Travelers Wait in Long Lines at Heathrow Airport

A long line of travelers waiting for security checks wrapped around Heathrow Airport in London on Wednesday, July 13.

Summer travel and staff shortages have contributed to delayed or canceled flights and long waits at airports.

Heathrow Airport said they will be limiting the number of travelers flying out of the airport to 100,000 until September 11 to minimize further travel disruptions.

Heathrow Airport CEO John Holland-Kaye said “by making this intervention now, our objective is to protect flights for the vast majority of passengers at Heathrow this summer and to give confidence that everyone who does travel through the airport will have a safe and reliable journey.”

Video posted by Coryelle Thomas shows a long line at London’s Heathrow Airport on Wednesday. Thomas said despite the amount of passengers, they were waiting to use one kiosk. Credit: Coryelle Thomas via Storyful

Video transcript


- You're laughing, but you're scaring me.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting