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  • WaynedP 258 posts

    Any merit to introducing a separate, individual Airport thread containing advice on lounges, security, passport control, parking etc facilities ?

    Seem to be a fair few included in the generic “Destinations” thread at the moment which doesn’t particularly enhance visibility or ease-of-use for either general destination advice or finding specific airport information.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 1,899 posts

    The problem is people won’t use them!

    How many almost identical threads are started every day? Whether it’s the BA Hols double TP offer or using a 2-4-1 or wanting help with flight disruption compo?

    And that’s before you start counting the people just posting in the chat thread ignoring the fora totally.

    And even when people post in the right forum they still CBA to look to see if their question has been asked (almost certainly) already!

    What would be helpful (but likely can’t happen due to the forum software and the limited staff of HfP) is to have some thread curation with threads closed and a link to a main thread provided and a note saying “please continue the discussion here ….”

    NorthernLass 6,704 posts

    I think it’s a great idea, people who know how to use the site would definitely use this.

    But I feel your pain, @BAFlyer!

    ClubSmed 167 posts

    I agree that it would be a good idea.
    Though there may be many who CBA scrolling though the many pages to find their answers, it may enable easy access to info for HfP to do Airport specific reviews based on forum data. I think this could be incredibly useful.

    davefl 1,163 posts

    Same on every forum, people are too lazy to look stuff up themselves. I post on a glass forum and at least five times a week there’s a whiney “I love this stuff, how do I get started post” or “where do I buy X” even though there’s a Wiki and an online supplies link with full info next to the create a new post button.

    It seems impossible for them to put the question into a google/bing either and find the dozens of getting started guides.

    NorthernLass 6,704 posts

    I’m intrigued now, @davefl – wine glasses? Stained glass? Double glazing?

    Aston100 1,351 posts

    It doesn’t help that there isn’t a functional search facility or notifications on replies.
    If those were in place, I suspect you’d get less duplicate threads.

    BuildBackBetter 705 posts

    Too many variables that can affect the experience, especially security and passport control. Can vary wildly depending on number of flights at the time, type of flights and region they fly to.
    Lounges can have a thread though. You’ll still end up mostly with questions like “I’ll be there at 6pm. Will it be crowded?”

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