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Isn't this just the confirmation of the previously announced swing gates in both T1 and T3?
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MEL- PER Possibly but for international flights that depart from T1 passengers would still need to pass through T2 Security before moving through some new "Secure" infrastructure to T1 gates which will be secure from the normal domestic ops. I don't think it would run as a domestic flight otherwise the passengers would have to clear emmigration in Perth.
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Domestic flights don’t run for several hours overnight so the Domestic terminal gates are not being put to good use at that time of day.
Member since 14 Oct 2016
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I think the current plans for T2 international expansion are to expand the secure area to the main Qantas pier. Work should start later this year. This should allow one or two gates to be retrofitted with links to international.
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That T1 pier is already pretty narrow. I struggle to see how you can build a secure corridor and waiting areas in the current configuration, unless you go up.
If they don't rebuild the pier, I'd imagine the swing gates would be a thin corridor between the domestic departures area and jetbridge.
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There will be a bit of rebuilding to do I expect.
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They could always build it upwards.
Member since 04 May 2014
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There have been some very good comments on here regarding building up. While I could be wrong, I don't believe this will likely happen in MEL T1, but I wanted to share a good example of this, which is Stockholm Arlanda Terminal 5, F Gates.
Member since 02 Nov 2016
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So no First Lounge access for these flights?
Canberra does it with two gates and an upstairs downstairs arrangement. For Melbourne it would be an upstairs interconnector with stairs/escalator down to the gate with sliding doors to give alternate access.
Sliding door could work like ADL at the moment.
Andrew the sliding doors in Canberra don’t block out the whole area like Adelaide, just the relavent gate with escalators going up to security immigration etc and down for baggage and immigration etc. for Melbourne it would be much simpler as existing immigration and baggage would be used and a two level interconnection one at existing gate level and one above OR they could hold the boarding group back at international until arriving passengers are all clear and have a single level interconnection for both boarding and arrivals. The issue is that it is a bit of a schlep for boarding passengers.
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