✅ Trip Verified
| Without a doubt the worst airport experience I’ve ever had. The facilities at Grenoble airport simply cannot cope with demand of passengers during ski season. Low points of the arrival experience include waiting on the tarmac to disembark the plane because the terminal was too full of stranded passengers, and waiting over 2 hours in customs queue, held within a makeshift marquee next to the apron. Thank god it wasn’t raining. After the horrendous arrival experience in Grenoble, I couldn’t imagine how it could get any worse but I was wrong. Departure on the return to LGW looked like a scene from the recent Netflix documentary on Fyre Festival. Stranded rich people asleep on the floor, Canada Goose jackets and Osprey rucksacks strewn everywhere as makeshift pillows, both inside and outside the terminal building (again, luckily it was a sunny day so we weren’t all confined to inside). Nowhere near enough food, drinks, toilet facilities for the amount of people. Queue for security over 150m long (and queue for check in almost as bad!). When queuing for security an hour and a half before our flight, we were told by staff to get out of the queue because it was too early and they needed flights before ours to queue instead. Tried to blame it on Brexit, but that’s not true as it was exactly the same last year. Absolute chaos. Looked like a scene out of a refugee camp. Will 100% be avoiding this airport at all costs in future. Would happily pay more to fly to Lyon, Geneva or Turin instead. Cannot stress how much I do not recommend flying here - especially those travelling as a family with elderly relatives or young children.