Over­sight in air­port re­vamp

Pilbara News - - Opinion -

We re­cently flew back into Kar­ratha air­port, but had two hours to wait for our pick-up bus back to Pan­na­won­ica.

Once we had col­lected our lug­gage, we wanted to have a cof­fee. This is where the prob­lems arose. The only way to ac­cess the cafe­te­ria area is to re-check through cus­toms, X-ray and drug screen­ing.

Well, as we all know, when you fly you place all sharps in your case to avoid un­nec­es­sary is­sues, so with our suit­cases and hand lug­gage we had to re-en­ter the de­par­ture lounge for food and drink.

So why didn’t the City or de­sign­ers have pre-check in ac­cess to the cafe­te­ria for th­ese things as I am sure there are many fam­ily mem­bers who get caught see­ing off their guests only to have con­tents con­fis­cated be­cause they must en­ter the re­stricted area to re­lax.

This seems to me to be a very big and poor over­sight in the re­vamp of the air­port.

Vend­ing ma­chines don’t quite cut it th­ese days for di­etary needs ei­ther. Rob Weather­head Pan­na­won­ica

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