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T4 at MEL opens

Old 18th Aug 2015, 23:03
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T4 at MEL opens

First flight from T4 was today.

Will be interesting to see the first completely automated checkin/baggage check system in operation.
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Old 19th Aug 2015, 01:04
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When does Jetstar move there?
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Old 19th Aug 2015, 02:14
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When the terminal is actually built

Tiger are still using the same stand off bays, the new Golf Apron is still under construction
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Old 19th Aug 2015, 05:21
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Not sure, just got this announcement...

Melbourne Airport And we're off! The first flight from our newly opened T4 took off today. There's more to come in the next few months

Melbourne Airport has opened the doors to Australia’s newest domestic terminal, located just south of Terminal 3. The staged opening of the new Terminal 4 (T4) saw Tigerair Australia commence flights on Tuesday 18 August. Jetstar and Regional Express (Rex) will join Tigerair in the new Terminal 4 in the coming months.
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Old 19th Aug 2015, 10:12
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Its more a "Budget Terminal" than anything else, think SIN/KUL old budget terminals. No windows, standoff bays, self service kiosks.

An improvement for Tiger passengers over the previous setup. Jetstar move in late November.
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Old 19th Aug 2015, 21:45
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Will see next Wednesday. Interested in the traffic pattern, everything set up to go right, while t4 is left...
yes, would not take much to do better than the rollup garage door that was the terminal
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 01:40
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All part if the low cost model.
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 05:54
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A fancy new terminal and now a new CEO too

http://melbourneairport.com.au/news-...s-new-ceo.html

Interesting times ahead..
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 02:35
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Its open, at least for Tiger...very scarey as a terminal goes with no staff, all automation...last night, while waiting to DEP, there were 2 other people in the terminal, and the security booths did not have any staff...finally a person showed up. If you want to get through a line quick, this is the place. Baggage check is very, very odd...

no people, really, really odd...
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 05:21
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I'll be interested to see when TT go back to the existing building in a few months...
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 05:57
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So does Jetstar just swap with Tiger then, Tiger back to the shed?

Where does REX go?
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 07:44
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Nope REX will be going into the shed.At the moment REX pax check in at Terminal 3 and board through terminal 4 !
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 08:41
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Why would Tiger be going back to the old terminal?

They're there to stay.
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 09:45
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No, TT checkin will be in the existing terminal building after October, Rex bussing lounge will be where the departure lounge for TT used to be
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Old 1st Sep 2015, 01:10
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Right now it is setup for Tiger, Virgin, and Rex

With the color scheme setup for Tiger, I cant see them going anywhere but there...

Still the same gates..

still a disaster of a waiting area...
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