The weekend’s media has been crammed with reports on Terminal 5′s atrocious start. Borkowski eloquently dissects BA’s immediate reaction - which for the most part I agree with, save that I would have liked a more open and honest answer straight away rather than fudging along for over 24 hours.
However, a couple of things have struck me since – not least Friday’s Economist (subscription only), which included three large features on Heathrow airport, looking forward to the opening of T5 as a new dawn for the blighted airport. Demonstrating in the clearest terms the pitfalls of being a weekly title in a world of 24-hour media the articles still had resonance – highlighting Britain’s continued inability to grasp the transport infrastructure nettle or with sufficient gusto as to deliver a decent system. (more…)