Heathrow airport's new Terminal 5 is scheduled to open in three month's time and with it passengers will face a tough new zero-tolerance policy.
Be in the queue for security at least 35 minutes before the flight or count as a "no show".
The only exception to the 35-minute rule will be travellers on standby, who get an extra five minutes' grace to allow for the fact that their seats are assigned only after check-in formally closes at "minus 45".
British Airways, the exclusive tenant at the new terminal, is attempting to improve its woeful punctuality record. Despite it's rather pathetic target of ensuring 52% depart on time, it is currently seeing fewer than one in three flights taking off by its allotted time.
I wonder how they will monitor/enforce that though? Time stamps at check in? Jobsworth and clipboard marching up and down the queues? GPS tagging system? The mind boggles.