Sitting in the departure lounge at Luton when these alarms sound and a recorded voice. “please evacuate the building”.
No one moved for for a while, but slowly people started to walk towards the fire exits. Then everyone was turned away from the fire exits, I think the staff were trying to keep everyone airside.
It took a while to get outside and then the fire engines arrived.
We stood outside for about 10 minutes, the fire engines left and we were all invited in again.
At least it killed some time.