"NatWest 3" Flight to US


#1

Anyone know if this flight to Houston is trackable?

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5175058.stm


#2

My guess is that they would be on either Continental or British, probably the former, because they both have nonstops to IAH from Gatwick (EGKK).

I also checked arrivals in HOU for larger business jets such as Gulfstreams. Any that looked like they were candidates (i.e. they came from some place on/near the east coast) I checked to see what the previous flights were. I didn’t find anything. I did the same thing for IAH, EFD, SGR, and LVJ and the results were no go. The search was also conduced in the “En Route/Scheduled To” section .

Then, I re-read the article. They are, with 99.9999999999% certainty, on a commercial flight (emphasis mine):

BBC correspondent Jon Brain, speaking by telephone from aboard the plane, said **the men had been seated at the back of the aircraft - before other passengers had been allowed to board **- and were surrounded by air marshals.

Of course, they could have also flown on a blocked aircraft.


#3

HERE is i story with a pic of the Continental 777 departing with the three on board.

Edit to add that based on the times in the story (arrive Houston ~8:10BST), it was This flight.


#4

Here’s all flights from EGKK to KIAH
flightaware.com/live/findflight/EGKK/KIAH

Only four choices for direct flights. All 777, and only one Continental that has arrived.


#5

Seems the airline really wanted these guys off their aircraft. They made it from London to Housto in less than 2 hours!


#6

Also, this thread is as good of a place as any to add that based on the date, I suspect that This flight was Mr. Lay’s last ride on a private jet.

I have no further proof, just a feeling


#7

That flight was two days after his death. Are you saying they transported his body or that Ken Lay is Alive and Well? :wink:


#8

Yes, alive and well and has moved into a double wide outside Houston with Elvis.


#9

Or, as it was put on Leno last night on Celebrity Jeopardy -

-Catagory: TV Reality Shows
-Answer: Hells Kitchen
Correct question: Where Ken Lay is currently employed.


#10

Deja vu! Jreeves said the same thing and I almost said the same thing.


#11

Is that one of those new low cost carriers?


#12

Yup!


#13

Owned and operated by the same company that runs the “gentlemen’s” establishment of the same name.


#14

Isn’t the Mustang Ranch a subsidiary of said company?


#15

Didn’t Hooters try that? I don’t think it really took off.


#16

THAT’S that problem - they didn’t take it off!