IT’S surely time to pull the plug on this four-day flying fiasco, these carbon-choking, customer-conning, council-compromising, pet-petrifying, puerile, pathetic pantomime performances. Such machismo is so last century.

Send the million visitors next year to watch planes at Heathrow Airport while waiting for their flight to be called. At least they'd have a chance of escape before the Sunday afternoon.

Alternatively, recommend they buy or rent a box-set of World War documentaries showing planes flying for real, not for the benefit of 2020 ice-cream vendors and excruciating DJs.

MICHAEL WELLMAN, Guildhill Road, Southbourne