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New LGW Domestic Arrivals now open (23 July)

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Old Jul 23, 19, 5:22 am
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New LGW Domestic Arrivals now open (23 July)

Huzzah ... no more buses!

More detail here >>> https://www.itv.com/news/channel/201...or-passengers/


More info HERE thanks to Akoz.

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Old Jul 23, 19, 8:37 am
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All gates now using an airbridge ?
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Old Jul 23, 19, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by TheOldMan View Post
All gates now using an airbridge ?
Good question!

As I understand it [thanks again Akoz) Domestics will now use Stands 1-5 ... with airbridges. As the the entirety of the operation at LGW, i suspect bussing will still occur occasionally, simply because of the intensity and complexity of the place.
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Old Jul 23, 19, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by T8191 View Post
Good question!

As I understand it [thanks again [B]Akoz) Domestics will now use Stands 1-5 ... with airbridges. As the the entirety of the operation at LGW, i suspect bussing will still occur occasionally, simply because of the intensity and complexity of the place.
That is the plan with domestics using gates 1-5. But given that these gates are designed for the use of all flights, arrivals and the flows are controlled by locked doors in passages. As such, (and allowing for the possibility of more domestic flights then 5 at a time) the new walking route does have provision for buses to drop passengers in a bus area near gate 4.

The nice thing about this is that as Gates 1-5 are still for general departures, it does not mater if a domestic flight comes in, but the aircraft is then due to operate a international flight, unlike at the North terminal, where if the aircraft is due to operate a international flight next it is put on an international stand and domestic arrivals are then bused away, even if there was space at gate 55A-K.


Originally Posted by Gatwick 2019
- Domestic/CTA Passenger Coaching Operation
To cover the eventuality of domestic and CTA passengers, on occasions, still having to be coached from a remote aircraft stand, a coach drop off will be provided adjacent to the apron level walkway at the south west corner of the Pier as indicated on the Location Plan. This will include a new apron level canopy (between stands 3 and 4), wrapping around the existing Stand 4 node building. Details of this are still to be designed but the proposed canopy is illustrated below.

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Old Jul 23, 19, 10:01 am
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Just need to see what they have done about connecting flights now...…

My domestic flying is on it's Summer Holidays now, nothing till Oct.
Anyone able to provide a mini arrivals report soon?
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Old Jul 23, 19, 10:02 am
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I went through it the other day from JER. If you are HBO then it is a great improvement over the buses. If you have large bags then the layout is quite awkward (particularly as there is currently only one small lift after baggage reclaim to take you back up to the main arrivals level, which led to a queue of 6 trolleys for the said lift... Baggage delivery was also very slow.

There was no sign of access to flight connections - does anyone know if this is coming?
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Old Jul 23, 19, 10:43 am
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jmd ... that’s a bit of a disappointing experience, especially for we non-HBO folks.

As for airside connections, I got tne impression that wasn’t on the cards, so still a poor airport from our POV as we are almost inviably connecting to l/h.
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Old Jul 23, 19, 2:20 pm
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Iím connecting from Jersey to Las Vegas on Saturday morning so will check out what the score is with connections - suspect iíll have to go out and back in
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Old Jul 23, 19, 2:28 pm
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Hoping us non-BA folk from GCI will also benefit from this. I sure donít like those buses.
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Old Jul 23, 19, 3:04 pm
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Hoping us non-BA folk from GCI will also benefit from this. I sure donít like those buses.
Should do.
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Old Jul 24, 19, 1:49 am
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Hoping us non-BA folk from GCI will also benefit from this. I sure donít like those buses.
I'm not sure that mingling GCI and JER pax will go down well!
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Originally Posted by T8191 View Post
I'm not sure that mingling GCI and JER pax will go down well!
That's why they have all those doors to manage pax flow. Keeping international and domestic separate is just a cover, it's actually for the GCI & JER pax.
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Old Jul 27, 19, 1:05 pm
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As for airside connections, I got tne impression that wasnít on the cards
and this is the airport that thinks it should have another runway??
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Old Jul 28, 19, 6:15 am
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Hoping us non-BA folk from GCI will also benefit from this. I sure donít like those buses.
and hopefully EI flights too. i've been avoiding Ireland - Gatwick flights because i dislike the buses so much !
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