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Old 9th Jul 2014, 22:34
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Swissport LGW a mess? It doesnīt come as a surprise for those who worked at ARN during the years Viking Airlines/Hellas, Hermes and other dogdy airlines operated LGW-ARN-Iraq (to, ISU or EBL), using ARN as transit station, due to restrictions UK-Iraq.
We never ever received telexes (LDM, PSM, PTM and above all - SOM) from LGW. Ringing LGW was always a farce "Really? OK, we vill send!". Usually nothing happened. Sometimes MVT, LDM, LDM, PTM - all of them with different pax figures arrived.
When flt arrived nobody O/B - F/D nor Cabin - had any idea how many pax was travelling to ARN or staying on to Iraq. "No, they didnīt tell us at LGW". Baggage to ARN was always mixed - sometimes behind - transit baggage to Iraq.
L/S LGW-ARN was always a joke. E.G it could show 500 kgs in a CPT and we could see about 100 bags.
Crew bags (Crew getting off at ARN) were stowed "anywhere". I once watched a F/O climbing over about 100 transit bags, desperately trying to find his Crew Bag behind transit bags to Iraq.
I wrote dozens of reports. Nothing ever happened.
Swissport LGW a mess? "Really?"
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