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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 15:42
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Originally Posted by Dorking
Just wondering though where the new staff/security for T3 would come from. They seem to be desperately short of such staff...Robbing Peter to pay Paul would not help at all..
Very good question…there was talk of continuing to filter passengers through T1 for security/ departures, whilst also using T3 gates with all airside open and on arrival use T3 as normal for immigration and baggage. This would create an absolute nightmare for queues in T1 given the increase in Ryanair and EasyJet departures this summer season!
Also confusing for passengers departing and arriving into different terminals!

I personally think all of T3 will reopen and passengers will unfortunately have to put up with long queues and waits at both ends of their journey’s during peak times until MAG can recruit and train enough security staff.
Whilst Immigration is down to the Border Force (or government).






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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 19:59
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The relaxation of the 'No-Divs' NOTAM is a very welcome step in the right direction for reasons previously discussed, whether motivated by fuel-stops or not. But one effect of it will be that a company such as self-handling Jet2 will enjoy the opportunity to make the call re handling their own diverted flights, a good thing. And executive jet traffic (which might be easily accommodated on the day) will be able to ask the question, instead of being barred from even enquiring by default ... they were collateral damage. It will be interesting to note whether handling agents in general are game for accepting some additional work ... we'll see.
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Old 4th Mar 2022, 21:33
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Delays at arrivals lead story on the MEN website, again - I'll not bother posingt the link, you've seen it before...

Anybody want to guess what the quote from the MAG spokesperson is?
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Old 4th Mar 2022, 23:31
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB
Delays at arrivals lead story on the MEN website, again - I'll not bother posingt the link, you've seen it before...

Anybody want to guess what the quote from the MAG spokesperson is?
Surely it should be the quote from the Border Force spokesperson that should be of more interest, if it was delays at immigration?
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Old 5th Mar 2022, 07:39
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Originally Posted by AircraftOperations
Surely it should be the quote from the Border Force spokesperson that should be of more interest, if it was delays at immigration?
ABSOLUTELY SO !!! and similarly at Gatwick a few days ago.

Once again frontier can’t manage peaks and troughs which are Well known in advance !

THIS IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM DIRECTLY LINKED TO GOVERNMENTAL POLICY AND THEIR INEPTITUDE
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Old 5th Mar 2022, 08:07
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And how long has that been the case? Something isn't working, yet MAG and others just seem to carry on doing the same thing and trotting out the same old photocopied statement every time it happens.
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Old 5th Mar 2022, 09:15
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I'm not sure what you would expect MAG to do. Border Force is a government agency. They don't have an option to change service provider.
I am certain they will be making their feelings known to BF about the level of service provided at all levels but beyond that I see no solution within their gift.
There are areas where MAG do have control of their own destiny and rightly should be held to account but I don't think immigration is one of them.
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Old 5th Mar 2022, 14:36
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Please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the majority of the arrival delays (2hr+) at the baggage claim? (Not Border Force)
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Old 5th Mar 2022, 16:20
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Originally Posted by Mr A Tis
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the majority of the arrival delays (2hr+) at the baggage claim? (Not Border Force)
There's one handling agent that is having significant staffing issues at present in which M.A.G are very concerned about going into the Summer schedule.
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Old 5th Mar 2022, 17:41
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Can I suggest that you email Border Force at:

[email protected]

I'm not saying that the airport is totally blameless, however this needs to be flagged to the Border Force as often as possible.
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Old 6th Mar 2022, 08:30
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Originally Posted by The96er
There's one handling agent that is having significant staffing issues at present in which M.A.G are very concerned about going into the Summer schedule.
On FR24 I notice almost all TUI flights are delayed…is it Swissport who handle them?

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Old 6th Mar 2022, 10:44
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Tui are handled by Swissport.
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Old 6th Mar 2022, 21:23
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Do TUI also use Swissport at Birmingham? On the last 2 Saturdays the skiing forums have been alive with complaints about delays there with TUI, but passengers with jet2 and Easy are reporting no probs. Looks like TUI need to get a grip sharpish.
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Old 7th Mar 2022, 17:50
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Originally Posted by MANFAN
We hopefully this week get confirmation from MAG that T3 will hopefully reopen at the end of March…this would coincide with the airlines summer schedules starting.
Ryanair would then move back to T3 to give T1 some breathing space…
I've had a notification of a schedule change on a Ryanair flight for mid-April which is now also showing as T3, so it does look like this has been agreed. It would also suggest that they're looking at a full reopening of T3 rather than funneling everything through T1 security.
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Old 7th Mar 2022, 17:55
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With thanks to another forum:

Courtesy of The Aviation Society:

7th March 2022
Breaking News - Runway 05R / 23L due to re-open on the 5th April 2022 - so Manchester will once again have dual runway operations.
Timings to be confirmed. Many of you will be aware that Terminal 3 at Manchester Airport is due to open on 27th March 2022.
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Old 7th Mar 2022, 21:52
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Manchester Airport website confirms Terminal 3 will reopen on 27th March with Aurigny (Interesting one since they were always T1), Blue Islands, BA, Eastern Airlines, Loganair and Ryanair moving into T3
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Old 7th Mar 2022, 22:36
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Blue Islands must refer to their codeshares, as I don't think they have any flights of their own at MAN now. EXT terminated, SOU never actually launched. Aurigny's move probably helps to utilise stands 16 / 17 / 18 with the ATR72-600's, though the E195 should be in the mix quite a bit this Summer also. Eastern and Loganair also good for 16 / 17 / 18 use. Presumably, we will see what is happening with FlyBe 2.0 once they firm up plans. Emerald to co-locate with Aer Lingus short-haul?
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Old 8th Mar 2022, 00:40
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Originally Posted by 2Planks
Do TUI also use Swissport at Birmingham? On the last 2 Saturdays the skiing forums have been alive with complaints about delays there with TUI, but passengers with jet2 and Easy are reporting no probs. Looks like TUI need to get a grip sharpish.
Jet2 are self handled and EasyJet are handled by DHL who only handle EasyJet at the minute. (AFAIK) This is why there is no complaints from their passengers.
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Old 8th Mar 2022, 08:02
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Hi do we know if Ryanair is basing more aircraft into Manchester now? I would have thought they would have used T3 as Ryanair only. I know BA use it but there’s not many shuttles anymore!
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BA Shuttles are now almost back to normal and Gatwick starts at end of month, which totals about 7 in each direction each day

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