Heathrow has been hit by another day of travel chaos with hundreds of passengers left without luggage and caught up in lengthy queues. Huge lines were seen snaking around the outside of the London airport this morning, as it continues to be hit by staffing shortages. One traveller described the "chaos" and "lengthy wait times" at Terminal 2, saying there "simply is not enough space to queue". Tensions appeared to boil over at one point, with "some flare-ups" being reported between the public and stressed-out staff. Airlines were even forced to "fish" customers out of security queues for final calls, said another passenger, who spent two and a half hours waiting inside the airport. Footage capturing "hundreds of cases" piled up at baggage reclaim, which is the responsibility of the airlines and their ground handlers, was also posted to Twitter this morning. It is the third day in a row that Heathrow has faced delays, after travellers compared the scenes to something out … [Read more...] about Heathrow chaos as hundreds lose luggage and airlines ‘fish passengers out of queues’
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A plane has gone off the end of a runway during landing at Cardiff Airport, reportedly leaving flights cancelled, delayed and diverted. Travellers faced fresh chaos today when the runway was closed for about an hour on Sunday. No one was injured in the incident, which took place around 1.30pm, and the plane is still intact. But a Wizz Air flight from Cardiff Airport to Larnaca was later cancelled, passengers claim. The incident was named ‘a shambles’ after the journey was delayed by several hours earlier. Passengers arriving in Cardiff on a Wizz Air flight from Corfu were also left frustrated when they were sent to Bristol instead. They landed an hour late before being forced to sit on the runway for nearly two hours, Wales Online reports. One person on Twitter said: ‘On Wizz Air flight from Corfu. Was supposed to land at 1330 in Cardiff. ‘Currently waiting on Tarmac in Bristol. Apparently we’re waiting to refuel and get a new landing slot in Cardiff. Due to … [Read more...] about Flights halted after plane skids off runway during landing
Security checks on aviation staff will be fast tracked in an attempt to cut delays at Britain's airports. The Department for Transport said it was speeding up the vetting process for new staff to help tackle the travel chaos that has plagued travellers for months. Holidaymakers faced more disruption on Saturday, with thousands of passengers at Heathrow hit by delays caused by a computer failure that left planes unable to refuel and "horrendous" scenes at the baggage reclaim area. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said that by speeding up the vetting of new aviation security staff, the Government was "doing its bit to help deliver for passengers". Counter terrorism checks on staff, which previously took up to 20 days, are now being done in half the time, he said. New staff are also carrying out other training while their security checks are ongoing. Airlines are expected to announce a series of cancellations to summer flights next week aimed at minimising disruption in the … [Read more...] about Vetting of airport staff fast-tracked to ease travel chaos
July 03, 2022 - 14:49 BST Bridgerton's Daphne, Phoebe Dynevor, stunned fans on Sunday after she debuted a choppy new hairstyle and edgy tattoos - details Phoebe Dynevor is best known for her role as Netflix's 'It-girl' Daphne Bridgerton , but the 27-year-old actress just proved she couldn't be further from her Regency-era counterpart with an edgy Instagram selfie debuting a set of abstract tattoos. READ: Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor's London home is dreamy – see inside Taking to social media on Sunday, the Manchester-born star rocked a vampy new hairstyle, displaying a choppy wolf cut and beachy bangs as she shared a fresh-faced selfie. Phoebe rocked a turquoise blue tank top and revealed two previously unseen tattoos on her left arm. Loading the player...Bridgerton actress Phoebe Dynevor looks unrecognisable in first-ever acting job WATCH: Bridgerton actress Phoebe Dynevor looks unrecognisable in … [Read more...] about Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor unveils unrecognisable new look and fans are losing it
A ameaça de centenas de despedimentos anunciada esta quarta-feira pelo presidente executivo na Ryanair será apenas uma manobra para tentar evitar as greves previstas para este mês de agosto. A acusação partiu de Bruno Fialho, vice-presidente do Sindicato Português do Pessoal de Voo da Aviação Civil (SNPVAC), em declarações à Rádio Renascença , horas depois da divulgação do vídeo interno emitido por Michael O'Leary a justificar os cortes no pessoal até final deste ano. "Nos primeiros trimestres no decorrer dos dois últimos anos, os nossos lucros caíram cerca de 41 por cento e isto deve-se sobretudo a tarifas mais baixas, em especial no Reino Unido com o 'brexit' e na Alemanha, a preços muito mais altos nos combustíveis e a custos mais altos com pessoal, sobretudo devido ao grande aumento salarial de pilotos e assistentes de bordo que negociámos no ano passado", começou por explicar o presidente executivo no vídeo destinado aos funcionários. O'Leary … [Read more...] about Greves e despedimentos na Ryanair: o que está em causa?