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pabely 31st Dec 2014 15:34

Remember LTN is no stranger to EZY, MON & TOM - all based airlines and procedures in place to take them, crewing etc.

STN Ramp Rat 4th Jan 2015 14:01

BBC News - Stansted delays after Ryanair plane error

Passengers at Stansted Airport were delayed by up to an hour on Sunday after a Ryanair plane dropped arriving passengers off at a departures gate. A Stansted spokesman said the flight from Lisbon arrived at 9:20 GMT and that the passengers had to be processed through departures security before moving to the arrivals lounge. This caused delays but the airport was "slowly" returning to normal, he said.
Stansted is to hold an investigation into the incident, he added.


seems strange, were the doors just set wrong? reading other stories online I suspect they had to evacuate the departures lounge but I cant confirm that

ATNotts 4th Jan 2015 15:43


Passengers at Stansted Airport were delayed by up to an hour on Sunday after a Ryanair plane dropped arriving passengers off at a departures gate
Is it actually within the power of Ryanair to "drop passengers off" at any gate?? Let alone, the "plane" rather than the airline making that decision? I appreciate that smart technology is the rage today, but I had hoped they hadn't yet given Boeing 737s the power of thinking for themselves!!!!

Honestly, sloppy journalism is certainly alive and well and residing at BBC Broadcasting House - I suppose the reporter was some cub, on duty whilst the "transport correspondent" was at home with his feet up.

LTNman 4th Jan 2015 15:49

I have arrived at Gatwick where it was the norm if parked at certain gates to walk through the departure lounge. Think I have also done that as well as Glasgow.

The96er 4th Jan 2015 16:11


I have arrived at Gatwick where it was the norm if parked at certain gates to walk through the departure lounge. Think I have also done that as well as Glasgow.
Only arriving of a domestic flight maybe. All arriving international flights are separated from departing passengers.

STN Ramp Rat 4th Jan 2015 16:46

"Is it actually within the power of Ryanair to "drop passengers off" at any gate??"


I think it might be in the powers of Swissport to set the gates incorrectly feeding arriving passengers into the departures channel although that is not necessarily what happened.
update 18:18 ~ the daily mail (that well respected piece of ......) is quoting the airport as saying " a small number of passengers managed to get into the departures lounge" It looks like a door problem rather than a staff problem

TOM100 4th Jan 2015 17:11

I would imagine some of the FR pax may have got into departures which would (a big security no no btw nowadays) rendering the departure lounge and all pax within 'non sterile' requiring a departure lounge sweep and pax in it being re-screened ouch

I believe that is what is supposed to happen anyway. Sounds like a handling agent or airport worker left a door open sending pax down the departures route rather than thru the correct door thru arrivals route.....

LadyL2013 4th Jan 2015 18:06

I have done this several times at LGW from International flights.

LTNman 4th Jan 2015 21:05

My flight was from Canada into Gatwick. We definitely walked through the departure lounge of what I would call the round sub terminal of the south terminal as it was only the week before that I flew out from the same gate.

Level bust 4th Jan 2015 21:19

Up until a few years ago this was indeed the case at the South Terminal satellite, but (I assume D of T) now require all inbound international passengers do not mingle with the outbound ones.

Skipness One Echo 5th Jan 2015 01:14

All arriving passengers into the UK from overseas have been segregated from departing passengers for decades. This happened just after the North Terminal at Gatwick was opened, T4 at LHR was designed to keep them apart. You may walk past the departing pax at the Gatwick Satellite but you were kept apart by glass screens.

Level bust 5th Jan 2015 21:39

I wouldn't say decades, certainly 15 years or so ago arrivals into Gatwick satellite mixed it with the departing passengers.

Level bust 5th Jan 2015 21:42

I wouldn't say decades, certainly about 15 years ago arrivals were still mixing with the departing passengers at Gatwick's satellite.

LTNman 6th Jan 2015 04:00

Agreed, my experience was in the last 20 years and probably around the 18 year mark.

Skipness One Echo 6th Jan 2015 09:21

That's interesting, I was sure the legislation was brought into place in the early 90s. Anyone confirm?

Level bust 6th Jan 2015 09:34

It may well have done, but I think the problem at the Gatwick South Satellite was all the passengers going both ways had to use the same shuttle to the main terminal. I seem to remember (and I can't remember when) they had to do major work to keep them separated, and I haven't flown from the satellite for quite a few years, I think you now walk to the main terminal.

01475 6th Jan 2015 18:59

In 2002 I arrived at Gatwick on an Edinburgh flight and found the walkways set up to direct people towards a departing Ukraine Air International flight. Didn't seem to be a big issue then, the cabin crew just turned us around.

In 2003 they had started photographing arriving domestic passengers to make sure the same person walked out the other end, and building work to keep people separate had started

Fairdealfrank 6th Jan 2015 22:52


That's interesting, I was sure the legislation was brought into place in the early 90s. Anyone confirm?
AFAIK, segregation of international arriving paxfrom departing pax goes back further.

Segregation of domestic/common travel area arriving pax from departing pax is more recent, hence recent reconfiguration of airside at EDI, GLA and LHR-1 (and others?).




In 2003 they had started photographing arriving domestic passengers to make sure the same person walked out the other end, and building work to keep people separate had started
Caused delays and congestion at LGW-1! Is it still going on or has the pier been redevelopped?

The96er 6th Jan 2015 23:00


Segregation of domestic/common travel area arriving pax from departing pax is more recent, hence recent reconfiguration of airside at EDI, GLA and LHR-1 (and others?).
There is no requirement to separate arriving Domestic passengers with departing passengers in the U.K. Arriving CTA passengers ARE required to reclear security.

southside bobby 12th Jan 2015 11:41

Another excellent month for Stansted pax figures..December + 18.5% for an extra 250,000 on the month,making the 12 month moving total now just a fraction shy of the 20M mark...Cargo also +30% on the month....


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