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Old March 18th 20, 11:56 AM posted to uk.transport.london
Roland Perry Roland Perry is offline
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In message , at 11:43:06 on
Wed, 18 Mar 2020, Recliner remarked:
On Wed, 18 Mar 2020 11:14:21 +0000, Roland Perry
wrote:

In message , at 09:51:02 on Wed, 18 Mar
2020, Recliner remarked:
There must be a lot of repatriation flights because on flightradar24 there
seem to be just as many flights across europe and the atlantic as ever and
plenty of aircraft around heathrow and gatwick.

Yes, see
https://www.heathrow.com/departures
https://www.airport-gatwick.com/london-lgw-departures

[Of course, the many code-shares exaggerate the number of flights, both
those operating and the cancelled ones. ]


As I'm sure you'd said in the past, the flightshares can be easily
ignored, simply by eyeballing flights at the same time, to the same
destination.

The 12:05 to Philadelphia is a doozy.


It was a reminder to anyone just tempted to skim down the list.


I suspect, however, that these cancellations are last minute ones,
rather than compared to the timetable they were expecting to be running
a month ago.


No, I don't think so. The published timetable would still be in place
for the moment, but with increasing numbers of cancellations.


The (relatively few) number of flights showing contradicts that.

A new, much reduced timetable might come in from next week (they'd
still need to negotiate slots, gates, etc).


Cancellations of flights to hotspots like China, Iran, Spain and Italy
happened long ago.
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Roland Perry