British gov't offers to help solve problems at Heathrow's new terminal

Britain's transport secretary offered Sunday to help resolve problems at Heathrow airport's new terminal that have led to hundreds of flight cancelations, thousands of lost bags and much embarrassment. British Airways - Terminal 5's sole tenant - canceled 37 domestic and European flights Sunday, bringing the total number of cancelations since the terminal opened Thursday to 245. The airline said there would be more cancelations Monday and Tuesday, with the aim of operating 87 percent of its scheduled flights. Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly said she had offered help to both British Airways and Heathrow airport operators BAA.