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BAA (UK Airports) Security Restrictions for Cars and Baggage

BAA (UK Airports) Security Restrictions for Cars and Baggage

Jul 4th, 2007, 07:14 AM
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BAA (UK Airports) Security Restrictions for Cars and Baggage

For official information go to:

http://www.baa.com/

-----Original Message-----
From: BAA Airports
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 10:58 AM
To: XXXXX
Subject: Important Information for Airport Users

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR AIRPORT USERS

Dear Mr. XXXXX

Following Saturday's terrorist incident at Glasgow Airport,
additional security measures are in place at all BAA airports.
Dropping off and picking up in front of the airport is severely
restricted and passengers are warned that there may be significant
delays in reaching the terminal building by car. BAA strongly
recommends that you use the long stay car parks or travel to the
airport by public transport.

In addition, hand baggage restrictions implemented last year remain
in place. Just to remind you, passengers are only allowed to carry
ONE item of hand baggage. If you need to travel with liquids, they
must be in individual containers not greater than 100ml capacity.
They must be placed in one transparent re-sealable bag, no larger
than 20cm x 20cm (8" x 8"), and fit comfortably inside the bag so it
can be fastened closed.

We hope this information has been of use to you but please keep
checking the website for the very latest updates (links below). We
regret any inconvenience that these events have caused.

Kind Regards


Benito De Rosa
Editor E-Commerce



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Marc_David_Miller is offline  
Jul 4th, 2007, 09:55 AM
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The luggage rules apply to ALL UK airports not just the ones run by BAA.

Car restrictions are on an airport by airport basis but generally involve not allowing private vehicles on the roadway outside the terminal - this may mean having to use a car park
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Jul 4th, 2007, 10:13 AM
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I flew internally from Bristol to Newcastle (and return) yesterday. There was an increased police presence and an enormous queue for the security check at 7am (it snaked from one end of the terminal to the other and back again, then up the stairs and snaked once again through security) which took an hour to clear.

There were no such problems in Newcastle on the way back and we didn't see a repeat of the morning's problems when we arrived at Bristol. Perhaps it's that bad every morning in Bristol?

Outside, there was a big police presence with the area in front of the terminal blocked off both in Bristol and Newcastle. When we were dropped off in Newcastle in the evening, the car park allows for 10 minutes free time to drop your passengers off in the appropriate zone not far from the terminal, but far enough not to warrant closure.

All in all, a fraught morning with a long wait to get through security but otherwise no real hassle.

My advice is to allow extra time. I also envisage that cars will never be allowed back outside the terminal buildings. They will, eventually, make other arrangements for taxis etc, I suppose.
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Jul 4th, 2007, 10:59 AM
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Newcastle has had that drop off point for a couple of years now and the 10 minute limit is a major PITA.

If you look in the laybys on the approaches to the airport you'll see lots of cars all waiting for the call to rush into the airport to pick up people

so basically there hasn't been any need to change anything at NCL
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Jul 4th, 2007, 01:16 PM
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Left Manchester on July 3rd. All vehicles, including official shuttle buses to and from car parks, not allowed on terminal forecourts. Set down and pick up only in short-stay car parks (first 15 min is now free). Bus drop off at the railway station. Situation is being monitored and may change any time. No notable congrestion inside the terminals. Security check took 5 min.
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Jul 4th, 2007, 01:52 PM
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Actually, Alec has a point. I've flown out of Manchester many times, including soon after 9/11, and never has there been any queue at security.

On the other hand, Stansted has been shit for security for years, and must have been a nightmare the past few days. Perhaps the people who would be recounting their experiences here are actually still stuck in line.

(I think Stansted has always had a free 15-minute period in short stay, similar to Newcastle's, for pick-up.)
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