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Easter 2017: Extreme queues at London airports in wake of Easter holidays

Tourists rushing to Easter 2017 getaways dealt with major queues at London‘s airports today.

Heathrow passengers complained of “shocking service” and “huge queues”, some of them spending over 45 minutes in passport queues, according to Evening Standard.

Irritated passengers shared pictures and complaints on social media about the extreme ques.

Grant Lipton wrote on Twitter: “Huge queues at passport control. Over 45 minutes so far with no end in site (sic).”

There were also endless queues of cars in the airport’s access tunnel on Thursday morning.

Some people gave up and decided to get to their terminal by foot. Passengers at Gatwick, Stansted and Luton complained of the “worst queues at passport control ever”.

The large queues are expected to affect other areas as well. Drivers were advised to avoid motorways between 10 am – 2 pm on Good Friday, while Network rail warned that engineering works taking place over the Easter 2017 weekend may cause turmoil for rail passengers.

Daisy Wilder