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    Heathrow's T5 opening hit with cancellations and delays

    Despite costing some £4.3 billion, Heathrow's Terminal 5 suffers cancelled flights and baggage delays on its opening day.
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    terminal 5 chaos

    BBC NEWS | UK | Check-in suspended at £4.3bn T5

    just wanted to start a thread for once instead of ruining everyone elses...

    have fun flying...

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    Re: terminal 5 chaos

    I'm flying from Heathrow to India with my girlfriend in May, I'm not sure which terminal we're going from as we haven't booked yet, but I hope if it is this one, I hope they've sorted everything out by then!

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    Re: terminal 5 chaos

    If its to India then its normally Terminal 3 &4.

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    Re: terminal 5 chaos

    Who'se surprised? I mean they spend so much time bragging about how the cases are gonna be there before the passengers and then... it breaks

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    Re: Heathrow's T5 opening hit with cancellations and delays

    oops, don't normally read lifestyle, so sorry for double topic thingy.

    british airways has apologised saying 'a new terminal promised a unique challenge', i wonder how they will cope with a new runway, more air traffic, hence new flightpaths. the air traffic controllers will have a nightmare..

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    Re: Heathrow's T5 opening hit with cancellations and delays

    'Unparalleled comfort & convenience
    with British Airways at Terminal 5..'
    it says on the google link, anyway.....
    There will always be some initial teething problems with something like this, you would expect to allow for it up to a point..., that said, the wider issue is that like the motorways it is always the next one that's going to run like clockwork, & be the solution to the existing shortfall/congestion. It's a short-term approach that implies that 'just one more' will be the end of it, when it never is.

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    Re: Heathrow's T5 opening hit with cancellations and delays

    I feel embarassed being British. I am sure those Singaporeans and Hong Kong people are laughing at this...

    It's hitting the FT, Reuters, Forbes, Bloomberg...

    We planned this for 20 YEARS and we can't even get the basics right (i.e. baggage capacity). They also had a BACKUP baggage system as well. Obviously, both failed...I mean come on...
    Last edited by usxhe190; 28-03-2008 at 12:41 PM.

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    Re: Heathrow's T5 opening hit with cancellations and delays

    just listening to the news updates on this... all too familiar, problems were identified in the run-up to opening but (allegedly) concerns ignored or brushed aside. same old story.

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    Re: Heathrow's T5 opening hit with cancellations and delays

    Can't wait to see how they manage to screw up the 2012 Olympics

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    Re: Heathrow's T5 opening hit with cancellations and delays

    nobody does national cockups like the british

    hands up who still thinks a national identity database w/ id cards is a great idea

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    Re: Heathrow's T5 opening hit with cancellations and delays

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven W View Post
    Can't wait to see how they manage to screw up the 2012 Olympics
    It'll all start when they try to bring the Olympic Torch over, it'll go down as lost baggage. Or better still, it'll be stolen like the '66 World Cup trophy. God bless us British.

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    Re: Heathrow's T5 opening hit with cancellations and delays

    Quote Originally Posted by Parm View Post
    It'll all start when they try to bring the Olympic Torch over, it'll go down as lost baggage. Or better still, it'll be stolen like the '66 World Cup trophy. God bless us British.
    OMG, I totally forgot about that world cup trophy incident.......

    FYI, my friend just left via T5 and you have guessed it, they have lost her luggage.
    Last edited by usxhe190; 31-03-2008 at 11:04 AM.

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    Re: Heathrow's T5 opening hit with cancellations and delays

    Who else can take a brand new custom designed terminal and cock it up to such epic proportions?

    I have seen new airports in India go smoother that this crap.

    And then the retard of a mayor goes as says that with the Crossrail development City airport wont be needed as everyone can just get to Heathrow quicker. Personally, I pay extra to stay the hell away from the ****-up that is Heathrow.
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    Re: Heathrow's T5 opening hit with cancellations and delays

    Quote Originally Posted by Sinizter View Post
    Who else can take a brand new custom designed terminal and cock it up to such epic proportions?

    I have seen new airports in India go smoother that this crap..
    i had no issues with flying in and out of frank pais airport, holguin, cuba. yet landing at gatwick, they lost a third of the luggage for an hour

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