The UK government is considering introducing an option for people to pay £17.50 to beat airport security queues.
The ‘fast-track’ fees would be aimed at easing congestion at passport desks, which has soared to unprecedented levels at some airports.
Londons Heathrow and Gatwick airports already offer the chance to pay up to £12.50 to use an exclusive channel through security. At Gatwick this is limited to 50 passengers an hour.
Most airports in the UK already charge around £5 for a fast-track service in the departure hall to enable passengers to skip queues at security.
It’ll be interesting to see how this pans out.