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« on: 31/03/2008 18:59:29 »
Well.. a 4.3 billion pounds opening has fallen "well short of expectations.."

28,000 bags have been caught up... Currently in a temporary storing room.

How the hell are they gunna hand these all back??

Over 250 flights cancelled in 4 days.. Idiots eh :P

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7323198.stm


 

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« Reply #1 on: 31/03/2008 19:05:06 »
Very embarrassing.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 31/03/2008 19:05:52 »
This is when you turn to Gatwick ;D

How are they going to return all those bags though? They said they need to scan the bags manually!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 31/03/2008 19:07:41 »
Gawd knows, & he ain't tellin'
 

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« Reply #4 on: 31/03/2008 19:10:24 »
God is always so mysterious.. :D
 

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« Reply #5 on: 31/03/2008 19:10:34 »
He knows everything and he won't tell!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 31/03/2008 19:35:17 »
I saw him doing a silly walk down the road the other day. I knew it was him because God walks in mysterious ways.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 31/03/2008 19:36:47 »
As for terminal 5 I think they should put up a sign saying "Welcome to England, home of the white elephant"
 

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« Reply #8 on: 31/03/2008 19:39:26 »
Why a white elephant .. ???
 

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« Reply #9 on: 31/03/2008 20:17:39 »
Cause you don't know what you will be given back... mystery bag or gift that someone els had...Have you ever done a white elephant gift exchange.. You exchange something you don't want for another gift someone else doesn't want..etc etc... at least here thats how we do it!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 31/03/2008 20:19:06 »
Never heard of it. But sounds cool!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 31/03/2008 20:33:12 »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant

As for terminal 5 I gather the staff unions said they should start gradually rather than with a big bang. The managers didn't listen.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 31/03/2008 20:37:19 »
How can they start gradually. It'll take them months!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 01/04/2008 20:35:15 »
Start with just 1 plane a day. It already took years and this way it will take them perhaps as long again to regain the reputation they lost.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 01/04/2008 20:41:28 »
Stupid, eh? :P
 

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« Reply #15 on: 01/04/2008 21:46:59 »
I predict that those responsible will be given a lot of money.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 01/04/2008 22:31:33 »
Will be "given" ?
 

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