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Old 1st Nov 2018, 11:16
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Originally Posted by KelvinD View Post
Further to the Allegiant A319 saga: I watched G-EZIP going out for a "test drive" from Stansted yesterday. The track showed a full tour around East Anglia, with altitudes varying from 13,000ft to 39,000ft. As this one was returning to Stansted, Alleginat N315NV (ex G-EJAR) departed Stansted for delivery to the US. It seems it went first to Bangor, Maine, presumably to get more go juice, then off to Puerto Rico. Stansted to Bangor ME; that is a long way for an A319 surely?
Most would tend to do a stopover in KEF, but with an empty ship and favourable weather, a possibility. Bangor would also be used to clear customs.
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Old 1st Nov 2018, 15:50
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Stansted to Bangor ME; that is a long way for an A319 surely?
Not for one with no payload.
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Old 1st Nov 2018, 17:43
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Can anyone please confirm whether the extreme left-wing KGB style "anti-sleep" guards are still operating at Shopping Centre Central? I need to plan ahead and if I am not able to snooze I may need to arrange a hotel. Ref. - "Metro" article of 16/10/2018. I do not fancy being "prodded" thank you!!!!
From Stansted Airport Twitter page. As of yesterday 31/10/2018.

As part of the terminal transformation programme, the overnight access to the terminal has changed and passengers departing on early morning flights are reminded not to arrive sooner than their scheduled check-in time, bit.ly/2ElXi5f. Thank you.


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Old 1st Nov 2018, 17:44
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[QUOTE=EssexMan61;10299012]Can anyone please confirm whether the extreme left-wing KGB style "anti-sleep" guards are still operating at Shopping Centre Central? I need to plan ahead and if I am not able to snooze I may need to arrange a hotel. Ref. - "Metro" article of 16/10/2018. I do not fancy being "prodded"

Yes they are. Pay for a hotel room like any civilised person would, itís not a hostel.
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Old 1st Nov 2018, 17:55
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The description sounds much more extreme right than left wing.
But when people price that bargain flight they should price in the hotel as well.
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Old 1st Nov 2018, 18:10
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Yes this team is still working at Stansted on contract. When you work at the airport you realise what a massive boost this team gives to the operation.
Furthermore they only wake passengers up that are lying down over seats or floor space and blocking emergency exits and equipment.
The last I heard was they would be staying at Stansted until at least the end of summer 2019.
Hotel rooms are available and booking in advance will get you a good deal. Also a new ĎPremier Inní is being built in nearby Bishops Stortford. This will have around 100 rooms and is right next the train and bus station, for easy connections to Stansted and London.
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Old 1st Nov 2018, 18:37
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Originally Posted by inOban View Post
The description sounds much more extreme right than left wing.
But when people price that bargain flight they should price in the hotel as well.
Iíd be interested to know what they would do in cases like May Bank Holiday this year, where thousands including myself arrived delayed after midnight/1am and there was no way out of the airport and even people with hotel reservations had no way of reaching them.
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Old 1st Nov 2018, 19:30
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Taxi maybe.
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Old 1st Nov 2018, 19:39
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1 View Post


Iíd be interested to know what they would do in cases like May Bank Holiday this year, where thousands including myself arrived delayed after midnight/1am and there was no way out of the airport and even people with hotel reservations had no way of reaching them.
Just for your information, all the hotels now have a 24/7 shuttle running to them every night. This has been in place since 26th July.
The car park shuttles run 24/7 to all car parks. The Blue car park also has a shuttle to it now.
For the passengers that choose to overnight at Stansted and wait till the morning for connections into London. National Express run a 24/7 operation to multiple destinations in London and some to other destinations.
Of course some people do rely on local buses which donít run as good a service as they do during the day, which is an annoyance to some, and the airport is speaking to local bus companies to improve the services.
Failing this there is the based taxi company which can be expensive but if you go to the ĎInfomation Deskí there are a list of local companies which can offer a more competitive price.
For many people they do have options to get to London and home but some not all are lazy and refuse to use the alternative services that they wouldnít use during the day.
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Old 1st Nov 2018, 19:42
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Originally Posted by STN406 View Post


Just for your information, all the hotels now have a 24/7 shuttle running to them every night. This has been in place since 26th July.
The car park shuttles run 24/7 to all car parks. The Blue car park also has a shuttle to it now.
For the passengers that choose to overnight at Stansted and wait till the morning for connections into London. National Express run a 24/7 operation to multiple destinations in London and some to other destinations.
Of course some people do rely on local buses which donít run as good a service as they do during the day, which is an annoyance to some, and the airport is speaking to local bus companies to improve the services.
Failing this there is the based taxi company which can be expensive but if you go to the ĎInfomation Deskí there are a list of local companies which can offer a more competitive price.
For many people they do have options to get to London and home but some not all are lazy and refuse to use the alternative services that they wouldnít use during the day.
I just wanted to congratulate you on what is an excellent reply.
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Old 1st Nov 2018, 20:23
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Originally Posted by Keanaga View Post
Taxi maybe.
Thatís a great suggestion that, Iíve no idea why neither I nor hundreds like me thought of it.

Or maybe we did, and the first available was estimated for 4:30am. Same for Uber, and local firms had no one available.
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Old 1st Nov 2018, 20:33
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Originally Posted by canberra97 View Post


I just wanted to congratulate you on what is an excellent reply.
Its good to know they run 24/7 now.

As for the rest of it, it didnít apply on that occasion. There were just too many people for the coaches, buses and taxis available. Iím not talking taking the odd late flight, Iím talking 40+ arrrivals after 1am which is exceptional.

In my personal circumstances I did not consider that I would be missing the last trains/coaches because I was arriving so far before them it wasnít an issue. Having to fork out for a taxi would have been an annoyance but one I could afford and cope with. I donít appreciate the insulting comments about options that arenít available as though Iím completely stupid.
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 09:33
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Two new STN services fly today...

RYR...Lviv/Lvov.

EZY... Hurghada.
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 13:58
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Of benefit to STN & other London airports is the news that BAW drop Tallinn from April`19.
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 15:16
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To be honest Stansted looked like a homeless shelter before the prodders arrived. Iím all for it. The place had more rough sleepers than Centre Point has at Christmas.
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 15:46
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Originally Posted by EssexMan61 View Post
OK pamann - and Thank You. I live near to Southend Airport and use it most of the time. Sometimes I am obliged to use Luton or Stansted. When I use Stansted I use the X30 Bus Service from Rayleigh Station for early departures.. (I do not drive).Unless you are local you will not understand. I am not talking about spending a whole night in a sleeping bag - I am a 57 year old man and would rather spend two hours max in the early AM snoozing rather than wasting £80 on a hotel. I do not look like a homeless person and always make damn good use of the airport catering retail facilities. So - if I ever get prodded by a Stansted Airport left-wing KGB chap I would - seriously - cross the airport off my list and toddle off to Luton or Gatwick. And - if it costs more - so be it.
Whats the obsession with calling the workers left wing? What has politics got to do with it
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 15:59
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The poster perhaps requires to read properly the very informative info yesterday from someone on site regarding who gets disturbed & the criteria engaged.

TBH this poster either has an obsession & or an agenda...possibly both.
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 16:58
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Am I right in saying that it is the first November that Thomas Cook has ceased to operate any rotations from STN ?

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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 17:14
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EssexMan61

The way I look at it is this.

You have various options. But you are personally choosing none of them. You know the rules and how it is well ahead of your travels. You canít complain about it when you are choosing to go against the rules. Itís no different to someone turning up at the gate with an oversize bag and getting the hump when they knew well in advance it wasnít allowed on board and then causing a stink. You see, this is the problem with our society today. So many folk are full of self importance and just because they donít like it, they feel itís their right to go against it. But you canít get the a*** about it because you have/had options. Itís YOU thatís choosing not to accept any of them.

If if you donít like how it is then you really do need to reassess the situation and perhaps book a different flight from a different airport. If itís Southend however, donít turn up too early as the airport terminal is closed overnight and itís damn cold outside this time of year.

To to be blunt, it is you thatís making the situation awkward for yourself. And the only person it affects is you Iím afraid.
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 17:22
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Iíve just looked at the Airport Premier Inn over the next few weeks and there are rooms available from £45-£56 which I think is pretty good for an onsite stay and youíll get a good nightís sleep.
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