| A god forsaken dump. It never gets better, just worse. Can take ages to get to the drop off zone where upon you there is a £3 charge for this pretty standard necessity. A trolley if required is just as much again. The walk to the departures is littered with smokers in the way. Departures is crowded and unless you have disabled assistance or paid extra for the convenience, expect large queues at both check in and security. Indeed the muddle that is security will mean that your belongings including your wallet and jewellery will be out of your sight at the end of desks while you are still being frisked. Accusations of theft, rightly or wrongly are common here. The departure lounge is woefully too small for the amount of people using it and the shops, restaurants and bar are crowded. Don't expect a seat. Departures will involve walking. There are no escalators, just some lifts. Access to the aircraft is by foot down steps but at least both the airport of the airlines assist the disabled and the airlines still let people with young kids or those who have paid to board first. On arrival back at the airport, pray that you disembark somewhere near the passport area as otherwise it's up and down stairs as well as a long walk. Passport Control is like every airport now as it is crowded and the baggage area very dingy. If your flight arrives early, don't expect your plane to be unloaded any earlier. Always expect over an hour or so from the moment you are off the plane until you collect your suitcase. Pay again for trolley if required and then walk to the bus via all the people coming in to the airport or indeed keep walking to the drop off (Another £3.00) or the car park / busses. Luton used to be a great little airport until the council sold it. To be fair, the renovations do not help this summer but knowing the place as a Lutonian, I cannot see it improve. There is no way the departure area will be suitable when this place is open to capacity. If you can use another airport, try East Midlands. We use it now even though Luton is nearer. Finally the toilets are not great.