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Meeting someone at the airport

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:18pm
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MichaelLaSiesta

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My partner is flying into Alicante next weekend and I intend to meet her at the airport.  Has anyone done this recently, ie actually gone to the arrivals gate to meet someone?  I know some months ago they were stopping people going into the building unless they had a boarding pass but does this still apply?

Grateful for replies from anyone who has actually done this recently.  I was met at the gate by my taxi driver last week but maybe they have special dispensation, and I forgot to look around to see if there were others waiting (non-taxi drivers I mean).  I think I was just so surprised how quickly I went through.  No queue at passport control and none at the health desk.  Landed and outside within 15 minutes, and that includes the long walk through the building.

Cheryl

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:25pm

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Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:25pm

Our daughter flew in 26th September and although we waited in the car park for them they told me many people were waiting in the arrivals hall. When they flew back on 3rd October there was a sign at the end of the car park bridge saying only those with flight tickets could enter the terminal.
We also went into the terminal on 27th September to arrange and collect a hire car and there were lots of people waiting in the arrivals hall and the cafe was open.

MichaelLaSiesta

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:16pm

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Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:16pm

Cheryl wrote on Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:25pm:

Our daughter flew in 26th September and although we waited in the car park for them they told me many people were waiting in the arrivals hall. When they flew back on 3rd October there was a sign at the end of the car park bridge saying only those with flight tickets could enter the terminal.
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...We also went into the terminal on 27th September to arrange and collect a hire car and there were lots of people waiting in the arrivals hall and the cafe was open.

Thanks for that helpful reply Cheryl.  I will try that on Saturday but if they do decide to man the doors again, like earlier in the year, I'll just meet her outside at the Costa Coffee cafe 

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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:53am

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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:53am

Hi Michael

The other option is to meet at the end of the footbridge to the multi storey car park.

Cheers

Steve

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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:53pm

Cheryl wrote on Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:25pm:

Our daughter flew in 26th September and although we waited in the car park for them they told me many people were waiting in the arrivals hall. When they flew back on 3rd October there was a sign at the end of the car park bridge saying only those with flight tickets could enter the terminal.
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...We also went into the terminal on 27th September to arrange and collect a hire car and there were lots of people waiting in the arrivals hall and the cafe was open.

I was there on the 4th October and you could only get inside with a boarding pass. I think they just do it randomly. To be honest they don’t even look at it. Any old boarding pass on you phone would get you in!!

Kenneth1

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:12pm

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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:12pm

Copied this from a Norwegian newspaper, and translated to English. 

In other words, travelers can be accompanied at the airport or can be picked up at the airport in the arrival halls.The decision will be published in the official state bulletin and thus applies from next Friday, 15 October. Until then, only travelers with a valid ticket can check in at the airports up to six hours before departure.  These rules were introduced this summer. It is an important measure on the way to normal, and it is due to the good results of all measures we have been good at dealing with - in addition to the vaccination process, Rodríguez said at a press conference.

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Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:00pm

Hi Michael,

My wife and I were in the cafe next to the arrivals hall last week no problems.

When you enter the terminal building you just need to take the travelators right after you have entered down to the arrivals hall as the guy checking boarding passes is about 5mtr from the entrance. 

Hope this helps.

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