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Old 15th May 2023, 14:28
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canít see the Do You Know Who I ams entertaining First Class only loungeÖ will cause lounge agents no end of problems turning all the redemption Jís away. Would probably be the first of that sort of restriction across their network.
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Old 16th May 2023, 11:05
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6
Is there space at STN for any more lounges beyond the Emirates one ? The checkin, security screening, departures, immigration hall and baggage collection areas each seem rather full at their respective peak times. I'm expecting peak summer 2023 to be as busy as 2019. And no, I don't expect the retail area to be sacrificed as it brings in far too much money. Is there perhaps structural strength in the departures area to build lounges on top of the retail units ?
The only other place I can think of, is the quiet seating area under Itsu near gates 90+
Or maybe the plans for a new arrivals terminal need to be dusted off again and a new application made to the council ?
As far as space in the terminal is concerned, not much left unfortunately since MAG have crammed the departure lounge to the gills with retail, F&B. However, there are heaps of space in the satellites, which seem sparse in comparison to the main terminal. Satellite 2, for example has lots of potential for a lounge, and has previously had airline lounges there. I think it is just WHSmith and Wetherspoon's Express in there now?
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Old 16th May 2023, 18:23
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The Escape lounge isnít the best. Itís down some stairs next to the main toilets. Not really a great setting. Plus if you need the loo youíve got to leave and use the main toilets. At least with the Number 1 Lounges at Gatwick they have their own toilets and shower facilities. Whilst Iím no fan of Number 1 it makes a big difference. The Escape Lounge at Stansted certainly doesnít have a ĎPremiumí feel to it.

Luton has the Aspire Lounge above their retail outlets. If MAG management read this page (doubt it) please consider something similar.
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Old 16th May 2023, 21:32
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The Escape lounge was really poor. Iíd liken it to the buffet at a Beefeater which serves a Premier Inn combined with the bar from a wedding venue. It mostly gets excellent reviews online, so I can only assume these people have never used a lounge anywhere else.
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Old 17th May 2023, 11:06
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My partner has to take her mother STN-BFS on EZY this week. We have booked assistance for her mother, do they request at the check in desk?
Thanks.
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Old 17th May 2023, 11:12
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You need to get a boarding card (eg with web checkin) with a bar code or QR code which can be scanned. Once you have this, go first to the special assistance area who can start to provide help. Without the bar or QR code, special assistance will send you to the queue at the checkin desk.
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Old 17th May 2023, 12:11
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Originally Posted by PAXboy
My partner has to take her mother STN-BFS on EZY this week. We have booked assistance for her mother, do they request at the check in desk?
Thanks.
As long as youíve requested help with Easyjet then it will automatically be assigned to the boarding card. If youíre checking online just go straight to the special assistance desk no need to go to check in.
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Old 18th May 2023, 01:21
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Brilliant. Thanks very much. I'll tell Mrs PAXboy that. Most helpful. We did request assistance at time of booking online. So I trust that the BAR code has it.
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Old 21st May 2023, 16:58
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Turkmenistan airlines new cargo flights

So it seems in addition to the current weekly 777 Stansted - Ashgabat passenger service there will also now be an additional Turkmenistan airlines weekly A330 Stansted - Ashgabat ( then onto Vietnam) cargo service launching.

https://airwaysmag.com/tt-meridian-f...go-uk-vietnam/
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Old 21st May 2023, 17:18
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Originally Posted by Paulesx
So it seems in addition to the current weekly 777 Stansted - Ashgabat passenger service there will also now be an additional Turkmenistan airlines weekly A330 Stansted - Ashgabat ( then onto Vietnam) cargo service launching.

https://airwaysmag.com/tt-meridian-f...go-uk-vietnam/
This is not necessarily a recent announcement by the airline but welcome news nonetheless.

Turkmenistan Airlines quoted several weeks ago when they first announced service to STN that they intended to operate a weekly cargo flight with an A330F. Turkmenistan Airlines had previously announced that it would run alongside the current weekly passenger flight to STN from Ashgabat.

Great to see that the Turkmenistan Airlines cargo flight is actually happening.

London Stansted Airports cargo airline portfolio is growing and hopefully will see further growth in the future.



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Old 22nd May 2023, 13:39
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Just to say that the assistance desk worked fine. Whilst they had wheelchairs - there was a wait for pushers. So daughter pushed mum and it was fine. They also arranged the Lift truck for them and two other wheelchairs. All good.
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Old 24th May 2023, 09:40
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Emirates lounge

Does anyone know anything about the design specs for the upcoming Emirates lounge at STN? This will no doubt be a welcome addition to STN when it comes to fruition, considering STN only has one lounge currently.

I'm also wondering if there is a reasonable chance we can expect to see one of the 2 daily STN-DXB services upgraded to the A380 in the future, especially with the dual jet bridge now in place at gate 12?
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Old 1st Jun 2023, 11:35
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TAP A330Neo

TAP A339 inbound from Lisbon, due in at 14:10. Not sure why, I guess football related?
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Old 1st Jun 2023, 12:28
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Originally Posted by sergy2k
TAP A339 inbound from Lisbon, due in at 14:10. Not sure why, I guess football related?
Sure there was another one a few weeks ago for Spanner work in the Diamond Hangar.
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Old 1st Jun 2023, 12:34
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Maintenance

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Sure there was another one a few weeks ago for Spanner work in the Diamond Hangar.
I believe their whole A330 NEO fleet is going through the diamond hangar for maintenance checks.
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Old 1st Jun 2023, 16:11
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Today's arrival CS-TUN is the 10th TAP A330-941 to visit Diamond Hangar, three in 2022 and the rest this year.
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Old 8th Jun 2023, 14:40
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FR to start STN - TIA

Seems a bit of competition coming in the winter for air Albania and co as Ryanair planning to launch double daily Stansted - Tirana flights, although suspect this is aimed more at targeting the Wizz Air LTN market

https://www.fly4free.com/flight-deal...-from-albania/


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Old 8th Jun 2023, 14:54
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London-Tirana for £10 return in a price war ?
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Old 9th Jun 2023, 08:00
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Flight will be double daily. Stansted based Ryanair UK planes leaving at 06:30 and 16:00 everyday. Prices start at £24.99 one way.
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Old 9th Jun 2023, 14:55
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Pegasus will have their largest ever summer schedule from Stansted. 55 weekly flights to 5 destinations. Antalya, Ankara, Dalaman, Istanbul SAW and Izmir. Pegasus's CEO flew in yesterday for a media op along with Stansted MD.
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