I fly regularly between LTN and BUD with W6. Today, for the first time, instead of being bussed out to the aircraft, we were boarded by using a new gate are of the terminal with gates B2 to B5. I don't know how long this gate area has been in use, but it looks very new, and is the first time I have used it, bearing in mind I have been flying this route regularly since October last year.
Well, they won't get any prizes for architecture for this gate. It is basically a steel frame with metal cladding, the kind of thing mor usually used for cheap industrial units and farm buildings. No air conditioning, no insulation and no heating that I can see, today in temperatures of 34C, it was unbearable for the 25 minutes or so I stood in it waiting for the flight back to the UK. The sun heats it up really well, and it was like an oven. I pity the poor souls who have to work in there.
So, if you are flying to a non schengen country from BUD with either FR, U2 or W6 - make sure you leave it till the last moment before going from the main terminal for your flight if the sun is out. It will be interesting in winter too.
Anyone else had the pleasure of going through the cattle shed?
[Edited 2013-06-18 09:07:52]
[Edited 2013-06-18 09:09:18]