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virginblue 11th Aug 2011 19:46


There is only one terminal
I know. I am talking about the piers or "satellites".

How are the satellites utilized nowadays given that Ryanair more or less dominates the place now but prefers to use the "walk to"-satellite 3 from what I remember.

Is the proposed terminal 4 still needed in the light of decreasing passenger numbers?

Pardon my ignorance, while I was a frequent traveller through STN in the past, my travelling has much reduced in the more recent past, hence my asking.

Jack1985 11th Aug 2011 20:01


So whilst complaining about the BAA monopoly they seem to be creating one of their own..... http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/sr...lies/yeees.gif
Very, very good point.


I know. I am talking about the piers or "satellites".

How are the satellites utilized nowadays given that Ryanair more or less dominates the place now but prefers to use the "walk to"-satellite 3 from what I remember.

Is the proposed terminal 4 still needed in the light of decreasing passenger numbers?

Pardon my ignorance, while I was a frequent traveller through STN in the past, my travelling has much reduced in the more recent past, hence my asking.
While i was their last Friday it was seriously busy and one thing i didnt like about Stansted was the way my gate wasent called until 35minutes before my departure but i could understand this as Ryanair seemed to be using the Northern Pier which was seriously busy, easyJet and everyone else seemed to be on the Southern Pier. One Question when i was their last Friday the Middle Pier was closed off and looked like it was going through renovations while we taxied past it? anyone able to confirm this?? thanks.

LTNman 11th Aug 2011 20:42

While creating their own Stansted monopoly I would have thought Ryanair are vulnerable with most of their London eggs all in the Stansted basket. Any new owner at Stansted would know that Ryanair are stuck at Stansted with nowhere else to go so who would call the shots?

daz211 11th Aug 2011 21:50

Very true, Unless Ryanair buy Stansted :oh:.

SENFLYER 12th Aug 2011 07:51

Sat2
 
Satellite one is Ezy, Tom, Air Asia, GW, Air Berlin and Aurigny but not exclusively. Sat two southern end is domestic flights. Northern end is international but has lots of spare capacity. The sat is operational but the air bridges are going through repairs and replacement. Sat 3 is exclusive to Ryr. Sat 4 is a hole in the ground until such time as it may be required to be built.

Skipness One Echo 12th Aug 2011 10:49

Sat 2 upstairs is international, downstairs is domestic but there's a lot less domestic than there used to be.....


air bridges are going through repairs and replacement
Hmm wonder why they're replacing them? Sat 2 is often an overflow for Ryanair and they don't ever use them.

Capt Wannabe 12th Aug 2011 20:40


Hmm wonder why they're replacing them?
May have something to do with the money BAA have to pay back to the airlines for them having been out of service for so long (since a slight mishap on 32L if I remember correctly). BAA has an SLA that requires certain facilities to be available for a minimum amount of time and with about 50% of the bridges being out for so long it's costing them a not insignificant amount....


one thing i didnt like about Stansted was the way my gate wasent called until 35minutes before my departure
This has little if anything to do with the airline or even the handling agent. BAA have very strict rules on how early a gate number can be displayed and how early the status can be changed on the FIDS etc. This may have something to do with the departure lounge revenue stream :rolleyes:

pamann 13th Aug 2011 16:22

Just out of interest are the BA/CFlyer charters using satellite 1?

What Stansted really needs is a serious carrier to commit... No more loco's going head to head against FR they'll just fail. VS with their A330's in just Y and Premium Y would be great for a double daily JFK and daily to MCO giving them total coverage of the London area. Maybe the new owners (when it eventually gets sold) could attract such business. Just my opinion.

STN Ramp Rat 13th Aug 2011 17:16

Pamann

I agree with you BUT the last thing the BAA want is a new full service airline in Stansted. The entire BAA argument for retaining the airport is that Stansted is a low cost Airlines airport and Heathrow is a Full service airlines Airport. Because of this the BAA argue that the airports are not in competition with each other and they should be allowed to own them both.

Stansted will continue to go down the tubes until the BAA have exhausted every possible right of appeal and they are forced to sell it.

Tranceaddict 16th Aug 2011 09:07

easyJet announce spring 2012 schedule from Stansted
 
easyJet announce spring 2012 schedule from Stansted

15.08.11

easyJet has launched its spring 2012 schedule from Stansted Airport. With 27 routes, more than 6,745 spring flights are now on sale for travel from March 25 to June 24 next year. Extra capacity has also been added to popular destinations including Alicante, Malaga and Palma. Fares start from £18.99 (one-way including taxes).

Commercial manager Hugh Aitken said: ‘The launch of our spring schedule offers leisure and business passengers the opportunity to book early to secure the best fares on a wide choice of destinations across Europe and the UK. The introduction of our full summer schedule in the coming months will further add to this choice.’


Seems like SEN has't had an impact on STN Operations yet

WHBM 17th Aug 2011 18:52

Came as pax through STN last night. While waiting at the domestic baggage claim, made use of the car park payment machine installed there. £65 for a few hours over 24.

Straight out to car, drove down to barrier, where it extraordinarily demands an extra £2.40 (with no way to pay it). Go back to adjacent payment machines which tell me the extra is the charge for - 17 minutes.

Call controllers from the machine, treated like a zombie as ever, until I patiently explain in several different ways that I have just paid the full amount and walked straight out. Am then told "in future use the machines in the car park, not those other ones at the baggage claim, which do this", and they go through a procedure to let me out.

What idiot beancounter has bought two different types of machine, one of which appears incompatible with the gates ?

Facelookbovvered 17th Aug 2011 19:12

65 quid!, FFS

Little wonder people are flying less, and to think people complain about the price of flights......

OltonPete 17th Aug 2011 21:30

easyjet
 
Tranceaddict

I have just run through the June 2012 schedule compared to September 2011
and I get 12 based Sept 2011 and 9 based June 2012 with reductions on ALC, AMS, BCN, CPH, FAO (gone), FUE (gone), IBZ, PMI and AGP.

I only checked mid-week flights and only one week in each month but that seems to be a fairly big impact, okay not yet but it will be next April.

Pete

mikkie4 17th Aug 2011 21:54

it looks like the reductions are all going out of southend now

LGS6753 18th Aug 2011 13:30

From an Air Berlin press release: "Flights from Munster/Osnabruck to London Stansted, Vienna and Sylt will be scrapped..."

Does this represent a complete withdrawal by AB now?

Seljuk22 18th Aug 2011 14:26

DUS-STN to be left.

Tranceaddict 18th Aug 2011 18:23


I have just run through the June 2012 schedule compared to September 2011
and I get 12 based Sept 2011 and 9 based June 2012 with reductions on ALC, AMS, BCN, CPH, FAO (gone), FUE (gone), IBZ, PMI and AGP.
Guess we'll just have to wait and see, does seem odd about FUE and FAO becasue I believe that they can' operate direct from SEN due runway length.

Time will tell

Buster the Bear 18th Aug 2011 22:07

Any good news?

Captinbirdseye 19th Aug 2011 09:35

Buster the Bear
 
When you are laughing about routes been taken out and the decline of STN, just remember at the end of it peoplo's jobs are on the line, and the last thing they really want is somebody rubbing it there faces by posting frankly childish posts

So please I beg you to stop doing the following:

A) Making me lose the will to live by posting frankly boring posts which actually contributes nothing to the forum.

B) When you are posting what you precieve as "funny" (Term used very lightly) posts, have a little bit of thought who might be reading the posts.

C) Grow up!

STN is in a time of decline we all get the message, things I am sure will pick up there again. STN has plenty to offer to the market. (Long Haul possibly more applicable due to RYR dominance).

Sell off's always bring new opportunities and increase the competition to the area. Which can only be good news for the passenger in terms of fares and the overall passenger experience at an airport. LGW has seen a massive turnaround since the BAA selloff and there is no reason why STN can do the same with investment.

Anyways rant over.

CP BE

compton3bravo 19th Aug 2011 15:25

Now, now Captain BE please do not get too upset. I think what Buster is getting at is that Luton has had so many negative comments over the years from our friends in Essex that he is only making light-hearted comments.
It was not so long ago that Stansted was regarded by many as the best thing since sliced bread what with cross subsidies etc. Those times have now gone and Stansted like all other airports has go to stand on its own feet. To compare it to Gatwick (the busiest single runway airport in the world) is stretching it a bit IMHO what with BA and Virgin having bases there (none at Stansted and ever likely to have). The only saving grace is these ideas of a new airport in the Thames Estuary which are just pipe dreams me thinks. How can anybody contemplate putting over 60,000 people out of work and live in West London and the surrounding areas.


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