The last time I was at Hurghada Airport (some 6 years ago) it was a building site and it still is although now all building work has stopped. Arrival was chaos to say the least with long queues to pay for a visa and even longer unmanaged queues to get it stamped. The price you pay seemed to be somewhat variable depending on where you paid for it $20 at the official desk (for the visa stamped $15) or cheaper from some of the tour guides. Our baggage had arrived by the time we got to the baggage hall (45 mins from arrival) but had been dumped off the belt onto the floor in the general area of a belt – finding it was difficult. The security queue on our return was long and fast track was on offer for €10 but this really would have been a waste of time because the queue moved fast. Check-in was very fast with short queues for my flight (not sure why it was so good) and the subsequent queue through emigration and then security again was fast. The bazaar designed to relieve you of money beyond security was doing a good trade but the duty free alcohol prices were more than those payable on our plane only cigarettes being cheaper. The departure area was large with plenty of seats a little warm and no free wifi. Burger King have a stall but all other food areas were limited in choice and very expensive – water £3.25 for 0.75litres. We were bussed to and from our plane efficiently and without too much delay. Overall this airport experience was not frightful.