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LHR T5 First Wing Security 11 week closure [now reopened]

LHR T5 First Wing Security 11 week closure [now reopened]

Old Dec 15, 2023, 1:57 pm
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LHR T5 First Wing Security 11 week closure [now reopened]

The Frist wing is to be closed from Jan to April next year.
This dose not spefic why.

https://twitter.com/MZulqarnainBut1/status/1735763861649654022?t=3Cn9LVZluYMZbI-HW3vyhg&s=19
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Old Dec 15, 2023, 1:59 pm
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First Wing Security Closing Temporarily

Being reported on Twitter

https://x.com/mzulqarnainbut1/status/1735763861649654022?s=46&t=EcFTqaB9iFzlSxC2Hd-pxA
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Old Dec 15, 2023, 2:00 pm
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Fitting the new "liquids in your bag" machines?
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Old Dec 15, 2023, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by xenole
Fitting the new "liquids in your bag" machines?
According to twitter yes.
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Old Dec 15, 2023, 2:09 pm
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So where does F check in?
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Old Dec 15, 2023, 2:10 pm
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Originally Posted by tattikat2
So where does F check in?
Check in probably open , security closed.
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Old Dec 15, 2023, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by xenole
Fitting the new "liquids in your bag" machines?
and that takes 3 months? What a joke this country
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Old Dec 15, 2023, 2:20 pm
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Originally Posted by xenole
Fitting the new "liquids in your bag" machines?
Surely that doesn't require a complete closure for 4 months?

Could they not do one lane at a time? Quite often when I go through only 1 of the 2 sides is open anyway.
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Old Dec 15, 2023, 2:23 pm
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Originally Posted by nufnuf77
and that takes 3 months? What a joke this country
Hasn't it been suggested before that the floor in T5 isn't strong enough to support the new machines (5t each)? Maybe there's more in depth structural work required as opposed to just wheeling them in.
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Old Dec 15, 2023, 2:24 pm
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Originally Posted by LondonAussie
Surely that doesn't require a complete closure for 4 months?

Could they not do one lane at a time? Quite often when I go through only 1 of the 2 sides is open anyway.
Truly awful. I can only assume that floor strengthening is to be undertaken.

Still, a ridiculous amount of time.
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Old Dec 15, 2023, 2:32 pm
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Twitter also says a new look is coming, too.

Still seems like a long time, even with floor improvements.
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Old Dec 15, 2023, 2:44 pm
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Suddenly the J check-in move to the north end makes sense.
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Old Dec 15, 2023, 3:08 pm
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So where do we checkin?
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Old Dec 15, 2023, 3:10 pm
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Originally Posted by GratefulSmile
So where do we checkin?
with the hoi polloi. Hopefully the defibrillators have been tested as some may not be able to take the strain!
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Old Dec 15, 2023, 3:13 pm
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Originally Posted by GratefulSmile
So where do we checkin?
Oh wont somebody think of the children
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