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Scotland Charges £2 For Goodbye Airport Kisses

Travelers Today       By    Glory Moralidad

Updated: Jan 27, 2017 03:45 AM EST

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Most people see real love in airports when couples, families or friends gather around to see one of their loved ones going away. You can see them cuddling, kissing and making jokes for one last time, and it's killing your schedule and congests more traffic in the port way.

Scotland sees this also as a problem and enacts a "kiss and drop" policy at the terminal entrance of £2 for 10 minutes. Anyone staying longer in the entrance for a kissy-wissy time will be subjected to "an incremental charge."

Glasgow Airport will charge 20p per minute with £2 for 10 minutes, while Luton, Stansted, and Edinburgh will charge 30p per minute of smooching or £3 for 10 minutes. Heathrow Airport is rated at 13p per minute with £3.80 for 30 minutes, Gatwick has it for £3.50, and Manchester at £4.

Perhaps the only one kind enough is Birmingham with 10p per minute or £1 for 10 minutes. The new charges were met with criticisms from the public with some placing an online petition against the "absurd" policy and its rates.

Glasgow Airport Managing Director Amanda McMillan said to The Telegraph, "I appreciate that not everyone will be supportive of the new charging structure, however, we will always continue to provide a free option [in the long-stay car park]."

"We have resisted introducing a drop-off charge despite most airports of our size having similar arrangements in place for many years, however, having exhausted all possible alternatives we have now reached a point whereby a chargeable facility is the only way to address congestion, discourage non-airport traffic and encourage best use of our road network," she said.

All the hugs and goodbyes proved to be the reason for the congestion of airport arrivals and drop offs. This policy will take full effect in April despite the number of people protesting against it.

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