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SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  18 December 2014 by N Beard    (UK)

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Sat at Southampton - morning flight delayed because of the need for de-icing. 1 hour delay and no announcements. The flights delayed also - clearly if it is icy the airport does not have the resources to de-ice. Sad because it's a handy airport but not good for reliability and getting to business meetings.



SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  28 May 2014 by I Cameron    (UK)

Rating : 9/10

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A good experience of Southampton Airport. Cases on belt by the time we got into the terminal building on arrival. On departure very quickly through security and pleasant departure lounge. Good views over runway from upstairs coffee shop. Only gripe was excessive parking charge if you go over 10 minute free period (3.30) for just a minute over. Overall a pleasure to use.



SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  27 May 2014 by D Newman    (UK)

Rating : 8/10

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Flying with Flybe to Jersey. Travelling with wife and 3 year old granddaughter. Check in at 8.15 very easy, Flybe staff helpful. Security and customs staff pleasant, had bacon roll and tea upstairs, not the best, but okay. 40 minute delay on departure but waiting area fairly pleasant. Far less stressful than Gatwick.



SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  12 May 2014 by Nick Beard    (UK)

Rating : 6/10

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I use this airport regularly and thought I would add my comments. Convenience fantastic as above reviews. Customer service - terrible. Monday morning overcrowded, long queues for very limited choice of refreshments. If you are very lucky you will be greeted by a grumpy lady from Flybe who will interrogate you as to why you have 2 items of hand luggage - even though I was flying Air France (I was then released). This Flybe experience I had had before and encouraged me to fly from Heathrow for the next 3 trips in the end the great convenience wins. For airport and Flybe customer service forget it.



SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  27 February 2014 by N Dowdney    (UK)

Rating : 2/10

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Avoid the Breeze lounge unless you have some free priority pass vouchers to use. Poor refreshments, late preparation for early departures and a generally unwelcoming airport. Other regular traveller seemed equally unimpressed. As for the shops they even added on a surcharge for using a Daily Telegraph pre-paid voucher, nice touch for the shop to gouge a passenger like that. Security staff full of Southampton charm!



SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  16 September 2013 by J Tydeman    (UK)

Rating : 2/10

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Flying out of Soton to Manchester. Total chaos in terminal. Queue for departures snaking all the way along the terminal and back on itself in the opposite direction. By the time I get through to Departures there will be no time for a cuppa in the overcrowded cafes. Very poor show. Would almost be quicker going to Heathrow!



SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  30 August 2013 by D Ward    (Costa Rica)

Rating : 8/10

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I travelled Southampton to Barcelona return with my elderly mother. It was infuriating not to be able to drop her off directly at the entrance to the airport, but having booked assistance with Flybe a wheelchair was provided as soon as we found a customer service person and after that everything went very smoothly in both directions. Staff very helpful and friendly.



SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  13 August 2013 by John Clarke    (UK)

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Breeze lounge very low grade. No papers, unstaffed, have to check in at duty free. We caught the manager showing off how good it was to a group of functionaries. We were able to explain that an executive lounge is meant to be nicer than the public area - not worse!



SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  15 July 2013 by J Tydeman    (UK)

Rating : 3/10

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Crowded airport departure lounge on a busy summer Saturday. Huge queues for both eateries. Hardly anywhere to sit. Passenger numbers at this airport have fallen massively in the last couple of years and yet it is still bursting at the seams. Time for an expansion if this airport is serious about capitalising on the fact that Heathrow is full. Both the airport and Flybe need to be less complacent if they want to be more successful.



SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  22 April 2013 by J Tydeman    (UK)

Rating : 4/10

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From the inadequate and infrequent long stay car park bus service to the outrageously expensive short term car parking, from the hopeless range of shops (ie hardly any) to the total monopoly of Flybe and dwindling number of routes, this is ano airport which could be so much more successful but somehow fails to hit the mark. If it wasn't for the distance from the London airports and the hassle factor I wouldn't bother with this place. No wonder passenger numbers are falling.



SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  19 March 2013 by S Mihill    (UK)

Rating : 3/10

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Pick up and drop off is stupid. Picking up a relative you get 10 mins in the car park for free, if over 10 mins you get charged 2.90. If flight is delayed and you leave the car park after 8 mins to stop paying the exorbitant prices you then cant go back in to the pick up area for 2 hours and there is no other option. Why not have a drive through drop off pick up like there used to be. Money making at the cost of customer convenience.



SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  2 January 2013 by John Matthew    (UK)

Rating : 0/10

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Airport is easy to get to, but I have never come across such miserable and unfriendly staff at the check in. Security staff are over zealous, seem badly trained, rude, and in the short time I was there managed to give several passengers a really awful experience. Such an appalling lack of interest in looking after the customer will not encourage more people to use the airport. Certainly has put me off.



SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  23 October 2012 by J Tydeman    (UK)

Rating : 5/10

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After annoyingly delayed flight from Glasgow, came into arrivals hall to very long wait for taxis (min 20 to 25 minutes). Another letdown from Southampton Airport. They need to get their act together.



SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  23 October 2012 by J Tydeman    (UK)

Rating : 4/10

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Chaotic terminal; unacceptably long queues; poor facilities. Route network entirely dominated by the complacent and expensive Flybe. Lack of routes to popular city break destinations like Rome, Vienna, Budapest, Madrid and Krakow. Ano airport which needs to re-think its strategy and remember its client base. Will still recommend over London airports though, despite all this.



SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  22 August 2012 by C Harper    (UK)

Rating : 9/10

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Travelled from Southampton to Barcelona on 9th of August returned on 18th, airport excellent no problems passing through. Will use airport again.



SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  2 August 2012 by P Cosgrove    (USA)

Rating : 2/10

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Be prepared to be ripped-off if you decide to buy any food or drink at Southampton airport. Like all BAA airports, the concept of providing a customer service is completely alien to the company owning the airport, instead they treat it as a cash cow with the intention of extorting every penny from the passengers passing through. The seating area airside is woefully inadequate, but this is because approximately 1/3 of the available area is taken up with a very expensive, noisy and smelly World Shopping retail outlet which you have to walk through to reach the departure lounge. Mitchell's Bar upstairs (airside) is eye-wateringly expensive; 4+ for a watery pint of beer, upwards of 5 for a glass of wine, overpriced food and snacks etc - even a packet of crisps is around 1. This airport's only saving grace is it's convenience and proximity to the mainline railway. If you're flying from Southampton, I recommend having a good meal and drink before you arrive - you won't be able to afford their prices when you get there.



SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  12 April 2012 by D McClelland    (UK)

Rating : 1/10

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Disgusted with security at Southampton. After travelling through 3 other airports without a hitch in the previous week (Glasgow, Gatwick, Heathrow), at Southampton, 2 of my 3 children were given intimate full- body frisks - a 5 year old girl and 7 year old boy. My wife was forced to open all her small sealed bottles of baby milk and taste them, rendering them useless. As for Flybe check-in lady, I don't think I've ever come across such a miserable sour-faced person in a public-facing roll. After that experience, not really interested in the facilities, just wanted to get out as quickly as possible!



SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  11 November 2011 by M Bubb    (Guernsey)

Rating : 8/10

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Flew back to Guernsey on the 7.50pm flight. Quick through security and went upstairs for a coffee. Just before 7 the coffee shop was closing and the only place for a drink was the bar which was heaving. Surely the authorities should insist these places stay open until at least 30 mins before the last plane departs. In the end I bought an overpriced soft drink and sandwich from WH Smith.



SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  23 September 2011 by J Tydeman   (UK)

Customer Rating :  3/5

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Flew to Edinburgh from Southampton Airport in September. It's very local to us so convenient but the growth in flights hasn't been matched by a growth in facilities. The airport will argue that it is investing and has enlarged the area of retail and catering space airside (which is true) but the queues into departures are now almost always longer than those I experience at Heathrow. This airport needs to speed up its investment if it wants to continue to grow, and especially the airside space. Landside - the retail outlets are limited to one WH Smith which is really quite bad for an up-coming airport like Southampton. The other huge problem with this airport is its reliance on Flybe. Flybe operate an extensive network of routes to France and within the UK but has very few decent 'city break' destinations on offer so if you need to fly to places like Barcelona, Rome, Madrid, Prague and Vienna, you have to go to London. The airport can handle large aircraft (757s and 737s) so am not sure why it has failed to attract a competitor to Flybe which in my opinion is gradually whittling away all the competition it faces. An uncertain future I would say.


SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  16 September 2011 by Peter Cullen   (UK)

Customer Rating :  4/5

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Not quite as good as my last visit in May, but still an example to many other British regional airports. Staff are courteous and friendly and the place feels well managed and cared for. A few minor niggles this time, again the time between the screen showing 'boarding' and a PA announcement calling for final boarding was very short indeed (3 mins - I am not exaggerating, not enough time to walk from the coffee bar via the toilets). On return we had to wait on the aircraft as no buses were available (10 minutes) and the queue for immigration was also about 10 minutes (we were on the third of three aircraft arriving more or less together), however, still far less than many other places I could mention. Finally, the car park barrier did not recognise I had pre-booked, but the problem was solved very quickly. It was a good experience.


SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  30 August 2011 by G Morton-Alexander   (UK)

Customer Rating :  5/5

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This airport is always clean, efficient and manned by staff who make eye contact. The food court is usually of excellent quality but I found on my last trip to Jersey that the white wine was warm and of very poor standard.


SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT customer review :  18 May 2011 by Peter Cullen   (UK)

Customer Rating :  5/5

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An excellent experience on departure and arrival. We parked in the short stay car park (only marginally more expensive than long stay) and from parking to sitting in the departure lounge was about 5 minutes (we had checked-in online). Security staff efficient and good humoured. My only complaint is that from the screens changing to 'Boarding' to our names being read out over the PA for 'immediate boarding' was about 2 minutes, not even time to walk downstairs from the coffee bar. On return a walk from the aircraft to a short queue for immigration and straight out to the car park; less than 10 minutes from leaving the aircraft to exiting the car park. Very pleasant and a reminder of how air travel used to be.


SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT review : 9 April 2010 by Martine Brangan

Customer Rating : 4/5

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An easy little airport to negotiate, and with friendly staff. Good duty free shop with decent bargains in perfume and drinks. Viewing gallery in departure area. The only downside is the lack of variety of something to eat in the cafes, especially if one is connecting flights and has a long interval..


SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT review : 1 February 2010 : by Ross Clark

Customer Rating : 3/5

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EDI-SOU-EDI, 25/29 Jan. The arrival in was OK, not too long to wait and no distance to walk. Outwards was another matter: the airport is too small for the number of passengers it is now handling and the security queues were at about fifteen minutes, which, for mid-afternoon, is too much. Concur with David Blowers' comments below. Flybe's checkin was OK.


SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT review : 3 July 2009 : by Michael Robinson

Customer Rating : 4/5

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Southampton is a great little airport, so much easier then LHR/LGW. From Portsmouth to the airport is just a 20 minute drive and with a 45 mins check in time it saves over 2 1/2 hours on the same trip. I was on the ground in Alicante before I would even have taken off from the London airports. You pay more for the flights and the queues at Flybe check in are a disgrace, but otherwise very convenient. Very limited shopping opportunity's so other than a sandwich, coffee and a paper, forget it.


SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT review : 10 June 2009 : by Michael Orridge

Customer Rating : 4/5

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It's small size is a major advantage, when arriving there can be out of the airport in <5 mins with only hand baggage and only 5 mins more if travelling with hold baggage as well. Have been lucky enough to depart at non-peak times but can see that there is very little margin for error. One time checked in using the machines available and went to quick bag drop only to be kept waiting as a passenger argued with the only member of staff at the desk about her luggage weight. No other member of staff came to man the drop-off point whilst the lady argued with the poor chap at the desk. Flybe are incredibly stingy about hand-luggage checking (as they have the smallest overhead storage lockers I've ever seen) leading to an increase in queues but that's an argument with the airline and not the airport. Security quibbled about me taking a safety razor on board but not two whiskey glasses, very bizarre as I'm sure a smashed glass could do more damage than a razor but I wasn't complaining! Duty-free shop and W H Smith suffice perfectly well for shops in the departures area.


SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT review : 5 May 2009 : by P Clifford

Customer Rating : 2/5

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In many ways Southampton could be a dream airport but the experience is spoilt by the overzealousness of the check in staff employed by Flybe to disallow carry on baggage. Almost every passenger was challenged and when their bags were found to fit into they were then weighed. I had checked in online and had only carry on baggage but was still told that I had to go to the Flybe desk to have my carry on case checked by their staff.


SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT review : 9 April 2009 : by David Blowers

Customer Rating : 3/5

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Southampton airport is fine, but about 50% too small for purpose - the number of flights coming here now mean that a terminal extension (or even a new terminal) is essential. Check-in is always easy, but bag drop for FlyBe can be a nightmare due to the small number of desks allowed. Security can also be very busy, and a real pain at peak times, but the duty free is of good quality. My major gripe however is with the pick up/drop off. You can only drop off at the front of the terminal. On my last arrival, a very rude employee (of Meteor Carparks) told me to "move" as the area was for drop offs only. His manner was close to being verbally abusive. When I pointed out to him that I could not contact the driver regarding this, he told me the driver would get a fine. There were no signs indicating this to the driver or anywhere that I could see, so I think he was making it up. This has spoilt an otherwise pleasant airport experience.


SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT review : 29 January 2009 : by Richard Dalgleish

Customer Rating : 2/5

2 Star Rating

Southampton used to be so good but it has, sadly, changed. Despite the recent rebuilding it is still very crowded in the early morning, the car parking costs seem to go up every week and today, icy morning, the only de-icing machine for our plane failed so we were told we would have to wait for warmer temperatures - and this in the 21st century. Come on BAA get your act together. Perhaps when you lose a few other airports you will be able to get this one right. It is a shame as the airlines are good its just the airport operator who lets them down.



Southampton Airport review by George Sullivan

28 March 2008   Customer Rating : 5 Star Rating

Flew to Dublin on Flybe. Check-in time around 30 seconds. Walk to the Security check was about 30 yards - this airport is tiny which brings huge benefits but I can understand those who have been troubled by delays - there is no margin for error so if things are delayed it can become full very quickly. On return I had travelled from Ireland so no immigration check, had hand-baggage so no delay, through the building, turned left, crossed the small road and walked to the train station - three minutes only. Train time to London Waterloo is around 1 hour so if you're thinking of an alternative to Heathrow or Gatwick, consider Southampton - arriving is a breeze.

Southampton Airport review by Allan Thomson

22 March 2008   Customer Rating : 4 Star Rating

Arrived from Aberdeen Eastern Airways Jetsteam 41 - all 5 passengers (!) disembarked quickly, and completed the 100 yard walk to the terminal just before our luggage. Picked up and on our way within 10 minutes. Not bad. Departed again a few days later - around midday - check in no queue, security no queue and efficient, upstairs cafe unusually not busy, plenty of seats with good view of runway. Flight (Jetsteam 41 again) left on time (beautiful day, fabulous views over Southampton Water and new Cunard liner) and arrived on time at Aberdeen. Luggage also arrived at Aberdeen. This is air travel as it should be!

Southampton Airport review by Michael Preston

21 August 2007   Customer Rating : 4 Star Rating

On a wet and blustery Tuesday afternoon with nearly every flight delayed and several cancellations, the departure area was massively overcrowded and uncomfortable. On Sunday afternoon, again, the departure area is bursting at the seams as long queues for adjacent departure gates intermingle. SOU is still better than the main gateways in every respect, and noteworthy for the friendly and relaxed personnel, but it needs to expand.


Southampton Airport review by Ed Fry

20 April 2007   Customer Rating : n/a

5 years back, Southampton was a great airport. It had a brilliant viewing area, an abundance of small and large regional airlines and fairly good food and retail outlets and public transport. The terminal is now vastly overstretched, they've got rid of the decent competition (ie BA Cityflyer - went low cost as BA Connect - now part of FlyBe), check-in and security queues are dreadful around lunchtime and early evening, especially when they're operating those B737/A320/B757 sized charter flights. They should build a second terminal exclusively for FlyBe on the eastern side of the runaway and let the existing space rest!

Southampton Airport review by Mike Preston

4 March 2007

It is clearly signposted both on and from the motorway, parking (rental return) is a cinch and just a few minutes walk into the terminal without lifts and stairs and obstacles to navigate. Check in for our Flybe flight took 30 seconds, including the queuing time, and then there was the long walk to departures - about 50 yards! The facilities are limited but adequate and as for most people the objective is to get through the airport as fast and as painlessly as possible, I think this one achieves that admirably.

Southampton Airport review by Brian Hill

19 February 2007

As before, a pleasure to use. Departure to Galway couldn't have been easier and returning we were waiting on the railway station within 20 minutes of landing.

Southampton Airport review by Brian Hill

2 November 2006

Great small airport; I especially like to adjacent railway station. On our return flight, we were on the train within an hour of leaving Guernsey.

Southampton Airport review by Mark Plummer

18 July 2006

Have flown from Southampton numerous times over the last few years. At the moment it can get very busy, which is a bit of a pain. But I can be at home 30 minutes after landing, so I think it is great. Will agree service in cafe upstairs is very slow - but they have recently got rid of the benches & put loads of tables & chairs. Seems to me that there was plenty of room to sit down - although you might have to go back downstairs. They have also added a WH Smiths airside - which is about time. All in all, I think it is a great airport if you live fairly local.

Southampton Airport review by Jon Earnshaw

21 June 2006

Arrived at Southampton Airport at 1700 for my 1915 flight to Leeds/Bradford. The airport was busy, very busy. Used fast-track or otherwise I could experienced a delay of 20mins. I must say this is a very busy time for Southampton, around 20 flights taking off within the two hour period. The airport is like a converted aircraft hanger, once through security, very little on offer. A medium sized duty-free shop and little else. Upstairs is a cafe/bar which took me over 25mins to get served, the service was very slow indeed. Once I had my drink in hand, I could not find a seat, I joined around 50 other people by sitting on the floor. I stayed like that for 1h30mins. Not a good experience at all. The airport seriously and urgently needs to look at the needs of the passengers, the airport clearly can't cope with the hundreds of passengers in the area at the same time and I was really pleased to board my flight up North. Won't be coming back in a hurry.

Southampton Airport review by Peter Hooker

25 May 2006

The least expensive way of parking for a day at Southampton airport is to use the short term parking at 15.50 per day. This is more than the fare to Edinburgh! It will make me think twice before using Southampton again. There is a minimum charge of 24.90 in the long term area.

Southampton Airport review by Nathan Fotheringill

18 May 2006

Our arrival at SOU was made remarkable by the fact that the baggage made it to the belt before we did and it was not as if we had to walk a long way from the aircraft to the terminal. We did have to wait for a taxi, though (about five minutes) but I expect that was due to our arrival at 10pm, the penultimate arrival of the day. Our departure was at 6:30pm on a Sunday. This is a busy time for the airport, and Flybe in particular, and we ended up at the check-in queue for about half an hour. Flying with hand baggage only would have been an advantage as there was a fast moving dedicated queue for those lucky souls. The delay did not leave us much time to explore the airport but it didn't matter as there isn't much to explore. A reasonable duty free shop confronts you after passing through the efficient security and that is about it. There is a cafe on an upper floor, with views over the runway but no other retail outlets. My advice is to obtain your chocolate bar and newspaper in W H Smith before passing through security. The terminal itself seems to be in need of expansion as it was rather crowded but was no worse than most other airport terminals in the world.

Southampton Airport review by John Oram

6 February 2006

I found the airport all it needed to be. No delays at check-in or security. Food provided expensively as you expect at a BAA airport - BAA are not the passengers friend. Reasonable terminal provides pretty straightforward access to the aircraft although the walk back in from the return flight was a bit pointlessly long and led to a locked door which was released by our shepherdess.

Southampton Airport review by John Berry

1 September 2005

Flew to Southampton from Leeds. With the flight having been delayed by 4 hours the last thing needed was inept ground crew but that's what we got. All passengers off the plane and into the airport bus for the 40 second drive to the Terminal, but first someone had to move the truck which was blocking the road. The 8 ground crew were far too busy playing dodgems with the wheelchairs around the plane and the bus couldn't possible go airside of a parked and closed down aircraft. Fifteen minutes later the bus went round and we got to the Terminal. Not a good advert BAA.

Southampton Airport review by Sean Slater

15 June 2005

Just flew there on a same day return from Edinburgh. There seemed to be a lot of renovations going on which should add some space eventually . The departure area was tiny, with 8 gates crammed into a space, which in most airports would be for 1 or 2! Almost half of the area was taken up by a duty free shop - profits over passengers?. The food options airside were almost non-existent; a small cafe with sandwiches. Landside there was a bar that did extortionately priced pizzas but that was about it. I would recommend you eat before you get there, check in a late as you can and hope you are not delayed. Having said that the staff were friendly and helpful, the airport was extremely convenient and from disembarking to getting in the hire car took 15 minutes.

Southampton Airport review by Susan Paterson

11 May 2005

No doubt a handy little regional airport easily reached by public transport and vastly benefiting the south coast of England, but for God's sake pray you never get delayed here. Food and drink vastly overpriced, and nothing to do landside whilst you wait for your plane. Nowhere to stroll outside either. Staff decided to close up the security area and lock the door to departures for the night whilst I was still landside, forcing me to knock on the door to get in. Plus, the baggage conveyor belt was broken and passengers had to take their own bags to the handlers' trucks whilst FlyBE's check in girls smiled helplessly. Great that I can fly here from Edinburgh instead of having to settle for Gatwick every time, but a poor reflection on BAA.

Southampton Airport review by Nick Scales

8 April 2005

Don't go too early - the lounge is small and the only shop a duty free store making you wish you'd stayed landside a little longer. That said, boarding is a breeze, parking on airport and the rail connection heaven. Just a pity there isn't a greater choice of flights.

Southampton Airport review by Don Reeve

7 February 2005

I wonder if there could not be a more vigorous promotion around the catchment area of southern England, many of whose residents and business concerns are most likely unaware of the benefits which accrue from use of the excellent location. There is one disappointment, which I know is widespread both here in the UK, and in Switzerland. That is the discontinuation of FlyBe's flights to Geneva into the summer. My family are not great air-travel enthusiasts, but the So'ton/FlyBe experience has transformed the pain into pleasure. This will be totally lost now we have to suffer the misery of a major London airport, and a less desirable carrier. I see that FlyBe operate a winter-sports charter to that lovely little airport at Berne (Belp) on Saturdays from Gatwick. If ONLY that could be continued into the summer, and save the hassle of the many of us (our fellow FlyBe passengers) who have to make onward travel to (e.g.) the Bernese Oberland, a time-consuming (much longer than the flight) journey, notwithstanding the excellence of the Swiss railway system.

Southampton Airport review by Colin Holroyd

28 January 2005

Very disappointed to find recently that Southampton Airport management had closed the Public Viewing floor which overlooked the runway. vGuess what , this is now an Exec lounge ,which is no doubt a nice little earner for Southampton Airport. It was always a delight to sit in the room along with other families waving hello / goodbye to friends / relatives. Prior to this disappoint I have always found the airport a delight to use (collection time from an Edinburgh flight for luggage = 5 minutes).

Southampton Airport review by Richard Dalgleish

7 May 2004

Still an excellent airport but the Short Term parking has risen over the last year or so from I think, 8 per day to 13.20 - a rise of 65%. If it continues like this many short stay travellers like me will choose another airport.

Southampton Airport review by Andrew Mortimer

3 May 2004

Superb. First time I had ever flown out of Eastleigh even though I originally came from there! Same level access very good. No nonsense and excellent connections from the motorway and railway. Would have no hesitation using again.

Southampton Airport review by Michael Spender

28 April 2004

Southampton Airport, from which I fly regularly, is all of the things others have said of it. Although the airport's management must presumably be good for it to work so well, its ease of use and pleasing environment comes down to excellent design by the architects.

Southampton Airport review by Ricky Halpin

30 January 2004

Southampton, is the Airport of my choice always. Easy Access and Parking, Railway station, quick check in, a stress free experience.

Southampton Airport review by Richard Dalgleish

8 December 2003

Used Southampton over 30 times in the last few months and have to say it is my airport of choice. Small enough to be friendly and big enough to have sufficient facilities. Parking, access, time to get in and out all excellent but I have noticed recently that Aviance always seem to be struggling if more than 2 planes arrive about the same time. They must be aware when planes are due but it seems they are not. If this gets back to normal I will be very happy.

Southampton Airport review by Anthony Matthews

20 October 2003

I recently used Southampton on a business trip to Jersey. The airport is very conveniently situated next to the M27 motorway. The terminal building is quite small, but the check-in area modern and airy. Car parking was very convenient. After parking the car in the short term parking area, I was in the terminal building within a few minutes. Once through to the departure lounge, though, I found the area very small indeed. Not a great choice of eating/snack areas. But generally Ok for a regional airport. On the return flight the same day, I had disembarked from the aircraft, walked to my car and was on the M27 all within 15 mins (hand luggage only). Beat that, Heathrow or Gatwick!









 


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