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Situation at Zaventem airport

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hi all,

What is the situation currently at Zaventem airport. Is it possible to take most flights, is it possibly to go through the departure hall with the check in counters. All I know so far is that you have to arrive 3 hours early and can only come by car and taxi?(please deconfirm if I am wrong)

Anybody's been there recently who can shed some lights on what it looks like there

Thank you in advance

adds Apr 15, 2016 12:05
Mikek1300gt

It depends if the terrorists are at work again, otherwise known as air traffic controllers.

Apr 15, 2016 12:14
CC_R

Mike1300GT I think in the circumstances that remark is not appropriate. I realise we all need a sense of humour in life but that is not really a joke I think is funny.
B I understand it's pretty quiet and I believe people are being asked to come very early and that they are moved through pretty fast for a remark someone at school made.

Apr 18, 2016 10:44
Mikek1300gt

I don't care what you think, CC_R. Sorry. The reason we have so many strikes by air traffic controllers is directly linked to the reasons the bombing terrorists targeted the airport. As far as I am concerned, the air traffic controllers are terrorists that don't need to bomb the airport to get their way, they just shut it down by calling in sick.
I have an 8pm flight so will post what I find, if it helps by then.

Apr 18, 2016 10:56
lmbsie

The departures hall is not open, but there are temporary check-ins. Three hours ahead is indeed advised as it's slower than it once was. If you are being dropped off, the driver has to enter a parking area, you cannot be dropped off outside the departures hall. but there are signs to show you the way.
There is also a bus, I believe, from North Station. Or, if you don't mind a 2k walk, you can take the train to the Zaventem station.

Apr 19, 2016 16:16
sohcahtoa

According to SNCB (I haven't been there myself), there is a free De Lijn bus between Zaventem station and the airport.

Apr 19, 2016 16:26
sohcahtoa

According to SNCB (I haven't been there myself), there is a free De Lijn bus between Zaventem station and the airport.

Apr 19, 2016 16:27
sohcahtoa

According to SNCB (I haven't been there myself), there is a free De Lijn bus between Zaventem station and the airport.

Apr 19, 2016 16:27
o sé

Mike1300GT..your ignorance of the difference between industrial actions and the massacre of the public is sad

Apr 22, 2016 11:29