VISITORSNo newcomers today & just a second visit from Lufthansa A319 D-AIBJ.No stranger to Gatwick, Air Caraibes A332 F-OFDF positioned in for Hi Fly. Hong Kong A/L A332 B-LNK departed as expected, but only on an air test, getting about as far as Southampton before returning to Gatwick. Caribbean A/L B763 9Y-LHR returned to Port of Spain this afternoon, still displaying LAN9900 in the callsign box on SBS.FLEET NEWS Emirates B773 A6-ENA (41082) left Paine Field today on delivery to Dubai.Estonian Air. Although we are due to lose this carrier shortly, the following may be of interest. The last B735 service will be flown this month & the last CRJ9 service on 30/03/13. The three E190s on order are due to enter service from February.Lufthansa B733 D-ABET (27903) left Frankfurt today for scrapping at Tulsa, OK.Thomas Cook B752 G-TCBA (28203) was withdrawn from service at Manchester on 10/10 & is due to go to FedEx in November as N972FD. Virgin Atlantic A333 G-VWAG (1341) was registered yesterday & delivered from Toulouse to Zurich today. ROUTE NEWS None today.MISCELLANEOUS ITEMSI am amazed that there are still idiots like this around. Mind you, it was in America............."Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport was evacuated on Sunday when a man checking in to an Alaska Airlines flight made a joke about carrying a bomb in a bag. The man was arrested and the airport was evacuated. Passengers were herded out of the airport into the freezing cold at about midnight until shuttle buses could be organized to take them to another terminal. After an all clear at about 3 a.m., the airport re-opened. The man who made the ill-advised bomb joke is being held on $5,000 bail." With thanks to TravelMoleDue tomorrow:G-LSA? B752 eta 07.00 as EXS151C, etd 09.00 as EZS5901 G-LSA? B752 eta 10.05 as EXS155C, etd 12.15 as EXS5913N125RD B763 eta 00.35 as RYN6399, etd 17.00 (first visit)PH-AHQ B763 eta 07.50 as MON369P, etd 09.25 as MON369 Regulars - BRU851/EW-340PO, CCA851/B-6073Flybe E195 G-FBEG also due at 01.30 as BEE8353 bringing England football supporters (or team?) back from Warsaw. Whether it will still happen following this evening's completely bizarre farce in Warsaw is anyone's guess!NAX flights - 1ZN/NOE (also 12J), 32A/DYO, 36C/DYH, 51M/NOF, 55Q/DYM, 4441/NOJ, 5818/NOXCREDITSNick Yeadon, Alan Edwards, Malcolm Baldry, Dave Long, Mr Anon, Jethro, Skyliner, ATDB, JR Ewing & anybody else that I have forgotten.Happy spotting! John (& my cat Mad Max) http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/blogs/john_dyer/default.aspxMOVEMENT HIGHLIGHTSAIRLINERSAAW912 A320 ER-AXPADH304 A320 EI-DSYAEA1013 B738 EC-LQXAEA1015 E195 EC-LKMAMC116 A320 9H-AEQAUI501 B734 UR-GAPAWE732 A333 N270AYBER8596 A319 D-ABGJ (also BER8598)BTI6G1 B733 YL-BBXDLH4HV B735 D-ABILDLH898 A319 D-AIBJ (second visit)EIN23A A320 EI-DVJ (also EIN236/242/244)EIN232 A320 EI-DVI (also EIN248)EZS43LJ A319 HB-JZLEZS463R A319 HB-JZS (also EZS128X)EZS8481 A319 HB-JZTHCC501 A320 OK-HCBHFY001P A332 F-OFDFHVN145 B772 VN-A144ISS597 A319 EI-DFP (also ISS351)KAL909 B772 HL7526 (eta 22.57)NAX1ZN B738 LN-DYPNAX6EX B738 LN-NOQNAX12J B738 LN-DYPNAX18Z B738 LN-DYZNAX31F B738 LN-NOONAX32A B738 LN-NGCNAX34G B738 LN-NOT (as NAX1340)NAX36C B738 LN-NOMNAX38W B733 LN-KHCNAX51M B738 LN-NORNAX55Q B738 LN-DYKNAX59T B738 LN-DYANAX351L B738 LN-DYXNAX3522 B738 LN-NODNAX4441 B738 LN-NOJNAX5818 B738 LN-NOLNLV2251 A320 EI-ERHRYR2MK B738 EI-DYORYR2MU B738 EI-DLS (also RYR8GR)RYR2NE B738 EI-DCFRYR6MN B738 EI-EVM (also RYR5YX)RYR6NL B738 EI-EFVRYR6XB B738 EI-DCLRYR61EC B738 EI-DAOTAP332 A319 CS-TTQTAP334 A319 CS-TTHTAP344 A320 CS-TNLTAP346 A319 CS-TTBTHY1981 A321 TC-JMITHY1997 A320 TC-JPBTSC122 A313 C-GTSFUAE9 B773 A6-ECRUAE11 B773 A6-EBNUAE15 B773 A6-EGQ GA & OTHER MOVEMENTSN441QS Gulf 4 (arr 14/10, stand 142L)N8767 BBJ (reg as c/s) OE-GLS Ce650 (TJS51, dep as TJS52)ZS-AOL Gulf 550 (arr 5/10, stand 67M)
Given Caribbean Airways' tendency to register its aircraft with the three-letter IATA codes of the places it flies to, I hope the use of 9Y-LHR isn't a portent...
Hopefully not. The other one is registered 9Y-LGW