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Old Aug 2nd 2017, 8:52 pm   #16
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I'm flying next week - is the problem at EU airports trying to fly in/out or does it affect UK airport departures as well?

Just so I can allow extra time if need be.
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I'm flying next week - is the problem at EU airports trying to fly in/out or does it affect UK airport departures as well?

Just so I can allow extra time if need be.
Mainly EU holiday destination airports but Heathrow and Gatwick also suffering for different reasons
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Old Aug 3rd 2017, 10:19 am   #18
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Ryanair, Easyjet and others are telling their British customers to get to the airport 3 hours prior to take off. There were big queues at bagdrop and security last month in Edinburgh. There are stories of flights leaving without folk and they have no redress
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No change in the UK, so thats just inefficiency. The change is in EU airports where there are massive delays.

in the UK there are always PC delays as they always scan every passport (at entry. There are no passport checks on departure from UK). In spain they just used to scan every third or fourth person.

That has changed. They now apply UK controls with half the staff.
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While I can understand the need for increased security and vigilance, I'm still a bit perplexed as to why these stringent checks are being done as people leave the Schengen zone rather than as they arrive.
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Meanwhile, other flyers complained about arriving early to find no delays in passport control areas.

Jason Walsh tweeted: "Come to the airport early, they said. There are delays, they said. Now have three hours to wait in airport."
It's just too bad, poor British holidaymakers
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Why are Ryanair telling us to arrive early, if nothing's changed when leaving the UK? I don't get it!
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No change in the UK, so thats just inefficiency. The change is in EU airports where there are massive delays.

in the UK there are always PC delays as they always scan every passport (at entry. There are no passport checks on departure from UK). In spain they just used to scan every third or fourth person.

That has changed. They now apply UK controls with half the staff.
Well, that's the thing. There are no "massive delays". It's another anti-EU ruse of the tabloids.

Besides, "taking back control" is what Brexit is for, right? Well, welcome to "taking back control". Nonexistent problems solved by nonexistent solutions. It's what you voted for.
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I'm flying next week - is the problem at EU airports trying to fly in/out or does it affect UK airport departures as well?

Just so I can allow extra time if need be.

Same here, rachelk. Ryanair is telling us there are delays at "immigration control points across [their] European network"


But also telling us to arrive 3 hours early for our flights. I thought "immigration" meant "coming in". But we have to arrive early to "go out". I still don't get it!


I shall arrive early, and fully expect to spend 3 hours just sitting around in the airport (assuming we can find a seat!)
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The articles I have read state to arrive at departure airport 3 hours early if returning to non Schengen areas like UK. Not at uk airports 3 hours earlier?
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Same here, rachelk. Ryanair is telling us there are delays at "immigration control points across [their] European network"


But also telling us to arrive 3 hours early for our flights. I thought "immigration" meant "coming in". But we have to arrive early to "go out". I still don't get it!


I shall arrive early, and fully expect to spend 3 hours just sitting around in the airport (assuming we can find a seat!)
They did that to me BUT they only open the check-in counter two hours before the flight time , so an extra hour in the queue
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Flew from Malaga yesterday to Germany and expected long delays due to all the talk. Wasn't so. Busy certainly, as it mostly is, but arriving the normal two hours beforehand was perfectly fine.
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Flew from Malaga yesterday to Germany and expected long delays due to all the talk. Wasn't so. Busy certainly, as it mostly is, but arriving the normal two hours beforehand was perfectly fine.
But aren't Spain and Germany both within the Schengen area so would not be affected?
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Reports from [British] travellers on TripAdvisor seem to indicate it's all pretty normal. Busy as usual, but nothing extraordinary.
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