The new free seating area was opened up to customers yesterday. It occupies the area where the old ‘leisure’ lounge was in the old Premier lounge. The old ‘business’ lounge area is still hidden behind hoardings until the Starbucks opens up. The new seating area is full of the usual wide pillars which blight the rest of terminal and has space for approx 50-75 seats, far fewer than the original 500 quoted. Work outside on the terminal front is nearing completion. The new drop off area and camera booth for ‘meet and great’ parking customers is now open. The old Arrow taxi building has been removed and a new taxi office has opened just to the left of the terminal front. Final groundsworks/drainage works are taken place before the final tarmacing can be done. Although this work has tidied up the old terminal front with its numerous raised curbs, it is just effectively a car park. Im hoping they put in some large planters to add a touch of greenery to the area. I’ve also heard a rumour that there will be two covered walkways going in, one from the bus stop lane to the Hall A entrance and one from the fancy Yorkshire Premier car park to the Jet 2 Hall B entrance. The double red lines have yet to be painted on the roads around the airport. There are other interesting plans in the pipeline including the terminal extension which I briefly saw a plan of a few months ago, but until these things are released as public knowledge I feel uncomfortable posting about them here. Cheers.