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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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

Last week, the government finally made a decision that had been put off by successive Prime Ministers for around 20 years. It concluded, at long last, that Heathrow Airport would be getting a third runway. Read More >>

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Heathrow’s Third Runway Could Bridge the M25

The transport secretary clearly has some ideas about the form Heathrow's newly confirmed third runway will take, suggesting today that it might use a gently sloping ramp over the M25 to chuck planes full of drunk people towards the continent and beyond. Read More >>

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Is Expanding Heathrow the Best Choice for the UK?

According to government sources quoted by the BBC, Heathrow is definitely going to get its third runway. The news comes courtesy of insiders that say the committee responsible has made the decision quietly, and it'll be announced today by the Transport Secretary. Read More >>