The jubilee holiday may be receding into the country’s memory, but the chaos at Britain’s airports that marked that fateful week will be here for a long time yet.
Last Wednesday — days after the half-term vacation rush — Heathrow’s Terminal 3 was plunged once more into turmoil. Queues snaked from the departure gates on the top floor, down the escalators (which had to be switched off), into the check-in hall below and out through the doors to the concourse.
Said one airport worker on a quieter morning a couple of days later: “It was just crazy. It’s fine now, but the afternoon shift might be a nightmare — there are so many cancellations, you just can’t tell.”
Over at Terminal 5, Neil and Valerie