| I have lived all over the world, I've been in airports in countries such as Malaysia, Australia and Singapore but never in my life have I experienced a trip through any airport as I have many times at Manchester. I am from Manchester so I have nothing against the airport. But I am absolutely embarrassed to call this airport the airport representing my city. It is probably the most hectic and stressful airport I've ever been through in my entire life. As soon as you enter the airport you will understand what I mean. It is complete bedlam. Insanely long queues for basically anything you can think of. It is insane that every single time that I've been through this airport that I have been waiting in line and seen about 6 desks but only 1 person serving people, it is so incredibly frustrating. But probably the worst part of Manchester Airport is the security, I've known people who have missed flights because of it. They heard you like cattle and yell at you. It's constant yelling like a fish market. They are always aggressive and always cause it to take ages for you to get through. It is ridiculous. Word of warning to anyone flying into Manchester Airport. Don't put any luggage under the plane, only have a carry on for your own sanity. Every single time without failure at Manchester Airport no matter where you have flown from, whether it's nearest as Liverpool or as far away as Dubai or Australia. You will without a doubt have a long long long wait for your bags on the carousel. Because there simply aren't enough people working back there to get your bags to you on time. One time I waited along with my family after a long flight for almost 2 hours for our suitcases. But it wasn't just us. No suitcases came out at all during this time! So trust me when I say take a carry on and just stroll past the people who are stupid enough to put their precious bags in the hands of the workers (or lack of) at Manchester Airport. Also if your bag does go missing good luck getting it back. Customer service is terrible and they always say "I don't know". So to sum it all up, if you would like to be treated like cattle, yelled at, possibly miss your flight, wait for hours for bags, get your bags lost or stolen then by any means take a trip through Manchester Airport. But I am positive that unless completely necessary I will be avoiding this airport more than boyfriends avoid their crazy ex-girlfriends.