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Thread: O/T - East Midlands Airport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_pie View Post
    How do you get into the airport without going on the A453, whichever direction you've come from?
    If you're comiing south on the M1.
    Come off at 24A. Signed A50 Stoke.
    After about a quarter of a mile exit at junction 1.
    Left at roundabout, follow Castle Donington signs, over railway bridge, (past Available Car. com) this road will take you through Castle Donington. Up the hill, past the Aeropark .Follow the airport perimeter (you'll see the runway).
    It brings you to the Race Circuit entrance (where the museum is/was.
    Turn left. Jet Parks is 100 yards away, left at roundabout or go straight on for main entrance.
    Sounds complicated but it's easy.

    Coming from Clifton way or North M1, come off at 24 and take the A50 exit (to the left of the Hilton)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dam617 View Post
    ... or go straight on for main entrance.
    Straight on is on the A453. It might only be a shortish stretch, I don't know where the congestion is, but it is still A453.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_pie View Post
    Straight on is on the A453. It might only be a shortish stretch, I don't know where the congestion is, but it is still A453.
    Yes It's 150 yards of the A453 - not 3 to 4 miles coming the other way.

    Coming through Donington is the way to avoid walking in the rain with a suitcase but, yes it uses the 453.
    Sorry, ignore my post.

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    EMA have reversed their decision on drop off parking changes:

    https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/...hanges-2976839

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    Quote Originally Posted by dam617 View Post
    Yes It's 150 yards of the A453 - not 3 to 4 miles coming the other way.

    Coming through Donington is the way to avoid walking in the rain with a suitcase but, yes it uses the 453.
    Sorry, ignore my post.
    Let that teach you for trying to be helpful!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmiffyPie View Post
    Let that teach you for trying to be helpful!!
    The lesson was one of being precise

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmiffyPie View Post
    Let that teach you for trying to be helpful!!
    If my information saves just one person's holiday etc. etc.............

    On another point I heard last night that rockers were turning up at Download, seeing the state of the place and going back home.
    There's a rumour they were asking Mud to reform and join the bill.

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    I'm dropping family off there at 4am tomorrow. I always drop them off down the side road opposite the roundabout near departures on Viscount Road, it's only a two minute walk from there. When I collect, I wait around the UPS depot at the back of the BP petrol station and tell them to walk through to there, which takes about three minutes. I refuse to pay the robbing b@stards a penny in parking fees.

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    I got back from barcelona this afternoon they have vans with cctv filming no plates then sending fines in the post from the double red lines

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    £3 at Manchester Airport - even if person is waiting with no bags, so we talking 1 minute tops.

    Daylight robbery it is.

    Trouble is there is no alternative as the train system is unreliable - so what can you do. All its done is meant everyone walks the 200m beyond the payment gate and gets picked up there instead. All it is a money making scam - nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Pie View Post
    I'm dropping family off there at 4am tomorrow. I always drop them off down the side road opposite the roundabout near departures on Viscount Road, it's only a two minute walk from there. When I collect, I wait around the UPS depot at the back of the BP petrol station and tell them to walk through to there, which takes about three minutes. I refuse to pay the robbing b@stards a penny in parking fees.
    So basically you are putting those who use or work at the airport in danger to save yersen a penny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navypie View Post
    So basically you are putting those who use or work at the airport in danger to save yersen a penny.
    Yes, it's a wonder me parking my car in a side road for a few minutes hasn't caused multiple fatalities.

    As dam617 says, the double red lines are everywhere including down all the side roads. Because I was dropping people off at 4am there was no sign of any vans with cameras so I pulled into the yard at Alpha LSG as it was empty and avoided the two quid just in case there are fixed cameras. It's going to be very difficult to avoid charges in busy times though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Pie View Post
    Yes, it's a wonder me parking my car in a side road for a few minutes hasn't caused multiple fatalities.

    As dam617 says, the double red lines are everywhere including down all the side roads. Because I was dropping people off at 4am there was no sign of any vans with cameras so I pulled into the yard at Alpha LSG as it was empty and avoided the two quid just in case there are fixed cameras. It's going to be very difficult to avoid charges in busy times though.
    I spoke to someone who works at the airport. He told me how cars stopping at any time can block lorries and buses causing hold-ups.Also told me how dangerous it is for everyone when people appear from nowhere with kids, pushchairs, suitcases etc. Enjoy your £2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navypie View Post
    I spoke to someone who works at the airport. He told me how cars stopping at any time can block lorries and buses causing hold-ups.Also told me how dangerous it is for everyone when people appear from nowhere with kids, pushchairs, suitcases etc. Enjoy your £2.
    When did you turn into a drama queen? I don't park anywhere that would obstruct buses and lorries, and it's an airport so you will always get kids, pushchairs, suitcases etc. I think those who I drop off are old enough to cross a road safely. I'll enjoy my £2 and spend it on three and a half pints of cider, and make sure I raise a glass to you for making me laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Pie View Post
    I'm dropping family off there at 4am tomorrow. I always drop them off down the side road opposite the roundabout near departures on Viscount Road, it's only a two minute walk from there. When I collect, I wait around the UPS depot at the back of the BP petrol station and tell them to walk through to there, which takes about three minutes. I refuse to pay the robbing b@stards a penny in parking fees.
    I fuel up at BP using the HGV pumps every morning at threeish and I've seen someone in a van being 'done' as he was parked on one of them.
    If there's a flight due in or out the camera car will be there.
    I dropped some friends off a few weeks ago and stopped in the car wash. I suppose the only way to do it is keep your eyes open and be VERY quick.
    Don't think you can park on the petrol pumps either - if you have your boot/hatchback open you've had it - I've see that happen last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Pie View Post
    When did you turn into a drama queen? I don't park anywhere that would obstruct buses and lorries, and it's an airport so you will always get kids, pushchairs, suitcases etc. I think those who I drop off are old enough to cross a road safely. I'll enjoy my £2 and spend it on three and a half pints of cider, and make sure I raise a glass to you for making me laugh.
    The kids, pushchairs, etc are in areas they shouldn't be. You strike me as the sort of person who would cause an accident and drive off totally oblivious to the fact your actions caused it. Lucky we all don't drop off in areas we shouldn't, there would be mayhem. Btw, why not just lift the cider from the local shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navypie View Post
    You strike me as the sort of person who would cause an accident and drive off totally oblivious to the fact your actions caused it.
    Your drama queen lessons are clearly going very well.

    Either that, or you've just copped a £100 fine at the airport!

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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!,
    No itís not. Changed last week. Back to 10 min drop off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Pie View Post
    Your drama queen lessons are clearly going very well.

    Either that, or you've just copped a £100 fine at the airport!
    Not me. EMA is a terrible airport to drop people off and the charges extortionate but, I always pay my way, happy or not. Oh, and "drama queen", maybe I just don't like my actions putting others in danger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navypie View Post
    Not me. EMA is a terrible airport to drop people off and the charges extortionate but, I always pay my way, happy or not. Oh, and "drama queen", maybe I just don't like my actions putting others in danger.
    If I was dropping them off on the hard shoulder of the M1 southbound and then expecting them to cross 8 lanes of motorway traffic, scramble over a field then cross four lanes of the A453 you might have a point about putting others in danger. The reality is that all they have to do is walk for an extra minute or two on the pavement.

    That's why I'm calling you a drama queen.

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