Passengers arrive to huge airport queues in latest travel chaos – 居住

Passengers arrive to huge airport queues in latest travel chaos - 居住
‘We’ve been saying to the industry you need to prepare for this, they need to have the staff we need to make sure people can get away and enjoy holidays’ says arts minister

British holidaymakers hoping to jet off this week face continuing travel disruption across the UK.

After preemptively axing 240 flights over the weekend, 易捷航空’s on-the-day cancellations are continuing.

Passengers on the early flight to Belfast from Gatwick to Tuesday were told at 4am they would not be travelling.

Meanwhile the airline’s 5am Bristol to Amsterdam service was cancelled at 2amone customer reported that they had been forced to switch to a flight the following day, with the train there set to cost her £123.

Passengers arrived to Manchester Airport at 4am to find queues stretching back towards the terminal entrance, double the size of the check-in queueing area.

Passengers also reported long early-morning queues at Bristol Airport, with check-in lines trailing out of the terminal; as well as Glasgow and Stansted, with many customers posting videos and photos of waiting crowds.

The UK’s 机场 have struggled to “scale up” to meet the spring surge in holidaymakers, with some blaming staff shortages or trouble with recruiting for the travel chaos.

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What are my rights if my flight is cancelled?

Many readers are telling 独立 that airlines are refusing to book them on replacement flights or arrange hotel accommodation when stranded.

If your flight is cancelled at short notice, your airline should get you on the next available flight to your destinationeven if it is with a rival carrieras well as providing accommodation, food and drink if you are stranded for an extended period of time.

If airlines refuse to assist you, you should cover your own essentials but keep all receipts. Be aware that some airlines have rules around the level of accommodation they will reimburse you fore.g. a three-star hotel.

Here are your consumer rights if your flight is cancelled:

What are my consumer rights if my flight is cancelled?

Flight cancelled? You are due a replacement flight as soon as possible, meals and hotel accommodation if necessary – and cash compensation as well

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Morning queues have eased at Dublin, but staff shortages remain

Customers and media at Dublin Airport are reporting that this morning’s early burst of queues has eased, with Sky News’ Ireland reporter Stephen Murphy posting an image of a clear Ryanair check-in area in terminal 1.

The airport is operating with just 70 per cent of its usual staff as it heads through half term and into the jubilee bank holiday weekend, 这 Irish Independent reported this morning.

Yet passenger levels are predicted to be back to 95 per cent of pre-pandemic levels.

Yesterday ministers told airport management company DAA of their “immense disappointment and frustration” at the travel chaos in recent weeks, demanding solutions by this morning.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said: “The answer lies within human resource management within the DAA, and planning within the organisation also.”

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Industry ‘should have been preparing for this’ says arts minister

The arts minister Lord Parkinson has criticised airlines and airports this morning, saying the industry “should have been preparing for” the spring surge in passenger demand.

说起 天空新闻, Lord Parkinson said the Department for Transport was working with the industry and has been “for many months”.

他继续: “It’s very distressing if you turn up at the airport and your flight isn’t ready so we’ve been saying to the industry you need to prepare for this, they need to have the staff we need to make sure people can get away and enjoy holidays.

“We’ve been saying to the industry for quite some time they should have been preparing for this.”

Asked about Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary’s comments that support for airlines during the pandemic was “lamentable”, 他说: “There’s lots of opinionated people in the aviation industry”.

He insisted that “the companies should have the people in place,” and suggested that the government had been using “post-Brexit freedoms” to speed up the hiring of new travel industry staff.

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Family have flight to Greece delayed by two days

A family have had their flight with Tui to Kefalonia delayed by two days.

Teacher Chloe Mottershead, from Middleton, had planned to catch five days of sun on the Greek island with her daughter.

But after arriving at the airport on Sunday, their departure time kept being pushed back.

“My daughter was crying and upset and was extremely tired,” Ms Mottershead told the Manchester Evening News.

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UK front pages dominated by travel disruption

The UK’s front pages are dominated on Tuesday by the airport delays that have jeopardised half-term travel for many people.

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多于 6,000 flights cancelled over Memorial Day weekend

It is not just the UK which has been struggling with flight cancellations of late. So did the US over the Memorial Day weekend.

Read more from our reporter 格拉齐奥西·格雷格:

多于 6,000 flights cancelled over Memorial Day weekend

Bad weather and ‘air traffic control actions’ were said to have caused the disruptions

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Half-term travel misery

As well as leading on the cost-of-living crisis, our front page on Tuesday carries a photograph of the travel chaos experienced at British airports over half term.

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Dublin airport baggage check-in taking more than three hours, reports suggest

Reports suggest it is now taking upwards of three hours to check in baggage at Dublin airport.

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Travel chaos going to ‘get worse before it gets better’

The travel chaos seen in recent days will “get worse before it gets better”, a leading aviation analyst has warned.

Alex Macheras predicted there will be “a summer of disruption for air travel”, caused by staff shortages across the sector and by a spike in passenger demand.

Although the problem is being felt across Europe, he said the UK has some of the worst delays.

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Hundreds queue at Manchester airport amid staff shortages

Over in Manchester airport, hundreds of people were queueing this evening, reportedly due to staffing shortages.

Here’s a picture from one traveller:

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