A MASSIVE queue snaked outside an airport’s DOOR as hundreds of desperate Tui holidaymakers waited to board their flights.
The travel chaos left holidaymakers queuing for hours with their luggage in a huge queue outside Birmingham Airport on Saturday.
Shocking images show the huge line snaking around the airport terminal – vacationers can’t even enter the terminal.
People had to wait for hours because of a delayed flight amid the airport’s staffing crisis.
Many UK airports have been plagued by queue chaos due to severe staffing shortages.
Travelers have complained of huge lines at check-in counters and severe delays at security.
The problems have prompted several airlines to cancel large numbers of flights.
And industry experts have warned Britons to arrive in time lest they miss the launch.
TUI confirmed yesterday that the problem was caused by a delayed flight to Cape Verde and the company apologized to the travelers affected.
A Tui spokesman said: “We can confirm that some customers have experienced longer wait times at Birmingham Airport due to a delayed TUI flight to Cape Verde this morning.
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“We would like to apologize to the customers affected and thank them for their patience and understanding.”
In his most recent statement, a BHX spokesman said: “As always, our message to departing customers is to help us keep the queues moving by removing all liquids, gels, pastes and electrical items from your bags before our security x-ray scanners . “
It comes after passengers were stuck in huge queues at Manchester and Bristol terminals this week, with some waiting more than three hours to check in.
One holidaymaker, Shelle Rodway, said on Twitter: “Absolute chaos at Bristol Airport this morning.
“As the summer season approaches, you need to clarify this.
“Almost two hours from baggage drop and through security.”
And in April, Tui asked its customers to check in their luggage the night before to avoid long queues at the airport in the morning.
The airline launched the new service at Manchester Airport on April 18, allowing passengers traveling before noon to drop off their bags between 2pm and 9pm the night before.
It was also launched at Gatwick Airport, although it will not be operational for US flights.
https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8764521/massive-tui-queue-snaking-airports-desperate-holidaymakers-flight/ A huge Tui queue snakes outside the airport’s DOOR as hundreds of desperate holidaymakers wait to board their flight