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Longest waits at airport security in UK revealedhow does yours compare?

THE longest waits at airport security in Britain have been revealedhow does yours compare?

Consumer group Which? conducted a study by surveying 1,300 travellers between February and August to find out the average processing times.

Leeds Bradford Airport was found to have the longest wait times, averaging over an hour for a quarter of responders

Leeds Bradford Airport was found to have the longest wait times, averaging over an hour for a quarter of respondersالإئتمان: العلمي
An average wait time at Edinburgh was reported to be 16 الدقائق

An average wait time at Edinburgh was reported to be 16 الدقائقالإئتمان: أندرو بار
London City Airport was the most efficient with an average processing time of 12 الدقائق

London City Airport was the most efficient with an average processing time of 12 الدقائقالإئتمان: العلمي
It took travellers leaving from Luton Airport an average of 19 الدقائق

It took travellers leaving from Luton Airport an average of 19 الدقائقالإئتمان: Paul Edwards

It found ليدز Bradford Airport has the longest queues of any airport in Britain, ال Daily Telegraph ذكرت.

A quarter of participants waited more than an hour to get through to their gate.

Lengthy wait times of more than 60 minutes were also experienced by 17 per cent of respondents at بريستول, 11 per cent at برمنغهام and eight per cent in مانشستر.

حول 30 per cent of passengers faced queues at the Yorkshire airport for at least an hour.

London City Airport proved to be the most efficient with an average processing time of 12 الدقائق, with half of travellers reporting a wait time of between five and 10 الدقائق.

The results found wait times had tripled across all locations since the last study conducted by Which?, averaging 10.6 minutes pre-Covid.

About seven per cent of those surveyed missed a flight because
they were waiting to be processed by security.

Guy Hobbs, of Which? Travel, قالت: “Your choice of airport shouldn’t make or break your holiday – but for too many travellers this year, that has been the case.

We would recommend choosing an airport with a better record on
queues and treatment of passengers, even if that involves travelling slightly further from home.”

Leeds Bradford defended their top ranking, saying high numbers of travellers resulted in longer wait times.

A spokesman for Leeds Bradford said: “Earlier this year, like many airports across the UK, we had periods of long queueing due to the rapid resumption of international travel after the lifting of pandemic restrictions.

“We were transparent about these difficulties at the time and worked hard to address those short-term issues.

Estimated time you may stand in line

London City 12 (الدقائق)
Belfast City 13
Glasgow International l 13
نيوكاسل 15
لندن
Gatwick 16
ادنبره 16
London Stansted 18
Belfast Int’l 18
London Luton 19
London Heathrow 20
مانشستر 24
برمنغهام 24
بريستول 30
Leeds Bradford 35

We have since significantly reduced queueing in our terminal.”

في وقت سابق من هذا العام, huge queues formed at Bristol Airport from 4.30am as worried passengers arrived too earlybut were still getting through in just 35 الدقائق.

Holidaymakers were eager to make sure they didn’t miss there flights after some travellers were delayed for more than an hour after a technical issue caused problems with the boarding pass gates.

Thousands of Brits were getting stuck in huge airport queues في أبريل, with many waiting hours and even missing their flights.

But a security expert has explained how you can tell if your queue is going to be slowso you know to pick the other one.