Chaos at the airport

Chaos at the airport
A chaotic summer is expected at the UK's airports

The majority of travellers (40%) don’t want to be held up for more than half an hour passing through check-in and airport security, according to the results of a new poll from travel add-ons specialist

The survey also reveals that a further 25% of holidaymakers are not happy to be kept waiting longer than 45 minutes. However, with security measures increasing in the lead up to the Olympics and staffing problems at major UK airports causing immigration disruption, Brits will have to prepare for the longest delays ever.

For nearly a quarter (22%) of those polled, security comes first and they don’t mind how long it takes; whilst an hour is the limit for 13% of customers.

Andrea Clayton, Head of Insurance at, said: “People might not want to be kept waiting, but unfortunately they don’t have much choice. The airport experience can be quite stressful at the moment, and with the Olympics approaching it doesn’t look like it’s going to get much better over the summer. It’s as important as ever to plan ahead and minimise the time you actually need to be at the airport.” offers a wide range of hassle-free travel add-ons, including airport lounges, airport hotel rooms and airport parking.


Notes to editors polled 1,899 customers during April 2012.

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Holiday Extras is the UK number one for pre-booked airport hotels and airport parking, taking bookings for over 7 million travellers each year. Holiday Extras has been listed six times in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and was awarded 45th place in 2012. A record-breaking 99.84% of customers are satisfied with Holiday Extras’ products and service.

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