Gold Coast Airport

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Gold Coast Airport customer review

(Australia)

We arrived on an AirAsia flight at 0700 on 9th March. We got through immigration without too much of a delay then we waited and waited and waited for our luggage. What a joke. Having come from Thailand where it took only 15 minutes to get our bags to return home and wait almost an hour. There is just no excuse. Not a good first impression for overseas visitors. What is there excuse? They had better get their act together before the 2028 Commonwealth Games.
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Gold Coast Airport customer review

(Australia)

Check in area with Jetstar fine and efficient. Security check point fast. No space to sit in food court as people What a shambles! We arrived on time but were kept on board for 30 minutes because an international flight was boarding. Apparently they had no other way of segregating the two sets of passengers. This airport is just a big long glorified barn with no proper departure lounges no air-bridges.
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4/10

Gold Coast Airport customer review

(Australia)

Check in area with Jetstar fine and efficient. Security check point fast. No space to sit in food court as people used those seats waiting for their flights. Just a few more seats at both ends of the departure terminal. Domestic departure area clearly is way too small for the amount of flights. Lucky to be flying out of international section which had separate seating. Although I notice they have made this area smaller. Food options pretty poor.
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Gold Coast Airport customer review

(Australia)

This airport is an absolute disaster particularly in School Holidays! Who ever thought you could get away with no gate lounges and long lines of queuing passengers stretching through the terminal obviously never actually travels anywhere. You have to push through lines of boarding passengers just to take your poor quality and over priced food from the food outlet to the small number of tables. Only one set of toilets at far end of terminal. Only good feature is the excellent signage around the terminal and its public transport connections.
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1/10

Gold Coast Airport customer review

(Indonesia)

Clearly too many budget airlines use this terminal because landing fees are cheap and they have overloaded the facility. We were in queues continuously from 7.30-9.30 am starting with check-in and ending with a queue to enter the aircraft for Scoot flight TZ5 scheduled to leave at 9.30 am for Singapore.
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4/10

Gold Coast Airport customer review

(Australia)

Driving into and out of GC is the easy part the rest is more of an ordeal. Having flown both International and locally recently I find the queue bearable for the low cost option. The airport is busy and for a major tourist destination it is not a good face for foreign tourist coming and going. My major bugbear is once you are going to international departure or returning you are funnelled through duty free which causes major bottle necks. Immigration the smart reader queue is longer than the actual queues to see an immigration officer. But my top bug bear is in the departure areas can not find a water dispenser so you are forced to buy $5 bottles of water. This is just a rip off.
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Gold Coast Airport customer review

(Australia)

We flew in from Singapore on Scoot on Jan 18. Long wait on plane to exit as back stairs were moved to plane then withdrawn forcing all passengers off at front. Another wait on tarmac as we had to allow passengers boarding another flight to cross in front of our exit pathway. Huge queue at a standstill before we could even enter terminal which then moved at snails pace through overcrowded duty free shop area before reaching customs area which offers only 3 electronic booths for e-entry. A cavernous arrivals hall awaited filled totally with passengers attempting to retrieve luggage from the carousal and then join a line? Hard to tell really as there was absolutely no direction given by airport staff or airport signage. Customs officers appeared calm and we exited quickly once we reached the aforementioned exit point. We landed at 8.10 and walked out of the terminal at 10.15. I agree with previous comments if you can possibly fly into Brisbane the drive down will take you much less time than the frustrating wait at the Gold coast terminal.
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Gold Coast Airport customer review

(Australia)

My wife and I flew into here morning after a Scoot flight from SIN. I can't help but reinforce the reviews before me. We also encountered the long queues in the duty free immigration baggage was a joke. It took over an hour to get our bags to turn around and find another line for customs. We will never fly Scoot again as this is their airport.
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Gold Coast Airport customer review

(Australia)

Recently used this airport having not been here in about 5 years. They have done a major upgrade since then. I arrived on a Thursday evening and was off the plane and in my hire car in a matter of a few minutes - all good and smooth. The terminal is small so it was easy with the rental cars right outside the front door. However the return journey the next day was the exact opposite. I checked in and went to the Security Screening area. I was flying Business Class and was delighted to note there was a separate lane for Business/Platinum passengers especially as the queues were enormous. However despite the red carpet and gold railings for the priority queue this system was not being manned and this entry point was one of the two that had the enormous queue. I tried to get towards the front to see if the staff would push me through but they were far away and ignored you. I saw several other people try to find the entrance to the "fast track" security clearance but it did not work for them either. Normally this would be nothing more than an irritant but on this occasion it was a lot more than that. The queues were enormous and after spending 20 minutes in the queue my flight was starting to board and I had to ask to be let to the front of the queue which the people in front were agreeable to. I estimate it would have taken about another 10 minutes to clear Security otherwise i.e. a total of 30 minutes. Normally to get to the Gold Coast I fly to Brisbane and hire a car - I will return to that and recommend others do the same.
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2/10

Gold Coast Airport customer review

(Australia)

This is an airport fresh from major renovations and for domestic flights it works. However for international flights it is abysmal. In the mornings there are 4 international flights arriving within minutes of each other. 3 wide bodied dual aisle aircraft from Asian destinations and a smaller aircraft from NZ. The inbound duty free area is ridiculously small and acts more of a choke point for the long queues in immigration with people collecting duty free obstructing Australian passport holders from moving through. There are only 2 baggage carousels despite the 4 flights meaning that the baggage from my flight could not be unloaded onto the carousel as it was jam packed with bags from the slightly earlier Jetstar from Osaka. The Japanese owners of these bags could not collect them because they were stuck waiting for the single immigration official to clear them into Australia. It was over an hour after exiting the aircraft before my bag showed itself. Then faced another jammed line through customs.
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