Bournemouth Problems at Bournemouth Airport
- Bournemouth airport: car park within easy walk of terminal building, so no transfer required. However, the APH directions to the car park DO NOT reflect the situation on the ground.
There are no signs to 'Car Park 1' (there are signs to Car Park 2). The man (airport staff) on the barrier spoke poor English and tried to direct me into the short term park. Only my insistence on finding the correct park saved me from a large parking fee on return from my holiday.
The procedure at the exit barrier is not clear. Insert the orange token - the machine screen says 'Wait' and the barrier does not raise. Calls for assistance needed. You have to ignore the 'Wait' sign and must drive forward, past a NPNR camera, which then opens the barrier. None of that is clear from signage at the exit.
All this could easily be fixed if APH did a ground recce. You need to check the actual site and re-write your instructions accordingly.
Published on: 28 May 2016
Long Stay Car Park 1