WE’RE FRYING out of Heathrow tomorrow, via Virgin, so we’re naturally keeping an eye on the continuing chaos at Terminal Five.
We’re astonished to see that British Airways has a vision, and that vision means it will change the way you fly forever – that is to say, avoiding BA, presumably, and the shopping mall which includes such well known high street names as, er, Harrods.
This BA page says that the aim of Terminal Five is to replace the queues, the crowds and the stress with space, light and calm.
“The £4.3 billion building is so light, modern and spacious that it’s hard to believe it’s an airport terminal at all.”
Well, it certainly was hard to believe that yesterday. And today one in five frights have been cancelled.
The page continues that there will be huge improvements in punctuality and baggage, with the state of the art system designed specifically for Terminal 5 using “proven technology”.
What a debacle. And BA wouldn’t or couldn’t even find hotels to put up its jilted passengers who were forced to bed down in the “most luxurious air lounge in the world” last night.