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Simon Topham
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I just want to have a quick rant about Terminal 5. It's apparent that the designer(s) are not frequent fliers, and they've created an expensive BA hub that is not passenger friendly. I've passed through the terminal twice in the last few weeks, both times I'd flown with BA from another airport and needed a connecting flight. My big whinge is about...Security.  I just don't understand why passengers who have already flown that day need to be screened again when they have had no access to their bags or the shops. What a waste of time and money. What really annoyed me...............I couldn't buy any spirits at duty free in the USA because my final destination was Manchester and not London, which meant that the bottle would be confiscated by security at T5 because you can't take liquids on board in your hand luggage. I'd just like to say a big thankyou to all the Islamic fundamentalists and their sympathisers. Without your attempts to blow up our airports and aircraft over the last few years, we wouldn't need such stringent security checks and stupid rules to make our boring insignificant lives such a misery.  MI5 are looking forward to meeting you, and so am I.

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Ian Topham
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No baggage handling problems

No baggage handling problems then I take it?

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Daniel Parkinson
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"What really annoyed

"What really annoyed me...............I couldn't buy any spirits at duty free"

I can understand why you are upset - never come between a man and his booze, there's bound to be tears somewhere :-)

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Simon Topham
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Danny,  you can laugh but

Danny,  you can laugh but the Tequila is only $20 a litre in the US, you pay 2-3 times as much for it over here. It's really depressing when you're partial to margharitas and Long Island Iced Tea's.

Baggage handling was very good by the way, I didn't lose anything.

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 At the same time, whenever

 At the same time, whenever I fly from Edinburgh to London, there are no checks whatsoever on my identity. I print the boarding card at work, wave it at a man so I can get into the security area, then at gate. No one reads it, no one asks me for ID - I could be anyone! Complete pants

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