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Teesside International Airport drops its £6 facility fee

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Teesside International Airport, which is currently in the middle of a major redevelopment programme, has dropped its unpopular £6 ‘facility fee’.

This was, effectively, an additional charge made to depart from the airport. All passengers had to buy a £6 pass and would not be allowed past security without one.

Introduced in 2010, it was to “help support the continued operation of the airport and secure its sustainable future.”

Teesside Airport drops hated £6 facility fee

Such charges are not rare but are usually hidden. Heathrow currently charges £26.67 per passenger on a flight to Berlin for example – imagine what would happen if all passengers were forced to buy a £26.67 pass from a vending machine to get through security. Instead, it is baked into the cost of your ticket.

Low cost carriers won’t stand for this. They want to have a reputation for low fares which means that they are unwilling to collect a £6 ‘facility fee’ on behalf of the airport. The only way for small airports like Teesside to get this money is by charging it separately.

Luckily, anyone flying from Teesside International from June 2021 will not have to pay the £6 fee. This is not yet reflected on the airport website.

Comments (96)

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  • IanM says:

    I was going to use Marks Electrcials but they don’t deliver to Scotland, really?? I’m surprised AMEX supporting that!

    • Andrew says:

      They don’t deliver to parts of Guildford or Milton Keynes either.

      It’s what happens when a business runs their own fleet of vehicles rather than relying on couriers.

    • RussellH says:

      Not north Cumbria either, nor even most, if not all of the south. Not even Carlisle, which is on the M6!
      Nor Northumberland, and huge chunks of Wales.

    • Alan says:

      I’d never heard of them before – will continue to ignore them if they don’t deliver up here and add them to the pile of 80%+ London-only offers Amex insist on offering!

  • Paul M says:

    I’m particularly impressed to have an Ann Summers offer on my Business Platinum card. Not sure how to get that through expenses!

  • john says:

    78 on amex rewards card.

    Had a £15 credit show up on my online account. Any idea how I figure out what caused it?!

    -£15.00 Will appear as a credit on your 10 May statement as AMERICAN EXPRESS PROMOTION CREDIT

  • Ottavio Nuccio says:

    68 AMEX offers 🙂

  • Robb says:

    I have 67 Amex offers plus 4 saved. They are very random companies.

  • YB says:

    75 offers on each of two cards

  • Gulz says:

    I have a Backing Businesses Offer on Amex valid until 30th Apr on my Biz Plat. Spend £1000 in a single transaction where and get £150 back. Can’t think of anyplace I need to spend money on in the next 3 days – so it will have to be £1000 of amazon gift card.

    • Rob says:

      I may end up with £1000 of John Lewis / Waitrose credit ….

    • Alex M says:

      Or buy 1000£ worth of Morrison’s gc, that you can then spend on amazon gc, if you want to, or any other gc they sell in Morrison’s, including Morrison’s…

  • Susan says:

    All my cards have a Brighton & Hove Albion offer – which presumably would be pretty niche even for someone who likes football, which is not me.

    • Alan says:

      Ditto, am assuming that Amex must sponsor them given the location?

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