Sir: I have just had the misfortune to travel out and back into the country via Heathrow (letters, 15 October). What a desperate place! The traffic is colossal and the amount of time taken finding the long- term car park, waiting for a courtesy bus, being driven from one terminal to another is inordinate. On returning one has to suffer even more delay with late landings after stacking over South-east England.
How is the construction of another terminal going to improve matters? Better by far to develop some of our regional airports. Birmingham is a pleasure to go through. The facilities are not over-stretched and the staff are far less frayed.
How does one get the planners to drop their blinkers? Life does exist outside the South-east corner.