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Heathrow third runway

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The third runway is to go ahead..... 

One minute we've got a housing crisis and care about the environment then the next we're knocking thousands of houses down to build a runway....

Imho, it would be better using regional airports more. One guy was on the telly complaining about it taking ten days to fly freight to America. Why does commercial freight need to fly from Heathrow?

This is another example of quality of life being sacrificed for GDP.

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7 minutes ago, Great Guy said:

The third runway is to go ahead..... 

One minute we've got a housing crisis and care about the environment then the next we're knocking thousands of houses down to build a runway....

Imho, it would be better using regional airports more to discourage flying . One guy was on the telly complaining about it taking ten days to fly freight to America. Why does commercial freight need to fly from Heathrow?

This is another example of quality of life being sacrificed for GDP.

FIFY. :)

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Ive thought about this.

They need to satpy Fuckit to Heathrow and built the new runway sonewhere near Northampton.

Plug the airport into a1and east coast mainline. Aim for 1h train to cèntral to London.

They could fund it by selling heathrow off housing.

This way theyd be building it on a cheap empty sute - look at google maps.

They shift evonomic activity out of London.

And create employment in a blackspot.

And id be 2h quicker travel time back north.

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I think the only issue with regional airports is they aren't big enough to fly to all the locations you need to go,  so you will probably still end up connecting through Heathrow or Manchester anyway..  which means you will still need the extra runways there as well.

Regional airports are good for dedicated package holiday flights to a limited number of destinations..  but that's about it.

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44 minutes ago, spygirl said:

Ive thought about this.

They need to satpy Fuckit to Heathrow and built the new runway sonewhere near Northampton.

Plug the airport into a1and east coast mainline. Aim for 1h train to cèntral to London.

They could fund it by selling heathrow off housing.

This way theyd be building it on a cheap empty sute - look at google maps.

They shift evonomic activity out of London.

And create employment in a blackspot.

And id be 2h quicker travel time back north.

Spot on.

The ideal location for the UKs main airport is somewhere north of London and south of Birmingham.

David Cameron's old constituency would be a perfect location

Edited by Virgil Caine

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44 minutes ago, spygirl said:

Ive thought about this.

They need to satpy Fuckit to Heathrow and built the new runway sonewhere near Northampton.

Plug the airport into a1and east coast mainline. Aim for 1h train to cèntral to London.

They could fund it by selling heathrow off housing.

This way theyd be building it on a cheap empty sute - look at google maps.

They shift evonomic activity out of London.

And create employment in a blackspot.

And id be 2h quicker travel time back north.

Yeah but, we don’t want anymore people in the north. Ta very much. 

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Just now, One percent said:

Yeah but, we don’t want anymore people in the north. Ta very much. 

Its the midlands. Win win.

3 minutes ago, Happy Renting said:

...and today's Spygirl Word is

'evonomic'.

Discuss.

The c is adjacent to v on my tablet on screen tablet.

I dint lift my finger high enough as i touch tap.

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2 hours ago, Libspero said:

I think the only issue with regional airports is they aren't big enough to fly to all the locations you need to go,  so you will probably still end up connecting through Heathrow or Manchester anyway..  which means you will still need the extra runways there as well.

Regional airports are good for dedicated package holiday flights to a limited number of destinations..  but that's about it.

Why not just build a brand new UK airport in central UK or central England and close down Heathrow, it does not even have a railway station (think something like Schipol). And until recently Terminal 2 was a converted short term car park.. Germany closed the old Berlin airport and built a new one and Hungary had the old one and the new one. And Nigeria (my team and next winners of the world cup) together with Brazil even relocated at built new capital cities. They will not do or even consider having anything outside London and will not be happy until all jobs are in London and we are commuting from Glasgow and Manchester to work at our computer screens.

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I don't see how they can get the economic justification for this. Ok, a bigger airport will mean more tourists, however it also means more Brits go abroad and spend money. 

If the airport is too busy increase the tax on flying.... An extra £50 on a plane ticket will reduce demand but make very little difference to rich foreigners wanting to come here on holiday.

Anyway, London is on the edge of Europe so it's not exactly an ideal location for a hub airport anyway.... 

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One of the dads at my sons' previous school had a very interesting job. 

He was an estate agent. But had specialised. He sold airports.

I don't think he sold many. But just think what the commission, at 1.5%, of selling Heathrow would be.

He was a really nice bloke. And not at all wealthy.

 

 

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It’s a funny old world. Here people are clamouring for the proposed new airport to be built near them as they look at the money, development and opportunity that will accompany it.

The people of the UK squabble about putting it somewhere else other than near them, or abandoning it altogether.

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2 hours ago, Bkkandrew said:

It’s a funny old world. Here people are clamouring for the proposed new airport to be built near them as they look at the money, development and opportunity that will accompany it.

The people of the UK squabble about putting it somewhere else other than near them, or abandoning it altogether.

I've never understood the British tolerance for having such utterly shite airports. 

I flew out of Liverpool recently and it's the weirdest airport. Strangely inaccessible and perched on the end of a council estate, it also suffers from the fact that it's way too small and badly designed to cope with the numbers using it. Manchester security resembles the final staging point for the journey to Dachau but with more men wearing fake tits and pissed up knobheads and the last time I was in T3, Heathrow, the place looked like it was falling to bits. It's absolute crap.

I'd love to see a new hub airport being built but the inevitable accompanying shitstorm over getting it built would probably see aircraft rendered obsolete by the time (if ever) it was up and functioning.

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11 hours ago, Libspero said:

I think the only issue with regional airports is they aren't big enough to fly to all the locations you need to go,  so you will probably still end up connecting through Heathrow or Manchester anyway..  which means you will still need the extra runways there as well.

Regional airports are good for dedicated package holiday flights to a limited number of destinations..  but that's about it.

Wouldn't agree. Edinburgh flies to a vast number of places. If needed more there are plenty of hub airports available in various countries you can fly to direct without needing to go anywhere near London. 

Schipol,Doha, Dubai,  Paris, NYC, Chicago o hare, Istanbul of the top of my head. 

Slightly increase capacity and destinations at a number of regional airports and forget about London. It already has 5 airports (Depending on definition).

https://www.edinburghairport.com/flights/live-flight-departures

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12 hours ago, Libspero said:

I think the only issue with regional airports is they aren't big enough to fly to all the locations you need to go,  so you will probably still end up connecting through Heathrow or Manchester anyway..  which means you will still need the extra runways there as well.

Regional airports are good for dedicated package holiday flights to a limited number of destinations..  but that's about it.

Not quite, as I commented elsewhere earlier today - regional airports fly you into Schipol and from there you can go anywhere you want,

I have a friend who flies Belfast -> Heathrow -> Copenhagen his journeys are always delayed / cancelled.

 

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5 hours ago, Bkkandrew said:

It’s a funny old world. Here people are clamouring for the proposed new airport to be built near them as they look at the money, development and opportunity that will accompany it.

The people of the UK squabble about putting it somewhere else other than near them, or abandoning it altogether.

Gatwicks second runway bid boasted of all the jobs it would create. When you look more closely though the vast majority are low paid. The area around Gatwick has virtually full employment so where are all these workers going to come from? Commute in on roads that can't handle current traffic volumes or live in houses that don't exist thus driving up the cost of housing even more? I suspect it's pretty much the same around Heathrow. I say expand the regional airports particularly those area where it would be a genuine boost to the loach economy.

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