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Heathrow doesn't run as well as it does through pure luck, so what exactly goes into making the airport run as efficiently as it does? Content Provided By TVF International. Any queries please contact us at Subscribe to Spark for more amazing science, tech and engineering videos - Follow us on Facebook: Follow us on Instagram: #heathrowairport #planes #passengerplanes #checkin #baggageclaim #technology #engineering #airport #aeronautics #britainsbusiestairport
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Nolan Schmidt (1 day ago)
Do you have your passport? No
flo richi (2 days ago)
Who the fuck cares if celeb X flies off to another country? And I wouldn't even pay that woman 30 cents for her pictures, they are so badly made, no artistic value in her photos.
Swen Jinta (2 days ago)
baggage guy is smooth
Jacqueline Madregalejo (3 days ago)
Hallo maam to apply for baggage from phillipines
DJ Techno The Fox (3 days ago)
I thought Chicago O' Hare international Airport was the biggest. But maybe biggest in USA and there might be or could be more bigger international's around the world?
Sam Harris (3 days ago)
Aladdin works security at Heathrow
Kevin Leung (10 days ago)
Lukifer X (11 days ago)
Love how the folk working in baggage ask for consideration from people when they pack, yet they still toss luggage into compartments like there's nothing important that could be packed.
Polarbear (11 days ago)
mo loves charlie for sure. what a champion hahahaha
Can We Get 1000 Subscribers For No Reason (13 days ago)
indian or middle eastern people are difficult to deal with like just comply u sh*thead
real George Sukhotin (13 days ago)
That’s weird, cuz usually really cool celebrities fly private and that is via Biggin Hill...
Slade Wilson 1 (13 days ago)
Having traveled through Heathrow more than 6 times I can honestly say that Heathrow is an amazing airport due to the incredible professionalism of its staff.
L Messi (18 days ago)
This could be so much easier with passenger's common sense.
Shark Puppet Pro (19 days ago)
Now I feel that Indians don't have time manners
Dee Zimmo (19 days ago)
I would never be able to recognize any celebrity..I simply do not care for them.
Wild one (21 days ago)
Ok I'll let y'all know.. Sorry that the others didn't know. What I learnt from someone *Fast forward the video to the VERY END, then rewind the whole video!* *It will get rid of the adds!* From Australia 🇦🇺 you're Welcome 😉
ronakkumar parmar (23 days ago)
Where she says “whiskey section ”. 😀😀
Azubike Mojike (23 days ago)
O'hare pls!!!
K 360 (25 days ago)
What language do they speak in *UEKAY* ?
Voice of REASON (25 days ago)
Talk about working in a RETAIL ENVIRONMENT!!! I bet you have to have UNLIMITED patience to deal with some of these people. There are some VERY STRANGE cats in this world! Respect! And can't lie, that proposal was LEGIT AF!! Grats! And holy shit, paparazzi really really brings the sleaze factor up to 100! LMFAO!! And home dude REALLY REALLY hates the cold lmao
bigtaxrefund (26 days ago)
the secret? if its on youtube, its not a secret @ 15:58 middle eastern travellers tend to have heavy @ 19:31- i send people on holiday. i make people happy. look at his face. he hasnt had a holiday in a long time. 32:23- the guy from ghana has a sinister laugh
Don H (27 days ago)
paparazzi photographers are the scum of the earth!
Josh Webbs (1 month ago)
Lovely lovely lovely
Troll Troll (1 month ago)
European dental hygiene should improve for sure
Azhar 9 (1 month ago)
9:55 you're stupid, racist, and not know about airport regulation laws, people like you always make trouble..
Azhar 9 (1 month ago)
Sorry to says indian always make trouble in departure time..
Ball4life (1 month ago)
42:20 they pushback tug pushes the aircraft back into the taxiway not runway
Beau (1 month ago)
Watching this just re-affirms that people believe they are self-important. Either get there on time or get left behind, no fines for the airlines or fees, just stupid passengers left behind
Kathy Schreiber (1 month ago)
thank you British people for being so competent
Razz mn (1 month ago)
So many brits speaking arabs dammit lol...
Wild one (21 days ago)
That's because they're not Brits, just an invasion of immigrants not assimilating!
Nomi Kiyani (1 month ago)
Britians only catch small rats ..... but they always provide heaven to people hiding billions in their tiny island ..... one of the best example is ex pakistan PM nawaz shareef , and many other corrupt politicians who’s money are properties are in england but they never return them .... because they worth in billions ....... laws are there only for poor and weak ......
Roses Revolvers (1 month ago)
10:07 This guy needs to shut the fuck up ...geeezuz fuking cliche
Armando Fernandez (1 month ago)
Dumb Ass Camels they'll mess up a wet dream,such idiots.
lp_ (1 month ago)
lol kate is someone no ones likes i guess
Love Bruja (1 month ago)
that's big i see... 32:42
Legend 28 (1 month ago)
Oo man, the airports shld make it very VERY very clear , that passengers delay aircrafts, if they check their bags and dont show up for the flight. I wld impose a fine of $300 charged to ur credit/debit card and that wld put a stop to it.
Travel With Ambar (1 month ago)
if you want to be around in the duty free when you should be on board, then the plane should just leave
MJW (1 month ago)
What if the airport really did have an ejection seat, that would be fun to watch.
MattHeaven (1 month ago)
Fantastic Score right off the bat.... HOLST!
vijay chauhan (1 month ago)
Indians take pride being late and declaring that we follow Indian timing. Seriously this thing is going out of hand and IT NEEDS TO STOP.
Kevin Sargent (1 month ago)
8:56 Pirate working at the airport
Sal T (1 month ago)
9:54 ok sir please come with me... your attitude requires an anal probe.. I believe your smuggling heroine due to your erratic behavior
aby0ni (1 month ago)
the Ghanian dude gave me an idea for a product, a shirt that can store shirts inside it and look like a fluffy coat. and when at the airport you take it off as a single coat, and no officer will even notice!
YTD72 (1 month ago)
6:13 that guy should have been loaded into the luggage bay to India if he was goofing around.
worse airport white people are fucijng ricest
Lucinda Koulaouzos (1 month ago)
British people are the best
Roman Bernacki (1 month ago)
16:40 Professional work
Cubs Fan (1 month ago)
Way better than tsa
Mickey Mouse (1 month ago)
The reason they have sweepers is because when you have a connecting flight Heathrow doesn't post the gate for departure until about 45 mins before departure, I know because twice I was there for a connecting flight and I just wandered around until finally it was posted and then its a mad dash to get to the gate. They do this to encourage you to shop more...
Sharon Martin (1 month ago)
The Las Vegas Airport had 50 million passengers a year. The Atlanta airport has 100 million passengers a year.
Awsomegirlrockslol (1 month ago)
Everything I've learned from this series so far: *time*
Qi Cai (1 month ago)
Anyone else notice the engines on the US A330 changing? One shot it's an RR and the next shot it's a PW.
Peter Pham (1 month ago)
What if the cargo is EVA AIR or China Airlines
saddist1Gtown (1 month ago)
It's amazing the length those airport staff went through to please he Air India passengers.. They should be left at the airport for their disrespect and stupidity...
PrincessKait1 (1 month ago)
Huh I never thought about how extraditions are done. I guess it should be obvious they are sent on regular planes. I'm pretty sure that's how we do deportations, after all. Fascinating.
Aiden Emanuel (1 month ago)
Shit in the us the will just leave u
Stephen Spreckley (1 month ago)
Aww for fucks sake! boring as wombatshit!
Raise Your Voice 2.0 (1 month ago)
The whole video was amazing with showing each and every departments operations 🤩 but the finally we missed only the very intersting department is Air Traffic Control (ATC) Enjoyed and goosebumps 😇🤗✌🏻❤️
Paul Thompson (1 month ago)
Worked in Air Cargo all my life and have flown a lot. Early is on time, on time is late and late is unacceptable!
Tyrone Virgo (1 month ago)
What job does Alex do, the one that sorts the bags?
wilson k (2 months ago)
World's worst airport even
E M (2 months ago)
I love the one retard saying they were going to lose his business to the British version of TSA (not sure what its called over there), as if they give a single FUCK whether or not he comes back to one of the busiest airports in the goddamn world LOL. All for him not following the damn rules either which is the funniest part. Some people man.... lul
Alissa Lillian (2 months ago)
I know EXACTLY how I want my boyfriend to propose to me! Definitely gonna show him this video!
Billoni7 (2 months ago)
i work in an airport!! most of the passengers act like brats!! and most of them are dump...they think that the employees are their servants
Laree Hart (2 months ago)
The people who are late to their flight are probably soccer moms disciplining their kids because they complained about when they were going to leave
wayfaerer320 (2 months ago)
It amazes me how so many passengers treat security like it's an annoyance and specifically targeted to them and wasting their time. Fucking idiots. Every single human being on Earth should be shown the moment United Airlines Flight 175 impacts the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Men, women, and children instantly vaporized. I'll gladly stand in line for extra security to do whatever it takes to avoid that kind of hell on Earth again. People are so fucking selfish - it pisses me off.
Alexander Blohme (2 months ago)
90% of everyone u see is muslims.... England is broken
lee Hawk (2 months ago)
A very interesting documentary just a she about the amount of ads that keep popping up 10+ how annoying
Evergreen Tree (2 months ago)
I thought being a pilot might be a fun job... then I saw that flight plan...
weepy (2 months ago)
theres something about kate that makes me soooooOoOOooo uncomfortable - she comes off creepy af
Kermit (2 months ago)
bro shes a trash photographer as well lmao
bhanu reddy (2 months ago)
Dabbawala's in Mumbai are far more efficient then there guys and they lift around 65 to 70 kg on their head what about that
My True Love is My FR-S (2 months ago)
Leanne Li (2 months ago)
sometimes the person gets questioned at the security for no reason! and it took forever the get cleared, then forced to miss the flight and get the luggage off from the plane! That happens to me once.
I-AM-Xenu (2 months ago)
before 9/11, back when you could still smoke on planes, you could fly within the US & if you wanted, you could just have weed in your pocket. Or, bring a girl with you, if you catch my drift. Now, you couldnt get away with anything, its all been ruined because a bunch of Muslims just HAD to be assholes & spread the misery of their hateful religion. All thanks to that kid fucker mohammed
Paul Beebe (2 months ago)
Narrators pronunciation of Heathrow is annoying
Pinyin Fan (2 months ago)
Who tf carries milk on board?
ria lad (2 months ago)
Wow no advertisement 😊
Victoria Caddy (2 months ago)
If I know I am going to have a heavy bag I pay the fee and take two that way they are lighter
E38 BMW (2 months ago)
Rip Extracted, rip the china man
spicecrop (2 months ago)
Grown adults have to be chased down like lost children. How do these people live being so clueless. You've already checked in and know what fucking time your plane is leaving. And you go wandering around the airport while the plane is waiting for you?
Dale Saylors (2 months ago)
Searching for missing customers? In the USA it’s screw”m let’s go!!!
ambiorix le belge (2 months ago)
its not europe biggest airport! its schipol in amsterdam
Stacy Phillips (2 months ago)
I'm actually interested in finding out what happened to Michael. Sounds like he made stupid mistakes when he was young, but grew up and is ready to make amends and accept his fate.
Gamedeck (2 months ago)
whats the intro music?
Justin Hopkins (2 months ago)
Never ceases to amaze just how damn stupid people can be. It’s a wonder we’ve made it to this point.
GhostHostMemories (2 months ago)
7:30 but after you land....
ramborghini88 (2 months ago)
20:34 he's old enough to walk.
Kim Jong-un (2 months ago)
Mmmm 73 million passengers is not the biggest in Europe Schiphol has 78 million passengers
Kevin Morris (2 months ago)
Incorrect calculations on the sliding distance would have caused the guy to wipe out his girlfriend, and we wouldn't be talking about a wedding ceremony.
LowLight (2 months ago)
Great documentary series
markspencer171 (2 months ago)
Heathrowstan: Britain's Busiest Muslim Airport.
James Ryzlot (2 months ago)
TERRIBLE number of commercials - CRAP video because of that JR
Make Up Your Mind inator (2 months ago)
Paparazzi are scum. Instead of just ejecting them they should be arrested.
A. Tanner (2 months ago)
26:20 Lotto lout Michael Carroll has lost a few pounds.
Illino777 (2 months ago)
The us airways captains voice sounds soo good
Fajrul (2 months ago)
Peerrrrr paparazzi everywhere
Himanshu Goswami (2 months ago)
Thank you guys for doing this incredible work with great professionalism, faith and humble. Love From INDIA
Pat Stokes (2 months ago)
Airlines need to change their policies about checked baggage. If it checked, that's it, no going back. Why should the plane pay for one person that can't get their shit together. That one person can disrupt thousand of people. It frankly seems to be something a airline wouldn't do, in fact in sound ridicules, it would be much easier just to send it back from North Carolina. I thinking this part of the program is just drama.
Kathy Young (2 months ago)
Pat Stokes They dare not ship the bag if the passenger didn’t got on, too. It could be a bomb! If the passenger doesn’t show up, the bag has to be taken off for safety.
Definitely not Jeffrey Epstein (2 months ago)
If they actually want to fix the paparazzi problem, the solution is simple: take their equipment when you catch them and don't give it back.