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Chaos at Manchester and Birmingham airports as passengers get stuck in miles-long queues and even miss flights

BRITS hoping to head off on holiday for a pre-summer holiday are stuck in miles of airport queues as chaos rages across Britain.

Passengers at Manchester and Birmingham airports complained of long waits, with some even missing their flights.

Passengers had to queue outside Birmingham Airport

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Passengers had to queue outside Birmingham Airport
Some passengers even missed their flight due to the queues

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Some passengers even missed their flight due to the queues
Huge queues in Manchester and Birmingham have again caused travel problems for Britons this morning

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Huge queues in Manchester and Birmingham have again caused travel problems for Britons this morning

Two-hour queues were reported in Manchester this morning, with queues even reaching the car park.

One passenger tweeted: “The security queue at @manairport now stretches out in front of the terminal building.”

Some even missed their flights with one woman saying: “Absolute shame my sister is in tears after missing her flight due to safety concerns.

“Asked security to get her through quickly as the gate was closing, nobody cares. Shame!”

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A third said: “Absolute mess @manairport T3. There will be hundreds of flights missing and there have been no announcements since I arrived an hour and a half ago! Disgusting.”

Others said they had to wait two hours in the Fast Track queue, with many claiming it was even slower than usual queues.

While in Birmingham, many slammed the queues as ‘ridiculous’.

One woman said: “I haven’t seen queues like this anywhere… just to get into the building. 95 minutes to get to security is too much.”

A second said: “Absolute chaos at @bhx_official #birminghamairport this morning, it took two hours to get through check in and security with miles of queues. Get there at least 3 hours before.”

The queues come just days later TUI passengers had to queue out of the airport doors at Birmingham Airport.

Shocking images showed the huge line snaking around the airport building – vacationers couldn’t even enter the terminal.

There are now fears that the travel chaos could continue next year.

Kully Sandhu, chief executive of Aviation Recruitment Network, warned that it “could take at least the next 12 months for the industry to settle down in terms of vacancies.”

He said it wasn’t just Covid causing problems when hiring new staff, which he said there were more than 300 vacancies at UK airports, but also Brexit.

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EasyJet will eliminate a number of seats on its flights to allow the airline to fly with fewer crews on board over the next few months.

And British Airways is due to cancel 16,000 flights, with 10 per cent of flights between March and autumn affected.

Airport passengers said they waited up to three hours this morning

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Airport passengers said they waited up to three hours this morning
The airports have been struggling with enormous waiting times for weeks

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The airports have been struggling with enormous waiting times for weeks

https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8766651/airport-queue-manchester-brimingham-flights/ Chaos at Manchester and Birmingham airports as passengers get stuck in miles-long queues and even miss flights

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