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Hundreds of holidaymakers had been left stranded exterior Birmingham Airport as summer time journey chaos returns.

Photos and movies posted on social media present queues snaking exterior of the airport from as early as 5am as passengers waited as much as two hours to undergo safety.

Queues had been reported to spill exterior into the automotive park as one individual stated the delays resulted in passengers operating “like it is the Olympics” to catch flights.

The lengthy wait to go by way of safety comes lower than every week after new restrictions had been put into place concerning liquid in hand baggage.

Several airports throughout the UK deliberate to extend the restrict of liquids in hand baggage from 100ml to 2 litres following the introduction of a brand new scanning system, often called Next Generation Security Checkpoints.

However, the implementation of the brand new measures has confronted enormous delays, leaving fliers confused about what they will and can’t tackle board.

At Birmingham Airport, passengers can solely carry containers as much as 100ml in liquids, pastes and gels of their hand baggage

Birmingham Airport posted extra data on X: “Do not put them in plastic bags in your hand luggage and do not remove them at security. There is no restriction on how many 100ml containers are carried.”

A spokesperson for the airport beforehand stated in a press release: “The rules that we have been adhering to since March are now very clear in that only liquids, pastes and gels up to 100ml can be carried through in hand luggage.

“Since opening our new security area, and despite being one of the first UK airports to comply, we have been limited on the use of our multi-million-pound equipment due to an outstanding regulatory restriction meaning we had to limit liquids to 100ml. This rule has now been implemented nationwide.

“Despite the 100ml rule still being in place, we continually have non-compliant bags with liquids over the allowance which have led to inefficiencies of our equipment and resulted in extended queuing time for customers.

“It is now imperative that all customers comply with the nationwide rule to ensure a smoother and simpler transition through the airport. A non-compliant bag with liquids over 100ml can add up to 20 minutes to each passenger’s journey through security.

“All travelling customers should check their hand luggage to ensure it complies with this restriction.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/birmingham-airport-queues-hundreds-stuck-b2563628.html