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Strange announcements at PVG T2

Old Mar 21, 18, 3:02 am
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Strange announcements at PVG T2

I have been travelling a lot through Shanghai over recent months. On three separate occasions I have heard the following announcement made (late at night) in T2 - “Attention please, would Mr Smith please collect his dog from Gate 35”.
i believe it is highly unlikely that Mr Smith would be flying his dog and arriving at Gate 35 in PVG on such a regular basis.

Does anyone in the flyertalk community know if there is a secret meaning to these announcements ?
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Old Mar 21, 18, 3:11 am
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Hmm, I can't claim to know for sure, but it could be some sort of code for a preliminary fire alarm, or other type alarm.
For instance, on London Underground there is often a call for "Inspector Sands". This is a coded call for staff to check fire alarms for false (or real) activation prior to the actual alarm going off and station evacuation. It refers to the "sands" of time running out through a sand egg timer.
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Old Mar 21, 18, 3:17 am
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I heard the same announcement on Saturday. Assumed it was a tannoy test.
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Old Mar 21, 18, 3:41 am
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Many moons ago when I worked at a well known supermarket there was a regular announcement "Miss White to the < insert department / aisle > please"

It was code for the store detective / security that they were needed in that area.

We also had 'spillage is aisle 33' as another one. Of course we didn't have 33 aisles though I forget what that was code for.

A simple tannoy test is more likely to be 'this is a test' rather than some code for an action.
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Old Mar 21, 18, 5:52 am
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Apparently this dog has traveled since at least 2015:


https://www.australianfrequentflyer....his-dog.68081/

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Old Mar 21, 18, 7:34 am
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I retired from teaching in Public School. We had an intruder alert announcing a certain individual was in the building. Teachers knew the required lock down procedures..
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Old Mar 21, 18, 8:50 am
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Originally Posted by luv2ctheworld View Post
Apparently this dog has traveled since at least 2015:

https://www.australianfrequentflyer....his-dog.68081/
or has been waiting for his master for 3 years. poor dog...
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Old Mar 22, 18, 7:11 am
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Originally Posted by thibderoc View Post
or has been waiting for his master for 3 years. poor dog...
Probably arrived on United. Owner in another city.
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Old Mar 22, 18, 7:52 am
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Old Mar 22, 18, 5:19 pm
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Originally Posted by chris1922Mk2 View Post
Hmm, I can't claim to know for sure, but it could be some sort of code for a preliminary fire alarm, or other type alarm.
For instance, on London Underground there is often a call for "Inspector Sands". This is a coded call for staff to check fire alarms for false (or real) activation prior to the actual alarm going off and station evacuation. It refers to the "sands" of time running out through a sand egg timer.
Yeah, if you keep hearing something like this is a coded message of some kind.
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Old Mar 24, 18, 11:14 am
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I'd plant my a** at Gate 35 next time. I'm curious that way.
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Old Mar 24, 18, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Uncle Nonny View Post
I'd plant my a** at Gate 35 next time. I'm curious that way.
Problem is there is no gate 35 at PVG.
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Old Mar 24, 18, 5:30 pm
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Originally Posted by anacapamalibu View Post
Problem is there is no gate 35 at PVG.
I have news for you: There's no Mr. Smith and there's no dog either.
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Old Mar 24, 18, 5:42 pm
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I just got my wife over here and read the conversation to her. What a hoot. Thanks all, and thanks FT.
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