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Stansted queues

Hey, I will be flying to Stansted tommorow, my arrival is on 11:35. Flying from EU country as EU citizen. I have to catch 13:00 Stansted Express in order to be on time on Arsenal match. Do i need to stand in immigration queue, is there any way to bypass it (pay for a priority, or somehow cut the line, or official will push me throught after I explain my situation?)? How long are queues on e-passport gates? Will I make it, from landing 11:35 to getting on Stansted Express (I have ticket) on 13:00. Thanks for opinions and tips

Edited: 16 August 2013, 12:15
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or official will push me through after I explain my situation?

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LOL, are you joking? If he is a Villa fan he may detain you for extra searches !

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Well that wasnt really meant seriously, but who knows :D

also forgot to mention i do not have any checked baggage, that should save me some time

Edited: 16 August 2013, 12:32
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Fact is you will either get through in good time, or you wont and nothing you can do about it. There is no fast track immigration at Stansted AFAIK, and dont wear an Arsenal shirt as Gooners are often detained until the match has finished :-) .... sorry, just dreaming .....

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Yes

No

Only if he is an Arsenal fan

How long is a piece of string ?

Prossibly

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There is an e-passport line at Stansted - whether it's any quicker - pass. My memory says I've read reports that it doesn't always work. How long ago that was and in what context I can't remember

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Thanks for answers, expecting more to come.. Ive read that queues for immigration are around 20min, when arriving around lunch, theyre one hore mostly on evening arrivals, so i should make it

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<< i should make it >>

If you are very lucky you could be stuck in Stansted which will be much more interesting than watching Arsenal play.

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Amos, nice one :-)

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Another reason for taking Joe's advice, regarding the Arsenal shirt, is that Stansted Airport is now owned by The Manchester Airport Group. Ignore the advice and you'll be lucky to get off the plane.

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ok, planned to have arsenal tshirt at least in cabin baggage, but i am not taking it at all