Ask Me Anything: Simon Calder to answer your travel questions amid flight cancellations and rail strikes

Following weeks of chaos on the UK’s airports, with main airways cancelling flights every day – some simply hours earlier than, and even after passengers have boarded the airplane – the nation’s airways will now face questions from MPs.

The Enterprise, Vitality and Industrial Choose Committee is about to grill airline bosses, unions and aviation trade our bodies over the flight cancellations confronted by holidaymakers over the Could half-term vacation on Tuesday, 14 June.

The UK’s greatest funds airline, easyJet, has been cancelling dozens of flights every day, whereas BA has taken a whole lot out of its schedule within the first few weeks of the summer time journey interval. Each airways say workers shortages and illness absences have contributed to the lowered variety of flights.

Many are questioning, why wasn’t the journey trade braced and prepared for the inflow of holidaymakers who had booked journeys throughout Could and June? Some travellers are involved that their flights within the coming weeks – lots of the cancelled routes being home UK and short-haul European journeys – won’t go forward.

In the meantime, Heathrow’s Terminal 4 reopens this week after a two-year closure, and rail journeys might be affected by a collection of strikes deliberate for this summer time.

So what does all this imply to your vacation?

Our professional Simon Calder – who’s showing on the Choose Committee proof session – might be available on Wednesday, 15 June, to reply all of your questions in an ‘Ask me something’ occasion, between 4-5pm. He might be answering reside within the feedback part beneath.

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Then be a part of us reside on this web page from 4pm as Simon tackles as lots of your journey queries as he can inside an hour.

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