Christmas events to make your journey merrier

Mr Men and Little Miss charactersChristmas comes but once a year. Fortunately, Father Christmas himself is a lot more flexible — and he’s out and about at Heathrow every day in the run-up to 25th December.

We’ll also have carol singers, children’s craft sessions and Mr. Men characters (you might even get to meet their creator!). So when you get to Heathrow this Christmas, you’ll know your holiday has finally begun. Read on to see what’s in store …

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Free chapter: Killer Intent by Tony Kent

Tony Kent author portraitKiller Intent is set in a shady world of hired assassins, slippery politicians and dark forces. It’s an action-packed conspiracy thriller and was selected for Zoe Ball’s Book Club in August.

If that sounds like your perfect holiday read, here’s your chance to find out for sure — we have a free download of the story’s opening, as well as a Q&A with author Tony Kent. Read on for details.
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How to marshal an aircraft

It’s all very well marshalling your colleagues, but how will Ian cope with a real Boeing 747?

In Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport we saw aircraft Marshaller Ian learn to guide an aircraft on to its stand the old-fashioned way.

These days airliners at Heathrow generally arrive at the gate unaided, using electronic wizardry known as Stand Entry Guidance (SEG). But our Airside Safety professionals still need to learn the old-style ‘table tennis bats’, just in case. And now, so can you.

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Become a whisky expert in 15 minutes

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Plus: two exclusive distillery tours to be won

May sees the return of our annual Whisky Festival. Once again we’ll be celebrating all things whisky with a perfect blend of tasting events, dining experiences and even a chance to win a VIP distillery tour. But even if you aren’t flying through Heathrow, you needn’t miss out. Here’s how to impress your friends with your whisky knowledge (as well as a home-mixed cocktail or three).

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