The longest waiting times at UK airport security have been revealed – how does yours compare?
Consumer Group Which? conducted a study by surveying 1,300 travelers between February and August to find out the average handling time.
A quarter of the participants waited more than an hour to get through their gates.
Around 30 per cent of passengers queued for at least an hour at Yorkshire Airport.
London City Airport The average handling time of 12 minutes proved to be the most efficient, with half of travelers reporting wait times between 5 and 10 minutes.
It found that wait times at all locations had tripled since the last study conducted by Which?, averaging 10.6 minutes pre-Covid.
About 7% of respondents missed their flight because
They are awaiting safe disposal.
Which one is Guy Hobbs? “The airport you choose shouldn’t make or break your holiday – but for too many travelers this year, it has.
“We recommend choosing an airport with a better record
Queues and passenger treatment, even if it involves traveling a little further from home. “
Leeds Bradford have defended their top spot, saying high numbers of travelers have resulted in longer waiting times.
A spokesman for Leeds Bradford said: “Earlier this year, like many airports across the UK, we experienced long queues due to the rapid resumption of international travel after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.
“We were transparent about these difficulties at the time and worked hard to address these short-term issues.
Estimated time you might be in line
City of London 12 (minutes)
Belfast City 13
Glasgow International l 13
London Stansted 18
Belfast International Airport 18
London Luton 19
London Heathrow Airport 20
Leeds Bradford 35
“Since then, queues at our terminal have decreased significantly.”
Earlier this year, long queue 4.30am at Bristol Airport, too early for worried passengers – but still just 35 minutes to get through.
Holidaymakers are scrambling to make sure they don’t miss their flights there after some travelers were delayed for more than an hour after technical problems caused problems at boarding pass gates.
Thousands of Britons are stuck in huge airport queue In April, the waiting time was very long and even missed the flight.
But a security expert explains how to tell if your queue is going to be slow – so you know to pick another one.