A person arrived at Manchester Airport 13 hours early for his flight after panicking that he would possibly miss it as a result of lengthy safety queues seen in the course of the Easter holidays.
Tim Samunyai, 56, from Coventry, obtained to the airport for five.40am on Sunday 10 April for his flight to to Zimbabwe – regardless of the scheduled departure time of 6.55pm.
The daddy of two admitted that “13 hours is a bit a lot, truthful sufficient, however I’d slightly be early”.
He informed Manchester Night Information: “I used to be considering if I come right here good and early then I received’t must cope with all that insanity over there.
“I don’t know if I used to be panicking due to the information simply highlighting the negativity or no matter.
“However there was no differentiation within the reporting, you noticed queues for check-ins at TUI, EasyJet or Jet2 and it was choc-a-block.
“My drawback was not realising that, it’s a panic in the event you’re going to Corfu, Greece or Tenerife as a result of all people desires to go there, and it’s half-term. However in the event you’re going Africa, then there’s no problem.”
Regardless of the mix-up, Mr Samunyai remained upbeat, saying he didn’t remorse his determination and noticed the 13-hour wait as a “non secular timeout”.
He had 4 books to learn and sandwiches and pastries to eat, checking in on the earliest attainable time – 3.30pm.
A member of airport employees mentioned he “broke the file” for the earliest time a passenger had arrived earlier than their flight.
It adopted per week during which Manchester Airport repeatedly hit headlines for hours-long wait instances as Brits tried to jet off for Easter holidays.
Some passengers even missed flights attributable to prolonged safety queues, whereas others waited days to be reunited with lacking baggage.