The reality is that the treatment of security is similar to that received when travelling from Heathrow Terminal One: hand luggage is X-rayed and selective searches are made of individuals' clothing.
Large items of luggage are stowed at the doorways to the carriage, and must be labelled with a specific seat number for Customs and Excise purposes and, hence, for security purposes. There were at least four plain-clothes officials viewing our passage through the access area, plus at least one uniformed police officer.
We couldn't have been more relaxed than on this four-hour journey from the suburbs of London to the heart of Paris.
Yours faithfully, Douglas Pinnock London, SW14
31 JanuaryReuse content