Dublin Airport passengers furious at return of ‘crazy’ security queues stretching into car park

Passengers at Dublin airport were furious at the return of ‘crazy’ security queues that stretched out of the building and into the car park over the weekend.

One person claimed that it took them around 70 minutes to get through the security check at Terminal 2 of the airport.

Just weeks ago, the airport hired new security staff after it struggled to cope with delays of up to three hours since air travel returned to full capacity in March this year.

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But after several weeks of improvements, passengers took to social media to complain yet again after experiencing stressful security delays on Saturday and Sunday before ‘desperately [running] at your door’.

Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain was one of the unlucky passengers caught up in the chaos, taking to Twitter to express his frustration at the ‘crazy’ queues.

He claimed it took him 70 minutes to get through security, but praised the airport staff for their “patience”.

Mr Ó Briain wrote: “Even crazier queues trying to fly out of Dublin. Important to say though, @DublinAirport, you must be on your knees, thanking your staff for the patience and charm with which they are handling this mess they have put them in.”

Explaining the length of the queue, he said: “In T2, it stretched from the building to the rental car area, so probably over an hour, 70 minutes, just to get through security. Obviously do the check-in online and save. doing that queue too”.

Another passenger queuing at the airport described it as a ‘mega queue’, writing: “The @DublinAirport queue for security currently runs from the check-in side at T2 up the escalator to the rear of the short-stay car park. stay and vice versa”.

One man posted a photo of the long queue and wrote: “Why do these things happen when I fly solo? Security line almost to #DublinAirport car park.”

Another disgruntled passenger said: “#DublinAirport is a mess… people have to stand in huge queues [several] times and run desperately to his door…”

A DAA spokesman told the Irish Mirror it was a “busy weekend” and advised passengers to arrive at the airport well in advance of their flight.

Graeme McQueen, media relations manager at daa, said: “It was another busy weekend at Dublin airport but queues moved well at security.

“We thank passengers for continuing to work with us as we head into the busy summer season and remind everyone traveling in the coming days and weeks to arrive at the airport well in advance of their flight.

“Our recommendation remains to arrive at the airport up to two and a half hours before a short-haul flight and up to three and a half hours before a long-haul flight. Whenever possible, passengers should also look to check-in online.” “. before traveling to the airport.

Dublin Airport’s current advice for anyone leaving in the next few days is as follows:

  • allow up to 2.5 hours before a short-haul flight and up to 3.5 hours before a long-haul flight
  • If your flight is at or after 08:30, please do not enter the terminals before 06:00
  • Security at T1 is now open 24/7
  • Security at T2 opens at 04:00 so people flying from T2 should take this into account
  • Airline check-in counter and bag drop opening times vary, so please contact your airline to confirm and plan your trip accordingly.

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