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

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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!).

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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.