Heathrow customers complain about biometric e-gate breakdown-caused long lines

Heathrow customers complain about biometric e-gate breakdown-caused long lines

airport informed MailOnline that the woman’s fall was unrelated to the lines caused by the e-gate issue.

Michael Cowan, a journalist for the BBC, posted an image of a backed-up line after landing at Terminal 3 at 9 a.m. today. He asserted that ‘none’ of the so-called e-gates run by Border Force were operational after ‘thousands of people’ came from nighttime flights.

Heathrow Airport stated that it was ‘aware’ of problems with the scanners this morning, but that they’should be completely working now,’ with the caveat that ‘there may be a bit of a backlog.’

However, there appeared to be additional problems at the same terminal this afternoon, as one passenger tweeted at 3 p.m.: “What on earth is going on at Terminal 3 passport control?!BBC journalist Michael Cowan shared an image of a gridlocked queue after landing at Terminal 3 at around 9am this morning. He claimed 'not one' of the so-called e-gates operated by Border Force were working, after 'thousands of people' arrived from long overnight flights

Heathrow Airport stated that it was ‘aware’ of problems with the scanners this morning, but that they’should be completely working now,’ with the caveat that ‘there may be a bit of a backlog.’

Others flocked to social media on Thursday to complain about waiting over an hour for their bags.

It follows yesterday’s reports of problems at Terminal 5, with one Twitter user alleging that check-in lines stretched “back to the doors” and describing the situation as “horrifying.”

He wrote: “It’s horrifying to see @HeathrowAirport continue to be so mismanaged.”It comes after issues were reported at Terminal 5 yesterday, with one Twitter user claiming the check-in area had queues going 'back to the doors', branding the situation 'horrifying' (pictured)

It follows yesterday’s reports of problems at Terminal 5, with one Twitter user stating the check-in section had lines “back to the doors” and describing the situation as “horrifying” (pictured)

This is merely one of the security lines in the T5 check-in area; it extends back to the doors. What are you doing to the environment?

Should be able to handle this type of capacity without difficulty by early November.

A representative for MailOnline stated that T5 security lines were “longer yesterday after a time of high passenger departures,” but that the line “remained moving.”

According to them, security at the airport terminal is running regularly today.Heavy rain has been falling across parts of the South East overnight and has continued to pour down this morning. Pictured: A motorist climbs out of his vehicle stuck in a flood on the A41 Hendon Way, London

It comes after the British people were advised to prepare for thunderstorms, hail, and lightning, following today’s flash flooding that submerged roads and halted public transportation.

Tomorrow, in some areas of the United Kingdom, temperatures are expected to plummet to -2 degrees Celsius, prompting forecasters to advise citizens to “get their ice scrapers out” and prepare for frost.

The rain has primarily hit the South East, where flooding earlier today shut down portions of the M25, A41, and A1 in London and created significant delays on the Underground.

Overnight, it rained heavily in portions of the South East, and the downpour continued this morning. A man is shown climbing out of his flooded vehicle on London’s A41 Hendon Way.

A municipal employee attempts to collect domestic rubbish bins from a street in Moulsecoomb, Brighton, that is flooded with water.

Floodwater fills a subway next to the A41 Hendon Way in north London, which is now completely closed following torrential rainfall

Floodwater fills a north London tunnel adjacent to the A41 Hendon Way, which is now fully closed due to excessive rain.

The morning rush hour in the city was extremely jammed due to road closures, and drivers have been photographed leaving their vehicles on wet highways after attempting to drive through deep water.

Today, between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m., the London Fire Brigade responded to more than eleven flooding incidents each hour, and crews rescued a man and two children who were trapped in a car by floodwater in Harrow, north-west London.

Online videos depicted bus passengers with their feet in water and drowned residential roads.

The South East was under a yellow weather warning until 3 p.m. this afternoon, but a new warning is in effect as of 8 p.m. Overnight tomorrow, a new weather warning will be issued, expecting thunderstorms throughout the southern coast from Kent to Dorset and the majority of Wales.A council member of staff attempts to clear floodwater in a street in Moulsecoomb, Brighton, where household waste bins are floating down the road

The Met Office reported that 64 millimeters of precipitation fell in Horsmonden, Kent, in the last 24 hours. The average precipitation for November in the UK is 89mm.

Bakerloo and District lines were partially suspended in London, while the Metropolitan, Overground, Circle, Hammersmith and City, and Piccadilly lines experienced delays

 

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