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Old Jan 25th 2011, 6:11 pm   #1
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I think it's about time we started a thread to wish 'Bon Voyage' as BE posters fly home - to maybe track their flight/s and think of them as they begin their new adventures as they return to live in the UK

Unfortunately I don't know of any way to track the QM2 cruise ship (but we know anyone going home on that ship is going to have a fab time in any case)

The first person on this thread whom is going home is Jackie (aka LdyinLV). She leaves Las Vegas this evening (25th January - local time).

She is on British Airways Flight BA0274, departing at 20.10 or 8.10pm local time.

You can track her flight on http://www.ba.com

or I prefer to use:

http://www.flightstats.com (or http://www.flightstats.co.uk in UK airspace)

This site will inform you when the plane departs the gate, when it goes down the runway, departs, arrives and you can track in real time by map.

I doubt that Jackie will be on BE today, too much to do and too little time....but let's all wish her "Bon Voyage" and much happiness and good health as she begins her new adventures in England

PS: I suggest that this thread is resurrected for each BE poster whom is imminently heading off to the UK, so please don't go off-topic (plenty of other threads for that LOL!)

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Old Jan 25th 2011, 6:23 pm   #2
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I think it's about time we started a thread to wish 'Bon Voyage' as BE posters fly home - to maybe track their flight/s and think of them as they begin their new adventures as they return to live in the UK

Unfortunately I don't know of any way to track the QM2 cruise ship (but we know anyone going home on that ship is going to have a fab time in any case)

The first person on this thread whom is going home is Jackie (aka LdyinLV). She leaves Las Vegas this evening (25th January - local time).

She is on British Airways Flight BA0274, departing at 20.10 or 8.10pm local time.

You can track her flight on http://www.ba.com

or I prefer to use:

http://www.flightstats.com (or http://www.flightstats.co.uk in UK airspace)

This site will inform you when the plane departs the gate, when it goes down the runway, departs, arrives and you can track in real time by map.

I doubt that Jackie will be on BE today, too much to do and too little time....but let's her wish her "Bon Voyage" and much happiness and good health as she begins her new adventures in England
What a great idea for a thread, thanks for coming up with it!
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Old Jan 25th 2011, 6:25 pm   #3
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I think it's about time we started a thread to wish 'Bon Voyage' as BE posters fly home - to maybe track their flight/s and think of them as they begin their new adventures as they return to live in the UK

Unfortunately I don't know of any way to track the QM2 cruise ship (but we know anyone going home on that ship is going to have a fab time in any case)

The first person on this thread whom is going home is Jackie (aka LdyinLV). She leaves Las Vegas this evening (25th January - local time).

She is on British Airways Flight BA0274, departing at 20.10 or 8.10pm local time.

You can track her flight on http://www.ba.com

or I prefer to use:

http://www.flightstats.com (or http://www.flightstats.co.uk in UK airspace)

This site will inform you when the plane departs the gate, when it goes down the runway, departs, arrives and you can track in real time by map.

I doubt that Jackie will be on BE today, too much to do and too little time....but let's her wish her "Bon Voyage" and much happiness and good health as she begins her new adventures in England :thumbsup:
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This one's good too.
http://www.aeroseek.com/webtrax/flightstats.html
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Old Jan 25th 2011, 8:22 pm   #5
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It's maybe not exactly tracking, but here is a link to the webcam on the Queen Mary, which gives the ship's position.

http://www.cunard.co.uk/Ships/Queen-...ridge-Web-Cam/
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Dont know if you guys have seen this one http://flightradar24.com/ I tracked my son back to UK from Aus all the way across Europe and if you have an iphone there is a free application which does the job too! Or http://www.radarvirtuel.com/ not quite as good IMHO

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Old Jan 25th 2011, 9:14 pm   #7
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What an absolutely fantastic idea EM, well done!!!

Can't wait to see Jackie's plane take off down the runway.
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Well on my reckoning Jackie should be well on her way to the airport now - I wonder how she is feeling - less than 3 hours to her flight take off!? To say I'm exceedingly jealous would be an under-statement
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Well on my reckoning Jackie should be well on her way to the airport now - I wonder how she is feeling - less than 3 hours to her flight take off!? To say I'm exceedingly jealous would be an under-statement
How long before flight departure do you have to check in over in the US? In Australia it is either 2 or 3 hours depending on the airline....

Oooohhh this is so exciting, just like when Rodney departed!!
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How long before flight departure do you have to check in over in the US? In Australia it is either 2 or 3 hours depending on the airline....

Oooohhh this is so exciting, just like when Rodney departed!!
I believe for an overseas flight it is 2 hours. At least that's what it was last time I went back to the UK (2009). Of course, I am one of those people who usually gets there 3 hours before - just in case - you never know what delays there can be on the way to the airport!
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I believe for an overseas flight it is 2 hours. At least that's what it was last time I went back to the UK (2009). Of course, I am one of those people who usually gets there 3 hours before - just in case - you never know what delays there can be on the way to the airport!
It was 2 last time I flew home in November 2010 - regardless it is 2 hours to take off so Jackie has to be at the airport now
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It was 2 last time I flew home in November 2010 - regardless it is 2 hours to take off so Jackie has to be at the airport now
Thanks that is what I was trying to work out!!!

And Derrygirl I am like you too, always the early bird!! Couldn't bear to miss that plane!!

Gawd I wish they had a webcam on Jackie's plane LOL!!

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I just checked and the flight takes 9 hours and 55 minutes into Heathrow, not long now Jackie!! I thought the flight would be much longer.
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Jackie's plane has departed.....she's on her way to the UK!
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Jackie's plane has departed.....she's on her way to the UK!
Woohooo Jackie, you will be home in 10 hours!!

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