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Old 26th August 2018, 08:49 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by MAN Flyer View Post
Wow, 65 minutes to enter Singapore. That is truly shocking for what many consider to be the best airport in the world.

Absolutely. That's exactly what most people used to say about arriving in Singapore. An ambition used to be to one day beat your luggage (if you had any) to the luggage belt. Those days have well and truly gone for now, as will all the awards it keeps getting (I know, I know, all awards are ........ ) and has worked hard for unless they sort this out.
I think the main reason for all these delays is the lack of manpower in the ground handling companies. Manpower growth has not rised in tandem with air traffic growth. Wages have been stagnant( as with almost every blue collar jobs in SG) the past 10+ years and benefits have slowly eroded away.
Airport authorities are trying to solve this issue with technology( autonomous vehicle) but personally, I feel this is all in vain and these lengthy delays for baggages would remain for some time to come.
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