Monday, March 31, 2008

Great PR Disasters of Our Time: No 94

On my American Express bill that arrived today is the less than tempting invitation to...

Upgrade the way you travel at Heathrow Terminal 5

The world can be be a busy, stressful place. Especially when you are tryng to get somewhere. But at Terminal 5 its a different world. Whether you're flying from, into or simply transfering through London Heathrow, with Terminal 5 you'll find it effortless,exciting and enjoyable.

Indeed so. Indeed so.

6 comments:

Johnny Norfolk said...

They have only got 25.000 bags to sort out whats the problem

Alex said...

On the Heathrow Express the TV screens are busy advertising how the conveyor belts will effortlessly cope with more than 12000 pieces of baggae an hour.

verity said...

Alex wrote: "the TV screens are busy advertising how the conveyor belts will effortlessly cope with more than 12000 pieces of baggae an hour."

Is that like reggae, but with a heavier beat?

Whiffler said...

It reminded me of Monty Python's 'Contractual Obligation' album - which included a ditty entitled "I'm so worried (about the baggage retrieval system they've got at Heathrow)"

And that was over 25 years ago - prescient or what?

Adrian Yalland said...

Stop boasting about your AMEX!

The future is clearly in smaller regional airports. I fly out of Southampton or Bournemouth whenever possible. In each case, within 30-40 minutes of the plane landing, I am at home with the kettle on. I never check in more than an hour before the flight either.

If only I could fly longhaul from these two excellent airports.

The Remittance Man said...

So what do you want? A manual system wherein the handlers rifle through your bags, nick anything valuable and then send the remains to Timbuctu? Or an automated system wherein the machines eat your baggage, destroy anything valuable and then send the remains to Timbuctu?

Progress is a wonderful thing. Innit?