MAN airport security disaster

Old Apr 7, 19, 11:26 am
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MAN airport security disaster

BA check in desks moved to far end of check in, security queue stretching back to where the BA check in desk used to be, no fast track security, staff that say itís a shambles, canít say why or what is being done to address it.
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Old Apr 7, 19, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by navylad View Post
BA check in desks moved to far end of check in, security queue stretching back to where the BA check in desk used to be, no fast track security, staff that say it’s a shambles, can’t say why or what is being done to address it.
I just went through also - I don't find it that unusual for MAN around holiday periods which is always chaos. Was pretty bad though, security staff shouting out it could be an hour wait if your bag is sent for secondary. Sounds like I managed to sneak through Fast Track before they pulled it, then. Lounge is fairly peaceful when you get here - think it's mostly families going away not on BA.
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Old Apr 7, 19, 11:43 am
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I would not be impressed if they have closed FT security. Many people pay a premium for this service (not that it is very premium) so for it to be taken away for even a short while is not acceptable.
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Old Apr 7, 19, 12:20 pm
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Fast track was still open at 5:30 - but security was an absolute shambles. Despite fast-track it took us 20+ minutes to get through, despite being in a very short queue.

A principle malfunction seemed to be that if enough bags needed secondary screening (liquids, laptops, razor handles, throwing stars, etc) then they would queue up and not let any bags through the machine.

By the time I was through the queue, FT security queue was backed up all the way to the scanner.
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Old Apr 7, 19, 12:31 pm
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If the queues are backed out to the main concourse (which admittedly won't take much) I would suggest that those affected Twitter a photo of it, and include the airport and the mayor.

Some hashtags for you:
@manairport

@mayorofGM

@visit_mcr

@MENnewsdesk
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Old Apr 7, 19, 12:39 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
If the queues are backed out to the main concourse (which admittedly won't take much) I would suggest that those affected Twitter a photo of it, and include the airport and the mayor.

Some hashtags for you:
@manairport

@mayorofGM

@visit_mcr

@MENnewsdesk
i did exactly that (negative media as not allowed to speak to the media even in matters unrelated to Defence)
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Old Apr 7, 19, 12:39 pm
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BA check in desks moved to far end of check in, security queue stretching back to where the BA check in desk used to be, no fast track security, staff that say itís a shambles, canít say why or what is being done to address it.
Would you clarify where the check-in desks have moved to? Are they still in the same zone (zone B) or have they moved back to where they were a few years ago (zone A)?
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Old Apr 7, 19, 12:47 pm
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Would you clarify where the check-in desks have moved to? Are they still in the same zone (zone B) or have they moved back to where they were a few years ago (zone A)?
Ryanair have moved in where BA and BA and AA have both moved to the end furthest from Security.
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Old Apr 7, 19, 12:51 pm
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Ryanair have moved in where BA and BA and AA have both moved to the end furthest from Security.
Thank you. So they have returned home, thatís where they were for years. In fact they moved from there to make way for Ryanair! I very rarely check luggage, so hadnít realised checkin had moved.
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Sounds like Glasgow! Seems that EasyJet has bumped BA down a few desks from the prime position they have held for decades!
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Old Apr 7, 19, 12:54 pm
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Disaster? Hyperbole of the day?
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It looked like a 2+ hour queue for anyone not in fast track. A disaster was certainly possible for some non-frequent fliers!
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Disaster? Hyperbole of the day?
Nope. Its a 24/7 disaster at MAN.
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Old Apr 7, 19, 1:09 pm
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Disaster? Hyperbole of the day?
No, itís not a hyperbole. If you know the layout of the airport and search twitter for photos of this eveningís shambolic management, youíll see why it might be a disaster for a lot of people.
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Old Apr 7, 19, 1:09 pm
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Originally Posted by teledude View Post
Nope. Its a 24/7 disaster at MAN.
That’s really not been my experience at MAN T3 the last 6 months or so, yes some staff still have attitude but I’ve found queues not too bad at all outside of peak travel times.
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