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Re: BRU infrastructure: future

Post by convair » 10 Mar 2018, 12:14

HQ_BRU_Lover wrote:
10 Mar 2018, 11:57
convair wrote:
10 Mar 2018, 11:52
Belgium gives the image of a banana republic!
The image? We are that kind of republic you know.
Maybe, but a lot of foreigners don't know it...yet. :)

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Post by sn26567 » 10 Mar 2018, 17:47

HQ_BRU_Lover wrote:
10 Mar 2018, 11:57
convair wrote:
10 Mar 2018, 11:52
Belgium gives the image of a banana republic!
The image? We are that kind of republic you know.
I thought we were a Kingdom. Maybe we should say like King Richard III of England, who in the middle of a battle lost his horse and yelled "My Kingdom for a horse!". At BRU a horse could help getting fast at the top of the queues :mrgreen:
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Re: BRU infrastructure: future

Post by Ansett » 10 Mar 2018, 18:17

convair wrote:
10 Mar 2018, 12:14
HQ_BRU_Lover wrote:
10 Mar 2018, 11:57
convair wrote:
10 Mar 2018, 11:52
Belgium gives the image of a banana republic!
The image? We are that kind of republic you know.
Maybe, but a lot of foreigners don't know it...yet. :)
Unfortunately, all of you are right.

Now, who is mainly responsible for this ? The federal minister in charge ? (please, don't tell me it's the unions).
Anyway, whatever the source of the problem is, why don't BRU and the airlines come up with a solution proposal ?

Why doesn't BRU do a "satisfaction" poll with these pax while they are waiting for I don't know how long ?

If it is a question of money, what are the airport taxes which we pay used for ?

What about the electronic checks ? Still not working ?

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Post by nordikcam » 12 Mar 2018, 18:22

Sam V wrote:
10 Mar 2018, 09:27
Queue this morning at the B gates passport control
A disgrace for an airport the size of BRU

Impossible for anyone to arrive at a normal time in the airport and catch their flight.
I come back from LAX ( Tom Bradley Terminal ) via CDG today ( AF A380 ). At LAX all the check-in kiosks were out of order for all comapnies and we had to go to check in at old "chech-in" counters ... and at CDG all E-gates were out of order. So it's not only in Brussels that there are worries ...

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Post by Established02 » 13 Mar 2018, 22:11

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Post by sn26567 » 13 Mar 2018, 22:16

Established02 wrote:
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13/03/2018
What a mess! :o :roll:
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Post by Established02 » 13 Mar 2018, 22:19

The previous drop-off arrangement only lasted for a bit more than a year.

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Post by RoMax » 13 Mar 2018, 22:55

Established02 wrote:
13 Mar 2018, 22:19
The previous drop-off arrangement only lasted for a bit more than a year.
As it was never intended as a 'permanent' solution. Currently they are working on the next version of the 'temporary' solution until the full zone is completely redeveloped over the coming years.

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Post by Ansett » 13 Mar 2018, 23:49

Everything that was done after the attack has been a disaster. What do we pay airport taxes for ? Extremely poor manangement of the situation and especially everything about the drop off area (previous, present, and will there be a future, when ? in five or ten years ? Yes, we are in an under-developed country when it comes to do things properly and fast without paying millions for expert studies which most of the time end up in the bootom of a drawer.

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Post by Boavida » 14 Mar 2018, 22:13

Ansett wrote:
13 Mar 2018, 23:49
Everything that was done after the attack has been a disaster.
Absolutely true.

Very poor management at BAC (as usual).

ps: in a few weeks time, we can also celebrate the 1 year (!) anniversary of the removal of the ceiling in the arrival hall... Go figure.

Un-be-lievable.

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Post by Stij » 15 Mar 2018, 06:09

But look at our new office buildings!

:-(

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Post by sean1982 » 15 Mar 2018, 10:09

Funny enough I was approached last week, while waiting for my flight to London, for a satisfaction survey of BRU :D The questions were mostly revolving around the “shopping experience” so I posed the question if the core business of the airport was not getting people on and off a plane efficiently and comfortably? I said I pay about 90€ every month in pax charges to BRU and stated that if the basic services are flawed that people dont care about the shopping experience :p fair to her, she did write everything down :)


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Post by Boavida » 16 Mar 2018, 11:54

I hope they are serious by stating they will modernise the bus station. It will need a LOT more than some new paint! Let's hope it will be a complete transformation into a modern (and bright!) 21st century bus terminal: so more light (no more oldfashion TL-lights) , better signage, decent waiting facilities, etc.

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Post by Passenger » 16 Mar 2018, 15:52

As from 9th April 2018, the Intercity Train Amsterdam-Brussels-Amsterdam will be allowed onto the HST railtrack:
https://micetravel.nl/ns-vanaf-9-april- ... n-brussel/

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Post by Established02 » 17 Mar 2018, 19:32

Building 3, accommodating the former DHL sorting centre, is now completely demolished.
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Post by BAAV » 17 Mar 2018, 19:57

let us also hope that these passengers walking from the drop-off zone do not have to cross the bus station tracks anymore but have their own walking path. That would be safer. Another thing would be to make the entrance to the actual airport building there bigger. It is not built to accommodate for all these passengers coming via the taxi drop off, car drop off, bus station, train station. It is too overcrowded ... A bit of a holistic approach is needed. One suggestion for the airport, please spend as much thought into these things as you do in making nice shopping areas...

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Post by lumumba » 18 Mar 2018, 00:17

BAAV wrote:
17 Mar 2018, 19:57
let us also hope that these passengers walking from the drop-off zone do not have to cross the bus station tracks anymore but have their own walking path. That would be safer. Another thing would be to make the entrance to the actual airport building there bigger. It is not built to accommodate for all these passengers coming via the taxi drop off, car drop off, bus station, train station. It is too overcrowded ... A bit of a holistic approach is needed. One suggestion for the airport, please spend as much thought into these things as you do in making nice shopping areas...
I hope they hear you.....
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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Post by Passenger » 18 Mar 2018, 00:45

Why don't you guys just read what the airport says about this?

"...In conjunction with the expansion of the drop-off area, the roads around this area will be redesigned. As a result, through traffic will be largely separated from passengers driving to the drop-off area, providing a smoother and safer traffic flow..."

See article 15th March 2018:
https://www.aviation24.be/airports/bruss ... -off-area/

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Post by lumumba » 18 Mar 2018, 01:20

Passenger wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 00:45
Why don't you guys just read what the airport says about this?

"...In conjunction with the expansion of the drop-off area, the roads around this area will be redesigned. As a result, through traffic will be largely separated from passengers driving to the drop-off area, providing a smoother and safer traffic flow..."

See article 15th March 2018:
https://www.aviation24.be/airports/bruss ... -off-area/
We have read that....But there is nothing about the entrance door .
Brussels is a real prison with two entrance and two exit but I know we are not agree anyway.
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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