Air traffic today

Old Apr 12, 20, 4:54 am
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Air traffic today

Just had a quick look at FR24 (1030 BST), could find 13 aircraft in flight in UK airspace and 12 over France. Wow!!
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Old Apr 12, 20, 5:07 am
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Meanwhile, in China...


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Old Apr 12, 20, 5:08 am
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It gets really interesting when you start to filter by airline/callsign.
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Old Apr 12, 20, 5:15 am
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Originally Posted by morges1 View Post
Just had a quick look at FR24 (1030 BST), could find 13 aircraft in flight in UK airspace and 12 over France. Wow!!
You'd better clarify quickly that at least one of them is a BA flight, before this gets moved to the planespotters' forum.
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Old Apr 12, 20, 5:24 am
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Have just counted 12 BA aircraft on FR24. 2 US bound, 3 on the ground at LHR, 1 inbound from JNB over Paris, 1 on its way to CDG, 1 in NCE, 1 on its way to TLV and 3 over Russia ( one of which coming from MNL).
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Old Apr 12, 20, 5:27 am
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I've just counted 9 BA aircraft on FR24 and one of those hasn't taken off yet.
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Old Apr 12, 20, 5:29 am
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Originally Posted by OddJobMan View Post
I've just counted 9 BA aircraft on FR24 and one of those hasn't taken off yet.
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Old Apr 12, 20, 5:34 am
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Originally Posted by ianwall View Post
BA 308 to CDG appears to be missing from your screenshot.

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Old Apr 12, 20, 5:40 am
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This is the full lot of outbounds for today. It sucks.


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Old Apr 12, 20, 5:44 am
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BA54 from JNB has flown over my house.. I really must go and find something to do while I literally wait for some paint to dry..
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Old Apr 12, 20, 6:31 am
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Originally Posted by OddJobMan View Post
BA54 from JNB has flown over my house.. I really must go and find something to do while I literally wait for some paint to dry..
Itís great weather for drying paint today!
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Old Apr 12, 20, 6:39 am
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Yes, by coincidence I took this screenshot earlier this morning. To be fair there were movements at the centre of the UK's aviation industry (ABZ) and something going on in MAN. Because I live on an army base there isn't much overhead traffic anyway, but Lufty have taken to sending me an MD-11 freighter every so often. Too cloudy today mind. Last day of my quarantine!

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Old Apr 12, 20, 7:36 am
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I still find this shocking


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Old Apr 12, 20, 9:34 am
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Actually imho it's taken far too long to reach this stage of aircraft movements in UK . Far to many flights in the past few weeks all arriving without testing and people then fanning out over the UK. We are highly populated island that will probably have the the highest level (or there abouts) of casualties and flights should have stopped much sooner. Not all those aircraft have been bringing Brits back and even if they have been enforced isolation on arrival should have even implemented. Look at how well Australia seem to be dealing with this...
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Old Apr 12, 20, 9:42 am
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Originally Posted by allturnleft View Post
I still find this shocking


One of the stipulations of the U.S bail out for American carriers was that existing internal service must be continued, not frequency (so a route that was served 5 times a day could be reduced to 1 flight a day), but it was a way for Govt. to ensure airlines didnít take the money and gut their schedules. In all honesty flights are operating with very low loads and airlines have now gone back to Congress to ask if they can consolidate / cancel flights with less then 20 (I think) booked pax, but no word on that request yet. Some airlines are reverting to the 1970ís and are operating multiple airports with one flight. (e.g. Alaska services Houston and Dallas from Seattle, but is now operating 1 plane that touches down in both cities before returning to Seattle.)

You can opine on the logic of the clause, but that is the reason so many flights are still operating, in most cases against the wishes of the airlines!

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