You mean F counters as in "First Class"? Even then my experience (not with BA) is that there are lineups. Much shorter, usually only one or two passengers ahead of me.
Yes. I guess I get to the airport at the right time. My last flight was sin-syd, and I arrived at t-120 as I had a meeting to phone in for at t-90. Not a ingle person at any of the counters, including the economy ones.
At hong long there was a queue, I just walked to the front.
Frequent flyers tend not to suffer the same way tht infrequent flyers that fly once a month or something do. t least at checkin. Queues at security, boarding, even at the lounge, are all far higher.
Try recently removed the people checking your bp at Manchester and put in an automated scanner. It's now slower than it used to be, but Manchester's profits have presumably increased now they've laid off a dozen people.
At heathrow they have "e-passport" desks. These take 15 seconds to clear the average person. They are manned by 3 people, and can pass 3 people at a time.
The manual border desks take 12 seconds to clear the average person, therefore faster than e-passport.
Iris is better, they aren't manned, tale about 15 seconds, but suffer from people who arent registered trying to use them.
In my experience, technology is brought in to airports to reduce staffing levels, and increases the time taken for the average passenger.