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Old Jan 7th 2018, 4:16 pm
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Has anyone recently been through Manchester airport traveling with children and adults on US passports? Im trying to figure out if the immigration lines are going to be long and take a lot of time.
This is the first year that we will be traveling on US passports and not our Brit ones so I have no prior experience of going through UK immigration as a USC.
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Originally Posted by Adnams View Post
Has anyone recently been through Manchester airport traveling with children and adults on US passports? Im trying to figure out if the immigration lines are going to be long and take a lot of time.
This is the first year that we will be traveling on US passports and not our Brit ones so I have no prior experience of going through UK immigration as a USC.
Thanks
Why not get Brit passports, then the problem disappears.
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Has anyone recently been through Manchester airport traveling with children and adults on US passports? Im trying to figure out if the immigration lines are going to be long and take a lot of time.
This is the first year that we will be traveling on US passports and not our Brit ones so I have no prior experience of going through UK immigration as a USC.
Thanks
Haven't been back in a long time, but the one occasion I used my US rather than UK passport, I was through in a flash, as the longer lines were those for returning Brits.
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Manchester is slow for everyone.
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I go through Manchester regularly and use my US passport. Normally I find the line very short.
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Manchester is slow for everyone.
Not my experience I have always found it very quick.
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Old Jan 7th 2018, 5:51 pm
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Manchester is slow for everyone.
I came through in September and it was extremely quick, UK passport, no lines at the automated machines which were extremely easy to use.
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I came through in September and it was extremely quick, UK passport, no lines at the automated machines which were extremely easy to use.
I haven't cleared immigration at Manchester since automated machines, so that may be why I remember it being slow.
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I haven't cleared immigration at Manchester since automated machines, so that may be why I remember it being slow.
My distinct impression when coming through Heathrow was that both the intention and actual effect of introducing the automated machines was to reduce the number of staff needed not to make things go faster.
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I came through in September and it was extremely quick, UK passport, no lines at the automated machines which were extremely easy to use.
Glad you posted that, one of the reasons I use my US passport is to avoid the machines. While the flight leaves PDX at 1.25pm it is overnight to AMS and then the KLM bus to Manchester. By that time I never figured my brain was awake enough to work out how to use the machines.
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My distinct impression when coming through Heathrow was that both the intention and actual effect of introducing the automated machines was to reduce the number of staff needed not to make things go faster.
My daughter and her partner came through Heathrow in December. She said that she breezed through while her partner took forever on his US passport
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Glad you posted that, one of the reasons I use my US passport is to avoid the machines. While the flight leaves PDX at 1.25pm it is overnight to AMS and then the KLM bus to Manchester. By that time I never figured my brain was awake enough to work out how to use the machines.
Easiest system ever, slide in your passport, look at the camera then walk through the gate, no finger print recognition, no bit of paper to take and hand into an immigration officer afterwards.
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This is the first year that we had will be traveling on US passports and not our Brit ones so I have no prior experience of going through UK immigration as a USC.
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Originally Posted by Adnams View Post
Has anyone recently been through Manchester airport traveling with children and adults on US passports? Im trying to figure out if the immigration lines are going to be long and take a lot of time.
This is the first year that we will be traveling on US passports and not our Brit ones so I have no prior experience of going through UK immigration as a USC.
Thanks
I did Orlando to Manchester last year. I recall a long wait. I was on US pp, but no kids. I don't think that makes a difference.
It was the day before the arena bomb. The security line when leaving 2 weeks later was long/slow.
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Boring me now,,,
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