Reading a couple of the comments made in the Walliams/Lucas topic here made me think how really good that airport was only 15 years or so ago. We used to waltz into a nearly empty terminal, check in with Air UK and wait in a peaceful lounge, two children under 10yrs able to explore calmly and quietly while we’d be able to keep an eye on them from a distance. Somewhat different now.
Is it simply the number of people that make such a vast difference or a change in attitude/aspiration of those travelling? I know I’ll never use the place by choice again though.