AirCatalonia From Spain, joined Nov 2007, 699 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4350 times:
The following move to T1:
Royal Air Maroc
Ukraine Int. Airlines
Arkia Israel Airlines
Richardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3800 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 3800 times:
Did BA BCN T1 to LGW yesterday, they are going to have lots of problems with D zone gates where passengers go through passport control and then see the shops down below and then realise that they want to visit them and aren't allowed to go back through passport control.
Good to see no Terracotta and wood finishes.
YXwatcherMKE From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1063 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 3640 times:
Wow now that would make me real up set if I did not know that I had no access to the shops after clearing the check point. The last three times I was at the airport over seas I did a lot of shopping at the duty free shops past the Passport check point. And not being able to shop at that point would make some family members not very happy with me.
I miss the 60's & 70's when you felt like a guest on the plane not cattle like today
APYu From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 857 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 3583 times:
Yes I did BCN to LGW on the 9th and many people in the Business Class lounge were complaining about this. The signs saying 'Got this way' to D and E gates is directly after security so passengers natuallry follow them only to realis they have just one shop and a McDonalds to entertain them.
We'd like to welcome in particular our Executive Club members and those joining us from our Oneworld alliance partners.
TravelExec From Spain, joined Dec 2007, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 3322 times:
Are you watching BAA [LHR T5]?
Quoting Richardw (Reply 1): they are going to have lots of problems with D zone gates where passengers go through passport control and then see the shops down below and then realise that they want to visit them and aren't allowed to go back through passport control.
MAD T4 used to have a similar issue - not sure if it is cleared up - where the only place you could get international press was before clearing passport for non-shengen flights.
NCE T1 is also the same - you can buy a newspaper after passport control, but all the good shopping is on the non-shengen side.
R2rho From Spain, joined Feb 2007, 3438 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2850 times:
Smart thing to be doing the move gradually in phases, rather than trying to do it all at once. Up to now, the change has gone fairly seamless. MAD T4 had a few startup issues in the beginning that so far they have avoided in BCN. Let's hope all goes smoothly tomorrow!