basis to fairly distribute noise levels with regard to local residents. — link to International Flight News

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Old Apr 7, 20, 7:59 pm
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Is "6th April" actually wrong or atypical in British English though?
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Old Apr 7, 20, 8:10 pm
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Originally Posted by jerseytom View Post
Is "6th April" actually wrong or atypical in British English though?
It's a fairly standard way to write the date in British English.
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Old Apr 7, 20, 10:11 pm
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Originally Posted by DMPHL View Post
It's a fairly standard way to write the date in British English.
Whats interesting to me is this move to T5 was being bandied about in 2015 iirc, and the goal for T-3 was demolition.
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It will take probably 10 years or so.. knowing how the airports work n England.. 9 years probably just to get approval to demolish.
look how long they have been going on about the 5th runway.. just saying..
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Old Apr 8, 20, 4:54 am
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It will take probably 10 years or so.. knowing how the airports work n England.. 9 years probably just to get approval to demolish.
look how long they have been going on about the 5th runway.. just saying..
Third runway. Teleportation will be a thing long before a 5th runway were ever to be considered at LHR

(not that there is the space for it - plans for the 3rd involved demolishing a 'village' and burying part of the M25 motorway in a tunnel)
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Old Apr 8, 20, 6:05 am
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There are issues with the IT in T5 which make it very hard for other airlines to operate from T5. For many years IB had to use BAs systems and use the BA codeshare number to be able to operate. It’s only been recently that they have been able to use their own software


Now it’s not impossible that AA might be able to switch their limited flights to T5 it will be must easier form them to move to T2 for a short period.

and whist it does get mentioned as an aim for AA to more permanently to T5 it would mean BA having to move more of it’s flights to T3 which is not a popular option as well as T5C being fully extended.

BTW the LHR website is still showing flights operating to/ from their usual terminals.
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Old Apr 8, 20, 6:27 am
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Latest from HAL dates back to 3 April. It’s still a matter of watch this space as far as terminal moves are concerned

From Monday 6th April, Heathrow is moving to single runway operations and in the coming weeks we will temporarily move airline operations from Terminals 3 and 4 into Terminals 2 and 5 alongside the airlines that already operate there.

Our teams are working closely with our airline and other partners to ensure this move is as smooth and efficient and possible and we will provide clear guidance to passengers on this webpage, our app and our social media channels.
https://www.heathrow.com/latest-news...pen-for-the-uk
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Old Apr 8, 20, 7:35 am
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Based on all of the capacity cuts that carriers are making, similar terminal consolidations may occur in the U.S. as well. Delta could shut down the B & C island at DTW, American could suspend use of terminal E at DFW, United could suspend the use of gates on F & E at ORD. Depending on the duration of this mess, these types of choices may become inevitable.
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Old Apr 8, 20, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by southlondonphil View Post
Third runway. Teleportation will be a thing long before a 5th runway were ever to be considered at LHR

(not that there is the space for it - plans for the 3rd involved demolishing a 'village' and burying part of the M25 motorway in a tunnel)
thanks for the correction...
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Old Apr 11, 20, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by jerseytom View Post
Is "6th April" actually wrong or atypical in British English though?
It's how most of the world records dates: day:month:year

Back on topic...AA has been "consolidating" concourses in a number of locations. When I flew into PHL last week it seemed like most of the mainline flights were going in and out of B...thought that could have just been the time of day.
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Old Apr 11, 20, 7:56 pm
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Originally Posted by DMPHL View Post
It's a fairly standard way to write the date in British English.
Right. So why the (sic) after the date?
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Old Apr 11, 20, 11:53 pm
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The thread-starting post is seemingly a quote from here

https://www.ifn.news/posts/london-he...s-2-terminals/

As currently displayed, that text does not include the Latin [sic] commonly used to indivate an 'error left in place' so this was either subsequently edited out by IFN or added by the original poster who is used to a completely different syntax and thus perceived it to be an error.
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Old Apr 12, 20, 4:29 am
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Sic does not just mean ‘error left in place’ it also used to indicate something that may appear as odd in the original text.to a new and different readership.

It wouldn’t normally be used for a date though as 6th April is pretty clear.

And you wouldn’t use it where there were differing spellings of the same word with the same meaning (so not for theatre and theater) but might where it involves a name so a US newspaper could use in a sentence like “Kier Starmer was elected as the new leader of the Labour (sic) Party” because in this case Labour is a name and most Americans would think it as incorrect.

If you wanted to be pedantic you might use it if the original mixed up similar words with different meanings like here/ hear or there/their but that just makes you look stupid. General rule is it’s understandable don’t use it.

My local newspaper went through a phase of using sic wherever it thought a word in a press release it was quoting from was incorrect. Unfortunately they were often the ones who were wrong,
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Old Apr 12, 20, 5:00 am
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If you wanted to be pedantic...
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