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Old Dec 22, 18, 4:17 am
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15 minute + queue at First Wing security

Leave extra time if youíre in a hurry today!
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Old Dec 22, 18, 4:22 am
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Tremendous. Already had an involuntary seat shift and consequent failure of OLCI so a queuing mess would really help an already tedious BA experience.
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Old Dec 22, 18, 4:24 am
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With respect, anyone traveling on the busiest Winter day of the year should be allowing extra time to pass through security. First Wing or not, the airport is busy today.
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Old Dec 22, 18, 4:32 am
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Originally Posted by Vgravity View Post
Leave extra time if you’re in a hurry today!


Thanks for the heads up @Vgravity. How we've been spoilt by the First Wing that we need the 15 minute warning
In this season of Goodwill, credit where it's due, First Wing has to be one of BA's better ideas in recent years!
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Old Dec 22, 18, 4:42 am
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According to the LHR Security Manager on duty BA will only pay for one security lane in the F Wing at weekends, regardless of passenger numbers.
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Old Dec 22, 18, 4:49 am
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Originally Posted by charlieboy77 View Post
With respect, anyone traveling on the busiest Winter day of the year should be allowing extra time to pass through security. First Wing or not, the airport is busy today.
You should always allow extra time for everything, but we all know sometimes it doesnít work out like that!
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Old Dec 22, 18, 4:49 am
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Thanks for the heads up @Vgravity. How we've been spoilt by the First Wing that we need the 15 minute warning
In this season of Goodwill, credit where it's due, First Wing has to be one of BA's better ideas in recent years!
Itís true. Iím too used to waltzing straight through.
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I've just come through. Check in agent advised going back to South security and the guy dealing with Fast Track there recommended shifting left to the usual lines. No real queue at all - through in a couple of minutes. So unless you are one of those who thinks your eligibility for the First Wing means you must use it at all costs, there is no real problem right now (apart from having to be near ordinary people, of course, for those who find this idea horrifying...).
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Old Dec 22, 18, 5:17 am
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Tremendous. Already had an involuntary seat shift and consequent failure of OLCI so a queuing mess would really help an already tedious BA experience.
Crisis as traveller has to queue for 15 mins on busiest day of the year.
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Old Dec 22, 18, 5:37 am
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*My heart bleeds! Here, let me play a soothing song.














*From a jealous traveller who has never used the First wing. Ignore me, I'm just a grump!
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Old Dec 22, 18, 5:53 am
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But at least once youíre through the truly horrendous rigours of F wing, the lounge will be an oasis of calm and serenity (wonít it .... ??)
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Old Dec 22, 18, 5:59 am
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Crisis as traveller has to queue for 15 mins on busiest day of the year.
I did say tedious rather than crisis 😉 Iíve had a run of good BA experiences this year and would like this one not to revert to the 2017 version.
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Old Dec 22, 18, 6:02 am
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there is no real problem right now (apart from having to be near ordinary people, of course, for those who find this idea horrifying...).
Yes but having to mix with ordinary happy people is not an advertised benefit of First class or Gold status.
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Old Dec 22, 18, 6:12 am
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Crisis as traveller has to queue for 15 mins on busiest day of the year.
Snide millennial comments aside, anyone who spends thousands a year with a company then it is quite rightl to complain.
As stated it was the busiest day of the year- but predictably so.
BA and Heathrow should be staffed for it. No excuses.
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Old Dec 22, 18, 6:18 am
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I've just come through. Check in agent advised going back to South security and the guy dealing with Fast Track there recommended shifting left to the usual lines. No real queue at all - through in a couple of minutes. So unless you are one of those who thinks your eligibility for the First Wing means you must use it at all costs, there is no real problem right now (apart from having to be near ordinary people, of course, for those who find this idea horrifying...).
But then you had just to turn right after security, I guess...?
"Simple" golds have to go down, walk along the shops and go up again to reach GF...
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