I find myself agreeing with all the critics of Palma airport. During the winter months it is nothing more than a white elephant and unfortunately the airlines and the airport authorities are doing little to improve the situation. I arrived back in Palma early yesterday on a domestic flight from Madrid, flying time about 50 minutes. I then had to walk for at least 20 to 25 minutes to the luggage collection area, a distance I would say of about two or even three kilometres. The airport was empty. I can understand that in the middle of August actual aircraft docking points or fingers are in short supply but at midnight in November...I doubt it. I cannot understand why the airport authorities decide to utilise the whole of the airport when all that is needed is about 30 percent. I am sure that with proper planning my aircraft could have easily parked much closer to the luggage area. Guidelines on where domestic and international flights should disembark should not be used in the middle of the winter. In the summer maybe but not when the airport is basically empty. I must admit that I completed my marathon walk at a rather brisk pace but I would certainly feel for someone who was elderly and who was faced with a two kilometre walk in the early hours of the morning. The walk would probably take longer than the flight. The airport authorities must take action and seal off part of the airport leaving the area with fingers closer to the luggage areas open and shutting off the rest. If Palma ever needs a venue to stage a marathon I have an ideal location.