Newcastle Airport Passenger Reviews and Newcastle Airport Traveller Reports
Newcastle Airport by Ron West
22 May 2007 Customer Rating :
The terminal has now been renovated, meaning that prices have gone up,
for instance, I saved $6 on a tank of petrol by re-fuelling my mid size
rental car 10 km before I got to the airport - both airport service
stations were charging maximum price, presumably on the assumption that
customers had nowhere else to go. There's a Hungry Jack's burger outlet
which provides standard fast food fare - probably the best food value in
the airport, because their prices are the same as any other Hungry
Jack's outlet, and not inflated by the airport location. The "Insomnia"
coffee bar was charging between $3.50 and $5 for a long black coffee -
not cheap in my opinion. There's a water fountain right next to the
entrance to the toilets, so most people would probably pay $3 to a
vendor for a bottle, but to be fair - there is a water fountain.
The check in desks only specify the airline, and don't have details of
flights. So it's possible to wait 20 minutes in line only to be told
"We're not checking in that flight yet, come back at 4.40 pm" (but
that's after no effort has previously been made to communicate this
information to people in the line). The airline makes a lot of fuss
about its free wireless hotspots, but I haven't tried it so can't attest
to its speed or quality. It's a small country airport, as has been said
previously in this forum, so it's a matter of walking on the tarmac out
to the aircraft. And I would agree it's reasonably friendly, although
after being singled out for an explosives check for the umpteenth time,
I'm beginning to wonder what the criteria are for selecting someone for
this process. There are no airline lounges but the seats provided are
reasonably comfortable and the ambience is OK.
Newcastle Airport by Greg McPherson
19 May 2005 Customer Rating : n/a
Right now (May 2005) it's going through renovations, so the Arrivals are via temporary structures.
Departures are functional but very simple. If you are hungry, there's just a small kiosk with
sandwiches and pies and soft drinks. If you want a serious meal before leaving then get it elsewhere.
It's just a small country airport. Staff are pleasant enough.
Airport by Jim Dombrowski
Small but only a regional airport. Staff are pleasant, as they are in all of Australia, I find.
Security a little lax as if they believe nothing could happen in their part of the World. All in
all, nice experience, decent little cafe and convenient if you're in the area.
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