xLeeds Bradford International airport (LBA) Things to do in Bradford is located in West Yorkshire, in the Pennine region of Northern England. The airport has seen significant expansion in recent years, both in physical size and also airlines choosing to operate from there. Route expansion has also increased and Leeds Bradford Airport now rivals Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport for business and leisure passengers.
If you have never flown from Leeds Bradford Airport before and are planning to travel to and from the airport by car then it is worth investigating your parking options before your departure date. As with all major UK airports you will find it to be significantly cheaper to pre-book your parking rather than paying on the day and there are some significant financial savings to be made, plus one or two bonus extras if you shop around.
Parking at Leeds Bradford Airport is relatively straightforward in that there is one short stay car park, one business car park and two long stay car parks. They are all located close to the main terminal building. The short stay and business car parks are incredibly close, and so do not require any bus transfer. The long stay car parks are on the fringes of the airport and so are serviced by a courtesy bus which shuttles you straight to the departure area. The transfer is short; no more than 3 minutes.
Typically, if you are flying out and returning in the same day then the short stay car park is a good option and is as cost effective as long stay. Try and pre-book as far in advance as possible to get the best savings. Business travellers may want to spend a little more and reserve a space in the business Car park as this also offers four fast track tickets through passport control – a great added extra that you don’t get with any of the other car parks.
If you are not returning within the same day then always book long stay. This is by far the most cost effective option. Again, look to book as far in advance as possible. There are a number of reputable parking operators offering long stay tickets at Leeds Bradford Airport, so shop around. It is a competitive business and some may offer you some nice bonuses when you book, like a money off voucher for a meal inside the airport or a coupon for a discount on your next stay. We are taught from a young age not to discriminate against other people because of their heritage, race or colour of their skin. Most children understand that it is wrong to single out and pick on another person simply because they are of a different background to them, so why is it that professional adults cannot abide by the same law?
A Bradford solicitor has won a landmark case in racial discrimination after she was suspended from working at her law firm because she joked that she was, ‘a friend of Osama Bin Laden’ because of her Muslim heritage. The comment was made in obvious jest, and she even stated that she was totally against the 9/11 bombings, however it led to her being suspended from her place of work.
A Bradford employment tribunal declared that there was, ‘not a shred of evidence’ to support the treatment of the solicitor, and demanded for her to be reinstated and issued a full and unequivocal apology. Funnily enough, the Bradford lawyer said that she would have been happy with a simple apology at the time and to let the whole thing blow over, yet it led to her hiring a Bradford employment solicitor and embarking on a seven year legal battle that cost the taxpayer £500, 000 in additional costs.
She stated that she was sure that this treatment would not have occurred had she not been a Muslim and Asian and asserted that this case was not about the money but about the principle. To back this up she is apparently using the pay out to build an orphanage in Pakistan.
The employment tribunal stated that for any employer to act the way that the bosses in question had acted was unacceptable, but for such a public body that the lawyer worked for, who have a responsibility to act in a proper and decent manner, to act in the manner that they did could only be described as astonishing. Apparently, ‘serious’ questions had to be asked about the chain of command that could lead to such an incident taking place to find out where the buck stops and who is ultimately responsible.