Making the best of the bad weather – BMI flies staff between London airports

London is blanketed under some of the worst snow it has seen in years. Jeff posted a cool video clip of a very white London yesterday, but with the brutal winter we have suffered through here in the Midwest, I can’t help but feel they are just not used to a what a real winter looks like.

When roads are bad, things tend to be pretty bad at the airport too – staff get in late, passengers miss their flights, and eventually things just shutdown.

The bad weather did not deter UK airline BMI, who found themselves with a large number of staff stuck at London Gatwick, with no safe way to get back home. So, what to do when you are an airline? You grab the keys to one of your planes, and shuttle them to an airport that is closer to home, and easier to grab public transit from back into the city.

As you can see from the flight schedule above, the 40 mile flight from Gatwick to Heathrow still took 50 minutes, which just goes to show that everyone suffers from the busy air traffic at these airports.