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Old 17th Nov 2017, 10:30
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Weren't these flights supposed to operate on an A330?

I remember reading something on here when they first launched this programme of flights.
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Old 17th Nov 2017, 10:59
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Initially yes, but they got changed around the beginning of September. Might have struggled to sell them, given the huge LON-EWR market, possibly not enough appeal for a fixed duration.
Also i believe they did go on sale later than the other EWR flights, if they do them next year, they might have a better chance?
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Old 17th Nov 2017, 11:20
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Can anyone give figures for the load on yesterday’s EWR ?
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 14:52
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If I was going Christmas shopping in New York the last thing I would do is go on an advertised Christmas shopping flight from an airport with no other NY flights , as I would assume the customs would be all over my labels like a rash .
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 15:11
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You mean there will actually BE some Customs officers on??..I came through Stansted last month and there wasn`t any such person in sight
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 15:26
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Don't worry they would have been about, some in side rooms dealing with some suspicious passengers as well as monitoring the customs hall via CCTV.
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 17:27
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I`m sure you are right, but I can`t think how they can check what you have in your bags from a CCTV in another room
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 17:35
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Last 2 trips to Lanzarote arriving back to Stansted not one customs officer in sight walked through the green channel both times and nothing
I remember the days when a flight from the Canary Islands landed they were out in force standing just before the channel directing you to the green and not the blue and once inside you would guarantee at least 5 or 6 passengers with their dirty washing and a stack of cigarettes towering up on the table.
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 17:39
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last Wednesday evening there was a sheepish looking gentlemen with an large amount of cigarettes who must have incorrectly assumed there would be no one there either. I think I read somewhere that the random search is the least effective way of catching people.
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 17:59
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By its nature, a random test is designed to deter, not apprehend.
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 18:08
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Just put one of them oversized green Ireland hats on or a Guinness one and a winter jacket and you won’t be touched lol
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 18:37
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Originally Posted by paully View Post
I`m sure you are right, but I can`t think how they can check what you have in your bags from a CCTV in another room
Maybe the look at your bags without you knowing? They screen them all on the way out, why not on the way in? Anything of interest seen on the X-ray send a plain clothes person to stand by the belt and follow whoever picks the bag up, they'll come out of the office to say hello I'm sure
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Old 20th Nov 2017, 16:54
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They get all X-RAY images of bags sent to their systems so they have an idea what is in each bag arriving at the Airport. If they find something suspect on the X-RAY then will then check the passenger who checked the baggage in at example Rome CIA. Once you’ve come through the border customs officers will watch via CCTV or in person to see if you collect the baggage up and when your exiting the baggage hall through the customs channels they will pounce on you and search the baggage.
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Old 20th Nov 2017, 18:48
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But not much use for passengers carrying contraband and travelling with just hand luggage though.
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Old 20th Nov 2017, 19:27
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This should be taken care of at the departure airport when the bags would be screened by that airport security.
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Old 20th Nov 2017, 19:50
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Yes of course they do, but you want to see what people are buying in the duty free shops and stuffing it into almost empty hand luggage cases, some of which are rather larger than they should be, as we have all no doubt seen. Then walk through an empty customs hall and out..

Travel from the Canaries a lot and regularly see this. Didn`t happen so much when there were staff present. Ah well that`s progress for you eh.
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Old 20th Nov 2017, 20:07
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The last few times I have brought goods from duty free from inside the E.U and outside the person selling has asked for my boarding card and check my destination to make sure I was not taking too much in. I have also noticed in nearly all duty free stores when traveling they all often have signs explaining the import limits for individual countries.
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 08:21
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That’s all well and good but when you go to the Canary Islands you can get 200 fags from the local spar for €25 no boarding card needed.
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 13:23
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 13:47
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Wasn't Rimini one of the early FR European routes back in the late 90s?
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