So after checking our bags, a process which took only ten minutes, we headed to security. We joined the queue which stretched the whole length of the building, out the exit and on down a ramp and some stairs. We were in this queue for just under an hour which by any estimation is not acceptable. How on earth did these people cope with the influx and the departure of all those spectators and participants for the olympics.
This is Heathrows idea of efficient passenger management. I have just joined a queue, several hundreds of feet away from the security check point for departures. Apparently if you are within one hour of departure there is another gateway !!!