Today, 27th October, is the official start of the Winter flying season. This is the day when most airlines change their timetables and schedules.
There are seven terminal changes by British Airways which take effect today:
Terminal 5 to Terminal 3: Billund, Hanover, Zagreb, San Diego
Terminal 3 to Terminal 5: Luxembourg, Lyon, Phoenix
Today is also the first day for the Virgin Atlantic service to Mumbai. This is to fill the gap left by the collapse of Jet Airways earlier in the year.
The Mumbai service will have an early morning arrival into, and departure from, Heathrow in order to connect with as many UK-North America flights as possible.
The outbound will leave Heathrow at 10.15, arrving at 00.40
The return will leave Mumbai at 02.55, arriving at 07.35
It will use a Boeing 787-9 aircraft with 31 Upper Class seats, 35 Premium and 192 Economy.
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