Basically the problem lies with Britain itself. We are a nation of NIMBYs - and nobody wants a new airport. We need one, no question about that. But its never going to happen. To push something through like that would be politically very damaging - and in the New Labour culture of spin, nobody wants to do things like that.
Heathrow will get a new runway, but it will take 25 years, as planning will be delayed by neverending protests and appeals, then appeals to the EU that building a new runway will infringe the human rights of the people who live there. The EU will be in no hurry to allow this runway to be built and work cannot start if the appeal is referred to them. Their enquiry will take a decade or more. Meanwhile Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Paris all grow and modernise.
Stansted needs a new runway, and the one at Gatwick is the most heavily use single runway in commercial use today. You can bet they need another one, and soon.
What people fail to realise is that the Government will give a good and fair price for the land and houses they require, its not like its being robbed off them or that they will be out of pocket.
The ideal would be this.
Heathrow is THE prime location and should be exploited. Two new runways, and a huge new terminal where terminal one and two now stand. The new runways should be capable of useage AT
THE SAME TIME as the 27 and the 9 already as they do at Atlanta and Los Angeles etc.
The London Underground links should introduce trains that only stop at the Heathrow terminals and London King's Cross. This may obviously mean widening the tunnels etc.
Faster Heathrow Express Links from Paddington.
An identical link into London Waterloo.
Both links joining to a mainline railway station linking LHR
with the UK rail network so that travellers need not transit London if not required.
A new category of ultra quiet jetliners (A380/787, A330, V2500 powered A32X family) etc that can use the airport after current curfew times - no CFM56s, JT8s, JT9s, etc. Make sure that one of the new runways is positioned so that noise to local ressies is minimised, and that noise abatement procedures dont affect other operations.
A new non-BA handling terminal for Fed-Ex, UPS etc as well as for Eva, Cathay, Korean and JAL etc for their new UK base. This then leaves BA
with their cargo centre for themselves.
Thats all i can think of right now.
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???