23 August 2012
Er well it's an airport, near Edinburgh. I flew here for a wedding not so long ago, rented a car, drove to the wedding (very lovely it was too) slept for about 5 hours, drive back to the airport and then flew back to London.
I probably use 50 airports a year and so this one is not a great one (like SFO) or horrible (like SXF) although the landside facilities seems a little pokey, airside it was all fine.
You don't choose weekend breaks based on airports, but I guess a bad one can put you off returning. Overall perfectly fine.
24 March 2012
One of the best UK airports – well lit, clean, spacious without being too big and overwhelming.
Quick and easy processing through passport control and once in the main waiting area there is an array of different shops, duty free outlets and eateries.
There are 2 points for using internet – one by the front doors to the airport and a second once you’ve gone through passport control.
One of the highlights for me has been that the airport has never been crowded or overly busy whenever I’ve travelled – particularly helpful, I’d imagine, if you were nervous about flying.
28 February 2012
Edinburgh Airport is certainly the best of the BAA Airports, I prefer travelling from Edinburgh Airport as it is so compact but sensibly set out compared to other BAA sites.
18 January 2012
Small but nice airport. You can find several choices for drinks and food, e.g. inside you have Cafe Nero, EAT etc. A small selection of shops is available to buy travel products, books and similar.
When recently my luggage was swapped the Service Point for luggage was really nice and tried to help me as fast as possible.
Recent information about weather conditions can be found on the Twitter site of the Airport: http://twitter.com/edi_airport.
5 September 2011
I used to find the security staff at Edinburgh Airport laughably rude and inept at social interaction. They probably think it makes them scary or something. Bless. But now? I’m very confused, due to one particular member of staff at security…picture this, if you will:
Jacket, shoes, watch and belt removed from person and in plastic tray ready to be x-rayed – so far, so standard. But then, just as I was about to go through the arch, security woman barks:
“Cardigan – off”(This reveals my fashion-forward second cardigan, or ‘undercardi’ – you’ll all be wearing them next season)
Really? Dinner first though, surely?
Cripes. I believe some people pay for this sort of thing, y’know.
She slowly assesed me from bottom to top. I felt naked under her piercing gaze; I nearly was. But wait just a moment…did my eyes decieve me, or was there a slight smile (very slight – this is Edinburgh Airport security, after all) flickering at the corner of her mouth, a saucy flash in her eye?
The minx! Was she…flirting? Did she have…a sense of humour?
Well, as you can imagine, I’ve been rocked to my very foundations. Did this really happen? I don’t know, I don’t know…it’s like the end of The Crying Game; everything you thought you knew up till this point must be radically reassesed.
9 August 2011
Overall an OK airport, some works are being done in the departure area and I am sure this will help a great deal to improve the experience.
30 May 2011
And they say size is not everything. HA! this place if lovely. You can get out of it without a survivors pack and a compass, and the lovely scots with their burry accents will put a smile on any tourists face.
15 March 2011
After I took part at conference at Warwick University, which is already close to Edinburgh Aiport, I have to take my flight back.
Due check-in process, while I'm taking my boarding pass, the check-in officer took my passport and asked a different passenger -not officer-, whether my pass is valid! I was shocked. How in hell, someone is allowed to show my passport to another passenger? The group of international passengers after me were so surprized, so they changed the qeue and avoid the check-in officer.
May be it was a kind of humor, so in Edinburgh you are allowed to :)
If I have to rate the airport, yes it is an international Airport, but seems like an airport of a village... all in all so two stars
25 February 2011
Edinburgh airport has changed so much over the past year, and it's all the better for it. The security area is much quicker, and I love the self returning trays. The staff aren't the friendliest; I'd flown to Portugal and the changes hadn't yet occurred, then 2 weeks later I was on my way to London and I commented to a guard about all the changes and he gave me a condescending look as if they had happened months ago. There's now a Yo! Sushi and a Mac counter, it's a far more pleasant departure lounge than I remember from my childhood holidays.
22 October 2010
A nice compact airport. Easy to navigate and almost always quick and easy to get through secuity.
Airside there is a good selection of places to eat including Eat, Yo sushi a cafe and a nice bar serving good food rather than a cheap chain pub that you often find in small airports.
The duty free shop is a good size and has a good range of products.
Theres also lots of new shops opening such as Accessorize and Jo Malone and Mac.
Its a really nice chilled out light and open airport, plenty of seating etc.
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