The man who recommended a third runway at Heathrow says charging people who drive to the airport £15 or more would be a “popular” move. Sir Howard Davies, whose Airport Commission urged expansion at Britain’s busiest airport said:
“When we looked at this, congestion charging to the airport was something that people regarded as pretty extreme. But I think now the congestion charge is hardly controversial in London any more. The idea that you should have to pay £10 or £15 if you really want to drive to the airport and maybe you pay more if you are in a diesel car — I think that is a perfectly politically acceptable thing. Indeed I think it would be popular.”
Yet back in the real world the shit hit the fan...