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by Dave Rose

A business trip in London gave me the opportunity to try out the new Premier Inn at T4. As its new, the rates are low, and car parking is now £15 per day, although with only 25 spaces available, you need to book it. Access is round the back of the T4 Hilton, be careful not to join the A30 (As I did) and enter the underground car park. The hotel has 7 floors, I had e-mailed asking for a runway view and was duly allotted room 763. The hotel is triangular, with an A30 view, and a Hilton view, along with the runway view, so be carefull. There are also rooms classed as with a runway view, but are angled more towards the BA hangars, so dont give a terminal view, these would be OK for 27L arrivals only.

I arrived at 2pm (earliest check-in time) and started logging. Room 763 is the last room on the right side, and has a radar stack off to the left, although everything can be seen. Landings changed to 27L at 3pm, so got the camera out and bagged a few.

Here is the view from 763 - HERE

Shooting is through 2 pains of glass, although its not tinted but shots are sharper when straight ahead, due to distortion. The rest of the shots are  - HERE  along with some departure shots taken at the south-side fuel station.

I had not been to LHR for a year or so, so lots of new frames were in the bag, here are some of the tastier morsels - HERE  HERE   HERE  HERE  HERE  HERE  HERE   HERE

To summarise, I am sure this PTI will become the spotter hotel of choice at LHR, rooms are cheap (for now) and views are good. There is an on-site Restaurant, bar and Costa Coffee to keep the energy levels up, I would certainly recommend it.

LHR 8/8

4R-ALO Airbus A330343E 1650 Srilankan
4X-ECF Boeing  777258(ER) 36084 El Al Israel Airlines
5Y-KZC Boeing  7878 36040 Kenya Airways
7T-VKO Boeing  7378D6 60751 Air Algerie
9K-AOL Boeing  777300(ER) 62569 Kuwait Airways
9M-MNF Airbus A380841 114 Malaysia Airlines
9V-SKM Airbus A380841 65 Singapore Airlines
9V-SWY Boeing  777312(ER) 42238 Singapore Airlines
A6-APC Airbus A380861 176 Etihad Airways
A6-API Airbus A380861 233 Etihad Airways
A6-EEC Airbus A380861 110 Emirates Airlines
A6-EES Airbus A380861 140 Emirates Airlines
A6-EEX Airbus A380861 154 Emirates Airlines
A6-EUC Airbus A380861 214 Emirates Airlines
A7-ADA Airbus A320232 1566 Qatar Airways
A7-ADC Airbus A320232 1773 Qatar Airways
A7-ADD Airbus A320232 1895 Qatar Airways
A7-ADE Airbus A320232 1957 Qatar Airways
A7-ADF Airbus A320232 2097 Qatar Airways
A7-ADG Airbus A320232 2121 Qatar Airways
A7-ADI Airbus A320232 2161 Qatar Airways
A7-ALH Airbus A350941 12 Qatar Airways
A7-APC Airbus A380861 145 Qatar Airways
A7-BAF Boeing  7773DZ(ER) 37661 Qatar Airways
A7-BAF Boeing  7773DZ(ER) 37661 Qatar Airways
A7-BED Boeing  7773DZ(ER) 60330 Qatar Airways
A7-LAA Airbus A320214(SL) 6347 Qatar Airways
AP-BMS Boeing  7773Q8(ER) 35782 Pakistan International Airlines
B-1428 Boeing  777300(ER) 63355 Air China
B-16710 Boeing  77735E(ER) 32641 EVA Air
B-2020 Boeing  77739P(ER) 43272 China Eastern Airlines
B-2088 Boeing  77739L(ER) 38668 Air China
B-2725 Boeing  7878 34923 China Southern Airlines
B-2735 Boeing  7878 34928 China Southern Airlines
B-HNR Boeing  777367(ER) 60724 Cathay Pacific Airways
B-KPF Boeing  777367(ER) 36832 Cathay Pacific Airways
B-KPQ Boeing  777367(ER) 36162 Cathay Pacific Airways
B-KPX Boeing  777367(ER) 37897 Cathay Pacific Airways
B-KQF Boeing  777367(ER) 41428 Cathay Pacific Airways
C-FGDZ Boeing  7879 37173 Air Canada
C-FIVS Boeing  777333(ER) 35784 Air Canada
C-FNOG Boeing  7879 35266 Air Canada
CN-RGM Boeing  7378B6 33074 Royal Air Maroc
CN-RNV Boeing  7377B6 28988 Royal Air Maroc
CS-TNU Airbus A320214 4106 TAP Portugal
D-ABGR Airbus A319112 3704 Eurowings
D-AEAG Airbus A300B4-622R 621 DHL Worldwide Courier Express
D-AEAS Airbus A300B4-622R 737 DHL Worldwide Courier Express
D-AEWK Airbus A320214(SL) 7261 Eurowings
D-AEWL Airbus A320214(SL) 7263 Eurowings
D-AEWO Airbus A320214(SL) 7394 Eurowings
D-AEWV Airbus A320214(SL) 7545 Eurowings
D-AIDU Airbus A321231 5186 Lufthansa
D-AINA Airbus A320271N(SL) 6801 Lufthansa
D-AINE Airbus A320271N(SL) 7103 Lufthansa
D-AIUV Airbus A320214(SL) 7174 Lufthansa
D-AIUY Airbus A320214(SL) 7355 Lufthansa
EC-JPU Airbus A340642 744 Iberia
EC-JXJ Airbus A319111 2889 Iberia
EC-LYE Airbus A320216(SL) 5729 Iberia Express
EC-MDK Airbus A320214(SL) 6328 Iberia
EI-FNJ Airbus A320216 3174 Aer Lingus
EI-FPA Canadair Regional-Jet900NG 15398 SAS Scandinavian Airlines
EI-FPF Canadair Regional-Jet900NG 15403 SAS Scandinavian Airlines
EP-IJA Airbus A330243 1540 Iran Air
ET-ATY Airbus A350941 89 Ethiopian Airlines
F-GRXM Airbus A319112 2961 Air France
F-GKXY Airbus A320214 4105 Air France
G-PRPD de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402NG 4332 Flybe
G-VCRU Boeing  7879 37972 Virgin Atlantic
G-ZBKO Boeing  7879 38631 British Airways
G-ZBKP Boeing  7879 38632 British Airways
HB-JBD Bombardier CS-100BD-500-1A10 50013 Swiss Global Air Lines
HL7619 Airbus A380861 96 Korean Air
HL8254 Boeing  77728E(ER) 40198 Asiana Airlines
HS-TKR Boeing  7773AL(ER) 41527 Thai Airways International
HS-TUB Airbus A380841 93 Thai Airways International
HZ-AK20 Boeing  777368(ER) 41058 Saudia
HZ-AK38 Boeing  777300(ER) 61597 Saudia
JA787A Boeing  777381(ER) 37949 All Nippon Airways
JY-BAA Boeing  7878 37983 Royal Jordanian Airlines
LN-RPO Boeing  737883 30467 SAS Scandinavian Airlines
LN-RRB Boeing  737783 32276 SAS Scandinavian Airlines
LZ-PLO Embraer Emb-190100AR 19000584 Bulgaria Air
N13954 Boeing  7879 36405 United Airlines
N1610D Boeing  767332(ER) 30594 Delta Air Lines
N171DZ Boeing  767332(ER) 29690 Delta Air Lines
N174DZ Boeing  767332(ER) 29693 Delta Air Lines
N29968 Boeing  7879 60141 United Airlines
N38950 Boeing  7879 36401 United Airlines
N651UA Boeing  767322(ER) 25389 United Airlines
N722AN Boeing  777323(ER) 31547 American Airlines
N728AN Boeing  777323(ER) 31553 American Airlines
N729AN Boeing  777323(ER) 33127 American Airlines
N730AN Boeing  777323(ER) 31554 American Airlines
N732AN Boeing  777323(ER) 31549 American Airlines
N794AV Boeing  7878 39406 Avianca
N802AN Boeing  7878 40620 American Airlines
N804AN Boeing  7878 40622 American Airlines
N817AN Boeing  7878 40635 American Airlines
N964AM Boeing  7878 35307 Aeromexico
OE-LBJ Airbus A320214 1553 Austrian Airlines
OH-LVA Airbus A319112 1073 Finnair
OH-LVI Airbus A319112 1364 Finnair
OO-SSX Airbus A319111 2260 Brussels Airlines
OO-TCQ Airbus A320214 2114 Brussels Airlines
OY-KAL Airbus A320232 2883 SAS Scandinavian Airlines
P4-KCU Boeing  75723N 27971 Air Astana
PH-EXH Embraer Emb-175200STD 17000564 KLM cityhopper
PK-GIF Douglas DC-1030 46686 Instructional Airframe
PT-MUI Boeing  77732W(ER) 40589 LATAM Brasil
RP-C3435 Airbus A340313X 302 Philippine Airlines
SE-DOY Airbus A320251N(SL) 7499 SAS Scandinavian Airlines
SU-GEH Boeing  737866 63800 EgyptAir
SE-RET Boeing  73776N 32734 SAS Scandinavian Airlines
SE-ROB Airbus A320251N(SL) 7676 SAS Scandinavian Airlines
SP-LWD Boeing  73789P 32802 LOT Polish Airlines
SU-GDM Boeing  77736N(ER) 38285 EgyptAir
SX-DGA Airbus A321231 3878 Aegean Airlines
SX-DNA Airbus A320232(SL) 6655 Aegean Airlines
SX-DVO Airbus A321232 3462 Aegean Airlines
TC-JJY Boeing  7773F2(ER) 44120 THY Turkish Airlines
TC-JST Airbus A321231(SL) 6682 THY Turkish Airlines
TC-JTA Airbus A321231(SL) 6781 THY Turkish Airlines
TC-LOA Airbus A330343E 1483 THY Turkish Airlines
TF-ISP Boeing  767319(ER) 26971 Icelandair
V8-DLC Boeing  7878 34789 Royal Brunei Airlines
VP-BBR Boeing  7878 37920 Azerbaijan Airlines
VP-BUH Boeing  757231 30339 Uzbekistan Airways
VQ-BBG Airbus A330243 1047 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VQ-BQX Airbus A330343X 1232 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VT-ANY Boeing  7878 36296 Air India
ZK-OKS Boeing  777319(ER) 44547 Air New Zealand

LHR 9/8

9M-MND Airbus A380841 89 Malaysia Airlines
9V-SKK Airbus A380841 51 Singapore Airlines
9V-SWZ Boeing  777312(ER) 42239 Singapore Airlines
A4O-DE Airbus A330343X 1093 Oman Air
A6-APD Airbus A380861 180 Etihad Airways
A6-EEB Airbus A380861 109 Emirates Airlines
A7-ADC Airbus A320232 1773 Qatar Airways
B-2726 Boeing  7878 34924 China Southern Airlines
B-KPC Boeing  777367(ER) 34432 Cathay Pacific Airways
B-KPP Boeing  777367(ER) 36164 Cathay Pacific Airways
C-FIUL Boeing  777333(ER) 35255 Air Canada
D-AIUO Airbus A320214(SL) 6636 Lufthansa
ET-AUB Airbus A350941 120 Ethiopian Airlines
F-HEPG Airbus A320214(SL) 5802 Air France
HS-TUE Airbus A380841 125 Thai Airways International
N1200K Boeing  767332(ER) 28457 Delta Air Lines
N169DZ Boeing  767332(ER) 29689 Delta Air Lines
N172DZ Boeing  767332(ER) 29691 Delta Air Lines
N182DN Boeing  767332(ER) 25987 Delta Air Lines
N204UA Boeing  777222(ER) 28713 United Airlines
N641UA Boeing  767322(ER) 25091 United Airlines
N721AN Boeing  777323(ER) 31546 American Airlines
N726AN Boeing  777323(ER) 31550 American Airlines
N733AR Boeing  777323(ER) 33524 American Airlines
N801AC Boeing  7878 40619 American Airlines
V8-DLD Boeing  7878 34788 Royal Brunei Airlines
VH-OQL Airbus A380841 74 QANTAS
VN-A861 Boeing  7879 35151 Vietnam Airlines
VT-ANE Boeing  7878 36280 Air India
VT-JEU Boeing  77735R(ER) 35160 Jet Airways
ZS-SXV Airbus A330243 1249 South African Airways
ZS-SXW Airbus A330243 1236 South African Airways