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Old Nov 27, 18, 7:40 am
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PrivatePilotDR40
formerly samwilliams88
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: London
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Originally Posted by Dover2Golf View Post
Was it because one of those purple jacketed VIPs in the immigration area was barking at people to join that queue on the basis of seeing a pass?

I was holding one of those passes one morning last week in T2 and was told I had to join the priority queue, I ignored the repeated barks and cleared through the EU e gates as usual - but some people just do as they are told.
This is a point I want to confirm,.... I arrived into T5 a few weeks ago, the E gates were rammed with at least 12 per e gate. But the middle manual check queue for those without E passport or family was empty. I had my headphones on and played ignorance to the purple VIP barking at me to go E gate, I walked halfway before a border force person stood in front of me and would not let me pass and told me I HAVE to use the E Gate. Even when I said this has no queue and would be quicker, he said I don't care, you use the E gates...

So, can they force you to use the E gates at LHR? Surely they can not stop a UK citizen?
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