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| The arrivals building is still inadequate for handling more than one incoming flight at a time. We were warned towards the end of our flight from Stansted that we might have to queue for quite some time outside the building in direct sun, and that we should consider buying extra water or juice to keep us hydrated. Whilst this was probably a good sales pitch I think that this could be good advice for this summer..have some water on you! We arrived at 13H30 and there were three more holiday flights on the apron.. Tui, Norwegian and Easyjet. We deplaned by steps and walked across the apron via a narrow concrete path (not particularly evenly laid) to the new escalator leading up to arrivals - thankfully it was working. Parents with small children were able to get their buggies/strollers at the airport steps, which was useful because it wasn't a particularly short walk if you had had to carry them. Passengers requiring special assistance had to wait onboard as there is very limited capacity on the ambilift, and very few wheelchairs. It was suggested that those accompanying wheelchair requiring passengers meet them once they arrived in the baggage hall. Passport control was swift, and we entered the baggage reclaim hall which has only one baggage belt. The baggage is brought up from the aircraft on trucks - one at a time, so it can take up to 40 mins to offload the baggage from a Boeing 737. Patience and good humour are good qualities at this time. There are toilets just before passport control, and just outside the baggage hall landside, but there were noticeable queues ;.. so go on the aircraft before arrival! Once you have your baggage it's a very short walk to 'outside' where the car rental desks are and the tour company representatives. This can only get better ... work is in progress to provide a new arrivals hall and they were certainly working on it on a Sunday!