June 12, 2024


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Travel chaos continues as British Airways and easyJet cancel more flights today


Much more flights have been cancelled now as airways battle to cope with staff shortages.

British Airways and easyJet have axed extra than 100 flights in between them currently.

EasyJet and British Airways have axed more than 100 flights between them today


EasyJet and British Airways have axed extra than 100 flights among them right nowCredit score: Alamy

BA has cancelled the most, with 68 scheduled flights not getting off.

Final thirty day period, BA announced it would be reducing its summer season schedule between now and the end of May well to check out and prevent far more travel issues, immediately after 1000’s of travellers had their flight cancelled due to IT troubles.

As a final result, 67 of modern cancelled flights had been pre-planned, with just just one being cancelled at the very last minute because of to workers shortages brought on by Covid.

The cancelled flight was from Heathrow to Manchester.

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According to The Impartial, easyJet has cancelled 42 flights today because of to staff members shortages.

A spokesman for easyJet reported very last 7 days: “As a outcome of the existing higher fees of Covid bacterial infections throughout Europe, like all corporations easyJet is experiencing larger than normal levels of staff illness.”

On some situations, equally BA and easyJet have booked passengers who experienced their flights cancelled on to alternate flights to try out to accommodate them.

Even so, a lot of of the rebooked flights return to the British isles sooner than holidaymakers experienced planned, forcing them to slash their journeys brief so they can make the new flights.

Furious passengers have taken to Twitter to share their frustration at having to conclusion their vacations early – leaving them out of pocket.

Just one human being tweeted: “Why do easyJet think it’s appropriate to cancel flights and rebook for a distinctive working day. Now dropping cash for the resort scheduling that we are obtaining to depart a working day early and we are heading to have to shell out for transit as the other fifty percent of our social gathering have been rebooked on a distinctive working day!”

One more particular person wrote: “So why are we not acquiring notification of flights getting cancelled? No compensation available and now obtaining to fly residence early from my holiday getaway in Sardinia.”

This weekend is expected to be the busiest travel weekend of the yr so considerably, and cops are staying called in to Manchester Airport to enable offer with it.

The airport’s boss give up right after days of journey chaos and warnings passengers will confront delays for months to arrive.

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Next the chaos, Stansted Airport has introduced a list of strategies for holidaymakers to assist them navigate the extended queues envisioned more than the Easter weekend.

This is what you should do if your flight is cancelled, and we have explained how to declare compensation if your flight is delayed or cancelled.

Both airlines are blaming staff shortages caused by Covid for the cancellations


Both airways are blaming staff shortages induced by Covid for the cancellationsCredit history: Alamy


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