Message posted by Bob and Wendy (Uncle Bob) on 10†August†2004 at 3:27pm - IP Logged
Bob and Wendy
I thought that I had better let you know about the new security system at Corfu airport.
It only concerns the departures area.
Before you can check in, you are obliged to have all your luggage and bags X-Rayed, now this can take some time if the airport is busy as you can well imagine, there are two x-ray machines, one at the main entrance to the departure area, and also one just the other side of the loos before the cafeteria located in the tthroughway between departures and arrivals halls.
Be aware that once you have checked in, you can of course pass back out again, but you will have to queue to get back in through the same x-ray check.
So all you independant travellers, make sure you allow enough time to go through this process.
Message posted by jedi (Avatar Admin) on 10†August†2004 at 3:59pm - IP Logged
Thanks for the information Bob. Just what I needed - something to cause even more delay. Still it is on the way back so will just chill out have another Mythos and dream of my next visit.
Message posted by tor the viking on 10†August†2004 at 4:09pm - IP Logged
tor the viking
It's not a delay!!
it's even two placves to do this in the airport.
speedy as a greek can be- safety due to the olympics.
it was the same at rodes when we where there in mai.
Message posted by Trace (Profile Location Assistant) on 10†August†2004 at 4:19pm - IP Logged
Strange - this process was in place when we flew home to Scotland way back in June last year (perhaps it was just under trial then). It didn't cause us much of a hassle to be honest......but there were certainly a few other people mouthing off and complaining about it !! Typical eh
Message posted by Sailor on 10†August†2004 at 5:19pm - IP Logged
Thanks Bob, and noted. As said, at least it is the outward leg. A little bit of extra security is beneficial for all, and as Jedi said, another drink, relax, and let those who love to complain and moan, do it, it will not speed things up.
Happy Holidays to all.
Message posted by MartynG on 10†August†2004 at 6:29pm - IP Logged
Thanks for the warning, at least it's on the way home, don't mind being delayed then ! (though not sure my boss would agree....) is this a recent thing, wasn't there when we were last out in May? never mind, check in early, get rid of bags and then 2 hours to relax and enjoy the Corfu sun before coming home! maybe the rain will have stopped by then......
Message posted by becky on 10†August†2004 at 11:36pm - IP Logged
Does anyone know whether this X-ray procedure before checking in at Corfu will affect electrical equipment (digital cameras, camcorders, mobile phones, etc) and camera films?
Message posted by MICANDNAD on 13†August†2004 at 4:42pm - IP Logged
when we flew home from cfu last august we had to q for about 2hrs outside then they literally rushed us thro to the departure gate and we actually flew on time.it was chaos and we didnt get to go in the duty free or a cafe but i'll be prepared this year! thanks
Message posted by MartynG on 13†August†2004 at 5:56pm - IP Logged
So far as I'm aware, these precedures are the same as you would encounter elsewhere - no effect on films or anything else for that matter - certainly, there was no impact on anything we were carrying. Note also, that this additional check is aimed at hold baggage only, hand baggage won't be checked until after passport control - i.e. after check in.
There is an advantage with this new system - it controls the number of people in the check-in hall. Whereas, previously, it was crammed with passengers, now only those whose flights have been called are allowed (generally) to enter.
There is no possibility of checking in until the appointed hour!
Message posted by Lizzidripping on 13†August†2004 at 10:40pm - IP Logged
OK, thanks for that - next silly question (related to an earlier comment).
Check-in usually opens 2 hours before the flight time - we're travelling with a disabled passenger this year - we will have priority boarding going to Corfu but not sure if that includes priority check in at Corfu on the way home.
Is all this X-ray schmozzle going to affect people who have priority check-in - did anyone notice any effect?
Message posted by Judie on 17†August†2004 at 3:46pm - IP Logged
The worst I have ever seen corfu airport was just after the 9/11 tragedy and they were only letting one flight through to the departure lounge at a time which caused chaos in the checkin area.
A friend's mother had hurt her knee on holiday and was in a wheelchair and needed 3 seats for the flight home - even with all that chaos they were great at the airport sorting things out and getting her on the plane so I don't think you will have to worry.
Message posted by Bob and Wendy (Uncle Bob) on 17†August†2004 at 10:15pm - IP Logged
Bob and Wendy
The Greeks are particularly good at looking after dissabled passengers, there is a sign at check-in that the dissabled receive priority.
They usually take over the wheel chair out to the plane, and if your party member is not able to manage the stairs, they provide a special lorry with a lift to access the side door to the plane.
Still be there in plenty of time to check-in though.
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