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Speaking of public transport ........

Started by: tonker (24613) 

...... last month, I came into Manchester Airport (first time in a couple of years) on my way home.
No public transport was available, as it was after 11pm. So, we had to get a taxi at £60.
And I watched the taxi driver put 20 odd pound in the pick-up car park machine.

What a fraud!

Wouldn't you think, if they want to have a 24 hour operating airport, they'd provide 24 hour public transport along with it?

So, I'm going back on Friday and I'm sticking with Liverpool Airport, as usual, both ways.
I'll drive myself there and pay the £28 car parking fee.

Started: 17th Nov 2021 at 12:20
Last edited by tonker: 17th Nov 2021 at 12:25:25

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1069) 

I agree Tonks.... Another case of legalised thieving from Manchester airport. You should have rang one of your many mates to give you a lift home.!!

Replied: 17th Nov 2021 at 13:02

Posted by: tonker (24613) 

My best mate was with me. I rang two of my three sons, both said they couldn't come.
My mate rang one of his three sons, he also said he couldn't come.
He rang his mate, who is the taxi owner.
He said he was "ready for bed, lad"! but he'd come - for £60!
So £60 it was. £30 apeice !

A couple of years ago, I got to Manchester, on my own, after midnight. No way of getting back, unless I got a taxi.
I phoned my wife. She set off and got to the M56, on the M6, and the exit was blocked.
Then, 2 hours later, she rang me to say she was lost ......... in Macclesfield!

Replied: 17th Nov 2021 at 14:08

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4449) 

Tonker : There is absolutely NO public transport system that is adequate in this this country ,my relative use's Stanstead that is the a similar situation as the Manchester one ,have you noticed though " They get all the worker's on 24/7 working but it does not apply public transport , i do not know what foreign visitors think about us ???? GB .

Replied: 17th Nov 2021 at 14:21

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1069) 

Just wait till they want Owt Tonks.

Replied: 17th Nov 2021 at 14:27

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8705)

Tonker

You need to book a local taxi firm, to pick you up from the airport, some local firms specialise in doing airports, they enjoy doing them, and I am sure you would get a good price, but you do need to book in advance

Replied: 17th Nov 2021 at 14:30

Posted by: anniedingle (105)

Airport rip off at mancs .

Replied: 17th Nov 2021 at 17:59

Posted by: peter israel (1153) 

i get uber to pick me up when i land in London you don't have UBER in Manchester

Replied: 17th Nov 2021 at 18:04

Posted by: tonker (24613) 

There is. Tha' knows nowt, thee!

Replied: 17th Nov 2021 at 19:35

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1069) 

I agree wi thee Tonks... Its easier to say what manchester hasn't geet. Not that I ever darken its doorstep.

Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 16:11

Posted by: riocaroni (217)

The new Terminal 2 is not a patch on the old one. Long walk with many travelators not working and not enough bars and eateries when it gets back to being as busy as it was?

Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 19:54

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8705)

Does it have planes though

Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 20:50

Posted by: TerryW (6964)

I went on a bus last week, never again.

£4-60 for a return rider, daylight robbery.

Replied: 20th Nov 2021 at 11:36

Posted by: PeterP (9054)

Tw wait till you are 66 then you can have a free bus pass

Replied: 20th Nov 2021 at 12:47

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8705)

Grrrrrr

I would have had a free bus pass now, if the Tories (Cameron) had not raised the age from 60 to 66

Replied: 20th Nov 2021 at 13:07

Posted by: PeterP (9054)

It depends where you live some areas are still at the age of 60

Replied: 20th Nov 2021 at 17:31

 

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