Tracking inbound late flight

Old May 5, 2022, 9:57 am
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Tracking inbound late flight

I am on the 209 to Mia tomorrow which is already showing as 90 mins late. Is there a way of identifying the inbound aircraft as wondering if I might delay my arrival into Heathrow as whilst the lounge is nice if I can stay at home a little longer then all the better.
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Old May 5, 2022, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by low1968
I am on the 209 to Mia tomorrow which is already showing as 90 mins late. Is there a way of identifying the inbound aircraft as wondering if I might delay my arrival into Heathrow as whilst the lounge is nice if I can stay at home a little longer then all the better.
Thank you
flightradar24 suggests it is XLEE that is currently assigned

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Old May 5, 2022, 10:19 am
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At the moment it's showing a G-XLEE, which is already is doing the MIA run today as well as tomorrow, but that could change. And thanks to Conformance at T5, you probably don't have much choice but to be airside at least 35 minutes before the original departure time. The exception would be if BA sends out an email stating that it's ok to turn up later, but that rarely happens at LHR.
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Out of curiosity, can conformance be overridden? If you went to the desk and pointed out the aircraft had not yet even landed, for example..
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Originally Posted by noFODplease
Out of curiosity, can conformance be overridden?
yes, and often is at connections, less so at main departures

the "the aircraft isn;t on the ground yet" argument will probably not go down well with BA at T5 where aircraft can be switched out and in quite readily
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Old May 5, 2022, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by noFODplease
Out of curiosity, can conformance be overridden? If you went to the desk and pointed out the aircraft had not yet even landed, for example..
On a specific flight basis it can be, but it involves a call to some operations office by the BA agent on the desk. Things that may possibly help you are delay to the flight, no checked bags, status, etc. but expect a no normally. Also being able to make the face may help



On days where there is a lot of disruption with lots of flights affected conformance is turned off completely as it can end up being more of a hinderance than a help.

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Old May 5, 2022, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA
.....Also being able to make the face may help
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And this is precisly why I wish they used zoom when calling the person in ops!!!
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Old May 5, 2022, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by low1968
I am on the 209 to Mia tomorrow which is already showing as 90 mins late. Is there a way of identifying the inbound aircraft as wondering if I might delay my arrival into Heathrow as whilst the lounge is nice if I can stay at home a little longer then all the better.

Thank you
Flighty app has this data as well as a wonderful interface for many other data sets about a particular flight. Subscription but a really nice app, in my opinion.


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Old May 5, 2022, 1:05 pm
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Yep. We automatically track your inbound and alert you if anything starts to go wrong! Or if they swap the plane.

You can refresh FA or FR24 every 5 minutes throughout the day. Or we can just alert you. And we'll beat you're manually checking then too anyway, and show you the new inbound route and new plane's live location.😜
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Old May 5, 2022, 1:46 pm
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Originally Posted by flightyryan
Yep. We automatically track your inbound and alert you if anything starts to go wrong! Or if they swap the plane.

You can refresh FA or FR24 every 5 minutes throughout the day. Or we can just alert you. And we'll beat you're manually checking then too anyway, and show you the new inbound route and new plane's live location.😜
Looks like only available on Apple devices
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Old May 7, 2022, 10:06 pm
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Thats correct. iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
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