Supporters may see victory, but it needs to come sooner rather than later if they're serious about defending London's position in transatlantic travel.
Nothing about this collection of images says that the anti-runway people have a decent, viable alternative to expansion.
Seriously, time to man up Cameron. Everyone is waiting.
Heathrow has managed to function as a major international hub despite its runway limitations. But future passenger growth means it will need to expand, if it is to hold a leadership position both in Europe and around the world.
One company's scandal is another airport's potentially good fortune.
Holland-Kaye is right to call upon world governments, and the aviation industry itself, to produce solutions that make a tangible difference in the battle against climate change. It's also smart politics considering Heathrow's battle against environmentalists.
The only politicians voting against the expansion will be the ones whose constituencies are under the flightpath.
That said, it's much easier to tie yourself to a runway than to do the very hard work of changing policy and industry.
Delaying flights is not the best way to get people on your side.
Well this is an interesting twist. And it highlights something that rivals in the Gulf and China don't even have to think about.