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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 15:21
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Really good to see this:

London Gatwick Airport has opened a new facility for travellers arriving from the UK and Ireland which it says will allow a faster and more convenient exit.

The route through the South Terminal will see passengers disembark the aircraft from a jetty or steps and head straight into the terminal building.

Previously, arrivals from parts of the UK, the Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland had to be coached from their aircraft to a special baggage reclaim area to ensure segregation from international passengers, in line with immigration policies.

A new dedicated baggage reclaim belt has also been installed.
https://www.businesstraveller.com/bu...ometric-gates/
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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 17:01
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London Gatwick Airport has opened a new facility for travellers arriving from the UK and Ireland which it says will allow a faster and more convenient exit.
Apart from EasyJet passengers, presumably ... ?
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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 19:09
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Apart from EasyJet passengers, presumably ... ?
Never used North but doesn't it already have dedicated CTA area.
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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 21:42
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Does anyone know of any news of winter slot requests confirmed or handed back? e.g.PR.
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Old 4th Aug 2019, 10:51
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The North Terminal has had several domestic stands with air bridges and a dedicated route through the terminal ever since it was built. So easyJet passengers have had that facility for a long time.
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Old 4th Aug 2019, 16:56
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The domestic facility at Gatwick North was a bolt-on to what once was Gate 55. Not sure what BCAL was ever supposed to use but BA gave up the domestics and so 551-554 were not added until some time later when they were allowed to re-enter the market.
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 10:31
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Easyjet domestic arrivals don't always use one of those gates. In that event, passengers are bussed to the baggage reclaim hall, rather than using a pedestrian route
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 11:34
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Jazeera Airways has Lgw loaded onto its site, but full details do not yet seem to be available. Starts 27th October, daily.
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 12:58
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Originally Posted by rog747 View Post
£1 coin for trolleys needed now in arrivals hall....
WTF!
when did that start - ?

How cheap and low can you go....

Arrived off Evelop JFK 23.30 the other night - 2 of us, loads of luggage - been on QM2 ship to NYC and have to friggin fumble looking for a £1 coin for a Trolley cart.
(Are we in a dodgy low-life crime ridden branch of Tesco's?)
Ugh - hopeless, who has a £1 coin handy after 2 weeks away on a ship then 3 days in NYC?
Nowhere open to get change - nice welcome - thanks LGW - not...

- Note to self avoid LGW in future -

Pray to god that LHR does not start this nonsense - Still very civilised at T5 for now
If you had looked around the Baggage Hall you would have spotted the Change Machine provided to facilitate those without the appropriate coinage!
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 13:03
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Can anyone explain the VS flights from JFK and ATL on the flight info page. Kuwait arrival appears too??
Code Share Flight Numbers!
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 18:46
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Originally Posted by Out Of Trim View Post
If you had looked around the Baggage Hall you would have spotted the Change Machine provided to facilitate those without the appropriate coinage!
Thanks - I did look (Obvs) - but one was nowhere to be seen, only unmanned rail ticket desks, unmanned exchange desk and a U/S ATM - but when you have to go to the Loo PDQ - meet 2 Taxi guys waiting for you outside for a 2 and a 1/2 hour ride home - it is 23.30 at night and you have an elderly lady with you with 2 weeks worth of posh cruise ship baggage piled high to deal with I'm afraid my sense of humour failure button got pressed very early on in the proceedings -

Luckily my companion had 2 x 50p pieces and she eventually managed to get someone to give her a £1 coin after asking about 40 folk most of whom No speeka da Ingleeesh

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Old 5th Aug 2019, 18:51
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BTW if you want a baggage trolley at JFK they are now $6 (yes SIX) bucks a pop........... and $4 a bag if you have a porter --- + a tip

Makes LGW £1 coin for a trolley seem rather grey..........
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 21:53
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The coin operated trollies at LGW are hardly new news - they've been like that for at least a couple of years. I've heard it said that the taxi drivers use a paperclip rather than a one pound coin (allegedly).
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 23:02
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Originally Posted by Out Of Trim View Post
Code Share Flight Numbers!
not code share. They were normal Virgin flights operating into Lgw because of the potential strikes. Extra virgin, Qatar and aeroflot flights came in today. Kuwait didnít.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 00:04
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A posting on another forum stating Delta will start Boston and Virgin JFK May 20. Both daily flights. To be announced on Thursday.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 23:07
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Originally Posted by willy wombat View Post
The coin operated trollies at LGW are hardly new news - they've been like that for at least a couple of years. I've heard it said that the taxi drivers use a paperclip rather than a one pound coin (allegedly).
Circa 10+ years.

Came about as too many ended up in local river or being dumped whereever, including onto the rail line from a couple of footbridges.

Reality is a Ä1 coin or something of similar size works just as well.
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 04:11
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Level are dropping there flights to Vienna from 30th August

Wien: Anisec stellt London-Gatwick ein - Austrian Aviation Net
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 19:21
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Not surprised about Level. I don't think it's a brand that is too familiar in UK. If there's an alternative from Gatwick to Vienna, which I believe Easyjet are, then it's probably the preferred choice.
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Old 18th Aug 2019, 23:18
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Thomas Cook to fly 1x weekly between Gatwick and Lemnos in Greece on Mondays for summer 2020. The TC website lists it in the timetable but looks like flights have not gone on sale yet
https://www.thomascookairlines.com/e...able_S2020.pdf
London-Lemnos is currently flown solely by charters - 1x weekly BA from Heathrow for Mark Warner and 1x weekly by Enter Air from Gatwick for Sunvil

Kavala (Greece), Naples (Italy) and Holguin (Cuba) are flown in S19 but are not currently listed in the S20 timetable
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Old 20th Aug 2019, 17:59
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Air China to launch PVG starting November with 4 weekly flights and A359 operating
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