BRITS are facing queues once again at airports across the UK with fuming travellers being stuck in long lines as early as 4am.
Long waits have been spotted at Birmingham Airport, as well as at Manchester and Bristol.Huge queues have now affected Bristol Airport[/caption] The long lines started as early as 4am this morning[/caption] Passengers complained of massive queues and staff running around trying to help[/caption]
One traveller going through Bristol wrote on Twitter: “Massive queues at check in/bag drop, staff running around like headless chickens, passengers stressing, security queues out of the security area, down the stairs and into departures.
“Will be doing everything possible to avoid this airport going forwards.
Birmingham Airport even advised some passengers to drop off their bags the night before.
They said on Twitter: “You can check in your luggage between 3-8 pm the evening before your morning flight.”
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Most passengers warned travellers to allow at least three hours to get through the airport, although one traveller said the lines were much worse, adding: “Give yourself at least 5hrs before your flight.’
Another person added: “Anyone flying from here at the moment I’d suggest turning up at least 4hrs before your flight is due to depart.”
And queues continued at Manchester Airport, with long queues outside the terminal into the car park.
However a Birmingham Airport spokesperson said they were handling as many as 14,000 travellers today and were “moving steadily”.
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And Bristol Airport apologised for the long queues, saying there were some minor delays.
The queues come just days after TUI passengers were forced to queue out of the airport doors at Birmingham Airport.
There are now fears the travel mayhem could continue for the next year.
Kully Sandhu, managing director of the Aviation Recruitment Network, warned it could take “at least the next 12 months for the industry, vacancy wise, to settle down”.
He said it wasn’t just Covid causing problems in hiring new staff, of which he said there were more than 300 vacancies across UK airports, but also Brexit.
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EasyJet is set to remove a number of seats on its flights so that the airline can fly with less crew onboard in the next few months.
And British Airways is to axe 16,000 flights with 10 per cent of flights affected between March and Autumn.Brits flying through Birmingham were also stuck in huge queues yesterday[/caption]
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