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    Default Brits to spend an hour longer in EU airports

    In case e-gates are not allowed for UK citizen anymore, which it is starting to look like what will happen, they'll have to queue up with all the other non EU citizen who need extensive visa checks etc for very long times.

    UK presses for use of faster passport gates at EU airports post-Brexit | Politics | The Guardian

    You also won't be able to use the blue channel anymore, so an increased possibility you will be picked out for your luggage to be checked, incurring further delays

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    Like when I last went to the US and ended up at a medium sized airport.

    One border guard checking all non-US and non-Canadian citizens. Took 90 minutes as I was stuck behind about 7 people on my flight from India and China. They are really not interested in UK citizens.

    Heard US citizens claim the same the other way round in the UK e.g. 2-3 hour queue for 2 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Like when I last went to the US and ended up at a medium sized airport.

    One border guard checking all non-US and non-Canadian citizens. Took 90 minutes as I was stuck behind about 7 people on my flight from India and China. They are really not interested in UK citizens.

    Heard US citizens claim the same the other way round in the UK e.g. 2-3 hour queue for 2 minutes.
    That changed when the UK eGates were made available to people with passports from the US, Canada, Australian, NZ, Singapore, Japan and South Korea in May last year. Was really funny as lots of the UK travellers were well put out by 'other countries' being allowed access to 'their' passport gates and instead of a nominal wait for a gate, they had to queue for ~gasp~ up to 10 minutes!


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    I think the waiting time will be 52% less than that estimates.

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    Scare mongering as usual. EGates are usually only if you are above 16 years and so most families wont be able to use anyway. In most European countries you see two queues, one for EU citizens and second for others. I doubt after Brexit they will lump UK citizens into the second queue, they will just ensure that the first queue is for EU + UK citizens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fullyautomatix View Post
    Scare mongering as usual. EGates are usually only if you are above 16 years and so most families wont be able to use anyway. In most European countries you see two queues, one for EU citizens and second for others. I doubt after Brexit they will lump UK citizens into the second queue, they will just ensure that the first queue is for EU + UK citizens.
    EU eGates are over 16, in the UK it's over 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullyautomatix View Post
    Scare mongering as usual. EGates are usually only if you are above 16 years and so most families wont be able to use anyway. In most European countries you see two queues, one for EU citizens and second for others. I doubt after Brexit they will lump UK citizens into the second queue, they will just ensure that the first queue is for EU + UK citizens.
    Most travellers are business travellers, traveling without their families.
    Why exactly would the EU prioritize UK visitors over Nigerian or Mongolian visitors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirikur View Post
    Most travellers are business travellers, traveling without their families.
    Why exactly would the EU prioritize UK visitors over Nigerian or Mongolian visitors?
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