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Wednesday, 14 July 2010

BAA as bad as the cheap airlines

So, BAA now want to charge people £1 when you drop people off for their flights at both Belfast and Edinburgh Airports.

This really is a move too far but you can see as airlines and airports alike aren't making as much money as before so they are investigating new ways of taxing their customers.

Whether it is increasing the luggage trolley fee from £1 to £2 as they have at Luton, or increased charges for putting baggage on a plane or now charging for dropping passengers off they are keen to tax, tax, tax.

There does come a point where people will start to think is this really worth it, airlines are constantly looking at ways to disguise the real cost of a ticket and now airports want to charge for someone just to drop you off.

A bus or taxi isn't always practical, nor affordable so sometimes relying on a family member or a friend to take you to the airport to drop you off is the only option, why should that be subject to a tax from BAA?

Belfast, Edinburgh and then where, Aberdeen and Glasgow?

1 comment:

John said...

I think it's getting to the point where people either know how to use the system and skirt these charges or simply fly less. Airlines are getting a bad a name as estate agents.

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