Improve arrival facilities at Gatwick for Domestic/Channel Island/IOM/ Irish passengers
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Since 2015, passengers arriving at Gatwick South Terminal from UK Domestic airports, those from the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland, have been required to exit the plane onto the exposed apron in all weathers. There they are required to board buses, where they are packed onboard, to be taken to another part of the terminal.
Here they are made to walk up four flights of a fire escape to the baggage reclaim area. Whilst two lifts are provided, passengers wishing to use those are forced to wait for a long time.
Alternatively, passengers arriving from International destinations can alight the plane using the connected Air Bridge and move via travelators seamlessly through a climate-controlled building to reclaim their baggage.
Whilst these changes were forced on Gatwick Airport by requirements from the UK Border Agency, why has nothing been done to improve the infrastructure in the last 3 years.
As a passenger arriving at Gatwick, I expect to be treated in a similar way to those arriving from any other international destination.
Please sign this petition to persuade Gatwick Airport to treat all passengers in the same way and to improve the facilities.
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