As airport bosses get a deal with on queue administration simply in time for the jubilee weekend, annoyed air passengers getting back from holidays are reporting hours-long waits for bags.
Emily Ellwood landed on an easyJet flight from Larnaca to Gatwick on Tuesday night time, the place she says clients couldn’t disembark the flight for 40 minutes due an issue on the gate. Workers instructed passengers they couldn’t discover anybody “to open the aircraft door”.
When the holidaymakers made it into the terminal, she says, it was then “two hours 37 minutes from touchdown within the aircraft to getting our bags again”.
“It appeared to be an easyJet downside with the bags,” she observes, “as a TUI flight landed and bought their baggage instantly. There have been tannoy bulletins saying sorry for the bags delay for easyJet.”
Early on Tuesday, Tui passengers arriving to Bristol Airport reported ready greater than two hours for his or her baggage to seem within the terminal.
Buyer Danielle Witt wrote: “Landed after an 8 hour night time flight, sat in baggage declare for an HOUR to lastly have an announcement that our baggage gained’t be out for ANOTHER hour…not acceptable!
“I’ve a 14 month outdated who’s drained and we will’t even get his automobile seat so we will go away!”
Early this morning, easyJet passenger Glyn Handley wrote: “We had been ready for two hours on the baggage declare together with a number of different easyjet flights. We flew in from Larnaca.”
“@easyJet you’re a shambles not solely delayed flights however delayed baggage declare. The state of @Gatwick_Airport this morning at baggage reclaim is farcical,” he added.
Shortly earlier than 6am this morning, passenger Louis Parkes reported ready for 3 hours for baggage from an easyJet flight to seem at Gatwick.
“@Gatwick_Airport Any concept when the baggage from @easyJet flight from Dalaman as been ready for 3hrs now and nonetheless no phrase from @dhlexpressuk as to once we would possibly see it?” he wrote on social media.
In the meantime, yesterday Tui buyer Andy tweeted: “3 hours ready for luggage however we had been the fortunate ones as a whole lot being instructed on the gate through electronic mail that their vacation is cancelled. Greed over the purchasers. Hopefully nobody will use them following this shamble of a bathe of sh**e.”
A spokesperson for Tui stated: “We’d wish to apologise to those clients who’ve been impacted by the latest disruption to our operations. We proceed to work carefully with floor and baggage handlers at our airports to minimise the chance of delays.
“We thank clients for his or her persistence and understanding right now.”
The Unbiased has approached easyJet for a response on their baggage declare ready instances.