Ok – so we all here about rip off Britain. Latest culprit Manchester Airport!!
I have just booked flights with an airline and had to pay £60 quid for bags – I know it’s a rip off, however you know they are going to charge you.
Yesterday morning going through security at Manchester Airport for the umpteenth time in 43 years – I had my clear plastic bag seized full of my assorted stay young potions and toothpaste etc.
Then I met upon the three Witches of Eastwick – Hinge, Bracket and Hecate…. Who told me that my clear plastic bag was not an authorised clear plastic bag – it was not a MANCHESTER AIRPORT 1 litre clear plastic bag. Even though speaking to a supervisor – with the same story – and the designated bag should be clear plastic bag 20cm by 20 cm (mine was 21 x 22) and still clear and all toiletries were less than 100 mls – I had to leave £30 worth of odds and sods – to buy them again in Boots – 110 metres along the corridor.
Let me say I am all for security – over the years I have worked in some hot spots etc -, however don’t believe that Oil of Olay and Aquafresh are the materials of choice of any Al Qaeda cell?
Ok so why the sudden jobs worth attack as I have travelled the same route for years with my clear freezer bag full of toiletries – easy from next month you will HAVE to use the correct bags issued by Manchester Airport so they can do “vapour tests” and they will cost you a £1 a bag!!
At least Dick Turpin wore a mask!!
8 Aug 2009 12:21 PM