trumptonriots Posted July 25, 2006 Report Share Posted July 25, 2006 Had the pleasure of being diverted to scatsta on Saturday. Despite telling us 20 minutes into the flight we were diverting - they omitted to tell anyone waiting at Sumburgh to meet the plane that this was what wis happening! They were only told after we landed at Scatsta! To be fair to Loganair, they did lay on a bus. Couldna believe it when the driver said he was going straight to Sumburgh and not via Lerwick! Common sense was eventually seen though. There was a group worried about the mini bus they had hired to pick them up from Sumburgh. As both the bus meeting the flight and their minibus were from Leasks, they were assured that there wouldn't be a problem and they were to just get on the big bus to Lerwick. You can probably guess by now that the minibus turned up 5 minutes after they set off. Hilarous organisation! Scatsta isn't the best airport for dealing with commercial passengers. It's basically a transit airport for oil workers. There's no baggage reclaim (pick up collected luggage from the plane, drove it round to the car park where you had to recover it yourself). The staff at Scatsta are also employed by Serco who have nothing to do with Loganair...hats off to them though they did a good job in trying circumstances. At the end of the day though.....I think everyone would rather land at Scatsta than have the uncertainty of Sumburgh hanging over their heads! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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