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    I'm sure many people are aware that Heathrow's terminal 2 closed over a year ago to be demolished and replaced by a new 'mega-terminal' – see http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/tra...cle6928787.ece

    What I only just recently realised is that it won't re-open until 2014. Where is the sense in closing a whole terminal (which was structurally sound) when we have the Olympics coming in 2012 and the airport will probably be stretched to full capacity.

    Does anyone else think this is piss-poor timing?
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    (Original post by i.am.lost)
    I'm sure many people are aware that Heathrow's terminal 2 closed over a year ago to be demolished and replaced by a new 'mega-terminal' – see http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/tra...cle6928787.ece

    What I only just recently realised is that it won't re-open until 2014. Where is the sense in closing a whole terminal (which was structurally sound) when we have the Olympics coming in 2012 and the airport will probably be stretched to full capacity.

    Does anyone else think this is piss-poor timing?
    Isn't that just how long it will take to complete the works though?
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    (Original post by TravelGuru)
    Isn't that just how long it will take to complete the works though?
    So why couldn't it wait till after the Olympics?
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    (Original post by i.am.lost)
    So why couldn't it wait till after the Olympics?
    I don't think they really care about the olympics. I mean, who does?!
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    Maybe, even with the impact of the olympics, the new terminal just wasn't vital to get done in time. Plus, they've no doubt added more flights to the other terminals.
 
 
 
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