BRITS WANTING TO GO ON A PRE-SUMMER GET-AWAY HAVE HATED THOUSANDS OF QUESTIONS AT THE AIRPORT, WHILE THE UK’S chaos continues.
Both the Manchester and Birmingham airports were plagued by long lines, some passengers even missing their flights.
Manchester saw two-hour queues reported this morning. Lines even reached the car park.
One passenger tweeted: “Queue for security at @manairport now stretching outside the Terminal building.”
One woman even said that she was disgraced by her sister’s flight cancellation because of security.
“Begged security staff to fast track her thru as gate was closing no one cares. Disgrace!”
Another said: “Absolute shambles @manairport T3. There will be hundreds missing flights and there have been no announcements since I arrived an hour and a half ago! Disgusting.”
Others claimed they had to wait for two hours in the fast-track queue. Many others said it was slower than normal queues.
Many people queued up at Birmingham’s airport while waiting. “ridiculous”.
One woman said: “Have never seen queues like that anywhere …just to get in the building. 95 minutes to get to security is too much.”
These queues form days after TUI passengers had to wait in line at Birmingham Airport’s airport doors.
The shocking images showed the line of people that surrounded the airport building. Holidaymakers were unable to enter the terminal.
There are now fears the travel mayhem could continue for the next year.
Kully Sandhu is the Aviation Recruitment Network’s managing director. He warned that it could take a while to get there. “at least the next 12 months for the industry, vacancy wise, to settle down”.
He stated that it wasn’t just Covid that was causing difficulties in the hiring of new staff. He also said that there were more than 300 vacant positions across UK airports.
EasyJet plans to eliminate a few seats from its flights in order to fly less crew over the next few months.
British Airways will also be closing 16,000 flights, with 10% of the flights affected between March-October.