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Trafford Shopping Centre Phase 2? I use Manchester Term 2 several times a year, overpriced food and shopping outlets. Miles to walk to gates - Can we just have a traveler friendly airport please.
  • Edited by fwh 2017-02-21 19:41:47
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Good god - one Trafford Centre is more than enough...
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Good god - one Trafford Centre is more than enough...




I agree but going a little offtopic here but who buys all this "Junk"? There have been regular articles in the press about the " Rip Off " prices and as our cases are already full to bursting we take it as hand luggage out and pack it in our cases coming back - cur excess baggag charges. Then of course we start all over again when we get to our destination and wander around the markets snapping up all the "bargains" Whilst in Lanzarote we saw some quite good artwork but at 400 euroes I would not dare trust it in my luggage and far too big for hand luggage, and of course we have the duty free before we come home.
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You make a valid point. It does appear that whereas previously you would have looked for a 'bargain' at the airport, you can often get things cheaper on the highstreet or on the internet.
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The commercialism of airports is interesting , I think having a good choice of eating places is important , it means you have the choice of eating before flying or buying food to eat on board , there are high street brands of useful shops like pharmacy and newsagents , and yes there are some upmarket branded shops who probably don't make a great deal of profit after paying high rents and commission on sales and having a low footfall but they use the chance to market their products and highlight their company , and let's not forget that UK airports are not just for UK citizens to fly out of on holiday and back again , many tourists having visited the UK probably use these shops. The other option is to have less shops etc and then the airport operators income is restricted which would result in higher passenger service charges which are included in the price of your flight ticket , we could all end up paying more to cover the costs of the running of the airport , and as 65% of Manchester airport is owned by the 10 local councils of Greater Manchester I would imagine they recieve a dividend which can provide more services for locals .
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