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Member Name: mizzy
Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA)
Advantages: Small, quick checkin
Disadvantages: nothing to do
I use this airport about 3 times a year, to go on holiday and visit my boyfriends family.
Leeds airport is situated on the outskirts of Leeds in Yeadon. Its a tiny airport, with just a small waiting area for arrivals and a seperate one for departures.
There are quite a few airline companies here but the only one I use is Jet 2 as they are the cheapest to fly to Holland.
There isnt really any entertainment as there is in other airports, the only shops are WHSmiths, Boots, and duty free when you have gone through security.
There is a Greggs in the arrivals section, as well as a small section. In the departures there is a bar area that also serves food.
I usually just get something from Greggs as it is the cheapest out of all the food outlets, and is the same price as any other Greggs.
There is nowhere to really sleep or lie down if your flight is delayed, as the airport is too small, so you will be bored as my boyfriend once waited there for about 3 hours and he was going insane by the end!
The staff are all very helpful and pleasant at the airport, they will point you in the right direction, although its not easy to get lost in the one terminal, especially compared to somewhere like Amsterdam airport!
If you dont have a car, there is a useful bus link from Leeds bus station, that runs along kirkstall road, so for all the students just walk down to there from hyde park and you can hop on the bus for £2.10 one way, or get a dayrider if you are meeting someone and bringing them back.
For those with a car, theres a small multistory within free bus distance of the airport. Theres also a short stay if your picking someone up.
This airport is great for residents of leeds who dont want to travel to Manchester to fly. It takes 45 mins on the bus from the bus station, and drops you right at the front of the terminal, so its very practical. Also you only have to be there 45 mins before gate closure on Jet2, so flying with them can be a quick process as long as theres no delays.
Summary: Easy to get to
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