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Thread: O/T - East Midlands Airport.

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    O/T - East Midlands Airport.

    Anyone who has not been up there recently will not have seen the plethora of double red lines which have replaced the yellows.
    They're on every road.
    There is now a white van with ANPR cameras in it which patrols - the driver doesn't have to stop, or talk, or warn you, your number plate will be recorded. £100 fine.
    AFAIK there are no static cameras.
    Yet.
    Last edited by SwalePie; 12-06-2019 at 01:13 PM.

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    Yep, and £4.50 for 30 mins pick up, £2 for 10 min drop off and £1 per minute thereafter!

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    I havenít used EMA for a few years now... itís a horrible airport with despotic regulations and charges.

    Iíd sooner drive to Manchester, Birmingham or Stanstead.... or even better Robin Hood (the best)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncfcog View Post
    Yep, and £4.50 for 30 mins pick up, £2 for 10 min drop off and £1 per minute thereafter!
    If you get stuck at the Rapid Drop Off exit gate behind some plank who doesn't know what they're doing it might cost you more. I regularly see queues there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GranthamPie View Post
    I havenít used EMA for a few years now... itís a horrible airport with despotic regulations and charges.

    Iíd sooner drive to Manchester, Birmingham or Stanstead.... or even better Robin Hood (the best)
    Robin Hood is great Itís like a massive (fairly expensive) Wetherspoons where you can park pretty much outside, have a couple of pints and then go on holiday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatPie View Post
    Robin Hood is great It’s like a massive (fairly expensive) Wetherspoons where you can park pretty much outside, have a couple of pints and then go on holiday.
    I would probably try it, but I always seem to get the best fares from Birmingham. It's always worth driving past EMA to get there.

    A tip for parents with children is to use Edinburgh airport in the second half of August. The fares are literally half price because the Scottish school holidays have finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncfcog View Post
    Yep, and £4.50 for 30 mins pick up, £2 for 10 min drop off and £1 per minute thereafter!
    It’s £2 for only a 5 minute drop off and £1 for every minute after!,

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewb View Post
    Itís £2 for only a 5 minute drop off and £1 for every minute after!,
    Shocking to charge at all IMHO.

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    EMA is yet another example of bad management, and as Notts supporters, we know all about that.
    The airport is neither welcoming for departing passengers or those arriving. Sadly, it cannot really be an acceptable alternative
    when flying, given the proximity of either Birmingham or Manchester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dam617 View Post
    Anyone who has not been up there recently will not have seen the plethora of double red lines which have replaced the yellows.
    They're on every road.
    There is now a white van with ANPR cameras in it which patrols - the driver doesn't have to stop, or talk, or warn you, your number plate will be recorded. £100 fine.
    AFAIK there are no static cameras.
    Yet.

    For East Midland Airport read..North Korea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewb View Post
    It’s £2 for only a 5 minute drop off and £1 for every minute after!,
    It gets better! Truly dreadful.

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    Simple answer is, don't use it.

    Customers rights

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    Quote Originally Posted by GranthamPie View Post
    I havenít used EMA for a few years now... itís a horrible airport with despotic regulations and charges.

    Iíd sooner drive to Manchester, Birmingham or Stanstead.... or even better Robin Hood (the best)
    Come on now, Stansted?!?! East mids is awful but Stansted takes the biscuit in every way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Don_ORiordan View Post
    Come on now, Stansted?!?! East mids is awful but Stansted takes the biscuit in every way.
    Agree with that.
    Stansted has been doing the money rip off for ages.

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    If Alan Hardy ran airports .. they would be like this

    https://www.nottinghampost.com/whats...forces-2970488

    Holidaymakers have abandoned cars and walked more than a mile in the rain to East Midlands Airport as Download congestion brings traffic to a standstill.

    A taxi driver spotted around 30 people dragging suitcases along the A453 on Wednesday afternoon (June 12) at 12.45pm.


    Not their fault? It's never his fault either. In fairness, he could probably give them a lift to the airport faster than a taxi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewb View Post
    It’s £2 for only a 5 minute drop off and £1 for every minute after!,
    It must have gone up this last few weeks then because it was £2 for 10 minutes in May, robbing gits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohinen View Post
    If Alan Hardy ran airports .. they would be like this

    https://www.nottinghampost.com/whats...forces-2970488

    Holidaymakers have abandoned cars and walked more than a mile in the rain to East Midlands Airport as Download congestion brings traffic to a standstill.

    A taxi driver spotted around 30 people dragging suitcases along the A453 on Wednesday afternoon (June 12) at 12.45pm.


    Not their fault? It's never his fault either. In fairness, he could probably give them a lift to the airport faster than a taxi.
    Truest aweful. Download and the Airport between them should do something, like paying for proper traffic marshalling. We lost a flight and two days of our holiday about 5 years ago. Same scenario, heavy rain, Download, no proper traffic management.

    On the subject of choice of airport, all the UK airports are aweful. Spain knows how to do airports. Love Malaga. Clean, bright, spacious.

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    I dropped my wife off yesterday morning. Absolute chaos and impossible to get through in 5 minutes. However the exit barriers were raised and car park attendants were taking £2 payments. For once common sense prevailed.
    Any additional income should be spent on improving passport control which is an absolute joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohinen View Post
    If Alan Hardy ran airports .. they would be like this

    https://www.nottinghampost.com/whats...forces-2970488

    Holidaymakers have abandoned cars and walked more than a mile in the rain to East Midlands Airport as Download congestion brings traffic to a standstill.

    A taxi driver spotted around 30 people dragging suitcases along the A453 on Wednesday afternoon (June 12) at 12.45pm.


    Not their fault? It's never his fault either. In fairness, he could probably give them a lift to the airport faster than a taxi.

    I hope none of those taxi drivers were relatively local.
    There's a very simple way of avoiding the A453 - if I knew it was Download weekend I'd avoid it like I avoid watching the BBC.

    From the North.

    J24A takes you into the A50 Stoke.
    After a quarter of a mile come off at J1 and come through Castle Donington village. Ten minutes max.

    From the South or West.

    J24 has an exit to the A50. Same again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dam617 View Post
    I hope none of those taxi drivers were relatively local.
    There's a very simple way of avoiding the A453 - if I knew it was Download weekend I'd avoid it like I avoid watching the BBC.

    From the North.

    J24A takes you into the A50 Stoke.
    After a quarter of a mile come off at J1 and come through Castle Donington village. Ten minutes max.

    From the South or West.

    J24 has an exit to the A50. Same again.
    How do you get into the airport without going on the A453, whichever direction you've come from?

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