It is big indeed. I spent four days in the UK last week and this was the first time that I arrived to and left from Heathrow’s new Terminal 5. The dimensions are impressive and you should really bring your good shoes for your way to the gate. Unlike the first travelers at Terminal 5 I got all my baggage pretty quickly and in full.
The interior is very shiny and my guess is that they have the highest amount of large screen LCD and plasma TVs per square mile (hey, it’s the UK so let’s forget about the metric system for a while) – at least in Europe. All flight tables are accompanied by an extra screen for ads, which feels just like one of those annoying flash thingies on your favorite news web site.
Anyway, I really enjoyed visiting the UK again and I am happy to have survived four days of driving on the wrong side of the road.