Can I park anywhere in mid stay and pay 2£ for up to 2 hours? Are there separate gates for free set-down area?
For the free set-down area, enter the Mid Stay car park as normal, then follow the road around until the final parking area - the route is very well marked. Once there you will find some clearly marked bays where you can drop-off your passenger and they can catch a free bus to the terminal.
Once you've said your goodbyes, pull out of the parking area and back out through the automated gates. Because the system uses automatic number plate recognition, you shouldn't have any problems.
Follow the steps as mentioned and your £2 can stay in your pocket as long as you exit before 2 hours has expired!!!