Edinburgh Airport

Report by Miss Moir

On the 22nd February the S5/6 Travel and Tourism class enjoyed a visit to Edinburgh Airport for the day. The pupils were shown around various departments by Jamie Loudon and his colleagues at British Airways.

The day started with a briefing from British Airways staff before heading to security to learn how they check luggage. Pupils were shown into a security room and talked through the bag checking process. After that, pupils were taken behind the scenes to see where all the baggage goes and how it is separated for the different flights.

Pupils then got to enjoy lunch in the British Airways lounge before being taken on a tour of the runways by bus. After that there was time for a quick chat with the firemen at the fire station and some air stewards on a British Airways flight before heading home.

The class would like to thank Jamie and his staff for taking the time to organise the trip and showing us around on the day. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience and gained a valuable insight into working in an airport.

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