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Airport Copycats

Jul 2nd, 2010 | By

UPDATE: 13th July.
“The Scotsman” newspaper says that the MD of Edinburgh Airport, Gordon Dewar, has said that the £1 charge for drop off/pick-up may not be enough to change people’s habits. He expects that the number of cars using the drop-off area will fall from 1.6 million to 1 million. If it doesn’t will BAA raise the price? The petition launched by Gavin Brown MSP has so far collected only about 1,200 signatures. If you wish to support the petition you will find it at http://www.gopetition.co.uk/petitions/say-no-to-drop-off-charges-at-edinburgh-airport.html.

Like the proverbial London bus – you wait for ages and then two come along- two airports have announced identical prices for identical services. Belfast International and Edinburgh airports have both said that we’ll have to pay a pound to drop off or collect passengers at their airports.
What else is this but another case of the systematic mugging of the airline passenger?