30 OCTOBER 2017
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News that Europe’s first airport terminal gym has opened at Tallin prompts BTN to ask whether airports really need such embellishments.
With the exception of the smaller regional operations such as London City, Southend and Belfast, a person can walk literally miles before reaching the gate. The Luton marathon from the short-term car park to the terminal, without even a moving walkway to help, is an example of how to get some real exercise before boarding.
At least at Heathrow they knocked down the old Irish gates. Now they were a long way, at least a mile, from the Paddington Express!
Gyms at airports will not catch on!
All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum
Simeon Bennett, London
This rather short-sighted comment piece seems to assume those who have invested in this venture have not considered the business case for it. I take your point but I challenge you to revisit this topic in a year's time. How about you check in with the operator and see if it has been a success or not?
Greg Ferguson, Sydney, Australia
Having a gym at Tallinn airport sounds to me to be as daft as having a sex shop at Vienna International Airport. Of course, you could combine the two - and then call it something stupid like 'The Mile High Club'...