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Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:11 pm

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..
Paul.

Oh buy the way YES!! Hertfordshire UK
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:22 pm

YES Holbeach, Lincolnshire UK
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:40 pm

YES - Surrey, United Kingdom
 
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:21 pm

YES; definitely! It's vital for the economy and they've wasted two years already. No more messing about.
 
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:00 pm

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]
 
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:10 am

YES - London SW15 [just off the LHR flight paths]. We aren't all NIMBYs!
 
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:38 am

Yes for sure its well overdue . - Ireland ( Formerly West London ) .
 
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:59 am

Yes- SW7-London, UK
I'm also on the LHR flight path
 
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:52 pm

Yes! Dublin, Ireland.
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:10 pm

Yes. Worcester UK. Needed badlly as airlines, despite what the NIMBYS say do not want to use regional airports
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:15 pm

YES. Kent, UK. They should cut all the cr*p and just get on with it!
 
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:35 am

Yes, of course. Stockholm, Sweden.

Interesting to note that only the Brits and Irish have answered!
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:30 pm

YES - Harefield, 16 miles north of Heathrow.
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:06 pm

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.

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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:24 pm

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
 
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:33 pm

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]
 
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:50 am

I'll join the crowd : YES   - Waremme, Belgium.
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:48 am

I dont care, I never go there anymore, its too crowded and a mess. I am anti HUB  
 
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:11 pm

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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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:40 pm

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

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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:42 am

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!
 
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:09 pm

Absolutely not! South London under the flight path.
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:19 am

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.
 
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:31 pm

NO - Hertfordshire, UK. I hope STN expands, unlike most of the nimby losers around me.
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RE: Should LHR Get 3rd Runway - 7 Day Poll

Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:19 am

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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