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  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.
  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.

    British Airways receive the first of seven Airbus A380's the worlds largest commercial passenger airline today.

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  • Location: Mostly Watford but 3 months of the year at Capestang 34310, France
  • Weather Preferences: Continental type climate with lots of sunshine with occasional storm
  • Location: Mostly Watford but 3 months of the year at Capestang 34310, France

    I can see part of the reason for having such big aircraft since they are more economic to operate with a plentiful supply of passengers,

    however I do worry about what happens when landing at the other end of the journey with a few hundred people disembarking, causing log jams at immigration, carousels and customs etc and could well imagine  the frustration of passengers trying to get through these formalities, especially if a few of these large sized aircraft land at the same time.

     

    I think it would be up to the airports to try and arrange the landing slots for these aircraft with this in mind but the best will in the world is not going to prevent these things from happening sometimes, since there can be so many unpredictable circumstances, the weather not being the least, which can upset the plans of mice and men.

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

    She's sure is a beauty!

     

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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W

    I can see part of the reason for having such big aircraft since they are more economic to operate with a plentiful supply of passengers,

    however I do worry about what happens when landing at the other end of the journey with a few hundred people disembarking, causing log jams at immigration, carousels and customs etc and could well imagine  the frustration of passengers trying to get through these formalities, especially if a few of these large sized aircraft land at the same time.

     

    I think it would be up to the airports to try and arrange the landing slots for these aircraft with this in mind but the best will in the world is not going to prevent these things from happening sometimes, since there can be so many unpredictable circumstances, the weather not being the least, which can upset the plans of mice and men.

    Unfortunately the travelling public come way down the list of Airport priorities when everthing from Duty Free to bottled water is driven by eyewatering profits.

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