One reason for this was difficulties in hiring new employees Queues were so longwhich has encouraged people to get to their airport earlier than usual.
To help travelers who Consumer Champion Website Which? has asked every airport how long people should arrive before their flight is scheduled to take off so hopefully people have enough time to beat queues.
When should you arrive at the airport?
It is recommended to be at the airport three hours before departure for both short and long-haul flights.
For Gatwick, aim to arrive two hours before a short haul flight and three hours before a long haul flight.
Stansted recommends travelers to be at the airport at the time recommended by your airline.
Manchester Airport recommends getting there three hours before the flight.
For Edinburgh, the ideal time is between two and three hours before the flight, usually marked by the opening of the relevant check-in desk.
This is another airport that recommends the timing based on the opening time of the relevant check-in counter, which is usually around three hours before the flight.
No sooner than the time recommended by your airline – usually two hours
Bristol, like Edinburgh and Birmingham, suggests that travelers arrive at the airport when the relevant check-in desk opens.
This is usually the case about two to three hours before departure.
Don’t arrive at the airport too early
They said on their website: “The most important thing to remember is that arriving too early before your trip can be counterproductive.
“Many of the airports we spoke to are asking passengers not to arrive early. They have experienced queues forming up to five hours before departure, resulting in increased airport congestion and slower queues.
“Instead, it is better to follow or check your airline’s advice our guide here.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/national/uk-today/20596957.time-arrive-heathrow-gatwick-dont-miss-flight/?ref=rss Time to arrive at Heathrow, Gatwick and more so you don’t miss your flight