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  • Gin&Tonic
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    Jeffd, were they liquid medicines, if not what on earth could be the issue with airline security. Even then if the liquids fell within the allowed container quantities what’s the issue. Worst case they can do a swab test.

    Manchester is my home airport and like you for over 20 years minimum 2 flights per week, it’s a disgrace, has been for years and will be until new terminals finished, assuming they are fit for purpose.


    Gin&Tonic
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    The issue with most is that they don’t seem (could be good reasons) to concentrate on a sector with multiple daily flights such as LHR .
    So it can be months or longer before every aircraft servicing that route is upgraded. From a marketing stance yes it’s good to cover as many routes asap but that then leaves the issue of not all passengers enjoying the same benefits for the same cost.

    in reply to: Qatar Airways Q Suite

    Gin&Tonic
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    I was the lunch guest of the mayor of Naning who laid on a huge banquet lunch for our visit. The food was various Chinese dishes as you would expect. Through the interpreter the host asked if I was enjoying the turtle. So as not to offend the mayor I answered I preferred not to eat the meat of animals in decline but appreciated the gesture.
    These turtles are not in decline I was informed and live in the mountains.
    Of course stupid me it was Tortoise I was eating not turtle, that made it a whole lot better !!!


    Gin&Tonic
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    Only technology would control the boarding for BA , most of the time at T5 its shambolic as many of us would have experienced, eventually the gate staff giving up and just clearing the scrum.

    That said I would still prefer boarding to be sequenced by efficiency rather than revenue to effectively get the flights away on time.


    Gin&Tonic
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    I hate the climb over the adjoining passenger, but now always take a window and just apologise in advance if I disturb the passenger climbing over later in the flight. As with other the leaning over is ridiculous, I don’t blame the crew It’s the poor design and cramming in extra seats.


    Gin&Tonic
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    Another offer today by email from QR , companion in business so 2 can travel Man-HKG for £4569. But how to find the flight dates that match the offer, it’s impossible. That said it’s approx £700-800 above most other carriers anyway.


    Gin&Tonic
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    What really gets me with QR is I get email bombed from them on a weekly basis with offers, none of which you can ever find in the searches and are never relevant to your home airport of which they are well aware due to previous travel and reward membership.

    I would like to see the advertising standards investigate this type of advertising, and not just QR, to offer something you can then not find on a website must be grounds.


    Gin&Tonic
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    Mostly A, but once was do bad C with a very large tip.

    in reply to: What would you do?

    Gin&Tonic
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    One of the issues is the lack of responsibility the ground handling agents take who are boarding the flight. Many a time I have seen drunk passengers staggering towards the gate , they are obviously unfit for travel but the gate staff just pass the probelem down the line to the cabin crew.


    Gin&Tonic
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    So which airline do you believe meets the criteria? Most suffer inconsistency at best.


    Gin&Tonic
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    Easy Jet should be shamed as much as United for this case, the major factors being.
    1. 15 and alone, parents drove away after he went through security. No one escorted him back to the ticket desk, shameful.
    2. Overbooking ( a fact we have to accept) should be managed at check in not the aircraft isle, why does the check in system not handle this?

    Shame on these airlines.


    Gin&Tonic
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    Leaving Abz will you will be delayed, its longer than the push back and taxi takes, it’s an ok video but I agree with openfly the non Brits won’t understand it and honestly I think it will distract them from the real safety information.


    Gin&Tonic
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    Didn’t Lgw have a number of similar incidents.


    Gin&Tonic
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    Wednesday July 5 I drove a friend to Man T3 for a flight to Jersey.
    All roads leading to the terminals were blocked and even back down the M56, no police or anyone trying to control the traffic.
    I got eventually closer to T2 and dropped the passenger to walk to T3. This was at 12 midday.
    It transpired a suspicious item was seen in a piece of checked luggage in T3 and the terminal was evacuated at 0900.
    At 2pm after all clear passengers were allowed back into T3.
    My friend managed to clear security at 1500 for a flight which now showed a 1620 departure.
    However arriving aircraft had been parked at T1, at 1620 it left empty as no one had the ability to arrange airside transport to the aircraft.
    At 2100 the passengers for this flight were eventually escorted back through immigration, there was no one available until then.

    We need security and caution no doubt, but how can,

    1. It take 5 hours to process a bag.Even if bomb disposal were required.
    2. The airport handling agents not able to get a bus to the aircraft.
    3. It then take 4.5 hours to take passengers out of the terminal to collect bags.

    Manchester Airport and its handling agents , you surpass yourselves yet again.


    Gin&Tonic
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    Has anyone ever booked a BA flight from the regional origins that shows the connection ex Lgw. When I look for a BA flight it often gives Lgw as an option but they offer no transfer between airports ,I therefore assume there no checked through baggage either.

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