It starts most days about five in the morning, as planes begin their final approach to Heathrow. Almost immediately, a queue forms. “Red eye” flights arrive from North America that have taken off just before the continent’s airports closed for the night, together with flights from the Middle East that are avoiding hot and heavy expensive fuel burning take offs by taking advantage of lower overnight temperatures. Flights from India, the Far East, Australasia and South Africa add to the ...
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