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Old 7th Sep 2021, 07:45
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Easyjet to start 2x weekly winter seasonal route to Aqaba from 06 Dec
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 07:51
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Thomas Cook UK? Are they still a thing?

Anyway, my guess is Jet2 or Aer Lingus UK... Or Tui... EasyJet? No. No. Its Ryanair isn't it?
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 10:32
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THG

Possibly THG resurfacing?
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 11:10
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Well if Thomas Cook UK are tweeting it, is it not a possibility its about them and their new owners Holmes ?

I can't see why they would be excitable about RYR TUI, or EI buying it ?

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Old 7th Sep 2021, 11:19
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Yes, very active on social media and they have a website selling package holidays.
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 11:48
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The Chinese coglomerate Fosun bought the Thomas Cook name and brand for 11 million after they went bankrupt.
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T1 Aspire closed Escape open.

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Old 7th Sep 2021, 17:04
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Considering that our airports are still operating at a fraction of normal capacity- what is going on?
https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/...U4x1uwgXOKSdlc
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 17:15
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Exactly the same at LHR last week with 5 hour waits reported and people passing out in the queues. A lot a arrivals in last week or so as summer holidays end and kids go back to school, you would think airports / border force would react accordingly. That said traffic is still some 30% of what it was pre-covid, so staffing levels seem to match that....and got caught out by this spike. On border force specifically I dont know why egates are not employed. Everyone when we arrived home last week was directed to a human with no egates in operation, where as when we arrived in Palma prior to that there must have been 30 egates open and zero queue in a busier airport.
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 18:33
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Suggest a letter or two to Pritti and Chaps mate

Between them the " taking back control of our borders" and late to the game COVID19 entry requirements (ever changing !) has resulted in the worst frontier experience in the developed world !

Blame Border Force if you like however they just don't have the manpower (nothing to do with years of funding and recruitment cuts !)

The use of e-gates is also difficult to manage with COVID19 regulations and paper work one would imagine as well.



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Old 7th Sep 2021, 19:38
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They need to sort this out properly. This puts people off and just adds to the total unpleasant experience airports are.
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 19:51
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Exclamation

That would involve talking with our neighbours and the man in the Whitehouse - not happening Global Britain my a***.
The current administration can't even talk to the opposition on major matters, they are insular power grabbing nutters yet people still elect them why ?
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 20:20
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Because the opposition consistently advocate even tougher and longer-lasting restrictions than the incumbents at every opportunity?
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 20:54
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Mrs Mac said that return trough T2 involved long walk from next to last gate to the East, with none working travelators. Border Force were present in reasonable numbers and no delay encountered with 45 min transit from A/C seat to car in East car park. However exit from Madeira involved a long wait at passport control of 45 min due to only two officers for 4 A/C departing for UK. I transited later in the day in 5 min bound for Frankfurt using e gates. Brexit bonus ?
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Old 8th Sep 2021, 07:26
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OzzyOzBorn

Agreed its like jumping from the 12th floor with Boris or
the 14th with KS. Nobody seems to be in charge.

The EU is back to 60% pre covid levels despite being last in the vaccine race. We have totally wasted the dividend we had.

Not sure you can blame front line border force either, a number were offered a premium to temporary relocate to assist in "processing" our friends in dinghies swarming across the Channel.

They can't be in two places at once and its probably a dam sight easier waving them through as there is no real paperwork, than checking all the legitimate documentation of a holidaymaker. You couldnt make it up.

The holiday industry, business travel and the aviation industry as a whole is being SYSTEMATICALLY screwed.
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Old 8th Sep 2021, 09:48
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I haven’t seen anyone ask the basic questions:

- how many Border Force officers are you authorised to have?
- how many Border Force officers have you actually got?
- has the average time to handle a passenger changed post Covid regulations?
- if so, by how much and how is that reflected in question 1?
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Old 8th Sep 2021, 10:46
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Good points but I think you can add a more detailed question.
- how much flexibility is there within the rosters so that additional staff can be brought to desks at busy times? I appreciate flights can be delayed but Border Control surely have a list of flights and their estimated arrival times. There is of course the argument that it's difficult to provide enough staff for the busiest periods if it means too many officers are idle at quieter times.
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I fully agree, MANFOD, but if the basic staff numbers aren’t up to establishment, then you are always going to be behind the curve.
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Easyjet new route : Aqaba, Jordan . Twice weekly from December.
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Hopefully Man Aiport capitalise on this.

https://www.timeout.com/things-to-do...s-in-the-world
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