Is it just me, but I have been at Sydney International Airport for the last 3 hours & I think for just 40 seconds of the 3 hours I haven't heard boarding announcements.

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Skipp

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Is it just me, but I have been at Sydney International Airport for the last 3 hours & I think for just 40 seconds of the 3 hours I haven't heard boarding announcements. It is literally non-stop which makes the airport experience very average. Do the Ausbt community think that all but the most vitally important announcements should stop, similar to Singapore International? I know lounges do give a little reprieve but I think the constant screeching of voices over the PA must drive people nuts.

henrus

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Yeh or arlines could just be told to make less boarding calls 

Like only make a final boarding call not what they currently do which is a we're almost ready, we're ready for some, now we're ready for others, now its final, now we're closed

undertheradar Banned

Member since 28 Oct 2011

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maybe if passengers/people in general became more responsible for themselves, reading their boarding pass..reading the info boards..asking questions to staff if they are uncertain of anything....then airlines wouldn't have the need to 'chase/corale' them...sadly people need to be 'told' everything, because society has been 'dumbed down' and become so lazy and will continue to blame airlines because they weren't 'told'...call me old fashioned..but if i feel the need for info, i actively seek out someone who could possibly help me..and there is always someone, somewhere who can!! :)  I totally agree with other airports minimal announcements...i say bring in on to OZ airports :)   

yes, there will be circumstances sometimes that require 'special announcements'...but those should not include...'get your lazy/stupid arse to the gate'

drsimon50

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Member since 10 Oct 2013

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nicely put - couldnt agree more 

PK

Member since 03 May 2012

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Very well said - and unfortunately the airlines are compelled to do it because the financial penalties for missing their take off slot are so severe.  They're not able to simply say "if X misses their flight, bad luck for X", because X will almost always have luggage in the hold that, for security reasons, needs to be offloaded if X doesn't show up.

Southland

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Member since 31 Jan 2012

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Airlilne passengers just need to board the plane when told to and there would be no need to PA them. look how peopole that get a fail to board call have duty free.

russell

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They should just stick to Flying High style:

" The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the red zone"

 

"The red zone is for the immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the white zone"

Richard Brown

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In the public areas, I fear that announcements will always be necessary, as all too often you see passengers who haven't a clue what they are doing, or perhaps have hardly ever flown before and are totally bewildered by what is going on. Hardened and regular business class passengers using lounges are often much more clued up and flight savvy and robably have less need for such. Going forward, technology may eventually offer another solution, but until it does, I am ok for announcements to continue.

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