Posts Tagged ‘ airport queues ’

Airport passenger queues

Apr 29th, 2021 | By
an airport queue at Gatwick

Reports of six hour queues will do nothing to put confidence into people who are still unsure about whether it is worth travelling abroad after May 17th.

The longest queues at an airport

Feb 20th, 2019 | By

Let these coffee buffs stop the problems they are causing and settle for just a simple coffee.

Where’s the planning?

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
an airport queue at Gatwick

Passengers will accept additional security measures as necessary. What they won’t accept are delays when the authorities should have known about the likelihood of delays and planned accordingly.

Perception is everything

Jul 21st, 2015 | By

Checking in for a flight out of terminal 5 at Heathrow, I was surprised that at 5.30am, the queue snaked the width of the area and then curved and continued back towards check-in.

Airport queueing relieves stress

Feb 15th, 2015 | By

Some startling news has landed in my in-tray. Research says that we have had enough of waiting in line at airports.

Queueing in airport passport halls

May 1st, 2014 | By

The long queues faced by some passengers yesterday evening both at airports and ports due to “IT problems” shows yet again a problem that airports – in particular – don’t face up to. How to deal with the elderly, young children and those who cannot stand for hours on end.

Being imaginative to reduce border entry queues

May 2nd, 2012 | By

As I said yesterday, in all the discussions about the delays in border entry queues at airports very little has been suggested as a way of resolving the problem. The announcement yesterday of eighty more staff is not a solution merely a sticking plaster. As passenger numbers grow, an alternative method of screening and checking passengers is needed.

The claptrap of Damian Green

May 1st, 2012 | By

In the last couple of weeks or so, the spotlight has turned on the lengthening queues at passport control as you re-enter the UK. In particular it seems to have taken much longer at Heathrow and Gatwick. Indignation, whipped up in particular by The Daily Telegraph, has led to some MP’s saying that “something must be done.”

Cornflakes, Cars and Tourism.

Mar 4th, 2011 | By

This morning the Dept for Culture & Oddities issued its 52 page document on its plans for tourism. These will affect all of us that holiday, take day trips or visit friends because tourism is so involved in what we do. Go to shops outside your local community? That contributes to tourism. Use the roads or trains? That affects tourism. Eat cornflakes? Well no, that doesn’t affect tourism but they are mentioned in the report.
So how will this affect you?