Travel chaos continues as British Airways and easyJet cancel more flights today

Much more flights have been cancelled these days as airlines wrestle to cope with team shortages.

British Airways and easyJet have axed additional than 100 flights involving them now.

EasyJet and British Airways have axed more than 100 flights between them today


EasyJet and British Airways have axed much more than 100 flights amongst them right nowCredit history: Alamy

BA has cancelled the most, with 68 scheduled flights not using off.

Past thirty day period, BA announced it would be reducing its summer schedule between now and the end of May perhaps to consider and avoid more journey problems, right after countless numbers of passengers had their flight cancelled due to IT difficulties.

As a result, 67 of modern cancelled flights ended up pre-planned, with just one particular currently being cancelled at the previous minute thanks to workers shortages brought about by Covid.

The cancelled flight was from Heathrow to Manchester.

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In accordance to The Impartial, easyJet has cancelled 42 flights nowadays thanks to team shortages.

A spokesman for easyJet said past week: “As a consequence of the current substantial fees of Covid infections across Europe, like all businesses easyJet is encountering increased than regular amounts of personnel illness.”

On some situations, both BA and easyJet have booked travellers who experienced their flights cancelled on to alternate flights to consider to accommodate them.

Even so, several of the rebooked flights return to the Uk quicker than holidaymakers experienced planned, forcing them to slice their visits limited so they can make the new flights.

Furious passengers have taken to Twitter to share their stress at getting to end their holidays early – leaving them out of pocket.

1 individual tweeted: “Why do easyJet think it is acceptable to terminate flights and rebook for a distinctive day. Now shedding revenue for the resort booking that we are possessing to go away a working day early and we are likely to have to pay for transit as the other 50 % of our party have been rebooked on a diverse working day!”

A further particular person wrote: “So why are we not getting notification of flights becoming cancelled? No payment offered and now obtaining to fly dwelling early from my holiday break in Sardinia.”

This weekend is envisioned to be the busiest travel weekend of the yr so significantly, and cops are remaining named in to Manchester Airport to help deal with it.

The airport’s boss quit following days of travel chaos and warnings passengers will experience delays for months to occur.

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Pursuing the chaos, Stansted Airport has produced a list of suggestions for holidaymakers to support them navigate the lengthy queues expected more than the Easter weekend.

This is what you should really do if your flight is cancelled, and we have explained how to claim compensation if your flight is delayed or cancelled.

Both airlines are blaming staff shortages caused by Covid for the cancellations


Each airlines are blaming staff members shortages prompted by Covid for the cancellationsCredit rating: Alamy