I am fortunate in that I get to watch airplanes in the landing pattern fly over my house. The planes don’t fly too low over my house as we are still several miles from the airport.
Phoenix has one visit a day from a 747 aircraft, everything else is either 737, a320, and 757.
I’ve used Flight Aware to note the landing time of the British Airways jet and if the traffic pattern is right I can watch it fly over my house.
Yesterday, I signed up for the FA e-mail notices that will let me know when flight plans are filed, etc. Today I got my first e-mail stating that a flight plan had been filed indicating a 2045 GMT/UTC departure from Heathrow and an arrival time of 11:45 pm MST/0645 UTC/GMT.
An hour later I was told that the departure would be 2146, but no indication of an arrival time.
At 6:45 pm MST/0145 GMT/UTC I received an e-mail stating that the plane had landed in Phoenix.
Is this normal for International flight notifications, or did British Airways set a new speed record for a flight from Heathrow to Phoenix AZ? (2146-0145 UTC)
I’ll be watching this over the next few days to see if there are any changes.
It just occured to me that it is now 10:00 pm MST/0500 UTC/GMT. If a plane did land at 0146 UTC their return trip would have taken place by now but I have not received any notifications.
Is this about right?