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Airport turmoil as luggage was "abandoned" and passengers were "forced to sleep on the floor"

Airport mayhem regains control of the terminal on Sunday, with images of customers forced to sleep on the terminal floor surrounded by meandering lines of passengers and piles of abandoned luggage. Appeared.

British Airwaysground staff have voted in favor of a strike at the airline's Heathrow hub, and the British have been warned to prepare for a "massive turmoil" in the summer. rice field.

However, despite the impending danger warning, a photo taken at the Britishairporton Sunday shows a country's travel hub already in front of the storm. And it seems.

Airport workers are standing next to a row of passenger luggage located outside Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport


Passengers take a break before flight at Manchester Airport Terminal 3

(Ioannis Alexopoulos / LNP)


image shows the ground staff at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 andpassengersforced to sleep on the floor of Manchester Airport.

Twitter was flooded with complaints about huge queues at both airports, and one user described the former scene as "chaotic."

The next strike involved an estimated 700 workers, and the GMB Union said it was "probably during the peak summer vacation."

"Thanks to the British Airways pig head, people spending their holidays are facing massive turmoil," he said.

Meanwhile, No 10 said further strikes "only add to the misery faced by passengers at the airport." A spokesman promised to "consider emergency measures that BA can implement" to avoid action.

Passengers lining up at the check-in desk at Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport in London


In the ongoing staffing crisis in the industry, people are facing turmoil and long queues at airports


The current airport turmoil with flight delays and cancellations is "fully related to Brexit," said the Ryanair airline boss. I told you earlier this week.

Michael O'Leary argued that Brexit was a "serious failure" and that there was a labor shortage behind the turmoil at British airports: "This government can run a candy store. I didn't. "

In response to a statement by Transport Minister Grant Shapps, who denied Britain's departure from the EU, airlines have accused "serious oversold" flights since the Covid pandemic. When asked about the Minister's comments, a frank Ryanair CEO told Sky News:"It's entirely related to Brexit. These pinch points. Many of them will be resolved very quickly if we can bring in European workers.

"We are hiding in the government and we are stuck, so Brexit Desperate to show success, but it was a terrible failure. You can't bring EU workers to do these jobs. "

People lined up at Manchester Airport, and Tui announced the cancellation of a "minority" of flights and a delay in hitting travel plans at the start of the half-year Blair


Row of passengers for security screening in the departure area of ​​Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport


He added: To do them, you need to bring in workers from Ireland or the continent. And Brexit is one of the big bugbears in the system.

O’Leary warned that delays and cancellations would continue “all summer” due to the airport suffering from staff shortages.

He pointed out a lack of staff in air traffic control, baggage handling, and overall security.

The airline boss said passengers should be prepared for "not a satisfying experience." With the delay of the last flight during the peak season, some airlines cancel 5% to 10% of the flight.