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It’s now possible to purchase Fast Track Security at Heathrow Airport, but I was wondering whether many people will actually be tempted to do so…
Buy Fast Track Security at Heathrow
Fast Track can be booked online here for the princely sum of £12.50 per person. Note that you must book at least a day before you’re travelling and that all 4 Terminals are participating.
Is it worth it?
Valuing anything is always highly subjective, but personally I’m struggling to think of a circumstance where I’d be a buyer – certainly not in advance for £12.50 anyway.
Don’t get me wrong, Fast Track can be hugely useful at some airports, but I can’t remember having many significant wait times at security at Heathrow – and given the number of elite status holders and premium cabin passengers (who are also entitled to Fast Track) flying from Heathrow, there are times when ‘Fast Track’ might even be slower than the normal queues!
If you could buy at the airport after you’ve taken a look at how long the queues are, then that might be a different matter, but booking in advance doesn’t tempt me at all.
£12.50 is also very expensive compared to other airports (Manchester and Gatwick can be booked for £5).
I can certainly understand why Heathrow Airport would like to sell Fast Track to passengers, but I’m struggling to see who the buyers would be.
Any thoughts on who they are appealing to here? – any readers interested in taking advantage themselves?