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Old Nov 22nd 2012, 7:39 am
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Volunteers wanted to help out trialling the new concourse at Dubai Airport.

Volunteers will be asked to carry out numerous carefully scripted scenarios from checking in for a flight and using various food and beverage facilities, to connecting to another simulated flight. The trials will provide Dubai Airports with valuable feedback which will allow us to address any problem areas before the concourse opens to the public.
The programme is open to anyone who is resident in the UAE and is able to spend the day with us.
http://www.dubaiairport.com/en/infor...Pages/vms.aspx
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Old Nov 22nd 2012, 7:46 am
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that would be quite interesting, but a whole day?
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Old Nov 22nd 2012, 8:00 am
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This being the UAE I assume these are unpaid volunteers?

A friend of mine did something similar at Heathrow T5, but was paid and fed for his troubles.
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They did the same with T3
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Old Nov 22nd 2012, 8:04 am
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This being the UAE I assume these are unpaid volunteers?
I would think you asume right, but you get an early look at concourse 3, sorry I mean A. It's not at all similar to concourses 1 & 2, I mean B & C. There is the possibility of sampling the food & beverage facilities
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I would think you asume right, but you get an early look at concourse 3, sorry I mean A. It's not at all similar to concourses 1 & 2, I mean B & C. There is the possibility of sampling the food & beverage facilities
A day out for plane/airport geeks or the terminally nosy....
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A day out for plane/airport geeks or the terminally nosy....
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Brilliant idea. All the Scots (plus Mentalist) will be there to get free drinks and food. All non-Scot Brits will avoid it for being beneath them. All the subcons there for the same reason as the Scots, the difference being they'll be 400 of them in a queue that can comfortably hold 28. The only Arabs will be Emiratis who will be dressed impeccably, behave impeccably and show true, understated national pride (as do the volunteers at the F1).

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All the Scots will be there to get free drinks and food.
Won't be the sort of drink I'd expect, unless the business and first lounges on the upper floor are open fully.
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Originally Posted by mikewot View Post
Won't be the sort of drink I'd expect, unless the business and first lounges on the upper floor are open fully.
Where apparently they have doubled down on the idea that an even huger lounge is the right approach as though the awful bus station waiting rooms that they put in T3 were not pitiful enough.......
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