May 25, 2024


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

Extra flights have been cancelled currently as airways wrestle to cope with workers shortages.

British Airways and easyJet have axed a lot more than 100 flights involving them today.

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 nowadaysCredit rating: Alamy

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

Final thirty day period, BA announced it would be reducing its summer time schedule between now and the conclude of May perhaps to attempt and steer clear of much more vacation problems, just after 1000’s of passengers had their flight cancelled due to IT concerns.

As a outcome, 67 of modern cancelled flights were being pre-planned, with just just one being cancelled at the last minute owing to staff members shortages brought about by Covid.

The cancelled flight was from Heathrow to Manchester.

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In accordance to The Independent, easyJet has cancelled 42 flights right now due to staff members shortages.

A spokesman for easyJet claimed previous 7 days: “As a outcome of the present significant costs of Covid infections across Europe, like all businesses easyJet is encountering bigger than typical levels of staff sickness.”

On some events, the two BA and easyJet have booked travellers who had their flights cancelled onto substitute flights to try to accommodate them.

Even so, a lot of of the rebooked flights return to the United kingdom faster than holidaymakers had planned, forcing them to minimize their outings short so they can make the new flights.

Furious travellers have taken to Twitter to share their disappointment at owning to stop their holiday seasons early – leaving them out of pocket.

A single individual tweeted: “Why do easyJet feel it is acceptable to cancel flights and rebook for a different working day. Now shedding cash for the resort reserving that we are acquiring to go away a day early and we are heading to have to fork out for transit as the other 50 percent of our social gathering have been rebooked on a distinctive day!”

A further human being wrote: “So why are we not getting notification of flights staying cancelled? No payment made available and now getting to fly property early from my holiday break in Sardinia.”

This weekend is envisioned to be the busiest travel weekend of the year so significantly, and cops are remaining identified as in to Manchester Airport to enable deal with it.

The airport’s boss give up immediately after times of travel chaos and warnings travellers will confront delays for months to occur.

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Pursuing the chaos, Stansted Airport has launched a list of recommendations for holidaymakers to support them navigate the extended queues anticipated more than the Easter weekend.

This is what you should really do if your flight is cancelled, and we’ve explained how to claim compensation if your flight is delayed or cancelled.

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


The two airlines are blaming staff shortages triggered by Covid for the cancellationsCredit history: Alamy