I travel quite frequently for holidays and have always championed East mids they were one of the first to re- introduce a smoking area airside well done! Then with the improvements that's where the pleasure flying from here ends! Queuing horrendous in security only to then have a long walk through duty free like a maze to get to the smaller shops to buy water queuing again for ages and trying to find somewhere to sit downstairs is a nightmare then off to have a cigarette which in fairness the smoking area is still there! But to get to it you have to fight your way through hoards of people queuing at the gates tripping over people's hand luggage trolleys they have replaced the big pub area at the back with a brand new executive lounge which takes up most of the downstairs area for which you have to pay to use fair enough! But then you want the toilet again fight your way back to get to these seems to me East mids is a victim of their own success. With the vast improvements being made the airport as got to busy and spoilt flying from this airport it's such a shame.