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Halifax Airport

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5/10

Halifax Airport customer review

(Canada)

The Check-In area was nice, however it wasn't easy finding the Passenger Screening area. The way we found it was by the long lineup into the food court. Passenger Screening was extremely slow and we waited in line forever. When we got in there, they only had 2 out of 6 lines open. I'm not sure what the point of having all of those lines is for if you're not going to open them. I think it's crazy that it takes 6-7 people to man one line. When we got up to departures, the shopping was all cheap junk, no fancy stores or even nice stores. We didn't find any restaurants either, just coffee and wraps, etc. We were leaving from gate 22, and there was literally no seating in the area. The other end of the airport was nice with lots of seating, but the end near our gate seemed older and had minimal seating. We also had a tough time finding any seats with power in them. All of the ones we tried didn't work! Overall the place looked junky, dated, and crammed. Nowhere near a world class airport. The outdoors looked very nice! But get inside and it's a different story.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitAugust 2015
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
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Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
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8/10

Halifax Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

Flew via Halifax on way from Heathrow to Toronto. As it's a pretty small airport there's not that much to do apart from look at the lobsters in the lobster shop - we couldn't believe it when so many people were boarding planes carrying lobster boxes! There are a few eateries both land and airside which are not wildly overpriced just average food on offer. Tim Horton's provided a decent sandwich. Overall we quite enjoyed the 3 hours we spent there though. If you go up the lift in the main concourse area there's a small viewing platform room which is a calm and relaxing place to be. We watched the few planes that came in and out for 45 minutes before going through security. Everywhere there are plenty of staff to offer help - all dressed in lovely tartan uniforms and without exception totally friendly. There is also free wifi so we took full advantage of that. We did ask one member of staff if we had time to go and see Halifax. She replied in a friendly but blunt way "You'd have to take a bus to get there and there's not really much to see anyway!" It's small but clean efficient and did the job for the few hours' stopover.
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10/10

Halifax Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

Very small but friendly efficient airport. Not a great deal to do and not many shops particularly airside but staff are always remarkably friendly and helpful which makes a change from most other airports I visit.
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3/10

Halifax Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

Every night a 767 leaves Halifax for LHR at 23.45. Every night all the bars restaurants shops etc. close before 2200. This is a grubby little airport with poor facilities. A miserable experience.
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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7/10

Halifax Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

Landed here in thick fog check in good first occasion I flew out security was very slow and overly fussy. Second time much better seating plentiful at gates but airside catering facilities and shops limited. Weather can be an issue.
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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2/10

Halifax Airport customer review

Not at all impressed. Was picking friends up on a flight that was to arrive at 1:55 am just to show up and be told that the screens in the terminal that tell you when your flight is coming are never updated during early morning hours. So about 20 of us are left standing there wondering when it will arrive all the time looking up at a screen that says it has arrived. We finally get an airport that looks like an airport but when it comes to service it's the same old Halifax International Airport. Very disappointing.
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3/10

Halifax Airport customer review

One of Canada's smaller airports but not without it's own unique charm; on the upside you can purchase live lobster at the airport also a decent variety of fast-food establishments and a very nice (albiet small) observation deck overlooking the ramp. If you are flying direct to the US you do pre-clearance before boarding which is a real timesaver and it was quick and effortless. Downsides of this airport is getting to the car-rental site although a short walk across the street from the airport the entire area is under construction and each rental company has a small construction site type building which can only accomodate a few people so you if there was a line up for a particular car rental you might end up waiting outside and getting to these also means walking through construction scafolding with no overhead protection from the elements. The US departure lounge is seperate from the rest of the departure area and is quite small with near inadequate seating and only a concession stand to purchase food and drink.
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2/10

Halifax Airport customer review

We were stuck at Halifax International for 24 hours on 2nd Jan. The shopping and eating facilities landside were not too bad although it was very draughty and cold. We found some staff extremely unhelpful. We needed help to get standby tickets after missing a connection due to icy runway. Whichever long queue we stood in we were told it was wrong when we asked "where then?" one particular lady shrugged and turned her back. Advice given was extremely poor in our opinion we would have got home at least 24 hours sooner with better help.
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4/10

Halifax Airport customer review

The landside vehicle routes parking and rental car areas are awful - but presumably the extensive building works will solve this - but I'd hate to have to use current arrangements in the winter. Inside the terminal and airside are fine though things tend to close down about 2130 which isn't very helpful when the LHR flight doesn't go until 2335.
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4/10

Halifax Airport customer review

I am a frequent user of Halifax International and I must say that it deserves the awards it has received. Parking might be bad but the new Park n' Fly lot should help as well as the construction of a new parking structure. Food is ok for a fairly small airport. New US custom pre-clearance should be good for those traveling to the US. The new expansions to the terminal are welcomed.
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