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Terminal 5

I can probably think of far worse things… I personally laughed at it, declaring it to be a typically British event!

delays at heathrow terminal 4

Creative Commons License photo credit: ricoeurian

Apparently Heathrow Airport’s T5 was a source of “National Embarrassment” during it’s opening month, this March. Problems ranged from:

  • Cancelled flights
  • Thousands of bags going missing
  • Long queues

Sounds like a pretty normal trip to the airport as far as I’m concerned!!!

Alright 36,584 people turned up on the first day, and faced long queues with no idea what was going on, and luggage was sorted off-site (23,205 bags manually!).

Street Fighter Alpha: Generations dvd

I’ve got to be honest, I would never have gone there on opening day!!

Personally I don’t think it’s a national embarrassment, but maybe is an embarrassment to those that declared it would open and work to perfection on the first day.

This entry was posted on Monday, November 3rd, 2008 at 4:50 pm and is filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

Comments (1)


  1. Tim Almond says:

    Yup. A new restaurant, cinema, whatever… thanks, but I rarely have confidence that things are fully operational when they open. I’ll let other people have that pleasure.

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