There a lot of non-auld people who are afraid of escalators. Not sure why but there you go!
Ridiculous. The stairs in T1 is used all the time.
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?
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.
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.
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.
It's not Youtube, so I don't know how to embed it, sorry. Thanks to the Skyscrapercity folks for the link.
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?
The existing ones (ex Hughes&Hughes) in T1 are / will be Eason.
WHS are in Ireland already - in Shannon.
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.
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.
Any parent who has children might have cause for concern about these technologies.:
I do have sympathies for this man:
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.