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New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:07 pm

http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayi...ll-be-the-queens-terminal/2422557/

Does this mean that the replacement for terminal 1 will be this new Terminal 2? If so is there a future Terminal 1 in the master plan of LHR? Either way, a nice tribute.
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:20 pm

Quoting cosyr (Thread starter):
Does this mean that the replacement for terminal 1 will be this new Terminal 2?

Yes - as far we can tell, the future LHR will have Terminals 2 (The Queen's Terminal),3,4 & 5 - no Terminal 1 as that is being absorbed into the new T2.

The 2013 BAA T2 brochure says: "Terminal 2 will be home to 23 Star Alliance member airlines as well as Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic Little Red and Germanwings."

Pretty much everything you could want to know about the new T2 is at:
http://www.heathrowairport.com/about...athrow/heathrow%27s-new-terminal-2

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Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:24 pm

IIRC the Heathrow masterplan envisages T1 coming down and T2 having additional piers, similar to T5 - at one time it was called Heathrow East rather than T2 / T1 etc. If anyone has a link to the latest masterplan do share?

As for calling T2 the Queen's Terminal, I think that's fab.
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:42 pm

I think that calling it the Queen's Terminal is pretty bloody depressing, a massive missed opportunity, and a totally damning statement about all that is wrong and backward about current day Britain to be honest.

Instead of honoring someone who has made a real contribution to Aviation / London / GB (Frank Whittle / Churchill / Brunel / Darwin / Newton / Nelson anyone?) they go and do this, honoring someone who appears in public every now and then, waves a bit, who ensures that the governance of one of the most important democracies in the world is rooted in the dark ages, and who generally lives off the taxpayers pounds, and more importantly who isn't even dead yet!

At least it wasn't called Thatcher's Terminal which is possibly the only thing I can imagine that would be worse.

Rant over.

Edit: On reflection, my preferred name would be the Oliver Cromwell Terminal...oh for the good old days  

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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:47 pm

Quoting ImperialAero (Reply 3):
I think that calling it the Queen's Terminal is pretty bloody depressing, a massive missed opportunity, and a totally damning statement about all that is wrong and backward about current day Britain to be honest.

Well she's your Queen as well (assuming your flag is representative, mine isn't)
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:50 pm

Quoting ImperialAero (Reply 3):
At least it wasn't called Thatcher's Terminal which is possibly the only thing I can imagine that would be worse.

How about "Tesco Terminal"?   
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:58 pm

Quoting Revelation (Reply 5):
How about "Tesco Terminal"?   

Yup, still better!!

Quoting sierra3tango (Reply 4):
Well she's your Queen as well (assuming your flag is representative, mine isn't)

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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:01 pm

I think naming terminals after people is a silly idea usually but I support this choice, it's a nice nod to the history of LHR and T2 in particular as I'm sure many people have fond memories of The Queens Building which unfortunately had to go in order to develop the new T2 and surrounding area.
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:01 pm

Quoting ImperialAero (Reply 6):
Temporarily geographically accurate, proudly British, but an evangelical Republican.

??? then why have the word 'imperial' in your tag, I'm a proud (though not republican) Brit too
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:02 pm

Looks like it will be quite a nice terminal.

I haven't been following this project so if anyone knows the answer it would be appreciated: Did the airlines that were using the old Terminal 2 have to cut back on the number of flights into LHR while they were (presumably) relocated to the other terminals at LHR?
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:05 pm

Quoting sierra3tango (Reply 8):
??? then why have the word 'imperial' in your tag, I'm a proud (though not republican) Brit too

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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:09 pm

Quoting N62NA (Reply 9):
Did the airlines that were using the old Terminal 2 have to cut back on the number of flights into LHR while they were (presumably) relocated to the other terminals at LHR?

No, because the moves were all tied into the introduction of extra terminal capacity elsewhere in LHR (primarily in T5). LH, KL, AF etc. all kept all their LHR slots (in fact LH have substantially increased theirs since the move from T2).
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:11 pm

Quoting N62NA (Reply 9):
haven't been following this project so if anyone knows the answer it would be appreciated: Did the airlines that were using the old Terminal 2 have to cut back on the number of flights into LHR while they were (presumably) relocated to the other terminals at LHR?

In very simple terms

Think it is correct to state that T5 opened so BA left of T1 & T4 and airlines using T2 were shuffled about into T1 / T3 / T4 to clear out T2.
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:21 pm

Quoting GCT64 (Reply 1):
The 2013 BAA T2 brochure says: "Terminal 2 will be home to 23 Star Alliance member airlines as well as Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic Little Red and Germanwings."

These airlines swapping alliances must a nightmare for airport planners,

I presume all the US flights will move to the AA terminal T3.

And does it make sense for Virgin Atlantic Little Red to be in T2, Virgin Atlantic in T3 and Delta in T4, the Skyteam terminal?
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Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:40 pm

Thinking about it wasn't there always a building at LHR called the 'Queens Building'; seem to remember standing on top of it to watch Concorde's inauguration flight to BAH on a cold January day in 1976

Was that the building that disappeared down a large hole caused by ?Austrian? mining methodology when the Paddington link was being built?
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:41 pm

Totally stupid concept to name a terminal, especially when the other terminals aren't named. They have now created a situation where by passengers are going to be confused and looking for both T2 and 'The Queen's Terminal'.

I also concur that if they are naming it after anybody, it should not be who they've gone for.
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:15 pm

Quoting ThomasCook (Reply 15):
They have now created a situation where by passengers are going to be confused and looking for both T2 and 'The Queen's Terminal'.

Good point. The naming should be consistent. All numbers, or letters, or names. Not a mixture.
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:36 pm

Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 13):
I presume all the US flights will move to the AA terminal T3.

Flights to the US will depart from all terminals as before, Skyteam from T4 (unless DL moves to T3), UA from T2 (Star Alliance), BA from T5, AA from T3 ... so no. But you're right, US is the next odd one out, when it merges with AA one would assume it'll join AA in T3 whereas as a *A airline it's slated to move to T2.

Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 13):
And does it make sense for Virgin Atlantic Little Red to be in T2, Virgin Atlantic in T3 and Delta in T4, the Skyteam terminal?

Not really but it's more complex than that - T3 doesn't have domestic arrivals so Little Red is at T2 where domestic arrivals was planned because BMI were to be located there. As for T3, VS has put huge investment into T3 so won't be going anywhere - also it is unaligned from an alliance perspective so there's no reason for it to move.

Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 13):
These airlines swapping alliances must a nightmare for airport planners,

You're right there!

Quoting ThomasCook (Reply 15):
They have now created a situation where by passengers are going to be confused and looking for both T2 and 'The Queen's Terminal'.

Or maybe they'll be looking for 'T2 The Queen's Terminal' so life might be easier.

Quoting yyz717 (Reply 16):
Good point. The naming should be consistent. All numbers, or letters, or names. Not a mixture.

Just like LAX then ... T1, T2, T3, Tom Bradley International Terminal, etc.   

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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:03 pm

Quoting ThomasCook (Reply 15):
Totally stupid concept to name a terminal, especially when the other terminals aren't named. They have now created a situation where by passengers are going to be confused and looking for both T2 and 'The Queen's Terminal'.

Why would you be confused, if they call it "T2, the Queen's Terminal", that would not be confusing to me.

On a broader scale, why is it every time something new and different comes up there is so much negativity towards progress in these discussions. They don't just pull these things out of their butts you know. Now it is going to be called the Queen's Terminal not the Queen Elizabeth II Terminal, so I would assume but not completely sure that it would not be a tribute to the rock group Queen or Elizabeth I, or Victoria or Anne or any other Queen they have had in history.
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Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:28 pm

That's such an Amazing Name .. The Queen Rocks Loves Her !   
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:45 pm

Quoting GCT64 (Reply 1):
The 2013 BAA T2 brochure says: "Terminal 2 will be home to 23 Star Alliance member airlines as well as Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic Little Red and Germanwings."
Quoting slinky09 (Reply 17):
Not really but it's more complex than that - T3 doesn't have domestic arrivals so Little Red is at T2 where domestic arrivals was planned because BMI were to be located there. As for T3, VS has put huge investment into T3 so won't be going anywhere - also it is unaligned from an alliance perspective so there's no reason for it to move.

Surely VS would be keen to have the domestic in T3, seeing as the whole point of little red is to boost the long haul flights by providing connecting passengers (and poach BA traffic, which all connects straight into T5). How much would it cost BAA / VS to set up domestic facilities in T3?

Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 13):
These airlines swapping alliances must a nightmare for airport planners,

They must have to rethink several times a year... A massive headache for them is BA acquiring BD, making T5 much too small for IAG. Having 1 airline spread over 3 terminals is a pain for everybody. Time for T5 piers D and E perhaps?
 
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Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:17 pm

I'm almost certain I read somewhere that VS will be making Terminal 2 their new home.
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:09 pm

Quoting slinky09 (Reply 17):
Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 13):
I presume all the US flights will move to the AA terminal T3.

Flights to the US will depart from all terminals as before,

I think he meant US Air flights will move to T3 once US and AA merge.

I don't think for a moment he was suggesting that all US carriers would be housed in Terminal 3.  
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:51 pm

Quoting ImperialAero (Reply 10):
...also proudly an alumni of Imperial College London

An alumnus. Alumni is the plural form  
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:01 am

Imperial Aero. Here here! I salute you and totally agree with you in every way!

The "Queens" terminal - what a joke! Terminal 2 is just fine.

 
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:42 am

How about Freddie Mercury's terminal?? He worked at LHR before The Queen.  
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:06 am

God Save Our Gracious Queen! Very appropriate name for the terminal.
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:43 am

But which Queen? See my point? They didn't name it after A queen. I kinda like it.
I have no problem with naming terminals. After all every single airplane also has a name and it's not like it confuses passengers. Some are even named after cities and I've never hear of anyone ending up in the wrong city because of the name of the plane  A lot of airports name their terminals but the maps usually only show the numbering and lettering rather than the name. One of the most famous? The Trans World Flight Center at JFK, commonly known as Terminal 5. Some of you guys are way too serious  
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:46 am

For consistency then, can we rename BA's Terminal 5 hub at LHR, 'King's Terminal'.

Those who know about BA's history will understand why, as it would also be a fitting tribute !

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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:33 pm

Quoting ImperialAero (Reply 3):
I think that calling it the Queen's Terminal is pretty bloody depressing, a massive missed opportunity, and a totally damning statement about all that is wrong and backward about current day Britain to be honest.

I agree with you. I'm a fan of the Queen but naming this the Queen Terminal is wrong. That's the kind of thing that happens in other countries not UK.

We need to make the terminal naming system as simple as possible because not everyone using it has English as their first language and don't use our letters or numbers. Think of the Chinese or Arabs.

A simple Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (old T5) should be enough.
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:55 pm

Quoting airbazar (Reply 27):
But which Queen? See my point? They didn't name it after A queen. I kinda like it.
I have no problem with naming terminals. After all every single airplane also has a name and it's not like it confuses passengers. Some are even named after cities and I've never hear of anyone ending up in the wrong city because of the name of the plane  A lot of airports name their terminals but the maps usually only show the numbering and lettering rather than the name. One of the most famous? The Trans World Flight Center at JFK, commonly known as Terminal 5. Some of you guys are way too serious  

I completely agree with what you have said, including the fact that they did not mention which queen they meant if they meant a particulate queen. Mary I, Elizabeth I, Anne, Queen Victoria even more of a bizarre twist, a foreign queen, ie. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Really don't know if they even meant the future queen, the Duchess of Cambridge, so as you can see, the Queen's terminal could really be named after any of the above mentioned queens and that doesn't include the spouses of the Kings such as the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. I still think it was after the rock band myself, but that is just my musical side coming out.
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:04 pm

I think people are looking too much into this. The old terminal 2 was called the Queen's building and people seemed to manage just fine.

This just generates some PR for Heathrow and everyone sees they have invested X amount in a new terminal.
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:08 pm

It's nice that she get's her own terminal, but it's a shame she'll never use it even if they do put in a Corgi check-in point and a hatstand. She flies on her own fleet of business jets paid for by everyone else in the country from Northolt airport. Maybe, just to really get into the royal spirit of things, we should also install the "Camilla Parker Bowles" standby desk, a "princess Diana" valet parking service and a "Prince Charles" left luggage desk. They could also install some voluntary charity boxes for swan food.

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Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:54 pm

Quoting ImperialAero (Reply 3):
Edit: On reflection, my preferred name would be the Oliver Cromwell Terminal...oh for the good old days

I have to assume that you are being provocative as anyone who has any familiarity with how the religous Puritan Mr Cromwell behaved in Ireland cannot see him in anything other than a dreadful light. Mind you this is country that had a statue of "Butcher" Cumberland in Inverness... Can we keep the personal politics off these boards please?

The reason there's no glass on the North side of T2 is that the current building is only half the intended size. Once it's open and T1 is closed, T2A will be extended North to match T5 in width. It's still goingt to Be Terminal 2, perhaps we should all just calm down a minute. It may well be named in honour of the current monarch but I suspect most people will have the brains to count from 2 to 5 and muddle their way around....

Quoting N62NA (Reply 9):
Did the airlines that were using the old Terminal 2 have to cut back on the number of flights into LHR while they were (presumably) relocated to the other terminals at LHR?

No there was a mid term move of many terminals allowing most in T2 to move to T4 if non aligned and T1 if in STAR. T4 was revamped and those in T1 are moving again into the new T2 which will be for STAR and a couple of others.

Quoting brilondon (Reply 18):
On a broader scale, why is it every time something new and different comes up there is so much negativity towards progress in these discussions. They don't just pull these things out of their butts you know. Now it is going to be called the Queen's Terminal not the Queen Elizabeth II Terminal, so I would assume but not completely sure that it would not be a tribute to the rock group Queen or Elizabeth I, or Victoria or Anne or any other Queen they have had in history.

People don't like change and it's easier to moan about a new thing and try and stop it than work on geting used to it which requires effort. I include myself btw  
Quoting eicvd (Reply 21):
I'm almost certain I read somewhere that VS will be making Terminal 2 their new home.

There was talk of being the "anchor" tennant but they're staying in T3 which has a drive in access to the Clubhouse etc. They want DL into T3 as well though whether that happens remains to be seen.
 
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Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:58 pm

Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 13):
And does it make sense for Virgin Atlantic Little Red to be in T2, Virgin Atlantic in T3 and Delta in T4, the Skyteam terminal?

This is illustrative of the problems of changing alliances, of changing airline relationships and of changing routes flown. For example only two of LHR's terminals, T2 and T5, have been built with the facilities to handle passengers arriving from the Common Travel Area (CTA) - the British Isles including the Irish Republic. This was to meet the needs of BA, BD and EI and their CTA passengers.

So having decided that Skyteam - including DL - should be in T4 - DL goes and buys a significant interest in VS who had already been allocated to T3. Then along comes Little Red, a "CTA-only" airline, whose services cannot operate from T3 or T4 but have to fly in and out of either T2 or T5, both of which have been designed to handle not just "international" but also CTA passengers.

So Little Red could not operate from T4 or T3 without significant and costly internal changes to those terminals that would allow arriving CTA passengers to avoid having to pass through customs and immigration. And if those costly internal changes were made they would reduce the number of "international" rotations that those terminals could handle throwing the whole original plan out of the window. Of course these flights could be handled by T2 simply by spending a lot more money changing the CTA arrival facilities to the "international" specification.

If these changes to LHR terminals were planned and made then there would be more inter-airline or route changes throwing everything back into the melting pot.

Does this sound horribly complex? It should do because it is! There are no easy, instant solutions. Terminals can only be built to a set plan that limits or restricts flexibility because of their structural integrity.
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:41 pm

Quoting teme82 (Reply 25):
How about Freddie Mercury's terminal?? He worked at LHR before The Queen.

Seems The Queen (QE2/ER/whatever) was doing her ceremonial work even earlier...

Quote:
1953 saw Queen Elizabeth II ceremonially place the first concrete slab of Heathrow's first modern runway, and she returned again two years later to open the Europa Building. Shortly afterwards the Europa Building was joined by the Oceanic Terminal, and these were renamed Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 respectively when Terminal 1 joined them in 1968.

Ref: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/place-lancashire/plain/A4455038

Quoting babybus (Reply 29):
We need to make the terminal naming system as simple as possible because not everyone using it has English as their first language and don't use our letters or numbers. Think of the Chinese or Arabs.

A simple Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (old T5) should be enough.

Don't overthink this. As in reply 1:

Quoting GCT64 (Reply 1):
Yes - as far we can tell, the future LHR will have Terminals 2 (The Queen's Terminal),3,4 & 5 - no Terminal 1 as that is being absorbed into the new T2.

The 2013 BAA T2 brochure says: "Terminal 2 will be home to 23 Star Alliance member airlines as well as Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic Little Red and Germanwings."

everyone will call it T2 in day to day use...
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Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:29 pm

It is worth remembering that Queen Elizabeth set foot in the UK for the first time as Queen at LHR when she disembarked from a BOAC Argonaut C4 on returning from Kenya following the death of her father in February 1952.

It is also worth remembering that three years later Queen Elizabeth opened the Europa Terminal (later renamed T2) and the Queen's Building (with the memorable Queen's Building Roof Gardens that also extended onto the roof of the Europa Terminal) which were on the same site as the new "Terminal 2 - The Queen's Terminal".

It is to be hoped that Queen Elizabeth will formerly open the new terminal in June 2014 just one year short of six decades after she opened its predecessor.
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:49 pm

Quoting VV701 (Reply 36):
It is to be hoped that Queen Elizabeth will formerly open the new terminal in June 2014 just one year short of six decades after she opened its predecessor.



I hope that Prince Philip will be there with her.
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:23 pm

Quoting v jet (Reply 26):
God Save Our Gracious Queen! Very appropriate name for the terminal.

It's also appropriate considering that a major part of the old T2 and one of the original LHR structures, the "Queens Building," was demolished 4 years ago as part of the new T2 project.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/8280021.stm



Pause this video at the 11 to 13 second mark for a good aerial view of the Queens Building which had a big observation deck on the roof.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t899VCErCk

I believe it was "Queens Building" not "Queen's", meant to refer to all Queens, not just the current one, who coincidentally officially opened the original T2 in 1955.
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/qu...ens-new/query/Queen+London+Airport

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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:37 am

Could T3 develop a few domestic gates for VS Little Red ops ? Once the *A airlines move out to T2 then there should be plenty of free gates to accommodate VS's UK flights and make matters simpler for them and their connecting pax.
 
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Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:41 am

Quoting TC957 (Reply 39):
Could T3 develop a few domestic gates for VS Little Red ops ?

Anything is possible. But recognise that a stand used for CTA flights cannot be used for "international" flights and vive-versa unless bussing rather than an air bridge is used. Recognise here that there are three constraints in a slot bound airport like LHR. In addition to runway space there is the availability of a suitably sized stand and the capacity to handle the number of arriving passengers. So, for example, according to the Airport Coordination Ltd web site T5 can handle a maximum of 950 domestic and 3,750 international passengers in any 60 minute period while T! can currently handle up to 1,500 domestic, 950 CTA and 1,600 international passengers in 60 minutes.

So T£ could handle domestic flights if appropriately adapted. But spreading such passengers over a larger number of terminals would almost certainly result in LHR being able to handle few flights and passengers unless the T3 domestic flights were spread evenly across the day and not concentrated in peak times.
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:48 am

Quoting ImperialAero (Reply 3):
Edit: On reflection, my preferred name would be the Oliver Cromwell Terminal...oh for the good old days

[Edited 2013-06-14 07:59:26]

Hmmmm.. Good luck getting Aer Lingus to move into that one......  
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:46 am

Quoting TC957 (Reply 39):
Could T3 develop a few domestic gates for VS Little Red ops ? Once the *A airlines move out to T2 then there should be plenty of free gates to accommodate VS's UK flights and make matters simpler for them and their connecting pax

That's the intention, however bearing in mind VS are taking on the old BMI routes and they were planned to be in T2, that's why T2 has a domestic facility and T3 does not. Little Red came rather late in the project timeline given it's nearly built. It will also need to be costed if VS want to tinker with T3 which is next on the list for revamping beyond recognition.

Oh silly me I forgot they're going to close LHR and build a floating island in the estuary. Silly old me.
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:15 pm

Quoting peterinlisbon (Reply 32):
It's nice that she get's her own terminal, but it's a shame she'll never use it even if they do put in a Corgi check-in point and a hatstand. She flies on her own fleet of business jets paid for by everyone else in the country from Northolt airport

When out of LHR, she is normally on a chartered BA longhaul jet that departs from the Royal Suite opposite T4.

Regarding the 'fleet' of her own jets, that is incorrect.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._32_Squadron_RAF#VIP_transport.

For your president/PM

'The Portuguese Air Force operates two Dassault Falcon 50 built in 1990 for use by the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister, as well as cabinet members and other dignitaries when appropriate.
Usually, for long range flights, Airbus A340 and Airbus A330 from TAP Portugal are used.'

[Edited 2013-06-16 05:49:50]
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:23 pm

Just be lucky the naming rights weren't up for grabs and it was called "The Emirates Terminal"  
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:24 pm

Quoting peterinlisbon (Reply 32):
She flies on her own fleet of business jets paid for by everyone else in the country from Northolt airport. Maybe, just to really get into the royal spirit of things, we should also install the "Camilla Parker Bowles" standby desk, a "princess Diana" valet parking service and a "Prince Charles" left luggage desk.

I was going to reply with a dig at your own President until I realised that I hadn't heard of him / her for some reason  
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:56 pm

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 45):
I was going to reply with a dig at your own President until I realised that I hadn't heard of him / her for some reason

  

Although going with Peter's theme, the "Duchess of Cambridge Business Lounge" might be popular with businessmen wanting to...................unwind   

Quoting v jet (Reply 26):
God Save Our Gracious Queen!

Hear hear, she's welcome here anytime she likes IMHO  

[Edited 2013-06-16 05:57:35]
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:56 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 38):
I believe it was "Queens Building" not "Queen's", meant to refer to all Queens, not just the current one, who coincidentally officially opened the original T2 in 1955.

All Queens, including members of a certain rock band, as well as some gay men who refer to themselves as such?
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:22 pm

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 42):
That's the intention, however bearing in mind VS are taking on the old BMI routes and they were planned to be in T2, that's why T2 has a domestic facility and T3 does not. Little Red came rather late in the project timeline given it's nearly built. It will also need to be costed if VS want to tinker with T3 which is next on the list for revamping beyond recognition.

For operational reasons, VX Red and EI flights are also co-located.

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 42):
Oh silly me I forgot they're going to close LHR and build a floating island in the estuary.

Old age creeping up on you??? That is now replaced by a nuclear powered blimp over staines....
You are 100 times more likely to catch a cold on a flight than an average person!
 
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RE: New LHR Terminal 2 "Queen's Terminal"

Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:19 am

The UK has a monarchy that dates back thousands of years that is universally more popular than it is not. No where more so than in the UK itself. We are currently enjoying the reign of the longest serving most popular monarch in our history who herself has a history (as others as stated) intertwined with LHR.

Therefore I think the naming is very apt. The royal family generate more money than they cost and their work especially when it comes to that which benefits charity is tireless. They are as much an integral part of the UK as the President is to the United States of America.

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