Since July 24, 1,000 passengers have missed their flights because staff at El Prat airport have been carrying out a 'slow down' and taking 10 minutes to search each passenger, according to ACETA, the association of Spanish air transport companies.
The situation is likely to get worse from Friday, when security staff increase their action to include hour-long strikes.
Courtesy of Travelmole
After about 10 minutes he gave up the ghost and started to just glance at the passports.... saying pase, pase, pase.
Coming home, the airport was very busy with the amount of people going through security.
Got to zone C and there was already a queue to go through passport control, it snaked quite a way back.
Instead of a split second glance at your passport, there were two guys working who did take it from you, look at it and hand it back, so whilst it was slower than the pase, pase, pase approach, it wasn't too bad considering the amount of people in that airport.
Funny thing is we travel to America every year sometimes twice and never had a long wait either getting into or out of the country.
If I timed to arrive at an airport 2 hours before a flight my husband would be totally stressed! He is so calm and in control with everything else. His thoughts are if you time to arrive close to the desks closing , you only have yourself to blame if there is a hold up along the way.
I spend a fair amount of time in airports
The problem was that they didn't star t checking until boarding commenced. As there was only one operative and he had to take the passport, put it in a scanner which took 30 seconds and then visually verify the person to the photo that took a long time for 150 people,
Boarding started 30 minutes before departure time and we were an hour late on take off, all because of the passport check.
Why ? Anyone could swap boarding passes in the main departure lounge once through security if the boarding pass and passport ( photo ID proof ) were not crosschecked .
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