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Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll  
User currently offlineairbusa340 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 54 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5827 times:

Maybe we can do a simple poll as to whether LHR should get a third runway!!
Very simple, just answer YES or NO together with the area in the UK or Worldwide that you live.
Let's see how many replies we get in 7 days..

Oh buy the way YES!! Hertfordshire UK

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User currently offlinegingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 898 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5793 times:

YES Holbeach, Lincolnshire UK

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User currently offlineblackwidow From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5738 times:

YES - Surrey, United Kingdom

User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12780 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5690 times:

YES; definitely! It's vital for the economy and they've wasted two years already. No more messing about.

User currently offlineeuflyer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2011, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5683 times:

YES - cheaper to build a new runway than to build a LHR sized replacment airport, and as big build projects in the UK have a tendency to go "a little bit" over budget: wembley stadium, olympic park, scot parliament, west coast re-build.

Hertfordshire, UK

[Edited 2012-09-05 11:01:26]

User currently offlinejumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 933 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5625 times:

YES - London SW15 [just off the LHR flight paths]. We aren't all NIMBYs!

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27770 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5620 times:

Yes for sure its well overdue . - Ireland ( Formerly West London ) .

User currently offlinesantos From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 742 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5618 times:

Yes- SW7-London, UK
I'm also on the LHR flight path

User currently offlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2218 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5541 times:

Yes! Dublin, Ireland.

User currently offlinesbworcs From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 871 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5539 times:

Yes. Worcester UK. Needed badlly as airlines, despite what the NIMBYS say do not want to use regional airports

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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 4029 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5539 times:

YES. Kent, UK. They should cut all the cr*p and just get on with it!

User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17285 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5520 times:

Yes, of course. Stockholm, Sweden.

Interesting to note that only the Brits and Irish have answered!

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User currently onlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8644 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5512 times:
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YES - Harefield, 16 miles north of Heathrow.

User currently offlineHywel From Malaysia, joined Apr 2008, 819 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5497 times:

I'll be the first to say no. LHR is in a bad location because due to the prevailing winds, runway 27 is in most common use and hence aircraft have to fly over central London. Plus the land around it is already quite busy, with villages, the M4 motorway etc.

I'd prefer to build a brand new airport in the Thames estuary and connect a high-speed train link to central London (the journey could be easily done in 15 mins - same as the current Heathrow Express). Just look at HKG for an example that's worked out well.

Otherwise, the southern side of LGW just consists of fields. Build a new runway and terminal there, and then you wouldn't have to evict villagers like at LHR.

(London born, currently in Southampton).

User currently offlinen729pa From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5218 times:

YES....absolutely. No one will build a new airport anywhere in the UK, because of the objections to it (NIMBY).....therefore you have to develop what we already have. Period...IMHO

User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 665 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5202 times:

Yes - Los Angeles (originally Co. Down & South Warwickshire)

(hmmmm - apparently the 7 days is over, but oddly this is the first time I saw this thread, and I check daily...)

[Edited 2012-09-19 15:40:08]

User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1561 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5170 times:

I'll join the crowd : YES   - Waremme, Belgium.

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User currently offlinesweair From Sweden, joined Nov 2011, 1834 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5165 times:

I dont care, I never go there anymore, its too crowded and a mess. I am anti HUB  

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11866 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 5147 times:

No, as a preferred first option I do not believe a third runway should be built.

In a matter of years from opening we will go from two overcrowded runways to three overcrowded runways and be back where we started, with LHR operating at 99% capacity, albeit with a few more frequencies and destinations than before. The UK needs to take a step back and think coherently and holistically about its long term future air travel and connectivity needs. I believe the only way of achieving this is with a clean sheet hub airport, most likely to the East of London in the Thames. This does not mean that other London airports should close or that LHR should close fully (premium, cargo, key business destinations could still be supported and compliment redevelopment); even at low levels of passenger growth a massive new hub could not replace LGW and STN too.


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User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 3092 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 5145 times:

YES, but I'm all for a brand new facility North West of London.

Sydney/Canberra, Australia, but from London TW11  

User currently offlinestarrymarkb From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2011, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 5100 times:

YES - Devon, UK

A big problem with a Thames Esturary airport (or indeed an airport east of London) is that it will make access difficult from a large part of Southern England, The Midlands and anywhere north of London - Heathrow doesn't just serve London!

User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5080 times:

Absolutely not! South London under the flight path.

User currently offlinelewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3711 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4864 times:

Yes - Los Angeles (have lived in London before)

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 18):

These are fair points, but what about all the investments on LHR right now, a brand new terminal 5 with all other terminals being renovated? Should these just be used for a decade or so until a new airport is built, leaving them under-utilized when LHR becomes a business/cargo airport?

As the estuary airport is considered kind of a dream right now (environmental and other considerations), where do you think the new airport should be moved? Won't you just end up pissing off people again, just in a different location, who never even imagined having an airport next to them when they built/purchased their homes?

I just don't get the nuisance part with LHR. Yes, aircraft are noisy but I also live in a city where planes approach from all over the place and fly over a big part of the city. In such big cities, the noise from the aircraft is the least of our problems. I have lived in west London, to tell you the truth, my building shaking every time the tube passed below us (which would start early in the morning and go on all day in 3' intervals) was more annoying than aircraft approaching LHR. London is NOT the only city with a busy approach path over it.

User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7755 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4794 times:

NO - Hertfordshire, UK. I hope STN expands, unlike most of the nimby losers around me.

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User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 6389 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4781 times:

YES - Harrow, NW London.

In reality a 4th runway would be needed as well, can't see it happening but I'd be all for it.

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