Monday, June 04, 2007

500 miles of security queue at London Heathrow

No word necessary - look at this video of the size of the queue to clear security at Heathrow.



From the Gate via Upgrade: Travel Better

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

This is how ve kill ze tourism NO ?

Tim Hughes said...

the torture for most Australian travellers is that with Austrian Airlines pulling out of the Kangaroo route a couple of months ago there are no continental airlines (ie only BA) that fly UK to Australia. The vast majority of the Asian carriers use LHR as their Euro hub. The ones that don't usually have pain in the arse connection times.

Anonymous said...

to anonymous - you got it! I think we need to focus more on domestic traffic and drive. The great car journey is returning. Anybody for BA stock?

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3grHjibNdA

Jaybee said...

We might have been in that video. We went through that exercise in futility twice, on May 29, and again on June 11. Both times, we had just deplaned from another flight,and had had no access to an unsecured area since. It's no wonder they have signs posted about the penalties for assaulting security personnel!

Cam said...

would have been better and funnier with the benny hill theme tune

Cam said...

would have been better and funnier with the benny hill theme tune

Anonymous said...

The UK imposes probably the highest airport fees and taxes in the world, but they re certainly not using the funds to pay personnel to service the travelers from whom they collected the money. I recently spent two hours in line at customs in Heathrow, coming in a flight from Amsterdam; there were only 3 of possibly 20 stations manned. The UK need to give travelers the service they are paying for.

info junkie said...

that clip's impressive but also quite old so not today or indeed the last few months...

Anonymous said...

Bad indeed. But it can get worse:

http://baa-scandal.blogspot.com/

Quote Stephen Nelson, Chief Executive Officer on their website:
"We are responding to rising customer expectations about the quality
of the services we provide."

Yeah, right.