Travel warning as major delays hit airports

BRITS traveling through airports are likely to experience disruption and long queues in the coming weeks.

Stansted Airport has now published a list of tips for holidaymakers to help them navigate the long queues expected over the Easter weekend.

Stansted Airport has issued a warning to Brits traveling over the Easter weekend


Stansted Airport has issued a warning to Brits traveling over the Easter weekendCredit: EPA

Steve Griffiths, Stansted Managing Director, said: “The lifting of international travel restrictions was extremely good news for passengers and the airline industry as a whole after two of the most challenging years in our history.

“Passengers may experience disruption in the departure lounge over the next few weeks, so please bear with us while we carry out this work.”

The airport has provided some advice to help passengers get through the airport as quickly as possible.

Mr Griffiths said: “Although queues can sometimes be longer than people are used to, customers can definitely help us by arriving on time.”

“The usual restrictions on liquids, sharps and electronics in carry-on luggage will still apply, and while hand sanitizer will also be allowed through security if it’s less than 100ml, it must also be in a clear, resealable bag with all other liquids. Therefore, we urge passengers to prepare properly before leaving home.

“We also encourage passengers to inquire about any road or rail disruptions that may affect their journey to the airport and to arrive at the terminal at the earliest time their airline allows them to check-in.”

The warning follows a morning of travel chaos for Britons trying to travel abroad.

Brits trying to get to Dover are stuck in two-hour queues at the port, passengers at Manchester Airport are facing major security concerns and more than 100 British Airways flights were canceled at Heathrow alone this morning.

There was even more chaos over the weekend when easyJet was forced to cancel around 100 flights, 62 of which were due to depart from the UK.

As a result, many Britons were stuck abroad with no way of getting home.

The airlines’ woes are the result of a perfect storm of problems including Covid disease, staff shortages, IT problems, bad weather and the mass layoffs at P&O Ferries.

BA has reduced its flight schedule until the end of May to avoid further travel problems after thousands of passengers canceled their flight due to IT problems.

Brits who are on affected flights have been rebooked to alternative seats or offered a refund.

Heathrow has come under fire after passengers were stuck in a “quarter mile” long queue last month.

A spokesman for the airport admitted that there had been delays in checking in passengers at Terminal 5, leading to huge queues.

Warning queues at the airport will be longer than usual and travel disruptions may occur


Warning queues at the airport will be longer than usual and travel disruptions may occurCredit: Alamy Travel warning as major delays hit airports

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