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hutch0
Date: 2008-04-06 23:19
Subject: meanwhile, things are still going well at T5...
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At Heathrow, a little over a week after its embarrassing opening, Terminal 5 has become a paragon of modern airports.
Not.
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Kat: coffee with cream
User: artykat
Date: 2008-04-06 23:49 (UTC)
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BTW, how much snow did you get where you are?
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-07 20:22 (UTC)
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We woke up yesterday morning to about an inch and a half of very fluffy snow. Then the sun came out and by mid-afternoon it was mostly gone.
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RealThog: morgan brighteyes
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-07 00:38 (UTC)
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"Terminal 5 has become a paragon of modern airports"

Well, in a certain way it has, hasn't it?
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-07 20:39 (UTC)
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I do wonder if Richard Rogers hasn't inadvertently designed a building of such a shape that it drains all the bad luck out of other airports and concentrates it in one place.
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Chris
User: camies
Date: 2008-04-07 10:40 (UTC)
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The planning application enquiry for T5 was held in an empty swimming pool in a hotel on the edge of Heathrow Airport (the Ramada Hotel - I was involved in setting up the IT for it - set up the Dataease and Cardbox dbs the article refers to).

Appropriately Ballardian?

Edited at 2008-04-07 10:41 am (UTC)
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-07 20:24 (UTC)
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Oh yes. And very English.
After spending the weekend there at EasterCon, I thought the whole area was Ballardian. All we need right now is for the T5 passengers to start worshipping their own Messiah and marching on Hanwell...
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2008-04-08 07:26 (UTC)
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Terminal 5 has even managed to screw up about 150 people in Santa Cruz County, California. We were expecting a batch of foreign exchange students today in the early evening, but so much of their luggage went missing as they sat at Heathrow for some many hours, that we are just settling in at it's well after midnight now.

So much for me thinking "Well, that's happening half a world away. No need to chime in on the Hutch banter."

-the other jean-marie
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-08 21:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yep. When we kark up, the world sits up and listens.
There was a story in one of the papers yesterday to the effect that a significant percentage of the people who had their baggage lost might never see it again. Ever.
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