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Seat62K 29th Jun 2009 06:51

Wasn't the opening of the new extension to the eastern end of the terminal meant to put an end to this?

Musket90 29th Jun 2009 09:04

Maybe - but no matter how much space there is if the manpower isn't sufficient at late evening peak arrival times to deal with the more stringent immigration checks then long queues will continue and the same applies for baggage no matter how many reclaims there are.

At least the meeters and greeters landside should have some more space for the lengthy wait provided extra retail outlets haven't used it.

General_Kirby 29th Jun 2009 19:11

When are Swissport gonna stop sacking people and actually employ people to work the handling contract they were given by Ryanair. Every night now aircraft hold of stand, in some cases for 15+ minutes. Not acceptable.

daz211 30th Jun 2009 12:17

Airasia x
 
This mornings airasiax flight was painted in La Raiders colours, all grey with raiders, full size down the side and Raiders shield on the tail, sorry no time for photo but looked very nice.

If you want to take a look search reg [9M-XAC] on a well know airline
photo site ...

Hollymead 30th Jun 2009 21:45

Your showing your age , they have been the Oakland Raiders for the last 14 years . ;)

spirit of the age 2nd Jul 2009 20:17

servisair in trouble?
 
What is happening with servisair? Word has reached my delicate ears that indicates that they have filed ANOTHER HR1 form. Surely they cannot be downsizing again so quickly on the heels of the recent redundancies?



Please take this up in 'Flight/Ground Ops, Crewing and Dispatch' to save us having to move it there.

Thanks
The Mods

Skipness One Echo 4th Jul 2009 01:46

Arrived late on Thursday evening on the Ryanair from Ciampino and the queue, sorry I mean scrum for the UK Border check was immense. The hall was literally full, and the overwhelming majority of the desks were manned.

The atmosphere was pretty impatient and I could see it turning nasty with so many tired people crammed into such a confined area. There was occasional furtive chanting and loud sarcasm, this I am sure puts undue pressure on the people at the desk securing our borders. Babies were screaming and the elderly were swaying as the heat and crush built up. I of course had to have a passport to leave my own country, our Italian compatriots can wander in with what looks like a library card that I doubt can be verified in the short time available to the checker. The British passengers were embarrased at what a mess this was, and Labour was getting most of the blame.

However in fairness I'm not sure what else can be done. Checks need to be made, plenty of staff were present and the building has just been massively extended to cope. Of 20 desks, about 15 were manned and it still ground to a halt. On a hot night, it has all the ingredients for public disorder!

On another unrelated note, Stansted has a new runway, 04 / 22 as the magnetic pole contines on it's merry way!

rutankrd 4th Jul 2009 07:47

Revolutionary idea Join Schengan and stop harassing Jenny and Helen from Basildon or ideed Mr U Johanson and her 4 illegitimate children.

Redeploy The Border Force to more effectively deal with illegals .OH and use the Schengan cross border powers !

Day to Anti-terrorism and building protection is Police responsibility.

All this fortress Britain stuff is purely political.

Skipness One Echo 7th Jul 2009 15:10

What date was the new runway designation live at STN?
 
BBC NEWS | UK | England | Essex | Runway rename as North Pole moves

So when I flew STN-CIA-STN last Thursday, passing the holding point for to 04-22, did I depart on Runway 05 or 04 ?

pabely 9th Jul 2009 17:46


On another unrelated note, Stansted has a new runway, 04 / 22
So the outgoing BAA have got their own way and the nimey's didn't even notice!:}

LTNman 21st Jul 2009 13:33

Seems to be all going wrong for this Essex outpost. At least the queues to get airside or to pick up luggage around midnight should now disappear. :}

I never realized how much Stansted relied on Heathrow subsidies to keep the airport ticking over. Now that the money is no more the airport seems to be in decline.

pamann 21st Jul 2009 14:36

Any up date on Summer 2010 charter scene at Stansted. I see Thomson have added Sharm El Sheikh for next summer, how about Thomas Cook any new routes/additions there?

TUGNBAR 21st Jul 2009 23:44

Whats happened to Hangar three!!! drove past what is left of it tonight!!!

chiglet 22nd Jul 2009 00:26


So the outgoing BAA have got their own way and the nimey's didn't even notice
Is that Not In My Empty Yard [s]......:E then?

Hounddog1 22nd Jul 2009 16:57

Hanger 3
 
Its been condemed for ages, unsafe to put aircraft in it.

BAA stored their own snow clearing equipment in it for ages, now stored outside, so no doubt when winter comes it wont start !!

Fond memories of Hanger 3 and putting Air UK Fk100s in their for maintenance, damn scary at night though !

TUGNBAR 22nd Jul 2009 18:56

Shame it been taken down must have had some history to it!! I remeber the talk of a ghost in there (doesnt every hangar). Nice viewing area now from Landside!! could we see a spotters area n the making!!!??

Skipness One Echo 22nd Jul 2009 19:46


could we see a spotters area n the making!!!??
Nooooooo!!! Walls must be built and larger fences with razor wire. Furthermore more staff with bright yellow shiny shiny jackets must be taken on board, trained ( or not ) to patrol the area and keep the great unwashed away from the secure, magical, sterile airport environment that is the Cathedral of Ryanair. Nothing to see here now move along or we'll have you shot....

pabely 22nd Jul 2009 21:49

Hanger 3
 
Any old pictures in it's heyday?

Icare9 2nd Aug 2009 11:19

Stansted Pick Up and Drop Off closures - scam??
 
grrrr!!! Went to Stansted last night to pick up daughter and kids. Arrived early (well, on time but their flight delayed, so went round to McD for a bite. Got the call that they had arrived but that the Pick Up zone had been closed. They were being taken to what eventually turned out to be the Orange short stay car park. OK, thought I, that's a bit of organisation, obviously the police have had an alert and have efficient alternative arrangements in place. (Should have realised that it's England and no one seems to have a "Plan B" if things go wrong...)
So off I toddle to the Car Park. Lots of people in similar situation, long queues of cars for the Car Parks or just parked along the kerb. Police pull up and queue starts moving at the Green Car Park, but I pootle on to the Orange Car Park as instructed. Ah ha, ticket barrier.... No problem, not my fault, Pick Up was open when I arrived previously, now it's blocked, so as I and my passengers have been sent here, they obviously have arrangements in place.... In, passengers right by the B/C row, bags in, all in, off again..... 2 mins tops and that's weaving around all the other cars looking for their passengers. Off to the barrier, press telephone button and eventually some one answers.... "Please raise the barrier", I ask, "the Pick Up zone has been closed by the Police, obviously a security alert, been directed here, straight in, got my passengers and I'd like to leave please."
"You'll have to pay" came back the reply "No, I didn't want to come here, but the Pick Up is closed and the Orange Car Park is where my passengers have been directed. it's gone midnight, there are queues building, not my fault I'm here, please raise the barrier" You used the car Park, so you must pay" "No, no, no, no, no" (now in Clarkson mode) "I didn't want to use you Car Park but I couldn't use the designated Pick Up zone, please raise the barrier". "You must pay", "No", "Yes":ugh: .... After 10 minutes of repeats, my daughter went and paid (well, to use the ticket machine controls you need to be close, so then you can't get out and reversing into a dense pack of cars......???)
While this was going on, various drivers using the other barriers were telling us that this frequently happens....
So, is this a nice little earner for Orange Car parking, close the Pick Up and drop Off, tell people to use the Orange Car Park, but have no arrangements in place to let them out without a rip off charge? what was most annoying was the 2computer says No" attitude, and my daughter had only euros, so it was a scramble to find the £2.50.
I can fully understand people venting their frustration and had there been anything breakable, I would have done so.:E
I could not have been the only one, does it happen frequently and is that why so many were parked up on the verge because they have been caught before?
Is this a scam to con money out late at night? Have others been "caught" this way?

LTNman 3rd Aug 2009 06:35

Report here Ryanair check-in chaos at Stansted : Stansted Airport News Stories

Hundreds of holidaymakers missed their flights from Stansted Airport yesterday after Ryanair failed to open enough check-in desks, the Times reports. Only 11 such desks, or ‘bag drops’, were open on one of the busiest days of the summer - to service the airline’s 255 flights.

Queues backed up through the terminal as passengers watched their flights depart while they waited to check in or drop their bags. And police officers patrolling the terminal were called upon to calm some passengers as tensions ran high. About 500 passengers, including families with young children, were faced with finding alternative flights or cancelling their holidays, and last night some were sleeping in the terminal.

Ryanair subcontracts its check-in operations to Swissport, but neither were available for comment. A spokesman for Stansted told the newspaper: ‘There were only 11 [Ryanair] check-in desks open, which is fewer than we would have expected given the volume of flights they have.’


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