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    Flying Messenger service closure

    We launched our Flying Messenger SMS service in May 2005. At that time, choosing a phone meant soapbar or clamshell; camera-phones were just starting to appear on the market.

    Times change. Today the mobile web and smartphone apps offer better information, when you need it, at no additional cost. Paid SMS services are decreasing in popularity, and we have reached the point where it's no longer cost-effective to provide Flying Messenger.

    We have therefore made the decision to close this service as of 30th November 2018. No further service requests will be answered.

    If you have been a Flying Messenger customer — thank you! We hope our smartphone app and website will continue to provide you with an unrivalled flight information service, and more besides.

    If you wish to contact us about the service closure, please email website_feedback@heathrow.com.