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I have just been to the airport to collect someone visiting the island.

 

I tried to park outside the airport about five minutes before the time that the flight was due but was moved on and told that I had to come back when the person was there.

 

I went to drive into the car park to find that there is no free time, the charge is £1.00 from 0 to 1 hour. Of course the car park is full and nowhere to park available due to those waiting to collect? Still charged £1.00 to drive in and out though!

 

Is this one of those things they call the law of unintended consequences or just one of our usual civil service cock ups? What happens when it gets really busy and people want to park up to catch a flight and they can't get parked because of those sitting waiting to pick up passengers?

 

Fuckwits!

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I thought about taking a few trips away this year but I really can't be arsed with this kind of bollocks so I didnt bother.

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Someone must have done the figures on minimum and maximum numbers of vehicles in the car park at any one time or hasn't this been discussed with consultants yet?

How many cars / vans can the car park take?

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But it's still good value compared to the UK.

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You have already paid for the parking in your taxes, that charge is just to pay the wages of traffic warden lol

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You have already paid for the parking in your taxes, that charge is just to pay the wages of traffic warden lol

And his six managers.

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You have already paid for the parking in your taxes, that charge is just to pay the wages of traffic warden lol

And his sixteen managers and sixty sub managers and deputies.

Fixed

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I thought about taking a few trips away this year but I really can't be arsed with this kind of bollocks so I didnt bother.

 

Same same, I take the boat. By the time you've fannied around trying to get to and through stupid airports, blerrrrgh less stress on the boat. Last time I flew the bint at Reynolshwaaaay took my sun tan spray, what ever, have it (yes I did get burned first day in Portugal) - it's not me you're trying to stop. How many terror attacks are made by people who are clearly on a girls weekend away? I know..yeah...but...really?

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Surely the Airport can't charge the minimum £1 when there are no spaces available? Should the first 5 or 10 minutes be free as that's how long it takes to slowly drive round the whole car park looking for a space?

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It does seem somewhat unfair and unreasonable if they haven't got the means of monitoring available car parking spaces.

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There will be plenty of spaces when there are less flights !

 

Seriously it is difficult to imagine how the airport could be less well managed, the place is a joke the customer has been forgotten.

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Surely the Airport can't charge the minimum £1 when there are no spaces available? Should the first 5 or 10 minutes be free as that's how long it takes to slowly drive round the whole car park looking for a space?

Oh yes it can. You have to pay to get out even if you just went it, drove round trying to find a space, and then had to leave without parking. It's typical public sector mis management. Nobody seems to have worked out that the carpark isn't big enough now that the over paid traffic wardens masquerading as airport police are stopping anyone going anywhere near the drop off zone. So all the traffic that used to drop off there for 5 mins and go nowhere near the carpark HAS to go into the carpark because it's not possible to do anything else - so there are hundreds of extra cars that have to find a parking slot even if it's only for 10 minutes. The whole situation is unnecessarily painful, inconvenient, costly, and frustrating. But hey, we're plugging all these multi million pound holes in the accounts with £1 parking charges as the Island is run by a bunch of complete fucking morons who would rather do anything, no matter how inconvenient to the public, than work out how to manage a facility properly and save costs and run things more efficiently.

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Wait in the industrial estate, get an airline arrivals app, get your passenger to call you when they get into arrivals. It's a pick up and drop off zone, not a wait for persons coming off plane zone.. Clearly there will be enforcement as the new regime is adopted. What makes you think airport parking, or any parking, is included in taxes. User should pay, except for education and health and some social care. Bees, really, why pack a liquid more than 100ml in hand baggage? The rules have been there for a decade. What did you expect.

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There will be plenty of spaces when there are less flights !

 

Seriously it is difficult to imagine how the airport could be less well managed, the place is a joke the customer has been forgotten.

 

It's all about the process, always was always will be and not just the Airport.

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I went to drive into the car park to find that there is no free time, the charge is £1.00 from 0 to 1 hour. Of course the car park is full and nowhere to park available due to those waiting to collect? Still charged £1.00 to drive in and out though!

 

Must of changed it recently, I went into the car park about 3 weeks ago, stayed there for 10 minutes and drove out, no mention of any £1 charge on the machine, not that I checked before parking anyway.

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