Bournemouth Airport boost: Ryanair confirms three routes for winter schedule

FLIGHTS: Bournemouth Airport

FLIGHTS: Bournemouth Airport

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BOURNEMOUTH Airport is set for a big boost as its largest operator confirmed that it will run a winter schedule for 2014-15.

Ryanair, which has upped sticks over winter in some previous years, leaving the airport with few off-season flights, said it planned to run three routes this time around – to Alicante, Malaga and Tenerife.

It predicts that will involve more than 440,000 using the Hurn terminal and says it will support 440 jobs.

At the same time, Thomson and First Choice have announced that in summer 2015 they will be increasing capacity at Bournemouth Airport, with the introduction of more than 3,000 additional seats and a new route to Enfidha, Tunisia, bringing the total destinations on offer from Bourne-mouth Airport to 13.

Ryanair’s Maria Macken said: “Consumers and visitors to the South Coast already choose Ryanair for the lowest fares, great route choice and our industry-leading customer service.”

Karen Switzer, director of aviation planning for Thomson and First Choice, said: “Adding additional capacity from the south of the UK and the introduction of a new route demonstrates our commitment to Bournemouth Airport and the local area and following the success of similar routes across a number of regional airports, we know that the demand is there.

“Expanding access to our portfolio of destinations and hotels is a key part of our overall strategy and we hope that this move will enhance the holiday experience for our customers.”

MD at Bournemouth Airport Paul Knight added: “It’s fantastic news that Thomson, First Choice and Ryanair continue to develop at Bournemouth Airport, giving our passengers a wider choice of destinations and increasing capacity to enable even more passengers to fly to and from Bourne-mouth. We look forward to welcoming passengers to Bournemouth Airport to sample some of the great destinations on offer year-round.”

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5:56am Thu 22 May 14

Mad Karew says...

Good news, but it's a shame that flight prices are so much more expensive from Bournemouth, making it a lot more economic to slog up the motorway to Gatwick even when there are flights from Bournemouth.
Good news, but it's a shame that flight prices are so much more expensive from Bournemouth, making it a lot more economic to slog up the motorway to Gatwick even when there are flights from Bournemouth. Mad Karew
  • Score: 26

6:18am Thu 22 May 14

High Treason says...

More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME
More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME High Treason
  • Score: 36

6:29am Thu 22 May 14

Baysider says...

High Treason wrote:
More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME
Oh for gods sake why do you ALWAYS have to be so negative??? It's a good news story, accept it for what it is rather than using it as yet another opportunity to run the town down. Or just ignore it...for all our sakes!
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME[/p][/quote]Oh for gods sake why do you ALWAYS have to be so negative??? It's a good news story, accept it for what it is rather than using it as yet another opportunity to run the town down. Or just ignore it...for all our sakes! Baysider
  • Score: -31

7:24am Thu 22 May 14

Afcbpete says...

High Treason wrote:
More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME
Quite right, it's a ridiculous charge, that does more bad than good. Should never of been put in place, and should not be in place now!!
Also agree, that it's such a shame that you can fly from Gatwick, cheaper than your own local airport, even taking into account having to travel to do so.....
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME[/p][/quote]Quite right, it's a ridiculous charge, that does more bad than good. Should never of been put in place, and should not be in place now!! Also agree, that it's such a shame that you can fly from Gatwick, cheaper than your own local airport, even taking into account having to travel to do so..... Afcbpete
  • Score: 48

7:34am Thu 22 May 14

High Treason says...

Baysider wrote:
High Treason wrote:
More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME
Oh for gods sake why do you ALWAYS have to be so negative??? It's a good news story, accept it for what it is rather than using it as yet another opportunity to run the town down. Or just ignore it...for all our sakes!
To right I feel negative. I dropped of some friends at the airport. Badly signed to park in a gravel car park. They walked to the terminal in the rain and obviously did not think of an umbrella whilst going to somewhere sunny. Stand in departures soaked and having to fly in damp clothes. It is a complete rip off and I use Southampton whenever possible. Better atmosphere and a drop off to avoid the trudge in the rain with suit cases. Well worth the extra travel.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME[/p][/quote]Oh for gods sake why do you ALWAYS have to be so negative??? It's a good news story, accept it for what it is rather than using it as yet another opportunity to run the town down. Or just ignore it...for all our sakes![/p][/quote]To right I feel negative. I dropped of some friends at the airport. Badly signed to park in a gravel car park. They walked to the terminal in the rain and obviously did not think of an umbrella whilst going to somewhere sunny. Stand in departures soaked and having to fly in damp clothes. It is a complete rip off and I use Southampton whenever possible. Better atmosphere and a drop off to avoid the trudge in the rain with suit cases. Well worth the extra travel. High Treason
  • Score: 39

7:36am Thu 22 May 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

High Treason wrote:
More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME
Unless you use the airport daily, why complain about 2.50. Obviously tighter than two coats of paint.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME[/p][/quote]Unless you use the airport daily, why complain about 2.50. Obviously tighter than two coats of paint. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: -7

7:47am Thu 22 May 14

Afcbpete says...

Chris@Bmouth wrote:
High Treason wrote:
More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME
Unless you use the airport daily, why complain about 2.50. Obviously tighter than two coats of paint.
It's the principle as much as anything, and whilst not a great deal in money terms, you may be better off than others, who have to watch every penny!!
[quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME[/p][/quote]Unless you use the airport daily, why complain about 2.50. Obviously tighter than two coats of paint.[/p][/quote]It's the principle as much as anything, and whilst not a great deal in money terms, you may be better off than others, who have to watch every penny!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 28

7:54am Thu 22 May 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Afcbpete wrote:
High Treason wrote:
More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME
Quite right, it's a ridiculous charge, that does more bad than good. Should never of been put in place, and should not be in place now!!
Also agree, that it's such a shame that you can fly from Gatwick, cheaper than your own local airport, even taking into account having to travel to do so.....
Why pay the fee anyway, drive through the security barrier saying you are visiting the rent a car cabin or view point and drop off the passengers , oh I forgot that would result in a 60 seconds walk - we can't have that in this lazy country can we
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME[/p][/quote]Quite right, it's a ridiculous charge, that does more bad than good. Should never of been put in place, and should not be in place now!! Also agree, that it's such a shame that you can fly from Gatwick, cheaper than your own local airport, even taking into account having to travel to do so.....[/p][/quote]Why pay the fee anyway, drive through the security barrier saying you are visiting the rent a car cabin or view point and drop off the passengers , oh I forgot that would result in a 60 seconds walk - we can't have that in this lazy country can we cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 16

7:55am Thu 22 May 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

Afcbpete wrote:
Chris@Bmouth wrote:
High Treason wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME
Unless you use the airport daily, why complain about 2.50. Obviously tighter than two coats of paint.
It's the principle as much as anything, and whilst not a great deal in money terms, you may be better off than others, who have to watch every penny!!
If you can't afford to pay the 2.50, then you can't afford to go on holiday. Go figure.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME[/p][/quote]Unless you use the airport daily, why complain about 2.50. Obviously tighter than two coats of paint.[/p][/quote]It's the principle as much as anything, and whilst not a great deal in money terms, you may be better off than others, who have to watch every penny!![/p][/quote]If you can't afford to pay the 2.50, then you can't afford to go on holiday. Go figure. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: 9

8:25am Thu 22 May 14

PokesdownMark says...

Chris@Bmouth wrote:
High Treason wrote:
More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME
Unless you use the airport daily, why complain about 2.50. Obviously tighter than two coats of paint.
First they came for the regular airport users. But I said nothing because I didn't regularly use the airport....
[quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME[/p][/quote]Unless you use the airport daily, why complain about 2.50. Obviously tighter than two coats of paint.[/p][/quote]First they came for the regular airport users. But I said nothing because I didn't regularly use the airport.... PokesdownMark
  • Score: 1

8:36am Thu 22 May 14

ben611 says...

walk from across the road saves cash and good exercise!
walk from across the road saves cash and good exercise! ben611
  • Score: 13

8:43am Thu 22 May 14

ifordcherry says...

Afcbpete wrote:
High Treason wrote:
More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME
Quite right, it's a ridiculous charge, that does more bad than good. Should never of been put in place, and should not be in place now!!
Also agree, that it's such a shame that you can fly from Gatwick, cheaper than your own local airport, even taking into account having to travel to do so.....
I think it is a very fair charge...Or shall we all tell this nasty airport to stop being so commercial and trying to make a profit....Or even better maybe we can get them to pay us to park there and even wash our cars for us at the same time...Pathetic !!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME[/p][/quote]Quite right, it's a ridiculous charge, that does more bad than good. Should never of been put in place, and should not be in place now!! Also agree, that it's such a shame that you can fly from Gatwick, cheaper than your own local airport, even taking into account having to travel to do so.....[/p][/quote]I think it is a very fair charge...Or shall we all tell this nasty airport to stop being so commercial and trying to make a profit....Or even better maybe we can get them to pay us to park there and even wash our cars for us at the same time...Pathetic !! ifordcherry
  • Score: -14

8:43am Thu 22 May 14

ifordcherry says...

Afcbpete wrote:
High Treason wrote:
More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME
Quite right, it's a ridiculous charge, that does more bad than good. Should never of been put in place, and should not be in place now!!
Also agree, that it's such a shame that you can fly from Gatwick, cheaper than your own local airport, even taking into account having to travel to do so.....
I think it is a very fair charge...Or shall we all tell this nasty airport to stop being so commercial and trying to make a profit....Or even better maybe we can get them to pay us to park there and even wash our cars for us at the same time...Pathetic !!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME[/p][/quote]Quite right, it's a ridiculous charge, that does more bad than good. Should never of been put in place, and should not be in place now!! Also agree, that it's such a shame that you can fly from Gatwick, cheaper than your own local airport, even taking into account having to travel to do so.....[/p][/quote]I think it is a very fair charge...Or shall we all tell this nasty airport to stop being so commercial and trying to make a profit....Or even better maybe we can get them to pay us to park there and even wash our cars for us at the same time...Pathetic !! ifordcherry
  • Score: -20

8:59am Thu 22 May 14

boardsandphotos says...

Me and some friends are flying out of Bournemouth in July and I am so happy we can, it cuts out 4 hours of Motorway travel (if you count there and back) at stupid-o-clock in the morning and the flights work out about the same if we were to do the same flights + fuel or taxi to Gatwick anyway.

More than happy to pay a premium for local convenience and £2.50? Less than the cost of a pint of beer, it doesn't bother me in the slightest and certainly won't ruin my holiday!
Me and some friends are flying out of Bournemouth in July and I am so happy we can, it cuts out 4 hours of Motorway travel (if you count there and back) at stupid-o-clock in the morning and the flights work out about the same if we were to do the same flights + fuel or taxi to Gatwick anyway. More than happy to pay a premium for local convenience and £2.50? Less than the cost of a pint of beer, it doesn't bother me in the slightest and certainly won't ruin my holiday! boardsandphotos
  • Score: 23

9:16am Thu 22 May 14

justme20092009 says...

blah blah blah
blah blah blah justme20092009
  • Score: -11

9:25am Thu 22 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee,
£2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them
Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them alasdair1967
  • Score: 13

9:39am Thu 22 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

Short term parking prices gatwick

Up to 30 mins £3.00
30 mins - 1 hour £6.00
1-2 hours £10
Short term parking prices gatwick Up to 30 mins £3.00 30 mins - 1 hour £6.00 1-2 hours £10 alasdair1967
  • Score: 8

9:44am Thu 22 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

Mad Karew wrote:
Good news, but it's a shame that flight prices are so much more expensive from Bournemouth, making it a lot more economic to slog up the motorway to Gatwick even when there are flights from Bournemouth.
Shop around i did , yes initial holiday price cheaper than flying from Bournemouth however when I calculated in fuel and parking costs worked out £73 pounds cheaper flying from Bournemouth
[quote][p][bold]Mad Karew[/bold] wrote: Good news, but it's a shame that flight prices are so much more expensive from Bournemouth, making it a lot more economic to slog up the motorway to Gatwick even when there are flights from Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]Shop around i did , yes initial holiday price cheaper than flying from Bournemouth however when I calculated in fuel and parking costs worked out £73 pounds cheaper flying from Bournemouth alasdair1967
  • Score: 14

9:49am Thu 22 May 14

High Treason says...

Chris@Bmouth wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
Chris@Bmouth wrote:
High Treason wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME
Unless you use the airport daily, why complain about 2.50. Obviously tighter than two coats of paint.
It's the principle as much as anything, and whilst not a great deal in money terms, you may be better off than others, who have to watch every penny!!
If you can't afford to pay the 2.50, then you can't afford to go on holiday. Go figure.
It is not the £2-50 as such. I suppose you shop at the dearest places to get a posh carrier bag. Oh you don't because you can't afford it. I will pay £2-50 to park and wait in arrivals to collect someone. I do object to paying £2-50 to drop someone off who may get wet before their flight. This is Bournemouth airport charging passengers more to enable them to give lower prices to carriers in order to obtain their business.
It does reflect badly on Bournemouth.
[quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME[/p][/quote]Unless you use the airport daily, why complain about 2.50. Obviously tighter than two coats of paint.[/p][/quote]It's the principle as much as anything, and whilst not a great deal in money terms, you may be better off than others, who have to watch every penny!![/p][/quote]If you can't afford to pay the 2.50, then you can't afford to go on holiday. Go figure.[/p][/quote]It is not the £2-50 as such. I suppose you shop at the dearest places to get a posh carrier bag. Oh you don't because you can't afford it. I will pay £2-50 to park and wait in arrivals to collect someone. I do object to paying £2-50 to drop someone off who may get wet before their flight. This is Bournemouth airport charging passengers more to enable them to give lower prices to carriers in order to obtain their business. It does reflect badly on Bournemouth. High Treason
  • Score: 28

9:51am Thu 22 May 14

DST says...

Usual good reporting from the Echo. This big "boost" from Ryanair is actually two routes LESS than last winter - no Gran Canaria or Lanazarote this time.
Usual good reporting from the Echo. This big "boost" from Ryanair is actually two routes LESS than last winter - no Gran Canaria or Lanazarote this time. DST
  • Score: 17

9:53am Thu 22 May 14

dorsettech says...

I have only traveled from Bournemouth Airport once and that was pre-hysteria £2.50 drop-off charge. It was more of a portakabin than an airport.

I don't really see why people make such a fuss about £2.50 but then again I can see it's a cause of much anguish for people who do not appear to use Bournemouth Airport........
I have only traveled from Bournemouth Airport once and that was pre-hysteria £2.50 drop-off charge. It was more of a portakabin than an airport. I don't really see why people make such a fuss about £2.50 but then again I can see it's a cause of much anguish for people who do not appear to use Bournemouth Airport........ dorsettech
  • Score: 3

9:57am Thu 22 May 14

Afcbpete says...

ifordcherry wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
High Treason wrote:
More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME
Quite right, it's a ridiculous charge, that does more bad than good. Should never of been put in place, and should not be in place now!!
Also agree, that it's such a shame that you can fly from Gatwick, cheaper than your own local airport, even taking into account having to travel to do so.....
I think it is a very fair charge...Or shall we all tell this nasty airport to stop being so commercial and trying to make a profit....Or even better maybe we can get them to pay us to park there and even wash our cars for us at the same time...Pathetic !!
You're right, your comment is pathetic, but you're entitled to it, as am I...
Alasdair1967: A couple of times I've saved money by driving and parking at Gatwick, the saving was in excess of £50 oh, plus £2-50p!!
If you're parking to go into the airport, I'd expect to pay to park, but to just drop someone off, or pick up is a disgrace, and a petty charge. If you, or anyone else is happy to pay it, then I'm pleased for you, but I'm not, my choice!! Add to that, I wonder how many people go there for a coffee, and watch what's going on at the airport, something quite a few used to enjoy doing, I bet they're not doing that any more!!
[quote][p][bold]ifordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME[/p][/quote]Quite right, it's a ridiculous charge, that does more bad than good. Should never of been put in place, and should not be in place now!! Also agree, that it's such a shame that you can fly from Gatwick, cheaper than your own local airport, even taking into account having to travel to do so.....[/p][/quote]I think it is a very fair charge...Or shall we all tell this nasty airport to stop being so commercial and trying to make a profit....Or even better maybe we can get them to pay us to park there and even wash our cars for us at the same time...Pathetic !![/p][/quote]You're right, your comment is pathetic, but you're entitled to it, as am I... Alasdair1967: A couple of times I've saved money by driving and parking at Gatwick, the saving was in excess of £50 oh, plus £2-50p!! If you're parking to go into the airport, I'd expect to pay to park, but to just drop someone off, or pick up is a disgrace, and a petty charge. If you, or anyone else is happy to pay it, then I'm pleased for you, but I'm not, my choice!! Add to that, I wonder how many people go there for a coffee, and watch what's going on at the airport, something quite a few used to enjoy doing, I bet they're not doing that any more!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 2

10:06am Thu 22 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

Short term parking prices gatwick

Up to 30 mins £3.00
30 mins - 1 hour £6.00
1-2 hours £10

Short term parking Bournemouth

Up to 30 mins £2.50
Up to 1 hour. £4.50
Up to 2 hours £7.00

I rest my case !
Short term parking prices gatwick Up to 30 mins £3.00 30 mins - 1 hour £6.00 1-2 hours £10 Short term parking Bournemouth Up to 30 mins £2.50 Up to 1 hour. £4.50 Up to 2 hours £7.00 I rest my case ! alasdair1967
  • Score: 2

10:10am Thu 22 May 14

Gonetothebeach says...

I enjoy flying from Bournemouth - a nice calm, relaxed and generally stress free start and end to any holiday, even with the ritual annoyance at the drop off fee.
Unlike other commentators I do not find flight prices higher than travelling from anywhere else, and the convenience for people living locally is great.
It is a shame that there aren't more flights during winter months - perhaps the airlines and tour companies should pay more attention to the grey pound in the airport's catchment area in planning schedules and should do more to publicise to local people on a regular basis where they fly to in order to grow the business.
I enjoy flying from Bournemouth - a nice calm, relaxed and generally stress free start and end to any holiday, even with the ritual annoyance at the drop off fee. Unlike other commentators I do not find flight prices higher than travelling from anywhere else, and the convenience for people living locally is great. It is a shame that there aren't more flights during winter months - perhaps the airlines and tour companies should pay more attention to the grey pound in the airport's catchment area in planning schedules and should do more to publicise to local people on a regular basis where they fly to in order to grow the business. Gonetothebeach
  • Score: 16

10:23am Thu 22 May 14

Afcbpete says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Short term parking prices gatwick

Up to 30 mins £3.00
30 mins - 1 hour £6.00
1-2 hours £10

Short term parking Bournemouth

Up to 30 mins £2.50
Up to 1 hour. £4.50
Up to 2 hours £7.00

I rest my case !
Your case is flawed, I'm not talking about parking, I'm talking about dropping off, and picking. Add to that, we're a very small airport in comparison to Gatwick, you'll be drawing comparisons with Heathrow next to try and prove your invalid point. So no, I don't believe the fee is justified, and as said, I'd save almost £60 by going to Gatwick any way for EXACTLY the same holiday!! So yes, I'd park and fly from Gatwick if I was making that sort of saving...
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Short term parking prices gatwick Up to 30 mins £3.00 30 mins - 1 hour £6.00 1-2 hours £10 Short term parking Bournemouth Up to 30 mins £2.50 Up to 1 hour. £4.50 Up to 2 hours £7.00 I rest my case ![/p][/quote]Your case is flawed, I'm not talking about parking, I'm talking about dropping off, and picking. Add to that, we're a very small airport in comparison to Gatwick, you'll be drawing comparisons with Heathrow next to try and prove your invalid point. So no, I don't believe the fee is justified, and as said, I'd save almost £60 by going to Gatwick any way for EXACTLY the same holiday!! So yes, I'd park and fly from Gatwick if I was making that sort of saving... Afcbpete
  • Score: -2

10:25am Thu 22 May 14

woby_tide says...

Afcbpete wrote:
ifordcherry wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
High Treason wrote:
More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME
Quite right, it's a ridiculous charge, that does more bad than good. Should never of been put in place, and should not be in place now!!
Also agree, that it's such a shame that you can fly from Gatwick, cheaper than your own local airport, even taking into account having to travel to do so.....
I think it is a very fair charge...Or shall we all tell this nasty airport to stop being so commercial and trying to make a profit....Or even better maybe we can get them to pay us to park there and even wash our cars for us at the same time...Pathetic !!
You're right, your comment is pathetic, but you're entitled to it, as am I...
Alasdair1967: A couple of times I've saved money by driving and parking at Gatwick, the saving was in excess of £50 oh, plus £2-50p!!
If you're parking to go into the airport, I'd expect to pay to park, but to just drop someone off, or pick up is a disgrace, and a petty charge. If you, or anyone else is happy to pay it, then I'm pleased for you, but I'm not, my choice!! Add to that, I wonder how many people go there for a coffee, and watch what's going on at the airport, something quite a few used to enjoy doing, I bet they're not doing that any more!!
A £50 saving yet you value your time spent travelling 5 hours return as £0....
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ifordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME[/p][/quote]Quite right, it's a ridiculous charge, that does more bad than good. Should never of been put in place, and should not be in place now!! Also agree, that it's such a shame that you can fly from Gatwick, cheaper than your own local airport, even taking into account having to travel to do so.....[/p][/quote]I think it is a very fair charge...Or shall we all tell this nasty airport to stop being so commercial and trying to make a profit....Or even better maybe we can get them to pay us to park there and even wash our cars for us at the same time...Pathetic !![/p][/quote]You're right, your comment is pathetic, but you're entitled to it, as am I... Alasdair1967: A couple of times I've saved money by driving and parking at Gatwick, the saving was in excess of £50 oh, plus £2-50p!! If you're parking to go into the airport, I'd expect to pay to park, but to just drop someone off, or pick up is a disgrace, and a petty charge. If you, or anyone else is happy to pay it, then I'm pleased for you, but I'm not, my choice!! Add to that, I wonder how many people go there for a coffee, and watch what's going on at the airport, something quite a few used to enjoy doing, I bet they're not doing that any more!![/p][/quote]A £50 saving yet you value your time spent travelling 5 hours return as £0.... woby_tide
  • Score: 5

10:38am Thu 22 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

Afcbpete wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Short term parking prices gatwick

Up to 30 mins £3.00
30 mins - 1 hour £6.00
1-2 hours £10

Short term parking Bournemouth

Up to 30 mins £2.50
Up to 1 hour. £4.50
Up to 2 hours £7.00

I rest my case !
Your case is flawed, I'm not talking about parking, I'm talking about dropping off, and picking. Add to that, we're a very small airport in comparison to Gatwick, you'll be drawing comparisons with Heathrow next to try and prove your invalid point. So no, I don't believe the fee is justified, and as said, I'd save almost £60 by going to Gatwick any way for EXACTLY the same holiday!! So yes, I'd park and fly from Gatwick if I was making that sort of saving...
How is my case flawed ,it is still short term parking if you where collecting passengers from gatwick you are not allowed to leave a vehicle unattended so you therefore must use there parking facilities ,
As for holidays from gatwick we must agree to disagree I for one cannot be doing with the drive too and from ,last year flew from Bournemouth 0715 flight to Corfu therefore had to be at airport 2 hours prior left home at 0445 if I had been flying from gatwick same times would have had to leave approx 0215 to travel up ,park car and get to terminal no brainier in my books happy to pay £2.50
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Short term parking prices gatwick Up to 30 mins £3.00 30 mins - 1 hour £6.00 1-2 hours £10 Short term parking Bournemouth Up to 30 mins £2.50 Up to 1 hour. £4.50 Up to 2 hours £7.00 I rest my case ![/p][/quote]Your case is flawed, I'm not talking about parking, I'm talking about dropping off, and picking. Add to that, we're a very small airport in comparison to Gatwick, you'll be drawing comparisons with Heathrow next to try and prove your invalid point. So no, I don't believe the fee is justified, and as said, I'd save almost £60 by going to Gatwick any way for EXACTLY the same holiday!! So yes, I'd park and fly from Gatwick if I was making that sort of saving...[/p][/quote]How is my case flawed ,it is still short term parking if you where collecting passengers from gatwick you are not allowed to leave a vehicle unattended so you therefore must use there parking facilities , As for holidays from gatwick we must agree to disagree I for one cannot be doing with the drive too and from ,last year flew from Bournemouth 0715 flight to Corfu therefore had to be at airport 2 hours prior left home at 0445 if I had been flying from gatwick same times would have had to leave approx 0215 to travel up ,park car and get to terminal no brainier in my books happy to pay £2.50 alasdair1967
  • Score: 4

10:50am Thu 22 May 14

a real supporter says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them
Well said Alasdair, there truly is a bunch of di*ks on here.I knew even before reading the article the normal £2.50 whingers would be on here. I use Bournemouth because I will be home after arrival in 20 mins including picking up any baggage. Try that from Gatwick at stupid o'clock.
If you don't want to pay to drop people off than don't drop them or ask for £2.50 easy. Oh and High Treason if you are dropping people off and it is raining why don't you take an umbrella and walk your friends to the departure it really is not that far.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them[/p][/quote]Well said Alasdair, there truly is a bunch of di*ks on here.I knew even before reading the article the normal £2.50 whingers would be on here. I use Bournemouth because I will be home after arrival in 20 mins including picking up any baggage. Try that from Gatwick at stupid o'clock. If you don't want to pay to drop people off than don't drop them or ask for £2.50 easy. Oh and High Treason if you are dropping people off and it is raining why don't you take an umbrella and walk your friends to the departure it really is not that far. a real supporter
  • Score: 15

10:52am Thu 22 May 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

I don't mind the £2.50 , it's just the way it is done and enforced. The Airport looks more like the entrance to a high security army base, and not welcoming. If they just quietly put the charge onto the flight ticket no one would worry about it. I hate the drive to Gatwick and Heathrow, how about some flights there from Hurn so travellers can connect to many more destinations
I don't mind the £2.50 , it's just the way it is done and enforced. The Airport looks more like the entrance to a high security army base, and not welcoming. If they just quietly put the charge onto the flight ticket no one would worry about it. I hate the drive to Gatwick and Heathrow, how about some flights there from Hurn so travellers can connect to many more destinations Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 9

11:00am Thu 22 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

a real supporter wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them
Well said Alasdair, there truly is a bunch of di*ks on here.I knew even before reading the article the normal £2.50 whingers would be on here. I use Bournemouth because I will be home after arrival in 20 mins including picking up any baggage. Try that from Gatwick at stupid o'clock.
If you don't want to pay to drop people off than don't drop them or ask for £2.50 easy. Oh and High Treason if you are dropping people off and it is raining why don't you take an umbrella and walk your friends to the departure it really is not that far.
It just amazes me that there are some people who are prepared to boycott there local airport over a £2.50 fee and would still rather travel to gatwick as a result more fool them
[quote][p][bold]a real supporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them[/p][/quote]Well said Alasdair, there truly is a bunch of di*ks on here.I knew even before reading the article the normal £2.50 whingers would be on here. I use Bournemouth because I will be home after arrival in 20 mins including picking up any baggage. Try that from Gatwick at stupid o'clock. If you don't want to pay to drop people off than don't drop them or ask for £2.50 easy. Oh and High Treason if you are dropping people off and it is raining why don't you take an umbrella and walk your friends to the departure it really is not that far.[/p][/quote]It just amazes me that there are some people who are prepared to boycott there local airport over a £2.50 fee and would still rather travel to gatwick as a result more fool them alasdair1967
  • Score: 12

11:07am Thu 22 May 14

Adrian XX says...

How about some routes to main European cities?
How about some routes to main European cities? Adrian XX
  • Score: 21

11:12am Thu 22 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

Afcbpete wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Short term parking prices gatwick

Up to 30 mins £3.00
30 mins - 1 hour £6.00
1-2 hours £10

Short term parking Bournemouth

Up to 30 mins £2.50
Up to 1 hour. £4.50
Up to 2 hours £7.00

I rest my case !
Your case is flawed, I'm not talking about parking, I'm talking about dropping off, and picking. Add to that, we're a very small airport in comparison to Gatwick, you'll be drawing comparisons with Heathrow next to try and prove your invalid point. So no, I don't believe the fee is justified, and as said, I'd save almost £60 by going to Gatwick any way for EXACTLY the same holiday!! So yes, I'd park and fly from Gatwick if I was making that sort of saving...
Does your £60 saving include the additional travelling costs and long stay parking fees ?
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Short term parking prices gatwick Up to 30 mins £3.00 30 mins - 1 hour £6.00 1-2 hours £10 Short term parking Bournemouth Up to 30 mins £2.50 Up to 1 hour. £4.50 Up to 2 hours £7.00 I rest my case ![/p][/quote]Your case is flawed, I'm not talking about parking, I'm talking about dropping off, and picking. Add to that, we're a very small airport in comparison to Gatwick, you'll be drawing comparisons with Heathrow next to try and prove your invalid point. So no, I don't believe the fee is justified, and as said, I'd save almost £60 by going to Gatwick any way for EXACTLY the same holiday!! So yes, I'd park and fly from Gatwick if I was making that sort of saving...[/p][/quote]Does your £60 saving include the additional travelling costs and long stay parking fees ? alasdair1967
  • Score: 5

11:32am Thu 22 May 14

Broomers2003 says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
a real supporter wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them
Well said Alasdair, there truly is a bunch of di*ks on here.I knew even before reading the article the normal £2.50 whingers would be on here. I use Bournemouth because I will be home after arrival in 20 mins including picking up any baggage. Try that from Gatwick at stupid o'clock.
If you don't want to pay to drop people off than don't drop them or ask for £2.50 easy. Oh and High Treason if you are dropping people off and it is raining why don't you take an umbrella and walk your friends to the departure it really is not that far.
It just amazes me that there are some people who are prepared to boycott there local airport over a £2.50 fee and would still rather travel to gatwick as a result more fool them
Totally agree with Alasdair, especially the last sentence. Sod the £2.50, I'd much rather fly from the much quieter and less stressful Bournemouth Airport than get potentially stressed up pre-holiday with the journey to London - and then you've the long journey home post-holiday. If you really don't want to pay £2.50 get dropped off at the country lane opposite the airport entrance and walk down, is it REALLY too much of a walk from there?!
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a real supporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them[/p][/quote]Well said Alasdair, there truly is a bunch of di*ks on here.I knew even before reading the article the normal £2.50 whingers would be on here. I use Bournemouth because I will be home after arrival in 20 mins including picking up any baggage. Try that from Gatwick at stupid o'clock. If you don't want to pay to drop people off than don't drop them or ask for £2.50 easy. Oh and High Treason if you are dropping people off and it is raining why don't you take an umbrella and walk your friends to the departure it really is not that far.[/p][/quote]It just amazes me that there are some people who are prepared to boycott there local airport over a £2.50 fee and would still rather travel to gatwick as a result more fool them[/p][/quote]Totally agree with Alasdair, especially the last sentence. Sod the £2.50, I'd much rather fly from the much quieter and less stressful Bournemouth Airport than get potentially stressed up pre-holiday with the journey to London - and then you've the long journey home post-holiday. If you really don't want to pay £2.50 get dropped off at the country lane opposite the airport entrance and walk down, is it REALLY too much of a walk from there?! Broomers2003
  • Score: 10

11:33am Thu 22 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

At least at Bournemouth you can leave your car unattended assist with carrying baggage into the terminal and say goodbye ,try doing that at gatwick in there drop of zones you would return to no car !
At least at Bournemouth you can leave your car unattended assist with carrying baggage into the terminal and say goodbye ,try doing that at gatwick in there drop of zones you would return to no car ! alasdair1967
  • Score: 7

11:37am Thu 22 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

Broomers2003 wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
a real supporter wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them
Well said Alasdair, there truly is a bunch of di*ks on here.I knew even before reading the article the normal £2.50 whingers would be on here. I use Bournemouth because I will be home after arrival in 20 mins including picking up any baggage. Try that from Gatwick at stupid o'clock.
If you don't want to pay to drop people off than don't drop them or ask for £2.50 easy. Oh and High Treason if you are dropping people off and it is raining why don't you take an umbrella and walk your friends to the departure it really is not that far.
It just amazes me that there are some people who are prepared to boycott there local airport over a £2.50 fee and would still rather travel to gatwick as a result more fool them
Totally agree with Alasdair, especially the last sentence. Sod the £2.50, I'd much rather fly from the much quieter and less stressful Bournemouth Airport than get potentially stressed up pre-holiday with the journey to London - and then you've the long journey home post-holiday. If you really don't want to pay £2.50 get dropped off at the country lane opposite the airport entrance and walk down, is it REALLY too much of a walk from there?!
And yes you can spot the stressed out travellers when they arrive in resort looking haggard normally effing and jeffing and arguing amongst themselves the ones that have been up since midnight for there early morning flights
[quote][p][bold]Broomers2003[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a real supporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them[/p][/quote]Well said Alasdair, there truly is a bunch of di*ks on here.I knew even before reading the article the normal £2.50 whingers would be on here. I use Bournemouth because I will be home after arrival in 20 mins including picking up any baggage. Try that from Gatwick at stupid o'clock. If you don't want to pay to drop people off than don't drop them or ask for £2.50 easy. Oh and High Treason if you are dropping people off and it is raining why don't you take an umbrella and walk your friends to the departure it really is not that far.[/p][/quote]It just amazes me that there are some people who are prepared to boycott there local airport over a £2.50 fee and would still rather travel to gatwick as a result more fool them[/p][/quote]Totally agree with Alasdair, especially the last sentence. Sod the £2.50, I'd much rather fly from the much quieter and less stressful Bournemouth Airport than get potentially stressed up pre-holiday with the journey to London - and then you've the long journey home post-holiday. If you really don't want to pay £2.50 get dropped off at the country lane opposite the airport entrance and walk down, is it REALLY too much of a walk from there?![/p][/quote]And yes you can spot the stressed out travellers when they arrive in resort looking haggard normally effing and jeffing and arguing amongst themselves the ones that have been up since midnight for there early morning flights alasdair1967
  • Score: 4

11:42am Thu 22 May 14

coops1965cherry says...

I think you are all missing the point, this is about broadening the services from our airport and the carriers using it not the petty £2.50 they charge you to drop off and pick up.
Anyway do like I do and get someone to drop you off past the car park by the turnaround point where the taxis go in and then pay nothing.

Grow up you petty whinging so and so's if you don' want to pay the £2.50 then go to Gatwick or just don't go on holiday.

I love flying from Bournemouth and supporting my local economy.

Regards,
I think you are all missing the point, this is about broadening the services from our airport and the carriers using it not the petty £2.50 they charge you to drop off and pick up. Anyway do like I do and get someone to drop you off past the car park by the turnaround point where the taxis go in and then pay nothing. Grow up you petty whinging so and so's if you don' want to pay the £2.50 then go to Gatwick or just don't go on holiday. I love flying from Bournemouth and supporting my local economy. Regards, coops1965cherry
  • Score: 9

11:44am Thu 22 May 14

MrPitiful says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Mad Karew wrote:
Good news, but it's a shame that flight prices are so much more expensive from Bournemouth, making it a lot more economic to slog up the motorway to Gatwick even when there are flights from Bournemouth.
Shop around i did , yes initial holiday price cheaper than flying from Bournemouth however when I calculated in fuel and parking costs worked out £73 pounds cheaper flying from Bournemouth
Agreed.

We flew out to Tenerife from Bournemouth a few weeks back. For the 4 of us, the same flights on the same day from Gatwick were a total of £112 more expensive. From Stansted, £84 more expensive.

Add the cost of petrol to & from there plus airport parking and it was a no brainer.

Instead, we hopped in one of United Taxis which got us to the airport within 15 mins & we were more or less straight on the plane.

The taxi cost us £30 return from Bournemouth, which included the drop off fee.

I would also add the atmosphere and service within Bmth airport was absolutely fine with no problems.

This is great news as we are planning to visit Tenerife for the New Year so will be definitely using one of these new routes.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mad Karew[/bold] wrote: Good news, but it's a shame that flight prices are so much more expensive from Bournemouth, making it a lot more economic to slog up the motorway to Gatwick even when there are flights from Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]Shop around i did , yes initial holiday price cheaper than flying from Bournemouth however when I calculated in fuel and parking costs worked out £73 pounds cheaper flying from Bournemouth[/p][/quote]Agreed. We flew out to Tenerife from Bournemouth a few weeks back. For the 4 of us, the same flights on the same day from Gatwick were a total of £112 more expensive. From Stansted, £84 more expensive. Add the cost of petrol to & from there plus airport parking and it was a no brainer. Instead, we hopped in one of United Taxis which got us to the airport within 15 mins & we were more or less straight on the plane. The taxi cost us £30 return from Bournemouth, which included the drop off fee. I would also add the atmosphere and service within Bmth airport was absolutely fine with no problems. This is great news as we are planning to visit Tenerife for the New Year so will be definitely using one of these new routes. MrPitiful
  • Score: 8

11:51am Thu 22 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Broomers2003 wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
a real supporter wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them
Well said Alasdair, there truly is a bunch of di*ks on here.I knew even before reading the article the normal £2.50 whingers would be on here. I use Bournemouth because I will be home after arrival in 20 mins including picking up any baggage. Try that from Gatwick at stupid o'clock.
If you don't want to pay to drop people off than don't drop them or ask for £2.50 easy. Oh and High Treason if you are dropping people off and it is raining why don't you take an umbrella and walk your friends to the departure it really is not that far.
It just amazes me that there are some people who are prepared to boycott there local airport over a £2.50 fee and would still rather travel to gatwick as a result more fool them
Totally agree with Alasdair, especially the last sentence. Sod the £2.50, I'd much rather fly from the much quieter and less stressful Bournemouth Airport than get potentially stressed up pre-holiday with the journey to London - and then you've the long journey home post-holiday. If you really don't want to pay £2.50 get dropped off at the country lane opposite the airport entrance and walk down, is it REALLY too much of a walk from there?!
And yes you can spot the stressed out travellers when they arrive in resort looking haggard normally effing and jeffing and arguing amongst themselves the ones that have been up since midnight for there early morning flights
Forgot to add these are the ones you normally hear before you see
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Broomers2003[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a real supporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them[/p][/quote]Well said Alasdair, there truly is a bunch of di*ks on here.I knew even before reading the article the normal £2.50 whingers would be on here. I use Bournemouth because I will be home after arrival in 20 mins including picking up any baggage. Try that from Gatwick at stupid o'clock. If you don't want to pay to drop people off than don't drop them or ask for £2.50 easy. Oh and High Treason if you are dropping people off and it is raining why don't you take an umbrella and walk your friends to the departure it really is not that far.[/p][/quote]It just amazes me that there are some people who are prepared to boycott there local airport over a £2.50 fee and would still rather travel to gatwick as a result more fool them[/p][/quote]Totally agree with Alasdair, especially the last sentence. Sod the £2.50, I'd much rather fly from the much quieter and less stressful Bournemouth Airport than get potentially stressed up pre-holiday with the journey to London - and then you've the long journey home post-holiday. If you really don't want to pay £2.50 get dropped off at the country lane opposite the airport entrance and walk down, is it REALLY too much of a walk from there?![/p][/quote]And yes you can spot the stressed out travellers when they arrive in resort looking haggard normally effing and jeffing and arguing amongst themselves the ones that have been up since midnight for there early morning flights[/p][/quote]Forgot to add these are the ones you normally hear before you see alasdair1967
  • Score: 1

12:34pm Thu 22 May 14

bosco1 says...

The news report is about new services becoming available..not about the £2,50 parking fee. For gods sake what will it be next .?? The price of a coffee at bournemouth airport is more expensive so dont use Bournemouth go to Gatwick.Yea Right. On the the topic of the new services shame ryanair do not fly to Gran Canaria and Lanzarote as these are very popular destinations.?
The news report is about new services becoming available..not about the £2,50 parking fee. For gods sake what will it be next .?? The price of a coffee at bournemouth airport is more expensive so dont use Bournemouth go to Gatwick.Yea Right. On the the topic of the new services shame ryanair do not fly to Gran Canaria and Lanzarote as these are very popular destinations.? bosco1
  • Score: 7

1:21pm Thu 22 May 14

ben611 says...

Broomers2003 wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
a real supporter wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote: Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them
Well said Alasdair, there truly is a bunch of di*ks on here.I knew even before reading the article the normal £2.50 whingers would be on here. I use Bournemouth because I will be home after arrival in 20 mins including picking up any baggage. Try that from Gatwick at stupid o'clock. If you don't want to pay to drop people off than don't drop them or ask for £2.50 easy. Oh and High Treason if you are dropping people off and it is raining why don't you take an umbrella and walk your friends to the departure it really is not that far.
It just amazes me that there are some people who are prepared to boycott there local airport over a £2.50 fee and would still rather travel to gatwick as a result more fool them
Totally agree with Alasdair, especially the last sentence. Sod the £2.50, I'd much rather fly from the much quieter and less stressful Bournemouth Airport than get potentially stressed up pre-holiday with the journey to London - and then you've the long journey home post-holiday. If you really don't want to pay £2.50 get dropped off at the country lane opposite the airport entrance and walk down, is it REALLY too much of a walk from there?!
yeh always do that not wasting my cash to steam roll over the tarmac when I can shanks pony for free
[quote][p][bold]Broomers2003[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a real supporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them[/p][/quote]Well said Alasdair, there truly is a bunch of di*ks on here.I knew even before reading the article the normal £2.50 whingers would be on here. I use Bournemouth because I will be home after arrival in 20 mins including picking up any baggage. Try that from Gatwick at stupid o'clock. If you don't want to pay to drop people off than don't drop them or ask for £2.50 easy. Oh and High Treason if you are dropping people off and it is raining why don't you take an umbrella and walk your friends to the departure it really is not that far.[/p][/quote]It just amazes me that there are some people who are prepared to boycott there local airport over a £2.50 fee and would still rather travel to gatwick as a result more fool them[/p][/quote]Totally agree with Alasdair, especially the last sentence. Sod the £2.50, I'd much rather fly from the much quieter and less stressful Bournemouth Airport than get potentially stressed up pre-holiday with the journey to London - and then you've the long journey home post-holiday. If you really don't want to pay £2.50 get dropped off at the country lane opposite the airport entrance and walk down, is it REALLY too much of a walk from there?![/p][/quote]yeh always do that not wasting my cash to steam roll over the tarmac when I can shanks pony for free ben611
  • Score: 0

1:33pm Thu 22 May 14

twynham says...

Used to moan about the drop off-pick up fee when flights were a fiver but now the cheapest flight is around £25 not such a great percentage.
On the very rare occasions I have used the car park the ticket machine has been out of action more often than not then it's quicker to walk from Air Traffic Training entrance or Hurn Court Lane.
Used to moan about the drop off-pick up fee when flights were a fiver but now the cheapest flight is around £25 not such a great percentage. On the very rare occasions I have used the car park the ticket machine has been out of action more often than not then it's quicker to walk from Air Traffic Training entrance or Hurn Court Lane. twynham
  • Score: 0

1:49pm Thu 22 May 14

apm1954 says...

High Treason wrote:
More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME
yawn
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME[/p][/quote]yawn apm1954
  • Score: -2

1:50pm Thu 22 May 14

apm1954 says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Short term parking prices gatwick

Up to 30 mins £3.00
30 mins - 1 hour £6.00
1-2 hours £10

Short term parking Bournemouth

Up to 30 mins £2.50
Up to 1 hour. £4.50
Up to 2 hours £7.00

I rest my case !
plus dreadful service
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Short term parking prices gatwick Up to 30 mins £3.00 30 mins - 1 hour £6.00 1-2 hours £10 Short term parking Bournemouth Up to 30 mins £2.50 Up to 1 hour. £4.50 Up to 2 hours £7.00 I rest my case ![/p][/quote]plus dreadful service apm1954
  • Score: 0

3:23pm Thu 22 May 14

ragj195 says...

Afcbpete wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Short term parking prices gatwick

Up to 30 mins £3.00
30 mins - 1 hour £6.00
1-2 hours £10

Short term parking Bournemouth

Up to 30 mins £2.50
Up to 1 hour. £4.50
Up to 2 hours £7.00

I rest my case !
Your case is flawed, I'm not talking about parking, I'm talking about dropping off, and picking. Add to that, we're a very small airport in comparison to Gatwick, you'll be drawing comparisons with Heathrow next to try and prove your invalid point. So no, I don't believe the fee is justified, and as said, I'd save almost £60 by going to Gatwick any way for EXACTLY the same holiday!! So yes, I'd park and fly from Gatwick if I was making that sort of saving...
You clearly don't value your time the way others do. If you had an 11am flight from Gatwick you would have either drive up the night before and pay for a hotel or leave around 5am as you'd be hitting rush hour. Regardless of the time If you did drive up the same day then any major traffic incident on the M3/M25/M23 would mean you'd probably miss your flight. I'd pay £100 more to avoid that time and stress so that I can fly from an airport that's 5 minutes away!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Short term parking prices gatwick Up to 30 mins £3.00 30 mins - 1 hour £6.00 1-2 hours £10 Short term parking Bournemouth Up to 30 mins £2.50 Up to 1 hour. £4.50 Up to 2 hours £7.00 I rest my case ![/p][/quote]Your case is flawed, I'm not talking about parking, I'm talking about dropping off, and picking. Add to that, we're a very small airport in comparison to Gatwick, you'll be drawing comparisons with Heathrow next to try and prove your invalid point. So no, I don't believe the fee is justified, and as said, I'd save almost £60 by going to Gatwick any way for EXACTLY the same holiday!! So yes, I'd park and fly from Gatwick if I was making that sort of saving...[/p][/quote]You clearly don't value your time the way others do. If you had an 11am flight from Gatwick you would have either drive up the night before and pay for a hotel or leave around 5am as you'd be hitting rush hour. Regardless of the time If you did drive up the same day then any major traffic incident on the M3/M25/M23 would mean you'd probably miss your flight. I'd pay £100 more to avoid that time and stress so that I can fly from an airport that's 5 minutes away! ragj195
  • Score: 6

3:41pm Thu 22 May 14

BarrHumbug says...

Another thing to consider is the airlines themselves, I saved over £200 flying too Turkey with Turkish Airlines than with Easyflop. Its from Heathrow instead of Gatwick which is easier and quicker to get to from here, the flights at a reasonable time in the morning rather than an evening flight, included in the price is 23kg of baggage allowance, choose my seats, bigger plane, more legroom, in flight meal and drinks, and personal screen to watch a movie on. The only think included on a budget airline flight is cramp and deep vein thrombosis!

People assume the budget airlines will be cheaper But I have found by the time you've added all the add ons the only thing that isn't cheap is the price!
Another thing to consider is the airlines themselves, I saved over £200 flying too Turkey with Turkish Airlines than with Easyflop. Its from Heathrow instead of Gatwick which is easier and quicker to get to from here, the flights at a reasonable time in the morning rather than an evening flight, included in the price is 23kg of baggage allowance, choose my seats, bigger plane, more legroom, in flight meal and drinks, and personal screen to watch a movie on. The only think included on a budget airline flight is cramp and deep vein thrombosis! People assume the budget airlines will be cheaper But I have found by the time you've added all the add ons the only thing that isn't cheap is the price! BarrHumbug
  • Score: 0

3:43pm Thu 22 May 14

fireflier says...

What was RAF Laarbruch in Germany is now Flughafen Weeze.

On the approach road to the terminal there is a sign which says:-

Terminal
HalteZone
Kiss & Fly
5 min Frei
30min 3 eu

My recent drop off at Bournemouth lasted less than 3 minutes yet still cost me £2.50 ..........and it will naother £2.50 when I pick my family up tonight.
Talk about daylight robbery?
What was RAF Laarbruch in Germany is now Flughafen Weeze. On the approach road to the terminal there is a sign which says:- Terminal HalteZone Kiss & Fly 5 min Frei 30min 3 eu My recent drop off at Bournemouth lasted less than 3 minutes yet still cost me £2.50 ..........and it will naother £2.50 when I pick my family up tonight. Talk about daylight robbery? fireflier
  • Score: 3

3:48pm Thu 22 May 14

canfordcherry says...

High Treason wrote:
Baysider wrote:
High Treason wrote:
More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME
Oh for gods sake why do you ALWAYS have to be so negative??? It's a good news story, accept it for what it is rather than using it as yet another opportunity to run the town down. Or just ignore it...for all our sakes!
To right I feel negative. I dropped of some friends at the airport. Badly signed to park in a gravel car park. They walked to the terminal in the rain and obviously did not think of an umbrella whilst going to somewhere sunny. Stand in departures soaked and having to fly in damp clothes. It is a complete rip off and I use Southampton whenever possible. Better atmosphere and a drop off to avoid the trudge in the rain with suit cases. Well worth the extra travel.
Soaked and having to fly in damp clothes......with their suitcases .
What are the suitcases full of if it isn't dry clothes that they could have changed into, or is that too much of an easy option which would stop your anti airport rant?
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME[/p][/quote]Oh for gods sake why do you ALWAYS have to be so negative??? It's a good news story, accept it for what it is rather than using it as yet another opportunity to run the town down. Or just ignore it...for all our sakes![/p][/quote]To right I feel negative. I dropped of some friends at the airport. Badly signed to park in a gravel car park. They walked to the terminal in the rain and obviously did not think of an umbrella whilst going to somewhere sunny. Stand in departures soaked and having to fly in damp clothes. It is a complete rip off and I use Southampton whenever possible. Better atmosphere and a drop off to avoid the trudge in the rain with suit cases. Well worth the extra travel.[/p][/quote]Soaked and having to fly in damp clothes......with their suitcases . What are the suitcases full of if it isn't dry clothes that they could have changed into, or is that too much of an easy option which would stop your anti airport rant? canfordcherry
  • Score: 2

3:51pm Thu 22 May 14

canfordcherry says...

PokesdownMark wrote:
Chris@Bmouth wrote:
High Treason wrote:
More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME
Unless you use the airport daily, why complain about 2.50. Obviously tighter than two coats of paint.
First they came for the regular airport users. But I said nothing because I didn't regularly use the airport....
Very good reply, but maybe a little too much for some posters to link the meaning with.
[quote][p][bold]PokesdownMark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME[/p][/quote]Unless you use the airport daily, why complain about 2.50. Obviously tighter than two coats of paint.[/p][/quote]First they came for the regular airport users. But I said nothing because I didn't regularly use the airport....[/p][/quote]Very good reply, but maybe a little too much for some posters to link the meaning with. canfordcherry
  • Score: 2

3:58pm Thu 22 May 14

Minty Fresh says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee,
£2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them
It's not the money Alisdair it's the principal as so many people point out. It's a con, end of, and until it's removed I absolutely will not travel from there.
With the airport obviously doing well these days it's high time this charge was removed. It alienates a good proportion of the people the airport should be encouraging and is totally indicative of the rip off Britain mentality of some big companies.
As for the short trip to Gatwick, I don't mind that as the number of flights to destinations like Tenerife are far greater and the prices by and large lower, which covers the cost of getting there.
My advice to everyone travelling is to get dropped off on Parley Lane and walk to the terminal and then buy nothing in the departure lounge. This will soon see the profits fall and perhaps the greedy so and so's in charge will see sense.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them[/p][/quote]It's not the money Alisdair it's the principal as so many people point out. It's a con, end of, and until it's removed I absolutely will not travel from there. With the airport obviously doing well these days it's high time this charge was removed. It alienates a good proportion of the people the airport should be encouraging and is totally indicative of the rip off Britain mentality of some big companies. As for the short trip to Gatwick, I don't mind that as the number of flights to destinations like Tenerife are far greater and the prices by and large lower, which covers the cost of getting there. My advice to everyone travelling is to get dropped off on Parley Lane and walk to the terminal and then buy nothing in the departure lounge. This will soon see the profits fall and perhaps the greedy so and so's in charge will see sense. Minty Fresh
  • Score: 1

4:12pm Thu 22 May 14

Minty Fresh says...

Afcbpete wrote:
ifordcherry wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
High Treason wrote:
More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME
Quite right, it's a ridiculous charge, that does more bad than good. Should never of been put in place, and should not be in place now!!
Also agree, that it's such a shame that you can fly from Gatwick, cheaper than your own local airport, even taking into account having to travel to do so.....
I think it is a very fair charge...Or shall we all tell this nasty airport to stop being so commercial and trying to make a profit....Or even better maybe we can get them to pay us to park there and even wash our cars for us at the same time...Pathetic !!
You're right, your comment is pathetic, but you're entitled to it, as am I...
Alasdair1967: A couple of times I've saved money by driving and parking at Gatwick, the saving was in excess of £50 oh, plus £2-50p!!
If you're parking to go into the airport, I'd expect to pay to park, but to just drop someone off, or pick up is a disgrace, and a petty charge. If you, or anyone else is happy to pay it, then I'm pleased for you, but I'm not, my choice!! Add to that, I wonder how many people go there for a coffee, and watch what's going on at the airport, something quite a few used to enjoy doing, I bet they're not doing that any more!!
Luckily Bournemouth Flying Club off Matchams Lane is open to the public and is located very close to the aircraft taking off and landing etc. Whilst there you can have a cuppa or a beer or something to eat. The airport owners missed a trick by effectively closing off the new terminal to those who just enjoy watching aircraft come and go.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ifordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME[/p][/quote]Quite right, it's a ridiculous charge, that does more bad than good. Should never of been put in place, and should not be in place now!! Also agree, that it's such a shame that you can fly from Gatwick, cheaper than your own local airport, even taking into account having to travel to do so.....[/p][/quote]I think it is a very fair charge...Or shall we all tell this nasty airport to stop being so commercial and trying to make a profit....Or even better maybe we can get them to pay us to park there and even wash our cars for us at the same time...Pathetic !![/p][/quote]You're right, your comment is pathetic, but you're entitled to it, as am I... Alasdair1967: A couple of times I've saved money by driving and parking at Gatwick, the saving was in excess of £50 oh, plus £2-50p!! If you're parking to go into the airport, I'd expect to pay to park, but to just drop someone off, or pick up is a disgrace, and a petty charge. If you, or anyone else is happy to pay it, then I'm pleased for you, but I'm not, my choice!! Add to that, I wonder how many people go there for a coffee, and watch what's going on at the airport, something quite a few used to enjoy doing, I bet they're not doing that any more!![/p][/quote]Luckily Bournemouth Flying Club off Matchams Lane is open to the public and is located very close to the aircraft taking off and landing etc. Whilst there you can have a cuppa or a beer or something to eat. The airport owners missed a trick by effectively closing off the new terminal to those who just enjoy watching aircraft come and go. Minty Fresh
  • Score: 2

4:32pm Thu 22 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

Minty Fresh wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee,
£2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them
It's not the money Alisdair it's the principal as so many people point out. It's a con, end of, and until it's removed I absolutely will not travel from there.
With the airport obviously doing well these days it's high time this charge was removed. It alienates a good proportion of the people the airport should be encouraging and is totally indicative of the rip off Britain mentality of some big companies.
As for the short trip to Gatwick, I don't mind that as the number of flights to destinations like Tenerife are far greater and the prices by and large lower, which covers the cost of getting there.
My advice to everyone travelling is to get dropped off on Parley Lane and walk to the terminal and then buy nothing in the departure lounge. This will soon see the profits fall and perhaps the greedy so and so's in charge will see sense.
I cannot believe I am reading this so you are telling one and all that you are prepared to pay the additional costs to travel to gatwick park at gatwick endure the stress of the return journey to gatwick rather than pay a measly £2.50 ok £5 charge more fool you is all I can say ,as for the costs in the departure lounge they are high regardless of which airport you travel from once you are through customs/ security and into the departure lounge they have got you
[quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them[/p][/quote]It's not the money Alisdair it's the principal as so many people point out. It's a con, end of, and until it's removed I absolutely will not travel from there. With the airport obviously doing well these days it's high time this charge was removed. It alienates a good proportion of the people the airport should be encouraging and is totally indicative of the rip off Britain mentality of some big companies. As for the short trip to Gatwick, I don't mind that as the number of flights to destinations like Tenerife are far greater and the prices by and large lower, which covers the cost of getting there. My advice to everyone travelling is to get dropped off on Parley Lane and walk to the terminal and then buy nothing in the departure lounge. This will soon see the profits fall and perhaps the greedy so and so's in charge will see sense.[/p][/quote]I cannot believe I am reading this so you are telling one and all that you are prepared to pay the additional costs to travel to gatwick park at gatwick endure the stress of the return journey to gatwick rather than pay a measly £2.50 ok £5 charge more fool you is all I can say ,as for the costs in the departure lounge they are high regardless of which airport you travel from once you are through customs/ security and into the departure lounge they have got you alasdair1967
  • Score: 3

4:43pm Thu 22 May 14

BarrHumbug says...

What happened to the "Staycations" that everyone bantered about a couple years ago?
What happened to the "Staycations" that everyone bantered about a couple years ago? BarrHumbug
  • Score: -2

4:44pm Thu 22 May 14

ben611 says...

Minty Fresh wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote: Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them
It's not the money Alisdair it's the principal as so many people point out. It's a con, end of, and until it's removed I absolutely will not travel from there. With the airport obviously doing well these days it's high time this charge was removed. It alienates a good proportion of the people the airport should be encouraging and is totally indicative of the rip off Britain mentality of some big companies. As for the short trip to Gatwick, I don't mind that as the number of flights to destinations like Tenerife are far greater and the prices by and large lower, which covers the cost of getting there. My advice to everyone travelling is to get dropped off on Parley Lane and walk to the terminal and then buy nothing in the departure lounge. This will soon see the profits fall and perhaps the greedy so and so's in charge will see sense.
very good post will be walking from across the road will not be paying anything :)
[quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them[/p][/quote]It's not the money Alisdair it's the principal as so many people point out. It's a con, end of, and until it's removed I absolutely will not travel from there. With the airport obviously doing well these days it's high time this charge was removed. It alienates a good proportion of the people the airport should be encouraging and is totally indicative of the rip off Britain mentality of some big companies. As for the short trip to Gatwick, I don't mind that as the number of flights to destinations like Tenerife are far greater and the prices by and large lower, which covers the cost of getting there. My advice to everyone travelling is to get dropped off on Parley Lane and walk to the terminal and then buy nothing in the departure lounge. This will soon see the profits fall and perhaps the greedy so and so's in charge will see sense.[/p][/quote]very good post will be walking from across the road will not be paying anything :) ben611
  • Score: 0

4:49pm Thu 22 May 14

boardsandphotos says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Minty Fresh wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee,
£2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them
It's not the money Alisdair it's the principal as so many people point out. It's a con, end of, and until it's removed I absolutely will not travel from there.
With the airport obviously doing well these days it's high time this charge was removed. It alienates a good proportion of the people the airport should be encouraging and is totally indicative of the rip off Britain mentality of some big companies.
As for the short trip to Gatwick, I don't mind that as the number of flights to destinations like Tenerife are far greater and the prices by and large lower, which covers the cost of getting there.
My advice to everyone travelling is to get dropped off on Parley Lane and walk to the terminal and then buy nothing in the departure lounge. This will soon see the profits fall and perhaps the greedy so and so's in charge will see sense.
I cannot believe I am reading this so you are telling one and all that you are prepared to pay the additional costs to travel to gatwick park at gatwick endure the stress of the return journey to gatwick rather than pay a measly £2.50 ok £5 charge more fool you is all I can say ,as for the costs in the departure lounge they are high regardless of which airport you travel from once you are through customs/ security and into the departure lounge they have got you
I don't understand it either Alasdair, all that additional fuss and stress for the principle of boycotting such a trivial charge.

Still it keeps Bournemouth airport free of moaners and groaners, those of us of a care free disposition get an extra two hours sleep while they are all busy clogging up the motorways.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them[/p][/quote]It's not the money Alisdair it's the principal as so many people point out. It's a con, end of, and until it's removed I absolutely will not travel from there. With the airport obviously doing well these days it's high time this charge was removed. It alienates a good proportion of the people the airport should be encouraging and is totally indicative of the rip off Britain mentality of some big companies. As for the short trip to Gatwick, I don't mind that as the number of flights to destinations like Tenerife are far greater and the prices by and large lower, which covers the cost of getting there. My advice to everyone travelling is to get dropped off on Parley Lane and walk to the terminal and then buy nothing in the departure lounge. This will soon see the profits fall and perhaps the greedy so and so's in charge will see sense.[/p][/quote]I cannot believe I am reading this so you are telling one and all that you are prepared to pay the additional costs to travel to gatwick park at gatwick endure the stress of the return journey to gatwick rather than pay a measly £2.50 ok £5 charge more fool you is all I can say ,as for the costs in the departure lounge they are high regardless of which airport you travel from once you are through customs/ security and into the departure lounge they have got you[/p][/quote]I don't understand it either Alasdair, all that additional fuss and stress for the principle of boycotting such a trivial charge. Still it keeps Bournemouth airport free of moaners and groaners, those of us of a care free disposition get an extra two hours sleep while they are all busy clogging up the motorways. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 2

4:59pm Thu 22 May 14

Glashen says...

canfordcherry wrote:
PokesdownMark wrote:
Chris@Bmouth wrote:
High Treason wrote:
More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME
Unless you use the airport daily, why complain about 2.50. Obviously tighter than two coats of paint.
First they came for the regular airport users. But I said nothing because I didn't regularly use the airport....
Very good reply, but maybe a little too much for some posters to link the meaning with.
To invoke Godwins Law : "Godwin's law is an Internet adage asserting that "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches"
in an off topic discussion about a drop off charge that must be one of the most ridiculous examples of it happening.
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PokesdownMark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: More flights, more £2-50 drop off pick up fees. Gives visitors the impression Bournemouth is a rip off before they have even left the airport. WELCOME[/p][/quote]Unless you use the airport daily, why complain about 2.50. Obviously tighter than two coats of paint.[/p][/quote]First they came for the regular airport users. But I said nothing because I didn't regularly use the airport....[/p][/quote]Very good reply, but maybe a little too much for some posters to link the meaning with.[/p][/quote]To invoke Godwins Law : "Godwin's law is an Internet adage asserting that "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches" in an off topic discussion about a drop off charge that must be one of the most ridiculous examples of it happening. Glashen
  • Score: -1

5:00pm Thu 22 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Minty Fresh wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee,
£2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them
It's not the money Alisdair it's the principal as so many people point out. It's a con, end of, and until it's removed I absolutely will not travel from there.
With the airport obviously doing well these days it's high time this charge was removed. It alienates a good proportion of the people the airport should be encouraging and is totally indicative of the rip off Britain mentality of some big companies.
As for the short trip to Gatwick, I don't mind that as the number of flights to destinations like Tenerife are far greater and the prices by and large lower, which covers the cost of getting there.
My advice to everyone travelling is to get dropped off on Parley Lane and walk to the terminal and then buy nothing in the departure lounge. This will soon see the profits fall and perhaps the greedy so and so's in charge will see sense.
I cannot believe I am reading this so you are telling one and all that you are prepared to pay the additional costs to travel to gatwick park at gatwick endure the stress of the return journey to gatwick rather than pay a measly £2.50 ok £5 charge more fool you is all I can say ,as for the costs in the departure lounge they are high regardless of which airport you travel from once you are through customs/ security and into the departure lounge they have got you
I don't understand it either Alasdair, all that additional fuss and stress for the principle of boycotting such a trivial charge.

Still it keeps Bournemouth airport free of moaners and groaners, those of us of a care free disposition get an extra two hours sleep while they are all busy clogging up the motorways.
More fool them next Friday I will be sat in Bournemouth departures with an extra £130 pounds spending money in my back pocket sorry £127.50 having not forked out for additional travelling costs to gatwick
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them[/p][/quote]It's not the money Alisdair it's the principal as so many people point out. It's a con, end of, and until it's removed I absolutely will not travel from there. With the airport obviously doing well these days it's high time this charge was removed. It alienates a good proportion of the people the airport should be encouraging and is totally indicative of the rip off Britain mentality of some big companies. As for the short trip to Gatwick, I don't mind that as the number of flights to destinations like Tenerife are far greater and the prices by and large lower, which covers the cost of getting there. My advice to everyone travelling is to get dropped off on Parley Lane and walk to the terminal and then buy nothing in the departure lounge. This will soon see the profits fall and perhaps the greedy so and so's in charge will see sense.[/p][/quote]I cannot believe I am reading this so you are telling one and all that you are prepared to pay the additional costs to travel to gatwick park at gatwick endure the stress of the return journey to gatwick rather than pay a measly £2.50 ok £5 charge more fool you is all I can say ,as for the costs in the departure lounge they are high regardless of which airport you travel from once you are through customs/ security and into the departure lounge they have got you[/p][/quote]I don't understand it either Alasdair, all that additional fuss and stress for the principle of boycotting such a trivial charge. Still it keeps Bournemouth airport free of moaners and groaners, those of us of a care free disposition get an extra two hours sleep while they are all busy clogging up the motorways.[/p][/quote]More fool them next Friday I will be sat in Bournemouth departures with an extra £130 pounds spending money in my back pocket sorry £127.50 having not forked out for additional travelling costs to gatwick alasdair1967
  • Score: 4

5:28pm Thu 22 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

Big smiles all around for me at least ,just checked parking at gatwick for the duration of my holiday parking alone would cost me £102.95 (cheapest price found) then add fuel on top so approx £170 so an additional £167.50 in my pocket so may well have an expensive coffee in the smoking area in departures drawing on a large cigar try doing that in gatwick departures !!!!
Big smiles all around for me at least ,just checked parking at gatwick for the duration of my holiday parking alone would cost me £102.95 (cheapest price found) then add fuel on top so approx £170 so an additional £167.50 in my pocket so may well have an expensive coffee in the smoking area in departures drawing on a large cigar try doing that in gatwick departures !!!! alasdair1967
  • Score: 2

6:02pm Thu 22 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

Just done a price comparison flights transfers and baggage same hotel same dates my total holiday cost from Bournemouth £590 plus £5 for drop off fees from gatwick holiday £733.60 fuel £70 parking £102.95

£311.55 cheaper flying from Bournemouth !!!!!!!

Shop around people the grass is not greener at gatwick for the sake of not paying the drop off fee !!!!
Just done a price comparison flights transfers and baggage same hotel same dates my total holiday cost from Bournemouth £590 plus £5 for drop off fees from gatwick holiday £733.60 fuel £70 parking £102.95 £311.55 cheaper flying from Bournemouth !!!!!!! Shop around people the grass is not greener at gatwick for the sake of not paying the drop off fee !!!! alasdair1967
  • Score: 6

6:48pm Thu 22 May 14

PokesdownMark says...

Glashen wrote:
canfordcherry wrote:
PPetty perhaps? But ridiculous? Never.
[quote][p][bold]Glashen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PPetty perhaps? But ridiculous? Never. PokesdownMark
  • Score: 3

7:01pm Thu 22 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Just done a price comparison flights transfers and baggage same hotel same dates my total holiday cost from Bournemouth £590 plus £5 for drop off fees from gatwick holiday £733.60 fuel £70 parking £102.95

£311.55 cheaper flying from Bournemouth !!!!!!!

Shop around people the grass is not greener at gatwick for the sake of not paying the drop off fee !!!!
When I initially booked it was £73 pounds cheaper however today's prices are considerably more expensive than at the time I booked which surprises me being now classed as a last min getaway
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Just done a price comparison flights transfers and baggage same hotel same dates my total holiday cost from Bournemouth £590 plus £5 for drop off fees from gatwick holiday £733.60 fuel £70 parking £102.95 £311.55 cheaper flying from Bournemouth !!!!!!! Shop around people the grass is not greener at gatwick for the sake of not paying the drop off fee !!!![/p][/quote]When I initially booked it was £73 pounds cheaper however today's prices are considerably more expensive than at the time I booked which surprises me being now classed as a last min getaway alasdair1967
  • Score: 1

7:29pm Thu 22 May 14

big white bear says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Short term parking prices gatwick

Up to 30 mins £3.00
30 mins - 1 hour £6.00
1-2 hours £10

Short term parking Bournemouth

Up to 30 mins £2.50
Up to 1 hour. £4.50
Up to 2 hours £7.00

I rest my case !
those are parking prices. At Bournemouth you pay £2.50 to drop off, at gatwick you do not pay to drop off
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Short term parking prices gatwick Up to 30 mins £3.00 30 mins - 1 hour £6.00 1-2 hours £10 Short term parking Bournemouth Up to 30 mins £2.50 Up to 1 hour. £4.50 Up to 2 hours £7.00 I rest my case ![/p][/quote]those are parking prices. At Bournemouth you pay £2.50 to drop off, at gatwick you do not pay to drop off big white bear
  • Score: 0

7:34pm Thu 22 May 14

Sagacity says...

How can this be a boost for Bournemouth airport when Ryanair are offering fewer routes than last Winter? What is so lacking at Bournemouth are routes offering city breaks to such destinations as Rome, Vienna, Venice, Berlin,Copenhagen,Li
sbon,Amsterdam and Edinburgh. Also flights to ports to link up with cruises. What seems to have escaped the management at both the airport and Ryanair is that Bournemouth is itself a tourist destination. Practically all fights at the airport have always concentrated on taking people OUT, what about bringing people IN? This would provide a much needed boost to the local economy. Flights to destinations such as Edinburgh or Berlin would create two way traffic, which would mean they would be more likely to succeed.
How can this be a boost for Bournemouth airport when Ryanair are offering fewer routes than last Winter? What is so lacking at Bournemouth are routes offering city breaks to such destinations as Rome, Vienna, Venice, Berlin,Copenhagen,Li sbon,Amsterdam and Edinburgh. Also flights to ports to link up with cruises. What seems to have escaped the management at both the airport and Ryanair is that Bournemouth is itself a tourist destination. Practically all fights at the airport have always concentrated on taking people OUT, what about bringing people IN? This would provide a much needed boost to the local economy. Flights to destinations such as Edinburgh or Berlin would create two way traffic, which would mean they would be more likely to succeed. Sagacity
  • Score: 4

7:59pm Thu 22 May 14

apm1954 says...

big white bear wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Short term parking prices gatwick

Up to 30 mins £3.00
30 mins - 1 hour £6.00
1-2 hours £10

Short term parking Bournemouth

Up to 30 mins £2.50
Up to 1 hour. £4.50
Up to 2 hours £7.00

I rest my case !
those are parking prices. At Bournemouth you pay £2.50 to drop off, at gatwick you do not pay to drop off
yawn
[quote][p][bold]big white bear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Short term parking prices gatwick Up to 30 mins £3.00 30 mins - 1 hour £6.00 1-2 hours £10 Short term parking Bournemouth Up to 30 mins £2.50 Up to 1 hour. £4.50 Up to 2 hours £7.00 I rest my case ![/p][/quote]those are parking prices. At Bournemouth you pay £2.50 to drop off, at gatwick you do not pay to drop off[/p][/quote]yawn apm1954
  • Score: -2

8:29pm Thu 22 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

big white bear wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Short term parking prices gatwick

Up to 30 mins £3.00
30 mins - 1 hour £6.00
1-2 hours £10

Short term parking Bournemouth

Up to 30 mins £2.50
Up to 1 hour. £4.50
Up to 2 hours £7.00

I rest my case !
those are parking prices. At Bournemouth you pay £2.50 to drop off, at gatwick you do not pay to drop off
At Bournemouth you drive into oh a carpark pay the drop off fee in oh a ticket machine then leave ,as if said at least at Bournemouth you can assist your family/ friends into the departure hall try doing that at gatwick without having your car towed !
[quote][p][bold]big white bear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Short term parking prices gatwick Up to 30 mins £3.00 30 mins - 1 hour £6.00 1-2 hours £10 Short term parking Bournemouth Up to 30 mins £2.50 Up to 1 hour. £4.50 Up to 2 hours £7.00 I rest my case ![/p][/quote]those are parking prices. At Bournemouth you pay £2.50 to drop off, at gatwick you do not pay to drop off[/p][/quote]At Bournemouth you drive into oh a carpark pay the drop off fee in oh a ticket machine then leave ,as if said at least at Bournemouth you can assist your family/ friends into the departure hall try doing that at gatwick without having your car towed ! alasdair1967
  • Score: 1

8:58pm Thu 22 May 14

twynham says...

Sagacity wrote:
How can this be a boost for Bournemouth airport when Ryanair are offering fewer routes than last Winter? What is so lacking at Bournemouth are routes offering city breaks to such destinations as Rome, Vienna, Venice, Berlin,Copenhagen,Li

sbon,Amsterdam and Edinburgh. Also flights to ports to link up with cruises. What seems to have escaped the management at both the airport and Ryanair is that Bournemouth is itself a tourist destination. Practically all fights at the airport have always concentrated on taking people OUT, what about bringing people IN? This would provide a much needed boost to the local economy. Flights to destinations such as Edinburgh or Berlin would create two way traffic, which would mean they would be more likely to succeed.
Biggest problem with Hurn Airport is that it only has a 180 degree low population catchment area.
Believe me, if Michael O'Leary could make a profit flying from here he would.
I've flown four times since December on really cheap tickets and only the pre Christmas flight came close to Ryanair's required 80% capacity.
[quote][p][bold]Sagacity[/bold] wrote: How can this be a boost for Bournemouth airport when Ryanair are offering fewer routes than last Winter? What is so lacking at Bournemouth are routes offering city breaks to such destinations as Rome, Vienna, Venice, Berlin,Copenhagen,Li sbon,Amsterdam and Edinburgh. Also flights to ports to link up with cruises. What seems to have escaped the management at both the airport and Ryanair is that Bournemouth is itself a tourist destination. Practically all fights at the airport have always concentrated on taking people OUT, what about bringing people IN? This would provide a much needed boost to the local economy. Flights to destinations such as Edinburgh or Berlin would create two way traffic, which would mean they would be more likely to succeed.[/p][/quote]Biggest problem with Hurn Airport is that it only has a 180 degree low population catchment area. Believe me, if Michael O'Leary could make a profit flying from here he would. I've flown four times since December on really cheap tickets and only the pre Christmas flight came close to Ryanair's required 80% capacity. twynham
  • Score: 1

9:48pm Thu 22 May 14

Hobad1 says...

No surprise that this story quickly degenerated into the £2.50 argument. I recently flew from, and returned to, Bournemouth Airport. The total cost of the parking for drop off and pick up, £5.00, didn't bother me one bit. As I'd rather pay that and get a flight at a reasonable price at a reasonable time, than save a few quid and spend hours traveling to, and from London airports, and paying the parking charges there. I feel lucky to have a regional airport close at hand.
No surprise that this story quickly degenerated into the £2.50 argument. I recently flew from, and returned to, Bournemouth Airport. The total cost of the parking for drop off and pick up, £5.00, didn't bother me one bit. As I'd rather pay that and get a flight at a reasonable price at a reasonable time, than save a few quid and spend hours traveling to, and from London airports, and paying the parking charges there. I feel lucky to have a regional airport close at hand. Hobad1
  • Score: 2

7:57am Fri 23 May 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

Use it or lose it.
Use it or lose it. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: 2

9:05am Fri 23 May 14

ragj195 says...

Chris@Bmouth wrote:
Use it or lose it.
Precisely. I hardly the MAG are making a huge profit from the airport. How many other towns similar in size are lucky enough to have an airport like us. If paying £2.50 helps keep it profitable so that I can benefit from an airport on my doorstep then that's fine by me.
[quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: Use it or lose it.[/p][/quote]Precisely. I hardly the MAG are making a huge profit from the airport. How many other towns similar in size are lucky enough to have an airport like us. If paying £2.50 helps keep it profitable so that I can benefit from an airport on my doorstep then that's fine by me. ragj195
  • Score: 7

10:06am Fri 23 May 14

Minty Fresh says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Just done a price comparison flights transfers and baggage same hotel same dates my total holiday cost from Bournemouth £590 plus £5 for drop off fees from gatwick holiday £733.60 fuel £70 parking £102.95

£311.55 cheaper flying from Bournemouth !!!!!!!

Shop around people the grass is not greener at gatwick for the sake of not paying the drop off fee !!!!
Are you Paul Knight in disguise?
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Just done a price comparison flights transfers and baggage same hotel same dates my total holiday cost from Bournemouth £590 plus £5 for drop off fees from gatwick holiday £733.60 fuel £70 parking £102.95 £311.55 cheaper flying from Bournemouth !!!!!!! Shop around people the grass is not greener at gatwick for the sake of not paying the drop off fee !!!![/p][/quote]Are you Paul Knight in disguise? Minty Fresh
  • Score: 0

11:48am Fri 23 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

Minty Fresh wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Just done a price comparison flights transfers and baggage same hotel same dates my total holiday cost from Bournemouth £590 plus £5 for drop off fees from gatwick holiday £733.60 fuel £70 parking £102.95

£311.55 cheaper flying from Bournemouth !!!!!!!

Shop around people the grass is not greener at gatwick for the sake of not paying the drop off fee !!!!
Are you Paul Knight in disguise?
Nope just someone who likes a bargain in life ! Look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves
[quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Just done a price comparison flights transfers and baggage same hotel same dates my total holiday cost from Bournemouth £590 plus £5 for drop off fees from gatwick holiday £733.60 fuel £70 parking £102.95 £311.55 cheaper flying from Bournemouth !!!!!!! Shop around people the grass is not greener at gatwick for the sake of not paying the drop off fee !!!![/p][/quote]Are you Paul Knight in disguise?[/p][/quote]Nope just someone who likes a bargain in life ! Look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves alasdair1967
  • Score: 0

3:57pm Sat 24 May 14

wadjit says...

just because other airports have a drop off charge doesn't make it right. A £2.50 charge just so you can get to the door of where you have to be is a disgrace i'm afraid
just because other airports have a drop off charge doesn't make it right. A £2.50 charge just so you can get to the door of where you have to be is a disgrace i'm afraid wadjit
  • Score: 1

4:18pm Tue 27 May 14

LordFarquaad says...

I think we are forgetting that Bournemouth Airport is privately owned and as such can charge what they want for parking/drop offs. I personally have no problem with private businesses having a bit of commercial sense and trying to keep their business profitable in a difficult market. Think of the jobs. For those arguing that they would rather go to Gatwick or Heathrow than pay £2.50, I would question how honest you are really being with yourselves. Angry - Yes, Stupid - No.
I think we are forgetting that Bournemouth Airport is privately owned and as such can charge what they want for parking/drop offs. I personally have no problem with private businesses having a bit of commercial sense and trying to keep their business profitable in a difficult market. Think of the jobs. For those arguing that they would rather go to Gatwick or Heathrow than pay £2.50, I would question how honest you are really being with yourselves. Angry - Yes, Stupid - No. LordFarquaad
  • Score: 0

8:56am Wed 28 May 14

RM says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
a real supporter wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them
Well said Alasdair, there truly is a bunch of di*ks on here.I knew even before reading the article the normal £2.50 whingers would be on here. I use Bournemouth because I will be home after arrival in 20 mins including picking up any baggage. Try that from Gatwick at stupid o'clock.
If you don't want to pay to drop people off than don't drop them or ask for £2.50 easy. Oh and High Treason if you are dropping people off and it is raining why don't you take an umbrella and walk your friends to the departure it really is not that far.
It just amazes me that there are some people who are prepared to boycott there local airport over a £2.50 fee and would still rather travel to gatwick as a result more fool them
More fool the management of Bournemouth Airport who are happy to lose business (and cause the airlines to lose business) for the sake of their drop off fees. With all my family living abroad I fly about 6 times a year. The train takes me to Soton Airport & National Express runs reasonably priced coaches to all the London airports. No driving, no parking charges, much more choice of flights. Perhaps lack of business is why Ryanair is flying to two less destinations from Bournemouth this winter?
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a real supporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them[/p][/quote]Well said Alasdair, there truly is a bunch of di*ks on here.I knew even before reading the article the normal £2.50 whingers would be on here. I use Bournemouth because I will be home after arrival in 20 mins including picking up any baggage. Try that from Gatwick at stupid o'clock. If you don't want to pay to drop people off than don't drop them or ask for £2.50 easy. Oh and High Treason if you are dropping people off and it is raining why don't you take an umbrella and walk your friends to the departure it really is not that far.[/p][/quote]It just amazes me that there are some people who are prepared to boycott there local airport over a £2.50 fee and would still rather travel to gatwick as a result more fool them[/p][/quote]More fool the management of Bournemouth Airport who are happy to lose business (and cause the airlines to lose business) for the sake of their drop off fees. With all my family living abroad I fly about 6 times a year. The train takes me to Soton Airport & National Express runs reasonably priced coaches to all the London airports. No driving, no parking charges, much more choice of flights. Perhaps lack of business is why Ryanair is flying to two less destinations from Bournemouth this winter? RM
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9:08am Wed 28 May 14

ragj195 says...

RM wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
a real supporter wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them
Well said Alasdair, there truly is a bunch of di*ks on here.I knew even before reading the article the normal £2.50 whingers would be on here. I use Bournemouth because I will be home after arrival in 20 mins including picking up any baggage. Try that from Gatwick at stupid o'clock.
If you don't want to pay to drop people off than don't drop them or ask for £2.50 easy. Oh and High Treason if you are dropping people off and it is raining why don't you take an umbrella and walk your friends to the departure it really is not that far.
It just amazes me that there are some people who are prepared to boycott there local airport over a £2.50 fee and would still rather travel to gatwick as a result more fool them
More fool the management of Bournemouth Airport who are happy to lose business (and cause the airlines to lose business) for the sake of their drop off fees. With all my family living abroad I fly about 6 times a year. The train takes me to Soton Airport & National Express runs reasonably priced coaches to all the London airports. No driving, no parking charges, much more choice of flights. Perhaps lack of business is why Ryanair is flying to two less destinations from Bournemouth this winter?
And they're the "fools"?

South West Trains don't shaft their customers do they? £100 for a return ticket to Waterloo isn't worth discussing when we have a £2.50 drop off charge.
[quote][p][bold]RM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a real supporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Here we go again ,good news for the airport good news for the local traveller yet turned into a lets moan about the drop of fee, £2.50 is a small price to pay for the convenience of flying from my local airport and I'm more than happy to do so,at the end of the day 20 mins from my property ,how much does it cost to get to gatwick with petrol prices today say £70 car parking at gatwick approx £60 time to get to gatwick 2 hours ,then the return journey home ,land at Hurn passport control collect bags home with feet up when most people at gatwick would only just be in baggage hall facing a two hour journey home ,never been delayed flying from Hurn if your a smoker , smoking area provided in departures unlike gatwick less crowded at Hurn yet people whinge about £2.50 more fool them[/p][/quote]Well said Alasdair, there truly is a bunch of di*ks on here.I knew even before reading the article the normal £2.50 whingers would be on here. I use Bournemouth because I will be home after arrival in 20 mins including picking up any baggage. Try that from Gatwick at stupid o'clock. If you don't want to pay to drop people off than don't drop them or ask for £2.50 easy. Oh and High Treason if you are dropping people off and it is raining why don't you take an umbrella and walk your friends to the departure it really is not that far.[/p][/quote]It just amazes me that there are some people who are prepared to boycott there local airport over a £2.50 fee and would still rather travel to gatwick as a result more fool them[/p][/quote]More fool the management of Bournemouth Airport who are happy to lose business (and cause the airlines to lose business) for the sake of their drop off fees. With all my family living abroad I fly about 6 times a year. The train takes me to Soton Airport & National Express runs reasonably priced coaches to all the London airports. No driving, no parking charges, much more choice of flights. Perhaps lack of business is why Ryanair is flying to two less destinations from Bournemouth this winter?[/p][/quote]And they're the "fools"? South West Trains don't shaft their customers do they? £100 for a return ticket to Waterloo isn't worth discussing when we have a £2.50 drop off charge. ragj195
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