Face the challenge - organize and manage an airport! This exercise is not easy, demanding great skills and persistence. At the beginning you have enough...... more
Face the challenge - organize and manage an airport! This exercise is not easy, demanding great skills and persistence. At the beginning you have enough time to take care about the landed aircraft. Once the aircraft has been assigned to an airport gate workload will increase immensely and you will be under considerable strain. You have to steer all vehicles such as boarding stairs, baggage carts, fuel trucks etc. Even the maintenance crews are within your responsibility. For taking care of the ongoing flow of landing aircrafts you will get paid. Depending on your efficiency in fulfilling tasks without delay you will be able to hire workforce for vehicles and dedicated tasks at the gates. Based on your success the airport will slowly but surely move into an automated operation. Only who is planning tactical clever and forward looking will reach the goal - up to eight planes have to be handled simultaneously. Realistic announcements, rumbling engine sound as well as changing weather conditions create a fascinating atmosphere which is familiar to you from the airports all over the world. Features: All vehicles can be steered Automation of the airport is possible Authentic airport sound Up to eight gates must be serviced at the same time Changing weather conditions Detailed aircraft design
Advantages: Excellent choice of dishes; well cooked food; exciting flavours; good staff Disadvantages: A little pricy for the start of a holiday
...I've said it before and I'll say it again, I am not a fan of chains, be that restaurants, pubs or shops. Try to shop or eat at any airport in the UK, however, and you'll find it's impossible to avoid chains. Actually I wouldn't normally eat a full meal at an airport on the grounds of cost and lack of choice, but circumstances recently led us to dine at Manchester Airport's Giraffe restaurant...
Advantages: Great rooms Disadvantages: Food choices and lifts
...Our recent flight to Florida was in the morning so we decided to stay somewhere close to the airport and somewhere that would be really convenient for having to get up early. We ended up choosing the Premier Inn Gatwick Airport North mainly due to its location. Although we flew from the south terminal, this hotel is still easily accessible due to the airport?s shuttle services, which are quick...
Advantages: Cheap Disadvantages: Not at airport, needs refurbishment
...at an airport hotel instead of in the city centre so we wouldn't have to worry about having to get to the airport.
We decided on the travel lodge on the basis that it was pretty much the cheapest place to stay and it was close to the airport.
Unfortunately we weren't driving so we had to make our own way to the hotel from the airport train station. There is a shuttle you can get which costs £5 per person...