✅ Trip Verified
| Seriously considering whether to ever use Bristol airport again after yet another awful experience. Check in was ok as had priority booking but going through security with just a handbag and jacket in the tray, it was put into the line to be checked by security personnel - took ages for it to get to the front of the queue (everyone else seemed to have problems with toiletries and what they could and couldn't take and then being re-scanned and brought back to them) - the "gentleman" who picked up my tray just put it on the machine, looked at it and said it needed re-scanning. He then disappeared and I never saw him again. After about 30 minutes of my tray not coming back, I asked one of the other security persons where it was, they didn't know and called the supervisor who, after asking what the bag looked like, said "is that it"? Turns out matey had just put it through the original x-ray and didn't bother telling me where it was going to turn up! Very bad start, followed by delay to flight, but got there in the end. Coming back was worse. Delay to flight, arrived back late evening (23.15) to find there were no buses available to get us from the plane to the terminal, so more delays. Then a massive trek up and down stairs to get to passport control (I have COPD and really can't walk that far, so was really breathless by the time I got there). Then baggage reclaim, well there's another nightmare, four flights on the same carousel, eventually get suitcase, then joy of joys having to wait for a bus to get back to silver car park, then yet another wait to get car key back (and find out where your car has been moved to!) - so it was well after midnight by the time I got into my car and started heading out of the car park. Thoroughly exhausting experience - not helped by a further 2 hour drive home - think I'll stick to Bournemouth in future!!