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Why have the EDI check-in and bag drop desks moved?

Why have the EDI check-in and bag drop desks moved?

Old Dec 28, 14, 3:39 pm
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Why have the EDI check-in and bag drop desks moved?

First time through EDI today since October and the BA desks are now at the opposite end of the check-in hall, at completely the other end from the escalators up to security. QR now occupy the old BA desks which seems pointless for one flight per day. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old Dec 28, 14, 3:47 pm
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See also:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...eck-moved.html

Only reason provided in the thread, it's a "trial".
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Old Dec 28, 14, 3:52 pm
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The trial has now ended and the new hall is in permanent service. It's quite a lot bigger than the previous hall and the idea is that the new hall will be able to handle the expanding services at EDI. One outcome has been the shifting around of a number of check in areas, including BA. There has been some comment about the new hall (at one stage the sainted Ian Rankin had a Twitter outburst at the new arrangements) and the most charitable explanation is that there are teething problems. Personally in the three times I've been through in the last week I've sailed through, and the trial visit I made was reasonably fast too, but other FTers have had worse experiences.

The new security hall uses the new shelf and belt arrangement also on trial at LCY and some parts of T5 LHR. For those who have not been to the new hall yet: whereas you used to turn left at the top of the escalators, you now turn right, past some eateries. The hall is bolted on to the side of the old building, with a walkway looping through to the airside area, around WH Smith, over the bus area.

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Old Dec 28, 14, 4:39 pm
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By the way, if you wait in the priority queue at BA's new check-in at EDI and look to your right, you will see the screens with the details of the passenger(s) checking in at one of the neighbouring podiums right in front of you.
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Old Dec 29, 14, 2:47 am
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The trial of moving the check-in area is ongoing. The idea is to get more desks into an already overcrowded area,the result is you now have the general check-in/bag drop, Club desk and the outsize baggage belt crammed into an area smaller than the original space. It is confusing and messy. The basic idea seems to work but only if the check-in hall was enlarged...back to square one!
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Old Dec 29, 14, 3:55 am
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Why have the EDI check-in and bag drop desks moved?

Surely it would make more sense for QR (given the OW alliance) to share with BA rather than have circa 4 desks empty for the majority of the day, especially if space is at a premium?
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