M.P.s: Heathrow Unprepared for Olympics

The Brits are already in the throes of pre-Olympics panic, with M.P.s expressing concern that London’s Heathrow airport wasn’t prepared for the event. In a letter leaked on Wednesday, members of the House of Commons's Culture, Media, and Sport Committee worried about “long queues at immigration,” planes being “left on runways” for long periods, and other traveling inconveniences that might discourage tourists from returning. After attending a briefing by Heathrow’s BAA operator about the airport company’s preparations for the Olympics, the M.P.s weren’t confident that Heathrow was ready for the “huge number of competitors, Olympic family and visiting tourists.”