The Independent

The secret way airports are monitoring you to reduce queuing times

If only we could zip through the necessary but tedious checkpoints at the airport without waiting – at check-in, bag drop, passport control, security. There would be more time to spend in the oyster bar or browse the latest “bargains” in those natty airside boutiques. Airports are equally keen to speed you through the bottlenecks, for every minute spent queuing is a minute that could be spent in retail therapy, which generates around half of all airport revenue.
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