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Old 7th Nov 2007, 14:03
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A few points to consider though ;

1. Easy would probably like to go to North as the facilities are more modern, and they are harping on about "differential pricing" or rather the lack of it to the Competition Commission and the CAA.

2. North hasn't as many pier served stands as South - an advantage or disadvantage to their operation ?

3. What do BAA Gatwick plan for Pier 1 - it's been in their development plans for ages but nothing has happened probably due to South pax nos continuing to grow and I don't think thay can close it down and remain operational with the same pax numbers ?

4. The assumption that GB pax will migrate to Easy should be challenged ? If GB pax wanted to fly Easy they would in the first place. Personally I prefer GB / BA over Easy anytime and will continue that way.

5. BAA divests itself of the problem and leaves it up to the new owners when it sells Gatwick in 2009, against it's wishes but is forced to do so "as a result of Competition Commision findings".......
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Old 7th Nov 2007, 14:27
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Would Gatwick be better off out of the BAA camp? I have always felt that Baa is quite happy to keep Gatwick as the poor cousin.

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Old 7th Nov 2007, 16:54
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The sooner Flybe move out of that disorganised dump BAA call "South Terminal" and into the considerably nicer North Terminal the better
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Old 7th Nov 2007, 17:00
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Rumour has it........! easyjet want the North Terminal for themselves!
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Old 7th Nov 2007, 17:43
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That rumour has always been around . Didnt realise flybe on the move , but also know thomson cabin crew reporting to Jubilee house (north terminal) from april onwards and virgin wanting into North Terminal
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Old 7th Nov 2007, 18:11
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This is getting as confusing as Heathrow when Heathrow Airways moves to T5
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Old 5th Dec 2007, 12:20
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Having used the North Terminal to catch a BA Domestic recently, I got my photo taken by yet another big brother camera "because the lounge is used by International passengers" as well. Yet this doesn't happen at Stansted ( BAA again) and I can't remember if I had to have my pic taken flying easyJet to Glasgow from the South Terminal. So can someone explain WHY they need to check my photo as I board at the domestic gate to see if it matches the one taken at security. It baffles me, I thought arriving and departing passengers were segregated, and connecting pax would have cleared UK immigration by this point as they can walk out of UK arrivals before the photo check.

Can someone explain the point of this? I believe Heathrow Terminal 5 will involve a fingerprint being taken.()

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Old 5th Dec 2007, 12:42
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Isn't it because the connecting / transit pax don't clear immigration before getting to the departure lounge ? Without the photo check someone could arrive on an International flight, with an onward non domestic connection, get to the Departure lounge via the connecting route, swap a Domestic departure flight boarding card with an accomplice and then arrive at the other UK destination without passing through any border control ? The photo check prevents this. Meanwhile the accomplice takes the onward non domestic connection....
maybe ?
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Old 5th Dec 2007, 12:57
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Flew from the South this morning, very few BAA peeps at security. Most scanners and metal detectors manned by Scottish people, didn;t catch company name on their shirts.
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Old 5th Dec 2007, 13:27
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I was sure that before you get to the domestic gate, you can turn left and wander off out of UK arrivals free as a bird. Surely you show your passport and documents and airfield of ENTRY to the UK and not final destination.
Heads up from someone in the know?

On the security thing, the peeps at Glasgow have god awful "sky - something" branding, with "Your Security" titles. It is sooooo NOT my security. If it was, I wouldn't wasted a stack of money on a pointless moronic marketing ploy. T

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Old 5th Dec 2007, 16:35
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Yeah that sounds about right - wonder what they're up to in Gatwick.
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Old 6th Dec 2007, 00:15
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GLA security staff at LGW

Believe they are covering LGW staff annual leave. Despite the uniform - they are BAA staff in a rebranding exercise planned to be rolled out throughout BAA.

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Old 6th Dec 2007, 17:23
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Who is handling them ???
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Old 14th Dec 2007, 15:35
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New Easyjet Route:
Gatwick to Biarritz
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Old 18th Dec 2007, 21:24
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The BAA Gatwick time-table is showing flights to KUL by Malaysian between June to Sept 08. Is this a special series or is MH trying Lgw as well?

Anybody know?

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Old 19th Dec 2007, 12:07
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Rumour has it........! easyjet want the North Terminal for themselves!
Looks like you Orange folk are staying in the South, it's been confirmed the joint First Choice Airways/Thomson will be staying/moving to the North Terminal...
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Old 7th Jan 2008, 17:43
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Malaysia to KUL

Malaysia Airlines are to operate two weekly services to Kuala Lumpur using 777-200 from 22 June to 18 September.
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Old 8th Jan 2008, 12:36
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Old 8th Jan 2008, 20:10
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well the rumours are about gatwick as to airline terminal movements and security arrangements.
easyjet to split operations between the north and south terminal with former gb airways routes in north. thomsonfly/thomas cook airlines/qatar airways to move from south to north.
also, some airline may be moving to different zones within each terminals.
with regards to security with one bag rule - apparently south terminal both central search and flight connections can take more than one bag where as over in the north, from the 11th of this month passengers will be able to take more than one bag at flight connections but will be one bag only at central search.
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Old 8th Jan 2008, 20:53
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MH to KUL

The flights to KUL are available for booking via many of the travel sites, but do not appear on MH's own site. Why would this be?

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