transport
UK Flights Axed as IT Fail Downs British Airways Systems

British Airways thought it was going to have a decent week thanks to pilots cancelling a planned strike, but oh no, it's all gone wrong anyway, thanks to an IT disaster taking out UK-facing check-in systems and forcing the airline to cancel numerous flights. Read More >>

environment
Environmentalists Granted Appeal Against Heathrow’s Third Runway

The Court of Appeal is to open its doors to people in walking boots and waterproof trousers soon, as a group of environmentalists led by Plan B has been granted a hearing of its complaints regarding the seemingly unstoppable fleet of heavy plant equipment about to start work on Heathrow's third runway. Read More >>

travel
Heathrow Goes Back To School As White Boards And Markers Replace A Broken Computer System

Last month Gatwick was hit with an IT glitch that killed its flight information screens, forcing staff to write down information on a whiteboard and shout at the big crowd of passengers squinting at the rubbish handwriting. It seems that these issues aren't restricted to the south London airport, because yesterday Heathrow was hit with a similar issue. As you would expect, the solution turned out to be very similar. Read More >>

transport
Welcome to the UK – Here’s a Massive Queue and a Packet of Crisps

People landing at Heathrow from countries outside of the European Economic Area are facing such lengthy queues to have their passports looked at that airlines are handing out drinks and snacks to stop people passing out or kicking off, with border control routinely keeping visitors lining up at passport control for more than two hours. Read More >>

transport
Passengers Left on Planes at Heathrow as Staff Watched World Cup Games

Pity anyone trying to land or get off an aeroplane in the UK this evening, as during one previous World Cup match travellers were left on aeroplanes as border staff took time off to watch the England team scrape through on penalties against Colombia. Read More >>

transport
How To Build A Brand New Airport – Without Heathrow’s Baggage

Last night, Parliament finally made a decision that had been put off for decades. It voted that, at long last, that Heathrow Airport would be getting a third runway. Read More >>

star wars
Heathrow Airport Wins Star Wars Day

When it comes to a specific 'day' in the calendar, there's a tendency for brands and big companies to takeover and use it to advertise themselves or peddle you stuff you don't really need. Like April Fool's Day, which is now less about pranks and more about big brands acting as though you'll fall for their outlandish shtick.  But sometimes things work out ok, like how Heathrow Airport decided to celebrate Star Wars day. Read More >>

transport
Heathrow Considers Declaring Itself a Low-Emission Zone and Charging Drivers to Enter

Heathrow is thinking about setting a new world record for irony, revealing that one way it might be able to meet its environmental commitments and build a whole new runway is to declare itself a low-emission zone and charge car drivers a congestion fee for entering the airport. As if dad's not already stressed enough about going on sodding holiday. Read More >>

drones
Heathrow Drone Near-Miss Was Nearest Miss Yet

A plane taking off from Heathrow very nearly achieved the milestone of being the first passenger jet drone casualty, with the UK's air safety watchdog saying that someone's drone came within 20 feet of colliding with the plane. Read More >>

transport
Buy the Baggage Carousel of Your Dreams in Heathrow’s Terminal 1 Auction

Heathrow is preparing a once in a lifetime sale of staggering historical travel artefacts, with an auction of the entire contents of the abandoned Terminal 1 building about to start. And yes, you really can have a baggage carousel that still works. Read More >>

transport
Heathrow Teases More Affordable Phased Expansion Plan

Heathrow has announced a plan to announce something, revealing that its version of the consultation about What To Do With The Airport is coming in mid January. Read More >>

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security
Someone Dropped Their Heathrow Security Blueprint USB Stick

A USB stick containing a stash of security information for Heathrow Airport has apparently been found in the street, which would suggest that Mr Bean has been planning some sort of terrorist atrocity. Read More >>

transport
Heathrow’s Extra Runway Needs Another Public Consultation

A third runway for Heathrow still isn't a done deal, you know, and the prospect of new delays to the start of the project have been raised by news that another consultation over the plan is to be launched. Read More >>

transport
Police Called to Heathrow Runway After Two-Day Flight Delay

Armed police were apparently called to a flight sitting on the runway at Heathrow last weekend, as passenger fury over a two-day flight delay — including two aborted takeoff attempts — spilled over. Read More >>

environment
Heathrow Says Gentle Terraforming Could Offset Runway #3’s Carbon Output

Heathrow has come up with a plan to try to get the environmentalists on its side with the coming of its third runway, suggesting that the site could eventually be considered carbon neutral thanks to an odd solution that has nothing to do with the business of ferrying people abroad. Read More >>