Monday 2 June 6.30am - flying to Corfu. What has happened to the nice local airport that used to be East Midlands? The last time I flew from E. Midlands (admittedly some 10-15 years ago) it was a joy to use. Sadly not anymore. Absolutely heaving at 6.30am on a Monday morning with droves of passengers being herded through a cramped and crummy duty free area immediately after security into the pathetically inadequate seating areas. And upon return on 9th June the plane stopped some 30 yards from the terminal - so of course we all had to get on busses to be taken to the actual building. Really? I am aware that you have to keep outbound and inbound passengers apart but this is ridiculous. And as for passport control - somebody needs to improve the electronic passport gates or do away with them. This airport is no longer a joy to use - its only saving grace is that it is minutes from my home or I would not use it.