| I use Birmingham Airport regularly, and I'm genuinely baffled by the negative reviews. It's a small regional airport, and its facilities reflect that, but I find it vastly preferable to flying out of London. Addressing some key points: 1) There are excellent public transport options, with regular trains directly into Birmingham New Street - which take all of 15 minutes. 2) While it's slightly irritating that the airport charges for 'premium drop-off' at the terminal (which, contrary to another recent review, is both possible and straightforward; it just costs £3), the free drop-off point is only a 5-10 minute walk (for me at least) from the terminal - it just isn't very well signposted. At least, unlike many regional UK airports, BHX actually has a free drop-off. 3) The airport seems to have set up space for long security queues, but in four years of using the airport for both domestic and international flights several times a year, I don't think I've ever waited for security more than 20-30 minutes. Usually, the wait is much shorter, in the 5-10 minute range. 4) Airside isn't thrilling, but is adequate for a relatively small single-terminal regional airport; it's no worse than Edinburgh or Dublin, and the latter is the airport of a European capital city. It's not as if I'm expecting facilities to match Changi or Incheon - but it's certainly better than Luton (conceding the latter is a very low bar). 5) I've always found passport queues (when flying internationally) and baggage claim (when I've checked in a bag) to be perfectly adequate. 6) I've never had a problem with the wifi. No doubt some people have had negative experiences at BHX (and I have, just once, run into a grumpy security guard), and their negative reviews reflect a genuine experience, but as a regular airport user (five departures this year so far) I'm perfectly happy with Birmingham.