Today's long-awaited unveiling of Heathrow's Terminal Five is momentous enough to warrant the Queen's attendance but not, it seems, Virgin Atlantic's, which has refused to attend the opening.
Speaking on Radio 4's Today programme, a spokesperson for the airline described T5 as a "gift for BA". They went on to claim it would be "a great place to shop but not a great place to travel from".
With BA having sole use of the £4.3bn facility do you think he has a point or is this public snub simply a fit of pique?
It might not be such a great place to travel from. Ian Taylor, the font of all knowlege when it comes to aviation, says all passengers will have to travel by bus to board the planes. This always adds to boarding time and really annoys passengers who have paid more for 'speedy boarding'!
He's got a point. Plus all Richard Rogers architecture in the world won't help find a single piece of lost luggage, will it?