Southampton Airport aims to be the local airport you can breeze through. Working together with airlines and tour operators, we serve around 50 European destinations and welcome around 2 million passengers a year.
Don't buy Quality street. Over £4 for small bag! But lovely small airport with surprising number of connections.
Nice and small. Car park close.
Very efficient little airport with plenty of smiles around!
Do not use cashpoint in departures to buy euros. Exchange rate is awful! Ignore my previous tip!
If you don't get to the currency exchange before security there is a cashpoint by the gates where you can withdraw euros or sterling
Don't expect shopping past security. There is a while smiths that will sell you travel toothpaste ( tiny half length tube) for £2.50. Duty free shop and café and bar that is it though.
Steer clear of the miserable check in clerk! (Face like a bull dog chewing a wasp) Clearly reading how to win friends and influence people! Saved by excellent service from younger employee :D
The queue for security screening often stretches back to the arrivals bar in the morning. Allow yourself plenty of time, particularly in the summer.
If you've already checked in, go straight for the shorter bag drop queue. Sounds obvious but unclear sign posting means most people with boarding passes are mistakenly in the wrong queue.
Little or nothing to do when your Fly(may)be flight is inevitably cancelled or delayed.
Try and avoid eating here. Over-priced, under-cooked, tired, tasteless and tiny.
Take your sandwiches from the Costa counter and buy at the bar where they are cheaper!
Disappointing duty free with small expensive selection - don't bank on buying anything. At the end of duty free is WHSmiths that sell cheaper chocolate for example.
30min free wifi while waiting for plane or luggage.
Most ridiculous airport security I have ever seen. Throwing away a business mans USB because it semi looked like a weapon: fair play, but I do not feel safer knowing you have my shaving cream!!
Make sure you pay £5 priority queue, you won't always need it, but when you do you'll be pleased!
Long security queues
One of our favourite airports. Quiet, relaxed, clean and friendly. Oddly, the only airport in the UK where they always insist rescanning our digital projector after it has been through in its bag!
There's a taxi rank outside the main train station entrance, just a few minutes away. These are typically cheaper than Chequers, who run a monopoly on taxis from the airport.
Do not order the fish and chips at Mitchell's ... Shockingly bad with matching service !!! Sorry... But just terrible !!!
Tiny airport which is really nice. So quick and easy to get through although others don't seem to find the same!
They've made it hard to drop people off (you have to go in the multistorey and get a ticket now). There's much to be said for pulling into the car park at Soton Airport train station instead!
Don't even bother looking for a space on the 1st floor of short stay car park. Just go to the 2nd floor.
Always park at the station over the road at weekends. It's a fraction of the cost.
Need to get to Southampton City Centre. Use Uni Link U1C. £2 single or £3 all day ticket. Takes approx 35 min
Very relaxed airport. Flights always seem delayed but this seems to be due to the relaxed atmosphere.... I swear one plane waited while a woman finished her coffee :s
You can get on an aeroplane here in much the same way you can at any functioning airport.
The taxis from the station are cheaper than the ones from the airport - just cross the bridge & save.
Convenient drop-off area directly outside the airport. :-)
I can't believe that there is no drop off area outside the airport.
Flybe flghts to Amsterdam are always delayed.
Leave plenty of time to get through security. Then don't seem to have any urgency and it takes forever despite it only been a small airport.
Don't book flights that land at 17:30 as traffic is most awful this time of day.
One of the smaller of our proud isle's airports. Relaxed and never busy...
One of the smaller of our prod Isles airports, quality though. Relaxed, never busy.
Don't just rock up any time day or night - this bad boy opens at about 5 am.
Try the breakfast at the premier inn over the road. Much better deal.
First thing in the morning keep an eye on the queue into security. One minute there is no one, the next loads of people!
Tip: get here earlier than I did
Do not park in the area immediately outside airport, even if it's completely empty, even if it's the very last flight, cos the man there gets very cross :S
Squadron Leader burger Is expensive but worth it!!!