Exeter Airport

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3/10

"very tired and faded airport"

(United Kingdom)

Trip Verified | A very tired and faded airport. Seats in the upstairs lounge were ripped and worn, no bar available upstairs or downstairs, carpet was worn and hadn’t been cleaned. Check in was ok, security efficient, but the comfort and facilities after security were very sadly lacking. Not a patch on what this airport used to be.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitSeptember 2022
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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5/10

"fobbed off and treated very dismissively"

(United Kingdom)

Trip Verified | Keep an eye on your valuables as you pass through security! My sister and I were late to board the plane departing 1st July at 11.05 am (Blue Islands Airline) to Jersey by about 5 minutes with boarding time of 10.35 am. The check in desk staff were very good. No problem there. The security staff? Woeful! Plainly annoyed, one middle aged woman handling the belongings trays decidedly slappable with her sarcasm while looking down her nose at us. The machine you walk through twice beeped at me, necessitating my watch and bracelets to be placed in a tray. That was the last I saw of my watch. A Rado make so not cheap and a rather attractive black and gold enamel type strap. During the rush of bundling us out of the security hall and across the tarmac to the plane I forgot to pick up my jewellery from the tray. I noticed as soon as I sat down on the plane. I immediately advised the excellent lady steward who instantly asked the captain to radio the security staff to bring my belongings to me. My two bracelets duly arrived to the plane for which I am grateful but no watch. Immediately upon my return to Exeter airport I attended Customer Service desk to be directed to the security hall where I spoke to a tall man clearly in authority. He seemingly went to look at the footage of cctv and returned very quickly saying he could not see anything. I was fobbed off and treated very dismissively by him. Did he really look at the footage of 3 days previously in detail so quickly? My watch must have vanished into thin air. I don't remember any other passengers being present. We were the last to board the plane. Something happened to my watch between being placed in the tray and us boarding the plane. Watch your stuff!
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitJuly 2022
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

"a shambles from start to finish"

(United Kingdom)

Trip Verified | I was booked to travel Club Europe from this airport on 21st August 2021. No dedicated check-in, no priority security, no business lounge. I managed to find a quiet place to sit upstairs in the bar area (the outside seating area was closed). After about 30 minutes an airport employee entered the bar area to inform all of us who were seated there, that the area should have been cordoned off and that we had to move downstairs. Apparently, this was because the floor was unstable. We were told there were plenty of seats at the bottom of the stairs so we went downstairs to sit - which was directly underneath the unstable floor! Very odd - and very dangerous I would have thought. I got the distinct impression that the jobsworth employee just did not want to patrol the upstairs area, so he moved us all downstairs. Because of the danger of the upstairs floor caving in on us we all moved to the main seating area in a windowless room which was extremely busy and required some considerable searching to find empty seats. The area soon became very busy without a seat to be had. All those people sitting so close to each other in a room without a window and all I could think about was Social Distancing. Before long my flight was called and I moved to the boarding gate, Here we all waited whilst the ground staff went into overdrive because they spotted an elderly woman who was reliant on oxygen - and who had a tank strapped to her back. I overheard the member of staff ask of another about how the lady got through check in and security without being challenged about her oxygen. I too questioned this and wondered how easy it would be for a terrorist to get through the airport. This thought soon dissipated when a door suddenly opened and an airport employee shouted 'They're ready for you now' - at which point there was a mad rush for the door. We are all so used to polite announcements made over the tannoy, that to have someone open a door and shout an instruction was quite refreshing - not! In all, a shambles from start to finish. I don't think I have ever been through such an unprofessional airport in my life. And I've been through many airports in some of the most back of beyond places in the world.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitAugust 2021
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

"terrible service and fading airport"

(United Kingdom)

Trip Verified | One small coffee machine and a tray of muffins at the closed café airside is the only f&b offered at Exeter. The WiFi service appears to have been switched off, and the remote location of this airport also means there is no mobile signal. The management have used Covid to cut costs beyond an acceptable level. Security is quaint, with staff trying their best but appearing to be very amateur. The truly worst part as always is the miserable Border Force staff on return immigration. They are very rude, dismissive and seem to be in a mood that they are stuck at such a tiny little airport rather than an international hub such as Heathrow. Exeter is convenient for my west country house, but I will be adding the extra 2.5 hour drive to Heathrow to avoid this terrible service and fading airport.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitAugust 2021
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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2/10

"no charging points anywhere"

(United Kingdom)

Not Verified | I Had the misfortune to have our flight to Manchester delayed by an hour and a half yesterday and was stuck in the departure lounge at this out of date airport. On arrival we purchased 2 decaf coffees and they were drinkable. I then had a look around WH Smith’s (This was the only place available to purchase food) and just couldn’t believe my eyes as there was just cheese sandwiches available. I asked the assistant if they could replenish the sandwiches and she informed me that’s all that’s available, So Crisps it was for my lunch. There was no charging points anywhere to be seen. I did manage to send an email to the airport about my dissatisfaction but as of yet have had no response. I know that things are not going to be back to normal straight away but for goodness sake surely the basic needs of all of your customers is a must.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitAugust 2021
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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6/10

"experience was relatively smooth"

(United Kingdom)

Trip Verified | Departure experience was relatively smooth, an early morning flight on Ryanair so airport was very quiet. Security was well managed, clear markings on the floor to encourage social distancing. However there was no coffee shop open so nowhere to buy a drink or a bite to eat. Arriving back was very quick, there were a number of staff members on hand to organise passengers, no queue at passport control and bags were out within minutes, however this was to be expected due to a very quiet flight and an empty airport. Overall, whilst the airport appeared clean we did not see any staff members cleaning while we were there with no hand sanitising stations available to passengers.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitAugust 2020
Type Of TravellerFamily 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

"zero customer service skills"

(United Kingdom)

Not Verified | Supervisor at check-in had zero customer service skills. She was apathetic and had no empathy. We had an error with website on Ryanair and she clearly could not be bothered to explain the situation, just wanted the £55 Ryanair check in fee. Just really poor skills at handling customers or complaints. Shameful.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitFebruary 2020
Type Of TravellerBusiness
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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3/10

"Jobsworth security staff"

(United Kingdom)

Trip Verified | Jobsworth security staff ruined our departure experience. They checked absolutely everything. Ran through all our toiletries even though they were in less than 100 ml bottles. Checked the bottles with their dipper sticks whilst behaving like control freaks, very unpleasant experience and wholly unacceptable and unnecessary. They didn’t need to nitpick over absolutely everything and refused one item that was clearly in an allowed bottle on the grounds it did not state the size. How do these people sleep at night adopting such a bullying mentality?
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitJanuary 2020
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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3/10

"ruined the day for us"

(United Kingdom)

Not Verified | The airport was fine and the staff were up until we had to go through security. I went to help my sister as I saw she had to open her case. The security staff made my sister go through all her toiletries even though they were all 100 mls or less and in a clear zip-top bag. The woman said she had too many and started throwing them out. I said to my sister it was strange as I had just been cleared through and had no problems. This woman then demanded I open my bag and promptly went through all my toiletries throwing out some because she said I had too many, even though I explained I'd just been security checked and passed through. She was really nasty and spiteful. My sister and I didn't have too much she was just being bloody minded. We tried to argue but she just got nastier. There was absolutely no need for her to be so rude. Exeter airport really needs to teach its staff how to react with the customer and be polite and helpful. She really ruined the day for us.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitDecember 2019
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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4/10

"I was not impressed"

(United Kingdom)

Not Verified | The Flybe check-in staff was very pleasant and helpful but other than this I was not impressed. The cost of parking is shockingly expensive at nearly £30 per day (pre-booked) and the parking instructions are inaccurate. When I pushed the 'call help' button on exiting the car park I was spoken to in a curt manner. The security screening staff were rude. I was told by one staff member to walk through the scanner and by another to take off my shoes. Couldn't do both at once but was told off and then subjected to extra checks. No customer skills are evident in security!
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitNovember 2019
Type Of TravellerSolo 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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