Security Breach At Heathrow Airport - Man runs onto runway with rucksack

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  1. dong20

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    He's very lucky he wasn't shot!

    Must have been white.

    And not Irish looking. :rolleyes:
     
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    The Irish are close to being the least of my worries, at least in that regard.

    I am however, rather more worried that every pub may eventually become an Irish pub.:tongue:
     
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    Outside of the Republic (with the possible but debatable exception of the North) I have yet to be in an 'Irish' pub owned/run by an Irish person. Those on the continent I've made the error of visiting seem mostly to have been owned by ex-cons from Surrey!
     
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    Probably very true.

    There is one in Lusaka, call O'Hagans. They fly Guinness in once in a while, so I'm told.
     
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    Terminal 5 opens tomorrow? Dang, my flight would've landed there if I delayed it by a few days.

    Any word on the apprehended? If he's white it was probably a Sun/Mirror journalist, eh? :tongue::rolleyes:
     
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    If what I hear from a friend working on the T5 project is accurate, think more lucky escape than disappointment.
     
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    How did he manage to scale the perimeter fence? They should either electrify it or cover the top in barbed wire or have roving patrols of people with giant guns... Hmph.
     
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    T5 opened for business today, I hate saying I told you so ...:biggrin1:

    Bags Of Trouble At Heathrow T5 - Yahoo! News UK

    Anger and frustration at Heathrow as Terminal 5 opening descends into chaos - Scotsman.com News

    That's without the demostrators of course. I called my friend who explained it wasn't so bad as reported, of course on the phone I couldn't tell if he had his fingers crossed!
     
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    Apparently he reckoned without Naomi. Apparently it had something to do with luggage. Along with 30,000 others!!

    Naomi Campbell cuffed and 'escorted' from BA flight a T5.
     
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    That's funny.
     
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    T5 is enough to make anyone's blood boil if they're stuck there, but you'd think Naomi would have learnt to keep her temper by now.

    My other half flew out of there the day it opened, fortunately only with hand luggage as the flight was delayed for three hours because of hold luggage problems. They eventually took off without luggage. His flight back that evening was cancelled and he had to spend the night in a hotel. His return flight the next day was held up again.

    Boy, did BA shoot themselves in the foot with this one. They were advised to move operations there gradually over a few weeks to minimise the possibility of the problems they've had but they ignored this advice.

    I certainly won't be flying BA from Heathrow any time soon.
     
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    LOL!!!
     
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    It seems she really was a naughty girl. Banned from flying BA for life and now accused of racial abuse.

    Supermodel Naomi 'banned from British Airways' - Yahoo! News
    Campbell accused of racial abuse - Yahoo! News UK

    In other news, BA say that T5 is now operating 'normally'. Oh dear.

    BA operates 'normal service' at T5 - MSN News UK - news & weather
     
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    I was watching a report on airport security several months back. At Montreal airport, the journalist was able to freely go in and out of a "secured" area without ever being stopped or noticed. She did this for 8 hours on three seperate days. Not once was she stopped by the RCMP or airport security. She had it all on film, made the Canadian airport look like total asses.. Transport Canada had of course no comment on the issue. So I agree where exactly does the money go to, because it's not perimeter safety.
     
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    I whistled through T5 the other day. Looks good, much better lounge and no problem with my luggage on a one and a half hour connection.
     
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    I see BA renumbered the inbound to BA1038. Happy landings.
     
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