Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 25 Mar 2014
Total posts 198
Should only passengers be allowed into the terminal full stop or ? What is ausbt followers feelings? Partial access or full access for non travellers.
I noticed in other countries there is security just to got into airports or even train station terminals prior to check in of luggage etc.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 10 Nov 2011
Total posts 94
I've certainly experienced this in India where you can't enter the terminal without a printed itinerary.
In Sydney I'd suspect that this would lead to too much of a hit to parking revenues if non travellers could no longer go in to the terminal to wave someone goodbye!
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 30 Nov 2015
Total posts 419
I can see the day in the not too distant future where airports will be just for departing and arriving passengers. We will all be spun some sort of rubbish about increased security levels etc, can't help but think that day is not far away. It may take out alot of congestion, well wishers and car parking/traffic problems, maybe not a bad thing for the bone fide traveller afterall.
Good point re the short term car parks, the huge multi storey buildings would be empty and massive revenue lost.
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 234
depends on your motive for the post airADL....hopefully it wont come to that in OZ..and my comment has nothing to do with airport 'owners'/revenues.. where will it stop if such 'security'restrictions are imposed? cabs/buses/trains/planes/ALL public buildings/spaces where people are... why should airports be singled out? is a single life not as important as multiple lives? just my thoughts and opinion :)
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
Where I've seen the practice of airport authorities screening people at terminal entrances happen is in countries where there is much inequality in society. The need to divide travellers from non-travellers is an extension of the segregation of society and the disdain that the authorities have for plurality. That would not be a good look for Australian airports.
Member since 12 Apr 2013
Total posts 870
I 100% agree with you, TRB
No motive or reason to fix.
I am interested on other frequent flyer opinions
Topical conversation at the moment
Member since 30 Aug 2013
Total posts 148
Airports arent going to change anything that reduces revenue. Less people in the terminals means less retail sales, so less rent and less car parking. Cant see it happening.
What is the current problem that needs fixing? Please explain.
Member since 28 Sep 2011
Total posts 302
It doesn't have to be one way or the other. To get airside you need a boarding pass and/or ID. Why not require ID to get a "terminal pass" if not travelling. Run the ID against databases to find those intent on doing harm or causing trouble. Lots of logistics needed, but lots of extra protection too. Maybe SYD 2009 QF brawl and death could have been prevented this way? Also even recent Brussels bombs?
Then you're just pushing the problem out.
Do we create an exclusionary zone around the perimeter of the airport?
By the way that's the best way to tell the terrorist they have won. How much more of our way of life are we sacrificing in the name of security?
Member since 21 Aug 2014
Total posts 186
There's no need for extra security in airports, maybe it wouldn't be an issue if the govenment didn't just let criminals roam the streets freely?
Member since 18 Jun 2015
Total posts 30
I think they should be allowed into the terminal, but in countries like India where there is increased terrorist threat maybe screen the visitors along with their bags and that should be it. Wouldn't want to see this in Oz though.
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