Manchester T2. Some improvements since last use - better arrangements for security - where they've followed the T1 model and descoped landside in favour of more space for security and airside. But once through security you have to force your way through the usual plethora of shops to get to any seating areas. Returning revealed Manchester at its worst. Early arrival completely surprised the place (as usual) with no-one around to operate airbridge. No travelators working though we were at the extremity of the terminal. Enormous queue at passport control. New machines installed to handle biometric passsports worked OK - certainly better than IRIS (that wouldn't be hard) - and allowed a bit of fast-tracking. Luggage retrieval very slow. On exit from baggage hall total chaos as meeters & greeters were being allowed to completely bottle up the exit pathway. Needless to say no-one from the airport was to be seen trying to ease passenger flow. Despite some improvements it remains a desperate airport and a far cry from its glory days in the 70s. Still there are a lot of shops and that's the only thing that really appears to interest the administration.