nordydan Registered User
#61

tech2 said:
A few auld ones would be scared of using the escalators. There has to be an alternative.


There a lot of non-auld people who are afraid of escalators. Not sure why but there you go!

Bluetonic Registered User
#62

Chris_5339762 said:
Nice. But I wish they'd realise that NOONE will use the stairs and everyone will use the escalators.

Ridiculous. The stairs in T1 is used all the time.

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mysterious Banned
#63

I hope they don't put those ****ing naked radiation cattle scanning scanners in this airport.

Utter disgrace that is and would turn me off the arcitecture of the Airport and even flying if they dare make me go through one of those things. I will not allow myself to be treated like that. Nor do I want to endanger my health so airport security can see whats in my pants. I mean it would be guess work whats in my pants. But ya know.

Who volunteers to strip at security point? They want our naked bodies, let them see it?

mysterious Banned
#64

Bluetonic said:
Ridiculous. The stairs in T1 is used all the time.


What is the world coming too, when people are worried over using the stairs to the esculater. This is a classic example as to how ****ed we have become in society..

OMG i now have a pain in my head that i want to make it go away.


Go away headache. But I do agree about the stairs most sane people don't give a elf about using the stairs. It's lazyness that I have a problem with.

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Chris_5339762 Registered User
#65

The full body scanners work off backscatter x-rays and give you the same radiation dose as being on a standard flight for two minutes.

Bluetonic Registered User
#66

mysterious said:
What is the world coming too, when people are worried over using the stairs to the esculater. This is a classic example as to how ****ed we have become in society..

OMG i now have a pain in my head that i want to make it go away.


Go away headache. But I do agree about the stairs most sane people don't give a elf about using the stairs. It's lazyness that I have a problem with.

etchyed Registered User
#67

mysterious said:
What is the world coming too, when people are worried over using the stairs to the esculater. This is a classic example as to how ****ed we have become in society..

OMG i now have a pain in my head that i want to make it go away.


Go away headache. But I do agree about the stairs most sane people don't give a elf about using the stairs. It's lazyness that I have a problem with.

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Plowman Registered User
#68

Check out this excellent video about Pier E!
Apparently it's almost as long as O'Connell St. There are 2 levels for departing passengers, and 1 for arriving passengers.

http://www.dublinairportauthority.com/T2_PierE.html

It's not Youtube, so I don't know how to embed it, sorry. Thanks to the Skyscrapercity folks for the link.

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Plowman Registered User
#69

Just saw this on the Six One this evening and thought I'd add it to the thread.

400 jobs to be created in T2 retail outlets
Thursday, 1 April 2010 15:49

The Dublin Airport Authority says at least 400 new retail jobs will be created when Terminal 2 opens later this year.

The new positions will be mostly in retail, with up to 40 outlets - including shops, restaurants and bars - provided in the new terminal.

The outlets include House of Ireland, bookseller WHSmith, Irish fashion group Azure, Swatch and cosmetics company Jo Malone.

These five retailers will be joined by about 25 other operators in T2 when the new terminal opens in November.

The DAA says that the awarding of retail contracts for Terminal 2 is done through a tender process that started last year.

The main retail area within the terminal will be the international departures lounge.

T2 will contain about 9,000sq.m of retail and food outlets.

Each of the new companies in T2 has agreed to pay the DAA a concession fee based on a percentage of annual sales rather than a fixed annual rent.
Link

crushproof Registered User
#70

Plowman said:
Just saw this on the Six One this evening and thought I'd add it to the thread. Link


WHSmith? Thought Easons got the contract for airport book shops?

L1011 Moderator
#71

crushproof said:
WHSmith? Thought Easons got the contract for airport book shops?


The existing ones (ex Hughes&Hughes) in T1 are / will be Eason.

WHS are in Ireland already - in Shannon.

zootroid Registered User
#72

Plowman said:
Check out this excellent video about Pier E!
Apparently it's almost as long as O'Connell St. There are 2 levels for departing passengers, and 1 for arriving passengers.

http://www.dublinairportauthority.com/T2_PierE.html

It's not Youtube, so I don't know how to embed it, sorry. Thanks to the Skyscrapercity folks for the link.


Looks good, glad to see they've got airbridges, and it's good they're segregating arriving and departing passengers. The last time I flew into Dublin was last November, I had to walk down the steps from the plane in the rain, across the tarmac to the terminal, and once inside, try get past people who were waiting to fly somewhere. Looks very unprofessional, and doesn't create a good first impression of Ireland. Hopefully this will help change that.

Plowman Registered User
#73

zootroid said:
Looks good, glad to see they've got airbridges, and it's good they're segregating arriving and departing passengers. The last time I flew into Dublin was last November, I had to walk down the steps from the plane in the rain, across the tarmac to the terminal, and once inside, try get past people who were waiting to fly somewhere. Looks very unprofessional, and doesn't create a good first impression of Ireland. Hopefully this will help change that.
True. Pier D is nice besides the lack of airbridges. A and B (the roundy ones) are old and messy and ideally should be rebuilt like D and E, imho. Let's build the second runway first though!

cnocbui Registered User
#74

Chris_5339762 said:
The full body scanners work off backscatter x-rays and give you the same radiation dose as being on a standard flight for two minutes.


Yes, and there are qualified radiologists who have stated that there is no safe amount of x-ray exposure for women of reproductive age.

But leaving that aside, there have been no clinical studies of the effects of either backscatter scanners or those using terahertz rays. The latter is a real worry as they are quite literally just 'guessing' they are safe because their safety has only been determined by extrapolation from other electromagnetic frequencies for which there is data.

However that extrapolation has already been thrown into doubt by researchers at Los Alamos National laboratories who have suggested that terahertz frequencies might have a resonance effect in relation to DNA and can tear it apart - something the previous guesses and extrapolations never predicted.

http://medgadget.com/archives/2010/01/study_looks_into_potential_side_effects_of_terahertz_full_body_scanner_technology.html

Any parent who has children might have cause for concern about these technologies.:

A Heathrow Airport security guard was given a police warning after he was allegedly caught staring at images of a female colleague in a body scanner.
The 25-year-old worker was quizzed by police over alleged remarks he made to his co-worker after she entered a scanner by mistake.
The incident took place at Terminal 5 on 10 March.


I do have sympathies for this man:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srH5-siea3Q

#75

zootroid said:
Looks good, glad to see they've got airbridges, and it's good they're segregating arriving and departing passengers. The last time I flew into Dublin was last November, I had to walk down the steps from the plane in the rain, across the tarmac to the terminal, and once inside, try get past people who were waiting to fly somewhere. Looks very unprofessional, and doesn't create a good first impression of Ireland. Hopefully this will help change that.


What happened to the Pier D airbridges, the plan was to have like 12 airbridges or something....!!?? They've kind of ruined Pier D by not putting them in, it may as well be Pier A.

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