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    A rock star and his band that personally i've never heard of had been kicking of via social media on the delay he experienced through security . There sounds like a mistake was made in the area he was sent to for the check to be completed, however it also appears that the 65 pieces of luggage had items not allowed on board including liquids . To me the fella comes across as a bit of a prima donna !!

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    Rock star Steve Van Zandt launched a blistering attack on Liverpool John Lennon Airport today, even calling on Yoko Ono to remove John Lennon’s name from the site.

    The E Street Band guitarist posted a Tweet on his account this afternoon, criticising his band’s experience while being checked by security on arrival at Liverpool.

    He tweeted: “Warning Rock Bands! Do not leave Liverpool from John Lennon Airport. The most arrogant and obnoxious security in 40 years of travel! Take the hour trip to Manchester it can’t be worse! Liverpool! Of all places! Best audience, worst airport. Yoko should remove John Lennon’s name!”

    Van Zandt is currently in the UK touring with his band, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, which played the Liverpool O2 Academy last night, June 30.

    Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) spokesman Robin Tudor was quick to apologise today, explaining that the security handling agent processed the band in the wrong area of the airport on their arrival.

    He said Van Zandt’s 26-strong party arrived by private flight at LJLA.

    “They took an age to get through security because the handling agent processed them through the wrong area,” said Mr Tudor.

    He explained: “The handling agent deciced to process them through CP1, which is an area where staff and vehicles go through to get on to the airstrip.

    “There were 26 in the party with all their luggage, equipment, liquids, etc.
     
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    The airport has acknowledged its mistake but this man - I'd never heard of him either and by this afternoon I will have forgotten his name - is really up himself if he believes he is so important that the poor service he received should lead to the airport's name being changed.
     
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    I have had friends who have been cabin crew, and they have mentioned about certain show biz types full of their own self importance.
     
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    The airport has advised that a grass fire on the old Liverpool Airport site has been put out. Flights
    were unaffected.
     
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    Is that the bit at the back of the Crowne Plaza Hotel?...Real place to stay for nostalgia fans..The old arrivals door from the pan is now, I believe, part of the dining room. But the Art Deco just oozes the glamour days of flying. Not cheap but worth it for a one off.
     
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    Yes that's right the old terminal building is a hotel now and it is an iconic art deco building. The control tower I think is part of the best bedroom which is in the middle of the building...with each side of that designed like wings. I have been there for dinner once, lots of style and memorabilia.

    Glamour days !
     
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    We stayed there once, overnight, before a flight and were lucky to get a room in the old part overlooking the pan and the parked up old aircraft.After that it was the Premier Inn. But have to say Liverpool is my favourite airport, so might get back there sometime soon.
     
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    Perhaps they have deals to stop there, like with hotels.com or bookings.com ? Glad your enjoying flying from LPL.
     
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    It's a bizarre choice for a handling agent to offer to take passengers through a staff channel. Usually this kind of treatment is only given to VIPs such as the Queen who don't require security screening.

    Taking passengers through a security channel designed for staff passage is always a bad idea and the handling agent should have known better. Contrary to what people probably believe, staff entry points can be extremely busy.

    Fuel tankers, air crews, catering crews and so on along with their vehicles and equipment all needs searching to the same standard as through general passenger CSZ screening areas.

    The passage of passengers through into the CP through a staff entry point would likely result in questions being asked by security possibly to their own management which would lead to further delay.
     
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    Liverpool airport awarded a 5-star rating

    Liverpool John Lennon Airport has once again been awarded a 5-star rating by the world’s leading air travel intelligence company, OAG for flight punctuality. With an on-time performance of 85.4 per cent of flights running on time, the 5-star ranking represents excellent performance over a rolling 12-month period.

    Liverpool remains the only airport in the North of England and one of just three across the UK alongside Birmingham and Cardiff, to achieve a 5 star rating. Globally, Liverpool is listed in the top 10% of Airports.

    Robin Tudor, LJLA’s Head of PR and Communications commented, “The Airport has achieved the 5 star highest rating consistently for the past 18 months now and this is recognition for all the hard work by staff from the Airport, airlines, handling agents and other companies working together to help flights operate on time.

    Liverpool now has an excellent reputation across the industry for on time performance, which is important both to our passengers and to the airlines who choose to operate from here. We truly are the region’s faster, easier friendlier Airport.”

    Caroline Mather, Marketing Director at OAG said, “Naturally delighted that Liverpool Airport have received a 5-star rating from OAG that recognises the levels of service offered at the airport. To be ranked so highly against other global airports reaffirms how much progress the airport has made in recent years both operationally but also in its network to the local travellers”

    The full ratings from the OAG’s May 2018 On-time Performance Star Ratings, can be viewed at www.oag.com/on-time-performance-star-ratings

    Liverpool Airport
     
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    I can't remember the last time I was delayed thru LPL probably shouldn't say that as using airport at end of month !!!
     
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    Interesting article in Airliner World about the Kiev football flights operation in May.
     
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    Along with a number of Airports Liverpool has received a "Very Good rating" with respect to airport accessibility for the disabled from the CAA.

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