• Heathrow’s Terminal 2 open for business

    Travelers flying through Heathrow's Terminal 2 on its opening day were greeted by a traditional Beefeater. (@HeathrowAirport on Twitter)

    Travelers flying through Heathrow’s Terminal 2 on its opening day were greeted by a traditional Beefeater. (@HeathrowAirport on Twitter)

    United Airlines moved into to the sparkling new Terminal 2 at London’s Heathrow Airport today, the first of 26 airlines to do so.

    It will be a gradual process for those 26 airlines. Air Canada and others are scheduled to move in on June 18, while some, such as Lufthansa, won’t until October. There is a list of airline moves and dates on the airport web site.

    The first day is a pretty slow one, with a 17 United flights, from San Francisco, Chicago O’Hare, Newark and Washington Dulles among others, but traffic will pick up as June progresses.

    The staggered move-in should alleviate some of the problems associated with the opening of Heathrow’s Terminal 5 back in 2008.

    While you’re waiting for your frequently used airlines to make the move, or if you’re just curious on what you’re missing out on, check out Heathrow Airport’s guide to Terminal 2.

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