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Bank holiday warning as Brits ALREADY face travel chaos

BRITS are already facing huge queues as families try to flee for the bank holiday weekend.

Passengers at Manchester Airport were seen in long lines at Terminal 1 check-in as early as 3am.

Brits are already facing huge queues at airports this morning

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Brits are already facing huge queues at airports this morningPhoto credit: LNP
There were long queues of passengers at Manchester Airport

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There were long queues of passengers at Manchester AirportPhoto credit: LNP

One passenger wrote: “This is why Manchester Airport is one of the worst in the world. Queuing for 3 hours to get to the flight: people who are late will be taken in front of the queue. 3 safety switch open. Disgusting.”

Up to 17 million people are expected to travel this weekend during the May bank holiday.

Even those who choose to stay are affected as a series of rail works are planned for the weekend, affecting 550 lines.

It’s not the first time travelers have had problems in recent weeks, as delays and long queues due to Covid staffing shortages are still impacting airports.

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Passengers at airports including Manchester, Heathrow, Gatwick and Bristol complained of long waits when trying to travel during the school’s Easter break.

Earlier this month, passengers at Bristol Airport said they waited more than 90 minutes to get their bags returned, while others said it took more than an hour to drop off their bags before their flight.

Baggage problems were also reported at Gatwick and Heathrow, where passengers had to wait more than an hour at both security and baggage claim.

According to Karen Dee, chief executive of the Airport Operators Association, UK airports need to hire tens of thousands of workers, with Heathrow alone needing 12,000 workers to keep queues down.

Airlines have also canceled thousands of flights in recent weeks, including British Airways reduce their schedule this summer.

This was originally due to last until May – British Airways has since extended this until June, causing even more disruption for holidaymakers.

According to the financial timesThe airline’s chief executive, Sean Doyle, told staff yesterday that flights would be cut until the end of June to “make their flight schedules more reliable”.

Millions of Brits are expected to travel this weekend

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Millions of Brits are expected to travel this weekendPhoto credit: LNP

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