Line up against airport queues

Right: Airport queue
Originally uploaded by tomypelluz

I’ve just written an article for the Guardian’s travel site about a new online endeavour that aims to chart the length of queues at UK airports. The difference between each of them is surprisingly striking.

Visitors to Glasgow Airport have an average wait of just 20 minutes to get to the gate. Those flying out of Gatwick (also owned by BAA) have to endure an average of 72 minutes snaking their way through check-in, immigration and security.

You only have to travel abroad to see how much breezier airports most international airports can be.