Queues at Manchester and Birmingham airports cause more headaches for travellers this morning

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Air journey complications proceed for holidaymakers, as queues have been reported stretching all the way in which outdoors the airport this morning at Birmingham.

An ITV journalist known as the scenario “organised chaos”, tweeting a video of a line snaking its method out of the doorways and alongside the constructing.

Raheem Rashid mentioned there have been “even longer [queues] inside to get to safety,” including that some passengers with earlier departure occasions, himself included, had been permitted to skip to the entrance to keep away from lacking their flights.

“Made it to the gate with three minutes to go,” he mentioned.

One other passenger at Birmingham mentioned that they’d encountered the “worst airlinequeues I’ve ever seen” however praised the “finest safety expertise” and congratulated the airport for a “excellent system”.

Jonathon Wright shared a selfie with a backdrop of the queue reaching outdoors the terminal, with the caption: “Congratulations @bhx_official you now have a queue that folds three lengths of the airport! Second time this week you’ve got failed your #SLAs”.

Elsewhere, prolonged queues have been additionally seen at Manchester airport this morning.

Whereas some passengers mentioned they skilled no points, others described queues at Terminal 2 as “a shambles”, with strains stretching alongside the walkway in direction of Terminal 1.

One passenger informed the Manchester Night Information: “No marvel the queues at Manchester are so dangerous, Tui web site down so no checking in on-line which implies each passenger on each flight might want to go to the desk! Absolute shambles.

“Solely deliberate on taking a keep on bag to keep away from this mess however what’s the level if I’m going to need to queue anyway.”

This afternoon, there have been reviews of queues build up at Manchester’s arrivals space, too.

One Twitter consumer tweeted: “Manchester Airport is a shambles at the perfect of occasions, however now an enormous queue at arrivals for passport scanning. Should be eight airplane’s value of individuals on this queue. Wtf is occurring?!”

Nonetheless, travellers to Gatwick reported a clean expertise, with journey editor Mark Hodson saying that there have been no queues for easyJet bagdrop, a safety wait time of simply two minutes, and no delays to his flight.

“It’s not all doom and gloom people,” he tweeted.

Birmingham airport mentioned in a press release: “Many 1000’s of consumers have been airborne earlier than 09.00 immediately (Fri 24 June) after going by way of our pre-flight safety screening. Queues have been lengthy this morning however managed and shifting. We thank clients for his or her endurance and good humour.

“And, as all the time, large ‘thanks’ to clients who current compliant baggage at our x-ray scanners – with all liquids, gels, pastes and electrical objects eliminated. That helps preserve everybody shifting. And it helps our safety officers preserve everybody protected.”

The Impartial has approached Manchester Airports Group for remark.

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