Posted on 10th August 2010 at 2:27pm
Here at UK Airport Car Parks we’re not just about getting the best deals on airport parking or airport hotels, we would also like to give travellers at UK airports a helping hand when trying to find services and information whilst at the airport terminal.
So we’re going to write regular blogs about various services and facilities you can find at airports both before and after security. This will range from cafes and bars to VIP lounges and places to get your money exchanged.
Throughout these “Where To” guides we’ll try to give you the best information on airport services and facilities to make your journey through UK airports that little bit better.
So, to kick off we’ll start with “Where To” Get Internet & Wifi Access.
You can now get FREE wifi internet access from Manchester airport at all terminals. You can have 30 minutues free internet access in any 24 hour period. When you enter the airport terminal simply open your browser from your laptop or handheld device then follow instructions when choosing the connection provider.
There is also a premium service for users who require more than 30 mins on a pay as you go service.
At Gatwick airport you can find wifi hotspots all around both terminals. The easiest and best way to find these is to ask at the airports information desks dotted all around both terminals, you’ll have to pay for this internet access but at approximately Â£1 for ten minutes it’s not bad value.
Take a look at our informative and helpfulÂ webpage on our site at http://www.ukairportcarparks.co.uk/airportparkinginformation/internet-and-wifi-at-gatwick-airport.htmÂ for further information on Internet and Wifi access at Gatwick airport.
You can get Wifi access at all terminals at Heathrow airport which is provided by www.boingo.com . Simply open a browser in your laptop or handheld device when inside the airpoprt compound and then follow instructions. If you don’t have a laptop or internet enabled device then you can find internet connected Pc’s throughout the terminals provided by Spectrum Internet Limitied as follows :
Terminal 1 – after security.
Terminal 3 – after security.
Terminal 4 – after security.
Terminal 5 – before and after security.
You can pay by credit card or coins in both euros and sterling.
Luton airport is split into two levels both of which have excellent internet access. On level 1 you have various internet desks provided by Spectrum Internet Cafe. This will cost you Â£1 for 10 minutes, you can pay for this with sterling, euros or credit card. For more information call 0800 085 0653.
On Level 2 you have BT Openzone wifi access and to connect to this just open an internet browser on your laptop or handheld deviceÂ then follow the on screen instructions.
See our guide to getting around Luton airportÂ for more information via the Luton airport 3D interactive map on finding exactly where you can get internet access from.
You can get wifi access throughout Stansted airport provided by www.boingo.com , to connect to this service you simply open a browser on your laptop or handheld device then follow instructions. If you don’t have one of these then you can access the internet via spectrum Interactive Ltd who provide internet connected PC’s before and after security.
Birmingham airport was one of the first airports to supply internet access at its airport in 2002. You can find business booths in terminal 1 which offers internet and wifi access. Internet cafes can also be found in both terminals and various lounges throughout the airport as well as public areas. The best way to find out where these places are is to check out the airport information desks which will direct you to them.
East Midlands Airport
You can now get FREE wifi internet access fromÂ East MidlandsÂ airport. You can have 30 minutues free internet access in any 24 hour period. When you enter the airport terminal simply open your browser from your laptop or handheld device then follow instructions when choosing the connection provider.
You can also pay for a premium wifi access account which will enable you to browse and download on a pay as you go tariff.
There are also internet connected Pc’s located after security provided by Spectrum Internet Limited.
You can connect to the internet via a wifi service throughout the airport at Cardiff, this is provided by Bt Openzone and to connect you simply open up a browser from your laptop or handheld device whilst inside the airport terminal then follow the on screen instruction from BT Openzone.
There are also various internet kiosks dotted around the airport, 2 in the check in hall, 1 in the landside food hall on the 1st floor and 4 in the departure lounge. All charged at 10p per minute.
Leeds Bradford Airport
Wifi access is available throughout the airport terminal and again it’s really easy to connect to it. You just open up your internet browser when inside the terminal then follow the on screen connection instructions.
If you don’t have a laptop or handheld device then you’ll be able to use various ‘cyber desks’ dotted around the airport which is provided by Spectrum Internet Limited.
Once again, as is the case with most airports nowadays wifi internet access is available throughout the airport building. Just open your internet browser from your laptop or handheld device then follow the on screen connection instructions.
If you don’t have a laptop then you can use the PC stations located in the departures lounge.
At Glasgow airport you can use several internet connected Pc’s located in all areas of the airport both before and after security check in. There is also a wifi connection at the airport provided by www.boingo.com.Â Just open a browser from your laptop and follw the on screen connection instructions.
Spectrum Internet Limited provide internet connected Pc’s both before and after security for those of you who don not have a laptop. Wifi is also available at Edinburgh airport and again just open a browser whilst in the airport compound then follow the on screen instructions to get connected.
You can also get your laptop or handheld device batteries charged at Cafe Nero on the 1st floor and at WH Smiths Cafe after security near to gate 16.
General Internet and Wifi Access Information
In general all airports have an internet service of one kind or another, and most if not al have wifi access. the best way to find out what wifi services are available at the airport is to simply open a browser whilst in the terminal and a list of wifi providers will appear on screen, you can just select which one you want to use. You could also just ask at the airport information desks to find out where any possible hotspots are, but by far the easiest way is to just try to connect when at the airport.
It also has to be noted that a lot of the cafes and bars at airports offer their own wifi service. Also most airport lounges offer internet access, either wifi or internet connected pc’s.
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