So the decision has been made to give Heathrow another runway. Some comementators are already suggesting it may never be built. I hope it never is for all the aggravation it will cause. They should have expanded Gatwick, this will have caused Heathrow to change within its own parameters to create a better, more efficient Heathrow. This is called competetion and it is what Heathrow Airport needs. I do think Gatwick can provide this competition.
I have spent so much time in both airports as a frequent flyer and in my opinion Heathrow has to improve itself by changing what it already has. 5 terminals and they really cannot get an airport right for a customer.
Gatwick needs a kick up the bum and new runways would give Gatwick that. Gatwick can do better. They do well for their customer but need to get the builders in!
What angers me even more is the land take at Heathrow for a new runway and the disruption that will be caused to the M25 during construction. I do feel very sorry for the people that will lose their homes, speaking as someone who lives in the path of CrossRail 2 and may have to lose their home as a result, I can both empathise and sympathise with them at this time.
So many people on so many levels are against Heathrow expansion including high level politicians.
In my opinion another botched government decision at the highest level.
Some of you may have enjoyed the Introducing “Swiss” blog below detailing Swiss’ adventures with airport security. Unfortunately Swiss was captured by the plod at Malaga Airport last night and thus tales of his adventures will be no more. Swiss has had an important contribution to make not only to my mobile office but to highlighting how crap airport security is at British Airports especially Heathrow and Gatwick. So Swiss’s demise asks an important question. If a knife can get through twice in 12 months, what else is getting through security that shouldn’t be there? Secondly what are airport security staff doing all day long because they are not by the looks of it doing their jobs properly!
Right you lot my name is Swiss or Mr Swiss Army-Knife and I live in the bag that serves as Court’s mobile office with my mates SD Card and Memory-Stick. Here is a piccy of me outside my gaff. And here is a piccy of me chilling with my homies: Why am I sharing all this with you? Well my mates get to go to exotic places on aeroplanes all the time such as Glasgow, Aberdeen and Frankfurt but I don’t because of security reasons. getting me through Airport security is almost impossible, well I say almost, so for that reason the best I can hope for is a trip to Skegness, or is it? For those of those of you that don’t know Court used to fly a lot and still travels a lot, he seems permanantly attached to his mobile office and his Samsonite cabin bag. Anyway he is also forgetful and last year left me in the bag for a trip to Luxembourg. Yes I made it through security at Heathrow Terminal 5. I still don’t know how I managed it. Anyway Court was doing some work on a top security site that mean’t he had to go through airport style security to get to his desk. This security is run by G4S, you know the guys that cocked up security at the London Olympics. Well the found me and Court was oblivious! He was also scared to take me back through security at Luxembourg Airport for fear of losing me. Bless his cotton socks! So I spent a few weeks living in a desk whilst arrangements were made for me to travel back to London in a car with one of Courts mad man mates. Rumour, legend and folklore has it that when this guy is drunk he drives in a straight line and obeys speed limits on this trip he was sober! That was last year.This week Court was forgetful again and I got taken on a trip to Gatwick Airport. Rumour, legend and folklore has it that Court owns Gatwick Airport. Let me assure you that this is utter bollocks and he just struts about like he owns the place! Any way I was bricking it when I got shoved through security but yes I made it. That’s two trips through airport security unscathed. What are these security boys playing at? I amazed I am I thought security was tight at airports? How did I manage it? Anyway enough for now more on my adventures soon. Lots of love Swiss