Heathrow has never been more efficient! Passengers' glee as border agency strike SPEEDS UP passport control
- 'It was the fastest I have ever come through passport control'
- Passengers had been warned they could face two or three-hour delays
- 400 admin staff re-deployed with iPads to assist passengers with flight information and free food and water
- Civil servants including airport vets believed to be manning borders
- Fears terrorists and criminals could sneak into the country and exploit predicted chaos
- No delays or problems reported on ferries at Dover
- More than half of England's state schools close
- Thousands of NHS operations and appointments cancelled
Passengers who had been warned of lengthy delays at Heathrow due to striking workers today said border controls were 'better than usual'.
As Border Agency bosses were forced to take on regular airport workers to man passport control, delighted passengers said queues had been shorter than normal.
The situation was echoed at Dover too as passengers faced apparently normal travel conditions with ferry services 'running well and to time' this morning.
Meanwhile, millions of children have stayed at home as more than half of England's 21,700 state schools closed. Thousands of NHS operations and appointments have also been cancelled.
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