IB operating out of T5 ?

Old Feb 20, 17, 12:28 pm
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IB operating out of T5 ?

We're looking at a quick break to Madrid over Easter and can see the BA524 on Fri 14/04 which according to ba.com is op. IB ... but from T5 ?

I may just have been unobservent, but I've never noticed anything but BA tailfins parked around T5 terminals...

This may be a stupid question, but does IB metal actually depart from T5 ?
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Old Feb 20, 17, 12:29 pm
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IB have operated out of T5 for a while now. I have flown IB in and out of T5 over the last few years on several occasions.
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Yes, LHR-MAD is T5, sometimes remote stand but you'll often see a Iberia tailfin between the sister BA planes, also often a satellite but recently I've seen them connected to the main T5 building as well.
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Old Feb 20, 17, 12:29 pm
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Yes the IB planes use T5! Often see them there inc the wide bodies !
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Old Feb 20, 17, 12:32 pm
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Been at T5 for almost 5 years now I believe!

You are almost certainly going to depart from T5C on that flight.
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Old Feb 20, 17, 12:51 pm
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Originally Posted by BA6501 View Post
Been at T5 for almost 5 years now I believe!

You are almost certainly going to depart from T5C on that flight.
Almost certainly? For the evening widebody, yes, but the majority of my A32x MAD flights have departed from A.
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Old Feb 20, 17, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by ENTP View Post
Almost certainly? For the evening widebody, yes, but the majority of my A32x MAD flights have departed from A.
Would say the same here. Usually the A320s are seen around the southern end of T5A.
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Old Feb 20, 17, 12:58 pm
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Yep, usually out of T5A for me on IB too.
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Old Feb 20, 17, 1:04 pm
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Yes, however the last three flights (522/516/524) leave within 50 minutes of each other and I have never seen them leave from anything other than T5C - due to the 522 being a widebody.

Probably something to do with the IB manager as well as pax often going to the gate of the flight before/after - at least they are in the same satellite.

Agree however that all other IB flights tend to be out of 5A IME.
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Old Feb 20, 17, 2:03 pm
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Thanks all.

My partner often accuses me of walking around "eyes wide shut" - clearly she has a point
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Old Feb 20, 17, 2:05 pm
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It's not just IB, it's also IB Express (slightly different tail fin), and not just MAD. So from T5 you can go on the Spanish airlines to places like Las Palmas and Asturias from T5. Great for confusing BA's lounge staff when they see OVD on the boarding pass.
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It makes T5 look terribly untidy. I really do wish it didn't happen
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Old Feb 20, 17, 4:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Fitch View Post
Thanks all.

My partner often accuses me of walking around "eyes wide shut" - clearly she has a point
I'm not really sure I can believe you are a GGL and haven't seen an IB rig at T5.
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Old Feb 20, 17, 5:00 pm
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I fly this route on a weekly basis since 3 years ago. The A340/330 usually departs from 5C, the rest A319/20/21 normally leave from 5A.
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