Birmingham Airport passengers stuck in 'shocking' queues ahead of bank holiday weekend

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Passengers at Birmingham Airport have been facing delays on Friday morning

Birmingham Airport passengers have expressed frustration at having to wait in long security queues on Friday morning ( May 24).

Some posted photos on X/Twitter showing lengthy queues spreading well outside the airport entrance.

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One passenger described the queues as ‘absolute carange’ on Friday. Posting a photo showing the queues on social media, one person wrote: “Security line at Birmingham Airport (BHX) this morning at 06:30 ahead of the bank holiday weekend. “Line snaked through the entire interior of the airport. Started outside in this mess - got here 3 1/2 hours early - hoping for the best.”

Another posted: “Absolute carnage trying to get through security at Birmingham airport…. Queues out of the airport door after an hour queue for bag drop…. Shocking considering half term is kicking off.”

Another wrote: “Just landed back at Birmingham airport and the queues for departures were crazy.”

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What has Birmingham Airport said about security queues?

Airport advice: To save you time and make your journey more enjoyable, please follow our advice to prepare for security:

  • Have travel documents ready for inspection.
  • Comply with your airline’s guidelines on cabin baggage allowance.
  • Liquids, pastes and gels, up to 100ml should be left in hand luggage during the security search.
  • All electricals to remain in hand luggage during the security search.
  • When going through security please ensure all items are out of pockets including phones, keys, coins and tissues etc., remove all belts. Watches can be left on.
  • Pack all food or powders in your hold baggage where possible. Although these items are permitted in hand luggage, they can obstruct images on the x-ray machine, or may be mistaken for suspicious items - so putting them in the hold will help reduce the need for additional checks.
  • Remove jackets and coats, as these will be screened separately through the x-ray scanner.
  • Be prepared to remove your shoes if instructed to do so.

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