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The astonishing facts, stats and trivia behind London Heathrow airport - Express.co.uk

The astonishing facts, stats and trivia behind London Heathrow airport - Express.co.uk | Heathrow | Scoop.it
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The astonishing facts, stats and trivia behind London Heathrow airport
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Heathrow sells more than 26,000 cups of tea, 35,000 cups of coffee and 1,050 bottles of champagne every day.
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Sorry geek jacket on again with Heathrow facts.

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Craig Sumner's curator insight, May 27, 2014 12:10 PM

For a facts and figures person, this is wonderful. My favorite fact was "Every day at Heathrow 1,400 flights take off and land – one every 45 seconds and nearly half a million per year." That really is an impressive number. 

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Heathrow Airport Unveil New Facilities For Disabled Passengers - Reduced Mobility Rights

Heathrow Airport Unveil New Facilities For Disabled Passengers - Reduced Mobility Rights | Heathrow | Scoop.it
Reduced Mobility Rights Heathrow Airport Unveil New Facilities For Disabled Passengers Reduced Mobility Rights In the Spring of 2013 Heathrow began renovations at Terminal 5 in the effort of closing gaps with other airports and provide passengers...
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Well done Heathrow, keep up the good work.

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Take 2 for Terminal 2: Heathrow expects boost from huge new facility

Take 2 for Terminal 2: Heathrow expects boost from huge new facility | Heathrow | Scoop.it
Replacing the old, overcrowded Terminal 2 which had stood since the Fifties, the new facility was today hailed as a cornerstone of Heathrow's revitalisation.
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Heathrow Terminal 2 (T2) The Queen's Terminal is so nearly here. Opening with one flight on the 4th June, with capacity being  gradually  increased over six month to it maximum. The slipstream sculpture by Richard Wilson and the completely new layout of the terminal will mean the flying experience from T2 will become a pleasure again.

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Heathrow restaurants sell ready-to-fly picnics to take on flights

Heathrow restaurants sell ready-to-fly picnics to take on flights | Heathrow | Scoop.it
Flyers can now chow down on take-away boxes prepared at one of the airport's 70 restaurants, which include Gordon Ramsay's Plane Food, Caviar House and Strada.
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Wow what a fantastic idea. With the choice to choose before you board the plane. If only the airport for your return trip would have the same facilities. 

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Heathrow Terminal 2 Shopping • Heathrow Airport LHR Our Guide

Heathrow Terminal 2 Shopping • Heathrow Airport LHR Our Guide | Heathrow | Scoop.it
What Heathrow Terminal 2 Shopping is available. What shops are at Heathrow Terminal 2. Find out. Where are the shops located, check in, departures, arrivals, baggage reclaim.
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Find out what shops and restaurants will be open in the new "Queen's Terminal" at Heathrow airport. We have update our pages to allow you to browse the list of shops. We hope you have a fantastic trip.

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Stunning RWY09L Arrivals | London Heathrow Airport | 14/02/14

1080p HD! Fantastic views of the aircraft actually touching down at Heathrow! There's not that many spots where you can actually see the touch downs, so I wa...
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Fantastic video of planes landing at Heathrow London on a very wet and windy day. The British Airways A380 landing about 2:40 minutes into the video was excellent. 

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Heathrow Airport consults local community on third runway proposal - ATWOnline

Heathrow Airport consults local community on third runway proposal - ATWOnline | Heathrow | Scoop.it
Your Local Guardian Heathrow Airport consults local community on third runway proposal ATWOnline CEO Colin Matthews said, “We believe our proposal to expand Heathrow is the right way to deliver the capacity Britain needs to connect to fast growing...
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With a 140,000 possible households to talk to in 6 weeks about the new runway proposals. Thats a lot of talking.

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niteshpatel's photo on Instagram (Goodbye rainy London @ London Heathrow Airport (LHR) http://t.co/asnWQlofW1)
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Really nice picture taken London Heathrow.

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Heathrow Defies Capacity Cap as A380 Aids Passenger Increase - Bloomberg

Heathrow Defies Capacity Cap as A380 Aids Passenger Increase - Bloomberg | Heathrow | Scoop.it
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Heathrow Defies Capacity Cap as A380 Aids Passenger Increase
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The number of flights to and from Heathrow fell 0.4 percent year-on-year to 469,552 in 2013.
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Interesting stats. Less flights more passenger due to larger aircraft. 

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London's Heathrow Airport brings back the airfield observation deck ...

London's Heathrow Airport brings back the airfield observation deck ... | Heathrow | Scoop.it
London Heathrow Airport has officially opened a new airfield observation deck with 270 degree views. The area is called View Heathrow Observation Deck and is located in Terminal 4 (T4). The airport issued this statement ...
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Excellent news. It has been a long time since you have been able to view planes taking of and landing as as a means of entertainment. My children love it.

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New runway could be built at Heathrow or Gatwick

New runway could be built at Heathrow or Gatwick | Heathrow | Scoop.it
Extra runways at Heathrow and Gatwick airports are among the options put forward by the Government-appointed Airports Commission in its first report today.
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Fantastic news. The much needed expansion for another runway in the South East will be located at either Heathrow and or Gatwick. With the preferred Heathrow option being able to fly an extra 260,000 flights and totaling a new passenger capacity of 130million a year.

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UK weather: thick fog causes cancellation of 100 flights from London City and ... - Evening Standard

UK weather: thick fog causes cancellation of 100 flights from London City and ... - Evening Standard | Heathrow | Scoop.it
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UK weather: thick fog causes cancellation of 100 flights from London City and ...
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What do you do when your flight is cancelled and you are at the airport, waiting to catch the next available flight?

 

Do you know your rights?

 

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/flight-delays

 

 

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The flight before Christmas

The flight before Christmas | Heathrow | Scoop.it
Heathrow Airport media centre - Heathrow prepares for the Christmas getaway
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Are you travelling through Heathrow this Christmas 2013? If so you may see The Snowman and Snow Dog Character at Heathrow this December and on the 12th Dec at 11am the London Philharmonic Orchestra with be performing the theme song, ‘Light the Night’ from the film.

 

Please note the 20th Dec 2013 is expected to be the busiest travel day at Heathrow with over 115,000 departing...

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The astonishing facts, stats and trivia behind London Heathrow airport - Express.co.uk

The astonishing facts, stats and trivia behind London Heathrow airport - Express.co.uk | Heathrow | Scoop.it
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The astonishing facts, stats and trivia behind London Heathrow airport
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Heathrow sells more than 26,000 cups of tea, 35,000 cups of coffee and 1,050 bottles of champagne every day.
Craig Sumner's insight:

For a facts and figures person, this is wonderful. My favorite fact was "Every day at Heathrow 1,400 flights take off and land – one every 45 seconds and nearly half a million per year." That really is an impressive number. 

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Craig Sumner's curator insight, March 24, 2015 5:38 AM

Sorry geek jacket on again with Heathrow facts.

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Willie Walsh interview: Gatwick or Heathrow? It's just no contest, says IAG boss - The Independent

Willie Walsh interview: Gatwick or Heathrow? It's just no contest, says IAG boss - The Independent | Heathrow | Scoop.it
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Willie Walsh interview: Gatwick or Heathrow? It's just no contest, says IAG boss
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It takes in virtually the whole of Heathrow airport.
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A very interesting view, which I have to agree with. If you fly into the UK from Beijing travelling to New York you do not want to have to change airports from Heathrow to Gatwick, which at rush hour or times the computers go down could take you 4 -5 hours from when you flight lands. 

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Top ten most embarrassing moments at airport security

Top ten most embarrassing moments at airport security | Heathrow | Scoop.it
Unleashed sex toys, soap powder mistaken for Class A drugs and the discovery of a large collection of pornographic 'literature'. Airport security is a hotbed of embarrassment for some travellers.
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A fantastic read about embarrassing stories from passengers at Airport Security.  Do you have a story that you would like to share?

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Singapore crowned the best airport in the world and Heathrow scoops top terminal - Daily Mail

Singapore crowned the best airport in the world and Heathrow scoops top terminal - Daily Mail | Heathrow | Scoop.it
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Singapore crowned the best airport in the world and Heathrow scoops top terminal
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An airport boasting a butterfly garden has been named the best in the world by travellers in a prestigious survey.
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Heathrow Terminal 5 (T5) the best terminal in the world. Well done Heathrow. I am looking forward to the new Heathrow Queen's Terminal (T2).

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Heathrow iPark Meet and Greet valet parking fuels our anger - The Guardian

Heathrow iPark Meet and Greet valet parking fuels our anger - The Guardian | Heathrow | Scoop.it
The Guardian Heathrow iPark Meet and Greet valet parking fuels our anger The Guardian As there was no public transport I found a company called iPark Meet and Greet online and got a quote of £75.24 for collecting our car at Terminal 3 Heathrow...
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Well warned. You are giving the valet your car for the duration of your trip. I take a photo of my mileage, fuel level and I do a video of them walking around the car checking it for dents. Then at least I have some proof. 

 

This is also the same procedure when picking up and dropping of hire cars. 

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Google Glass worn by Virgin Atlantic staff to assist passengers at London’s Heathrow airport

Google Glass worn by Virgin Atlantic staff to assist passengers at London’s Heathrow airport | Heathrow | Scoop.it
In an effort to make its airline service more glamorous and personalized, Virgin Atlantic is equipping some of its concierge staff with Google Glass at London's Heathrow airport.

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Google glasses for staff, to help them find information for upper class flyers on Virgin Atlantic such as weather at the destination, possibly a bit low key. It would have been a much more personalised service if it included facial recognition with historical flying information, "Hello Mr Smith, i hope you well today. As you have flown with us 8 time this year would you like a window seat with your usual drink this morning?". Now that would be fantastic.....

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What happens to your bag at airports? Behind the scenes at Heathrow T5

What happens to your bag at airports? Behind the scenes at Heathrow T5 | Heathrow | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: The structure at the airport in South-West London is made up of a large conveyor belt-based handling system overlaid with a fast-track network. (What happens to your bag at airports?
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It is amazing. Fantastic write up about what happens behind the sceens at Heathrow T5 when you say good bye to your hold luggage.

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Twitter / genesimmons: My favorite lounge – Virgin ...

Twitter / genesimmons: My favorite lounge – Virgin ... | Heathrow | Scoop.it
My favorite lounge – Virgin at London's . Heathrow airport. Cool as a cucumber. http://t.co/hlnKRly54e
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Do you have a prefered lounge at Heathrow like Gene Simmons? The Virgin lounge does look fantastic.

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Best Airports For Shopping Features Schiphol, Heathrow Among The Top - Huffington Post Canada

Best Airports For Shopping Features Schiphol, Heathrow Among The Top - Huffington Post Canada | Heathrow | Scoop.it
Best Airports For Shopping Features Schiphol, Heathrow Among The Top Huffington Post Canada (Relaxnews) - The holidays are here, and the world's airports are abuzz with winter vacationers, many of whom will seize the opportunity to finish their...
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Which airport do you think are the best for shopping? Heathrow, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, etc?  

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Whether or not it's Heathrow, airport expansion is just another glamorous project for the rich

Whether or not it's Heathrow, airport expansion is just another glamorous project for the rich | Heathrow | Scoop.it
Simon Jenkins: David Cameron's Heathrow U-turn capitulated to the toughest corporate lobby of our times and its claims of what's best for 'UK plc'
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A very interesting article about the proposed expansion of Heathrow. Simon Jenkins does have a point that the proposed Heathrow North West runway expansion would mean that there would be two flight paths one north and one south of Windsor.

 

You can see the map on the Heathrow proposed expansion article below: http://heathrow-airport-our-guide.com/news/three-proposals-for-additional-runways-at-heathrow/

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Lewis Hamilton travels first class to Frankfurt with his pet bulldogs

Lewis Hamilton travels first class to Frankfurt with his pet bulldogs | Heathrow | Scoop.it
The pair were evident as F1 ace Lewis strolled through Heathrow Airport on Saturday.
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Its a dogs life. Your dogs can travel with you in style from Heathrow as proved by Lewis Hamilton, formula one driver, but we are not sure he and his dogs are travelling in economy.

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Have you been Christmas shopping? Penny Lancaster arrives at Heathrow ... - Daily Mail

Have you been Christmas shopping? Penny Lancaster arrives at Heathrow ... - Daily Mail | Heathrow | Scoop.it
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Have you been Christmas shopping? Penny Lancaster arrives at Heathrow ...
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Twelve suitcases, I bet she did not fly with Ryanair?

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