✅ Trip Verified
| Norwich is my local airport and whenever the option is available, I will use Norwich over Stansted or Luton. The convenience of travelling 5 mins by cab, as opposed to driving for 2 hours, costing me fuel, parking and extra time is a massive draw and has on occasion actually influenced my holiday destinations. I like the fact that it is a small airport, although when you are queue with 150+ people to drop your baggage for a package holiday, you may find yourself queue out to the entrance, as there isn't sufficient space in the hall. The baggage weighing can be fun. A kilo too much in one bag has to be transferred to another, even if that case is less than the manual handling limit and the total weight for all luggage for your party is within the limits. The development fee has been in existence for about 15 years now and I believe Exeter also has this. I also believe that the airports are or were owned by same company! On this trip, I found security to be of the level of jobworth justification. I had to do a dance because I forgot to remove my watch and my wife had to completely empty the baby's changing bag because she hadn't put the wet food pouches in a clear bag (there were no bags available). They also discarded the milk from one of the 3 bottles we had as it didn't pass their tests. Seeing as all 3 bottles were filled from same whole milk carton at home, this was quizzical. After we got through security, my wife rushed to change the baby's nappy before boarding (security took 40 mins at 5.30am on a Sunday, and the baby needed changing for most of that). On our return through Mallorca airport, we were shown how security should run. They simply swab your clothes and bag and do a chemical analysis. Will I use Norwich airport again? Yes. Will I be more inclined to drive to Stansted instead if destination calls for it? Probably Norwich isn't awful, but they do need to sort themselves out.