Yes - Los Angeles (have lived in London before)
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.