Long delays at Belfast International as airport makes Lagan Bar check-in compulsory

Belfast International Airport has come under fire over long delays and passengers queuing outside the airport in freezing conditions after making Lagan Bar drink-pics a compulsory part of the check-in process.

Airport chiefs were forced to apologise this morning when a 37-year-old man lost his left testicle to frostbite while stuck in a long snaking queue outside the building.

For years travellers have told friends, families and burglars they’re jetting off on holiday by checking-in at the Lagan Bar and uploading a photograph of a round of drinks along with the caption: “And so it begins”.

The practice of checking in at the Lagan Bar was so commonplace that airport chiefs decided to scrap the costly standard check-in process and instead told passengers to report straight to the bar with their boarding passes.

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However, the move has caused chaos inside the building with bar staff unable to deal with drinks orders and luggage at the same time.

Bar man Toby O’Jugg told us: ‘I gave up a handy wee job in Wetherspoons for this sh**e’.

‘You try making a strawberry daiquiri and moving some fat grumpy ballix to an aisle seat at the same time’, he moaned while shooing an inebriated man demanding dry roasted nuts.

A combination of inadequately trained staff and pissed passengers then resulted in huge delays with many people missing their flights.

‘Can we check in at the Lagan Bar online? This is a full ballix so it is’, Tweeted one disgruntled male passenger.

‘Can’t believe I won’t be able to upload a photo of my oily knees to Facebook’, Tweeted a woman who missed her flight.

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