Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
T1/T2 International Arrivals At LHR  
User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

Arriving at LHR the other day, I was somewhat surprised to see that T1 and T2 share an arrivals corridor for a short distance (we arrived at gate 139). All along the length were signs indicating that you should know which terminal to arrive at - presumably so you go into the correct arrivals hall for your baggage! The corridor eventually split, one way to T1, the other to T2.

This seems potentially confusing to me. There was no mention on the aircraft of this, that we should follow the signs to T1 (which *I* knew, but maybe some didn't...?). Anybody else got concerns about this?

I guess BKK has a similar kind of problem, since both terminals are actually one terminal airside. Any others like this?

Geoff M.

1 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineFLYGRA From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

Yes Geoff, I totally agree, for those of us 'in the know' it's OK (in fact many a time when I've come off a flight I've nearly missed it) but everyday there are many pax who end-up in the wrong terminal. It's surprisingly few actually, but still enough to make it yet another negative point for LHR and yet more proof that LHR is an overcrowded and innefficient place and that the BAA really doesn't care too much for the wellbeing of it's customer Airlines & Passengers. Personally I find the signage far from obvious .... it's more like you would have to be knowingly looking for it in order to see it. But hey, why spend money on clear signage when you can spend it on shelves of arrivals duty-free? After all, it's not like people come to LHR for anything other than shopping I guess. I agree that the airlines themselves could do a little bit more to highlight the difficulty, and on some (rare) occassions I have known annoucements to be made on board ... but they have been few and far betwen, and not really made with any particular emphasis.

happy arrivals!

gra


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
UA's International Arrivals At LAX posted Sun Mar 12 2006 20:42:08 by UCLAX
Delta International Arrivals At Ord? posted Tue Sep 6 2005 04:32:46 by Tsaord
International Arrivals At LAX 2 & 4 posted Mon Dec 13 2004 07:00:00 by UCLAX
Quick: Last Concorde Depatures/Arrivals At LHR.. posted Thu Oct 23 2003 14:12:11 by EGGD
Concorde Arrivals At LHR Today posted Wed Oct 22 2003 20:27:36 by Silverfox
International Arrivals At DEN posted Wed Mar 27 2002 20:19:00 by Hartsfieldboy
Quickest Way To Connect T4>T1 At LHR posted Sat Apr 29 2006 02:45:17 by Radelow
BA LAX Flights At LHR T1? posted Thu Feb 23 2006 17:47:44 by IFEMaster
What Is The "Belfast Room" At LHR T1? posted Sat Apr 2 2005 21:39:32 by SmithAir747
Viewing Area At LHR T2! posted Thu Jan 27 2005 16:31:27 by AIR MALTA