East Midlands Airport

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1/10

"completely blame the airport"

(United Kingdom)

Trip Verified | I queued for over one and a half hours to go through security to catch the Ryanair 6.10am flight to Malaga on the 11th March, having arrived at the airport at 4.30am. There was one fast track belt open and one other belt. The queue was horrendous. One man periodically shouted and barked orders at the queue. Very rude. Someone should have advised and assisted passengers whose flights were at risk to come to the front of the line. I tried but was told not to queue jump! I missed the flight by a couple of minutes - thought I was going to have a heart attack with the exertion as I am an elderly lady. Security was a complete shambles and nobody could have cared less. Approximately 40/50 Polish passengers missed their flight too and they were being redirected by Ryanair to Stansted. Goodness knows what happened to them. I was offered a flight two days later, which would have cut my break by half. Fortunately, Jet2 had a seat left on the 11am flight at a cost of £97. They went out of their way to help. I completely blame the airport for causing this extremely expensive, stressful and unnecessary situation. I will never fly from there again.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitMarch 2019
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages N/A
Airport Staff 12345
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1/10

"nobody intervened in this chaos"

(Poland)

Not Verified | Tragic organisation of the airport. Service unpleasant. 3 departing planes at the same time and only one control gate opened. More than a hundred people have not seen airplanes, nobody intervened in this chaos. The worst airport I have seen. I make complaints about compensation for forced stay in the UK. Airport employees should at most manage the sorting of clothes at TKMaxx, and not passengers at check-in. Resignation for the airport manager! Embarrassment!
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitMarch 2019
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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1/10

"the worst airport we have ever used"

(Spain)

Not Verified | My wife and I fly very frequently to and from Spain. We use all major airports and have travelled extensively across Europe. East Midlands airport is undoubtedly the worst airport we have ever used. Apart from being dirty and more like a cattle shed, the staff are rude, aggressive and clueless. Security are the worst. Like other contributors, I will try very very hard never to fly in or out of this dreadful airport again.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitFebruary 2019
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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2/10

"Airport has gone downhill a lot"

(United Kingdom)

Not Verified | Arrived Monday evening. Over 50 minutes to get through security/border control. Four planes arriving at the same time! Organised chaos. This Airport has gone downhill a lot over the last few years and border control is a national embarrassment compared to many overseas airports. The staff are rude, unhelpful and have no idea about customer care. It is now so bad that I will be looking to travel from other airports.
Experience At AirportArrival Only
Date VisitFebruary 2019
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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5/10

"Very very poor communication"

(United Kingdom)

Not Verified | Booked fast track security and passport on return, no problem with fast track security but could not use the passport one as this is for adults only. A very unhelpful man advised us as we produced our tickets. So please be aware if you have young children you cannot use this facility. I asked for a refund and the response was 'not my problem, speak to the airport' very very poor. To be fair the Jet2 representative assisted us to try and help get us through quickly. Very very poor communication EMA.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitJanuary 2019
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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2/10

"What a disaster"

(United Kingdom)

Not Verified | Travelling back from Malaga Spain to East Midlands on the 7th of December. What a disaster, had to queue for nearly an hour through passport control. Rude arrogant staff barking out orders to travellers, crammed onto buses like cattle with no signs of health and safety whatsoever. Elderly and young children could be trampled upon quite easily. East Midlands airport you should be ashamed of yourselves, you need more passport checkouts and you need to give your staff some training on being polite to travellers, after all without us, you would be without a job!
Experience At AirportArrival Only
Date VisitDecember 2018
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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1/10

"facilities are abysmal"

(United Kingdom)

Trip Verified | The Immigration set up is so disgusting that animals would not be treated in that manner. The facilities are abysmal and are not fit for purpose. Not enough staff or e passport machines. No consideration for elderly or infirm and if you need a toilet then forget it. Worse than a third world facility and has been like this for years.
Experience At AirportArrival Only
Date VisitOctober 2018
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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3/10

"desperate need of investment"

(United Kingdom)

Trip Verified | Airport prior to going through security needs better catering facilities, comfortable seating and a proper bar, it's in desperate need of investment. Escape Airport Lounge: Rude Reception Staff, Poor Food and in need of Refurbishment Do not waste your money paying to use this lounge. It was our first and last time we will unless there is a significant improvement. I typically check reviews before I book hotels or restaurants but it didn't even cross my mind to check on an airport lounge. I've been a frequent flyer, for more years than I want to remember, and all but this one had been very good/excellent. Although there were plenty of available seats we were "told" we had to wait to be seated (queuing to book in is fair enough but the booking in procedure was too laborious); you never get long in these lounges anyway so getting even less time becomes quite grating. In any case we were going on holiday so just played nicely with smiles on our face. There were some quality seats for couples which we spotted and asked if we could sit at but we were taken straight past these to the far side of what they call a lounge (calling it a cafe is pushing it) as apparently they were reserved (for who and why wasn't there anything placed on the seats saying so). We were dumped at a table that was unsteady on "plasticky" chairs away from the main area - we felt like naughty school children. We sampled/tried most of the food on offer in a bid to find something we liked but found nothing to our taste - if we had been in a cafe we would have sent the food back and not paid. On the plus side the waiting and bar staff were very friendly - we asked if it was a busy day for them to be told it wasn't so clearly the usual excuses could not be applied.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitOctober 2018
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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4/10

"wait hours in a cold airport"

(United Kingdom)

I had just returned from my annual holiday. Normally things at East Midlands run smoothly. I managed to get through passport control in about 30 minutes I then went on to collect my baggage. I must have waited for at least an hour after being told our baggage would be with us soon. Not to mention the staff were very rude! After at least another 45 minutes we were told their was a problem with our baggage and that we would not be able to collect it today as it hadnt been proccessed properly at Palma and not everyones luggage boarded the flight! I am outraged by this and had to wait hours in a cold airport which looks like a shed for cattle before I had my luggage! Maybe will think about using another airport next time
Experience At AirportArrival Only
Date VisitJune 2018
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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6/10

"a nightmare"

(United Kingdom)

Not Verified | Going out was not a problem, coming back to East Midlands on Saturday the 6th of October was a nightmare. First we were delayed at Palma Airport for 50 minutes and then when we landed we were sitting on the plane for 20 minutes waiting for a bus to the terminal, then after we were waiting around a hour for the luggage to arrive. This was due to maintenance work, this was not very good as we had a pick up and they had to wait around for two hours.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitOctober 2018
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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