Glasgow Airport

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Glasgow Airport Reviews

Dr_Seuss Dr_Seuss
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Glasgow International Airport Jul 23, 2013
Glasgow International Airport, originally Glasgow Abbotsinch, opened in 1966, mainly just for domestic flights, having previously been an RAF base.

Airport is only about 7 miles from the city centre, just off the M8 motorway, near Paisley. Poorly served by public transport, particularly early morning and late at night when bus service is half hourly, but from about 8am goes to a 10 minute service for the Airport Flyer service 500.There is also another bus, 747, that goes via the tunnel and into the north of the city centre, but tried that once, as I could get off half way and be nearer home, and it was a nightmare, as it all over the place first.

Was due to have a rail link running by this year(2013) but was cancelled by Scottish Government in 2009, as Edinburgh tram project needed bailed out, but is being talked about again. Bus does just take 25 minutes, heading via Motorway non stop until it reaches Waterloo Street, near Central Station, and links on to Central, Queen street Station (for trains North and East)and Buchanan Bus Station .

Airport taxis are a law unto themselves,I'm being polite, and extortionate in my opinion, to the point I wouldn't even use them out of principle, even when it would have been paid on expenses by work.

One main terminal building, but does have an extension,T2, that opens up in the summer for mainly charter flights, but it more like a giant portakabin.

Check in waits really depend on which carrier you are flying with and the number of ground crew they employ.

Split into three distinct sections, from facing the building outside, international arrivals is on the left, all departures in the centre and domestic arrivals to the right.

Check in all on ground floor, and there are a couple of coffee shops and a newsagent. Along at the Domestic Arrivals there is a small Tesco supermaket and a bar.

Has been a big improvement to departures in recent years, with a single security point now for all departures.After security you have no choice but to go through the duty free, and there are a few souvenir shops, sports shops,currency exchange, newsagent, coffee shops, sandwich shops and restaurants.

There is a large bar in the main terminal, another in the international departure lounge, and one in each of the three wings, though in both the domestic wings, the bar is right at the far end. In the international wing you'll also find electrical and camera shops.

Not the worst airport in the world, and fine for a short time, but not somewhere you would want to be stuck for long, or even sleep in overnight for an early morning flight.

Probably most memorable to people outside the city for the bombing attack in 2007, when the locals set about the terrorists, but that's Glasgow for you :D
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wandafromtexas says:
HELLO! Just read your review. Appreciate it. Saw your name as possible for the meetup in Liverpool My "Plan A" this summer is to perhaps fly into Glasgow and figure out a way to get over to Isle of Bute, purpose: follow my family name McCurdy, there.
Posted on: Feb 22, 2014
missandrea81 says:
I meant, Ian. So sorry. >.<
Posted on: Aug 27, 2013
missandrea81 says:
This was a very helpful review if I ever fly into Glasgow. Thanks, Brian.
Posted on: Aug 27, 2013
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