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Off somewhere nice on holibobs? Not if you're flying British Airways: IT 'systems issue' smacks UK airports once again

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Hub and spoke...

From Edinburgh (EDI) I can get BA flights to:

  • Doha
  • Philadelphia
  • Shannon
  • Dublin
  • Madrid
  • London Heathrow
  • London Gatwick
  • London City

That looks like about it. I can get Easyjet, RyanAir, Jet2 or a host of other airlines to dozens of destinations each, but BA insists on funnelling everyone through London (especially Heathrow).

Instead of building another stupid runway there, why not expand regional airports? Why not have smaller planes take direct flights to places people want to go, rather than always, always changing in London? And then when Heathrow falls over due to IT, or Gatwick due to drones, or City because of rafts charging the runway, it's a vastly reduced impact.

I. Fucking. Hate. Flying. Via. London.

I can't remember the last time I took BA to anywhere except London. There's usually a better way to go from here.

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