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Car Hire Beware

by web-administrator (September, 2015)

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(Guest Review by Rod McAlpine) I am from Australia and pre booked and paid for a luxury vehicle for 17 days hire. Europcar substituted a Hyundai for the Mercedes I booked and paid for. I was assured everything would be addressed. I was told that the Mercedes was not available and a Jeep was the substitute. I expected a very flash 4 wheel drive and reluctently accepted this. In the car park, the Jeep turned into a Hyundai somehow !!!! I have written 3 letters and to date have no reply ( 46 days later ) I will never hire from Europcar again - suggest you do the same or at least be very careful - Don't be conned by the smiles and lies.

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Few quiet but comfy places

by web-administrator (May, 2015)

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(Guest Review from Bananarama) The places upstairs in the food area with McDonalds etc which were mentioned in a previous review are not accessible overnight by travelers coming in for a flight the next day. There is the security check before this area and according to various sources I spoke to at the airport (i.e. security personnel), you will not be let in to the departure area more than six hours before your flight or even as little as two hours. As far as I could find out the security check shuts down for the night and wont be opened again before 4.30 in the morning, so you wont be able to get upstairs at all. However, there are several places in the small-ish check-in and arrivals area at opposite ends of the building which can be used for a nap, most of them metal four-seaters without armrests which are nice enough for a lie dow continued >>

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Could go either way

by Chriz (January, 2012)

Reason for Stay: Early flight departure
Where: Airside
Pros: Quite during the night
Cons: Can't get through security? There's nowhere to go.

Was here for an early morning flight which was delayed to a mid morning one, so having gotten there in the wee small hours we had a longer than desired wait. Since the airports revamp a couple of years ago and the moving of security to an earlier point in your journey though to the departure lounge, there are far fewer facilities and seats airside. This is a problem as it means that your choice of rest points airside is now a cafe (nice place as a cafe but not much room for sleeping), 1 metal bench or the floor. We got through security ok and found that now that the airside section of the airport is much larger it presented a few extra comfortable resting areas. The seating in Belfast Intnational has been mostly taken up with seats for eateries and so is of an appropriate type to sit on to eat/drink, but not lie down. We found that there continued >>

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Silent Night

by CharlotteDeHK (December, 2008)

Reason for Stay: Early flight departure
Where: Landside

There were plenty of cushioned seating near the games room but it was too bright to sleep

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by web-administrator (August, 1998)

(Contributed by Andee Anko) " I think it was August of 1998 that I slept in the Belfast airport. It is so small it is like a large bus station. The usual reason--public transportation stopped around 8:00pm. and didn't start up again until about 7:00 am. I had a 7:00am flight. One other person was doing the same thing as me--a young guy about my age. At that time I don't even remember any security people at all. But it felt perfectly safe. There was a cleaning crew, but they didn't make too much noise. Even the lights were turned down real low, and sleep was possible. The cafes and bars did close about 9:00, but there was nothing for you anyway if you are a vegetarian. Thank goodness for the super large box of peanut M&M's I picked up. And the book, too. The benches were fairly comfy, I was able to spread out--no arm rests to get in the wa continued >>

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