We arrived at the above car park at 12:30 on 8th. September having pre-booked to park there. This would have left us just over 2 hours to check in and have something to eat....That is until we found that nobody could get into the car park. For whatever reason the airport authority decided to let attendees to a nearby concert (M fest I believe) park in there. This meant that there were literally no parking places left, even the courtesy buses couldn't get in. Non of the staff knew what was happening. We were eventually let in and left to our own devices. I finished up parking on the verges close to a fence because that was all that was left. We eventually checked in and arrived airside 20 minutes before take-off. Thank you Manchester Airport, this was a really good way to start our holiday. Coming home wasn't much better, from touchdown (21:10) to car park was 1hr 20 mins. This compares to a business trip to Schipol the previous week where from check-in to plane was 20 mins (OK, we were lucky and it was exceptional but we still did it!)
LBA, you may still be a Mick Mouse airport, but you are a quicker, slicker Micky Mouse Airport!!