Hi All, Seems part of the new departures building at the airport is now open! You will no longer have to carry your luggage to the x-ray machines as its all in line now when you check in. From the photos I've seen it looks great. Not before time I must say, last year was a nightmare! Happy holidays folks... 😎🍻🇬🇷
Last Edit: May 2, 2019 11:58:45 GMT 2 by MalcClayt
That's great news - I believe there are also new eating places (Starbucks for example) in Departures now as well. In addition I saw another post elsewhere that suggested the arrivals hall had been updated with more passport control booths and faster conveyor belts - unless I was dreaming it!
Yes arrivals has been updated as well. Sadly the thing noticeable at present is that too many planes are late arriving and departing (most within 30 minutes). If they cannot get them off on time when there are only about 10 international flights a day what will happen when there are 30? Hopefully they will get that small problem fixed in the coming weeks.
Like Edinburgh, mapleoak, or Manchester perhaps ... no doubt Fraport is following a model that works for them in other places meaning that airports, like UK towns, will end up looking the same. If I go to the airport, I want to catch a flight, not have a 'shopping experience,' Maybe the modern thinking is that if you take aways the seats and make people browse in the shops, they'll be less critical of the time it takes to process passengers safely through the airport. At the end of the day, there is a minimum time needed to process both arrivals & departures, and this is unlikely to change in the long term. But Starbucks, really! Time to move islands I think ...!
Yes Steve, you're absolutely right about the shopping experience element and the "sameiness" - but they do need to make a profit after all. I recall Liverpool Airport when it was pretty much a shed and although it had character it lacked pretty much everything else as well - hence the fact that following a fair amount of investment you can now travel to many many foreign destinations - thankfully Corfu included! Although to reinforce your point there is a Starbucks at Liverpool Airport as well....
kaz: Just got on my 'puter..thanks for missing me!!...I am there in spirit (always)just wish my BODY was !!!never mind, next year with luck ( before I have to use a walking frame!!!)glad the weather is good for you all....hold on, just want to wipe the tears
Sept 11, 2019 19:50:02 GMT 2
kaz: Now my puter is playing up.......I cant win
Sept 11, 2019 19:53:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope Forum meetings are going well?? I miss them too xxxx
Sept 11, 2019 20:01:03 GMT 2
kaz: Weather in Kent is very hot...........still not as nice as being in Roda!!!
Sept 17, 2019 16:19:06 GMT 2
kaz: Nights are drawing in...curtains closed.....lights on.........just not looking forward to a long Winter again ( it comes round so quick!!)...Just Xmas to look forward to now, then the New Year and THEN holidays in Roda
Sept 25, 2019 20:15:16 GMT 2
artisans: Be so good to see you again kaz ...
Oct 4, 2019 9:32:09 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks Steve.........hope I get to make it to Roda??
Oct 4, 2019 12:14:36 GMT 2
johnreig: Has anyone got Spiros Banos apartment (Roda) details
Oct 8, 2019 14:15:36 GMT 2
artisans: Details on the thread ....
Oct 11, 2019 22:46:07 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Steve...has sent you email this evening ok
Nov 16, 2019 19:21:05 GMT 2
artisans: Hi kaz - have replied twice now ..
Nov 21, 2019 8:03:35 GMT 2
artisans: Hi kaz - we have what you wanted
Nov 21, 2019 15:03:35 GMT 2
janiemou: Kaz your tea is on its way to the UK, will be posted when it gets there
Dec 3, 2019 10:31:47 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks Jan n Steve....sorry, not been on 'puter for a while but sent you an email to-day.....will let you know when parcel arrives ok, thanks a lot for going to all the trouble for me...take care love Jan n Rosie xxxx
Dec 7, 2019 18:48:58 GMT 2
janiemou: Kaz we'll sort it out when I know the postage etc
Dec 10, 2019 11:45:57 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz, are you OK?
Jan 14, 2020 12:41:51 GMT 2