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Security Delays at Düsseldorf Airport

Old Sep 20, 17, 2:19 am
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Security Delays at Düsseldorf Airport

It seems that is still a problem at DUS with Kötter security and extremely long lines. Just wonder how early I really do have to get to the airport for a EW flight departing 07h00 and if the airlines are reasonably flexible about rebooking on later flights.

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Old Sep 21, 17, 11:02 pm
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It seems that is still a problem at DUS with Kötter security and extremely long lines. Just wonder how early I really do have to get to the airport for a EW flight departing 07h00 and if the airlines are reasonably flexible about rebooking on later flights.

https://www.dus.com/de-de/services/n...sagierhinweise
I had an awful experience here last Friday. Took about 90 minutes to get through with people pushing, fighting etc. Screw this airport - never flying through there again. Would rather take the train to Frankfurt or luck out through Koln
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Old Sep 22, 17, 12:19 am
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It's not usually that bad. I rolled through there yesterday at 6 o'clock in the morning and it was terribly busy, but I got through in 15 minutes. It looked like all Kötter security people were working because every lane was open so I wonder if everything is back to normal. It was, I think, just the normal early morning rush. I have always found DUS one of the more efficient and least onerous airports for security. But there was no priority lane.
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Old Oct 19, 17, 4:16 pm
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It seems to have calmed down at DUS. I went through today and there were no lines or problems.
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Old Oct 19, 17, 9:20 pm
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It seems to have calmed down at DUS. I went through today and there were no lines or problems.
Careful - school holidays next week in NRW which should be a mess.
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Old Oct 19, 17, 11:14 pm
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Good point, although I personally won't be there. The thing is, the security personnel at Kötter seem to be working as normal. So it shouldn't be any worse than it normally is. The odd thing about DUS is that the priority lane is not policed at all, meaning anybody can walk into it. But I noticed yesterday that it seems to police itself as most people (in Terminal B) seemed to turn away when they saw it.
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Old Oct 19, 17, 11:41 pm
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Unfortunately, I will be, and am hoping it won't be too bad.

The thread on this very topic over at the German version of FT is something like 25 pages long by now
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Old Oct 20, 17, 1:21 pm
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Yes, I didn't bother following it because there is so much to read there. I have been trying to follow the whole thread on airberlin's bankruptcy and I am at page 292 out of 338. You'll probably be ok next week, at its worst I've never found DUS airport too bad, except for this Kötter experience.
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