Lanzarote Arrecife Airport

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Lanzarote Arrecife Airport customer review

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Departing on a Saturday their were no queues of charter flight passengers normally found on Thursdays. Probably for this reason the time between booking in and going through security took less than 10 minutes. Although I was asked to take my watch off and empty all my pockets including those in my jacket no one said anything about the half filled bottle of water I had inadvertently left in my rucksack pocket! With a wait of almost 90 minutes before boarding I found seats fairly comfortable. The one gripe I have is the price of everything airside. How can they justify one euro 90 for a half litre bottle of water or four euros for a ham baguette? Taking a walk around the airport I overheard two men arguing with a bartender who wanted 27 euros for 4 half litre glasses of lager. In the end they walked off refusing to pay. Even the Duty Free shops prices for alcohol and cigarettes are in some cases almost 20% more than can be bought outside! It is said that the most vivid memories of a holiday are the last ones. I can only imagine quite a few people having their holidays spoiled by this.
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4/10

Lanzarote Arrecife Airport customer review

Security arrangements have much improved in the last two years with no queues to speak of even on Thursdays. Perhaps they read my previous comments. Check-in can still be a pain but that is down to the handling agent. Gates lead directly from the airside departure area so no long walks or travelators.
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4/10

Lanzarote Arrecife Airport customer review

Good facilities at this airport - particularly if you avoid Thursday when it appears bto get really busy. Fly regularly from Manchester and flight is well handled with a quick turnaround. Airport waiting facilities are adequate and both the check in procedure and security screen has been speeded up. In May 2009 took 15 minutes from arrival to clearing security and going airside.
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4/10

Lanzarote Arrecife Airport customer review

Lanzarote (Arrecife) is a pleasant smallish airport which I suspect gets very busy. We used the airport on Thursdays a so called 'British' day with approximately 20 UK charters arriving and departing. The baggage reclaim is just about adequate and the check-in area are fine except that the seating gets mixed up amongst the queues at check-in. The security check is a big bad joke; long queues and then a demand that everyone removes their watches (why?). The scanning was minimal my wife travels with a nebuliser basically a small compressor and lots of needles sharp boxes etc.; the bag was waved through without a second glance.
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3/10

Lanzarote Arrecife Airport customer review

Modern and spacious the queues can be painfully slow to move. Many are on inclusive holidays and deposited all at once by the tour operators. On my last occasion it took 1 hour to reach check- in by when the queue for security was three tiers deep behing the check-in desks policed only by those already in it. Fortunately on this occasion it moved reasonably fast as I once nearly missed the flight for this reason My advice is to forget the tour firm's transfer spend a few euros on a taxi and arrive before the herd In the departure lounge there are the usual fast food type outlets and airport shops and for those who do two outdoor smoking areas at the extremities a refreshing contrast to the British practice of banning everything not universally popular.
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