View Full Version : Faster Lines for U.S. Citizens Promised for London Heathrow

07-22-2012, 07:27 AM
This sounds like a reasonable plan to me. I wonder if there will be a Fast Track Fast Track, however, for first- and business-class passengers.

Heathrow Airport to Expedite Passport Controls for U.S. Citizens, Others, with Fast Track (http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com/2012/07/heathrow-airport-to-expedite-passport-controls-for-u-s-citizens-others-with-fast-track/)

The United Kingdom will offer travelers from the United States and “old Commonwealth” countries faster immigration clearance with separate fast-track passport lanes after the Olympic Games.

Damian Green, the country’s immigration minister announced the change, which will also apply to two other “low-risk countries” Japan and New Zealand.…

http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com/wp-content/themes/arthemia-premium/scripts/timthumb.php?src=wp-content/uploads/2012/07/BA-777-Crossing-Road-300x212.jpg&w=150&h=150&zc=1&q=90 (http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com/2012/07/heathrow-airport-to-expedite-passport-controls-for-u-s-citizens-others-with-fast-track/)

X3 Skier
07-22-2012, 08:21 AM
If they don't separately fast track Biz and 1st, it might be worse than now.:rolleyes:


07-22-2012, 11:17 PM
That will be fantastic if it actually happens. The reality is more likely going to be a plastic sign over an understaffed desk.

In other news, 5,500 UK border agents are planning a one day strike on Thursday.


The main reason for the strike is to call attention to a shortage of staff. If you think a 2 hour wait at immigration is bad, try getting a visa extension.