Airport boss John Holland-Kaye told LBC radio that passengers had been requesting wheelchair support in a bid to skip queues at the airport.

He told LBC: “For passengers requiring wheelchair support we have more demand than we had before the pandemic. Why is that happening? Some of this is because people are using the wheelchair support to try to get fast-track through the airport. That is absolutely the wrong thing to be doing.”

He added: “If you go on TikTok you’ll see that that is one of the travel hacks that people are recommending. Please don’t do that.”

One video on TikToc shows a video of a user travelling from Ibiza to Bristol with the caption: “Faking hurting my leg to get through security faster and on to the plane”.