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British Airways and easyJet have canceled more than 100 flights between them over the past week. Today, airlines had no choice but to cut some flights to and from UK airports again.
The scenes at Manchester Airport haven’t changed much over the past week.
Queues continue to line up at the airport and people wait for their delayed flights.
Flights have been canceled every day, ruining thousands of people’s Easter travel plans.
Today, April 11, further flights were canceled to and from Manchester and Heathrow airports, as well as other airports across the country.
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Simon Calder appeared on GB News this morning to update viewers on the latest cancellations. He said: “Today we are looking at 100 [cancelled flights] from Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton.
“British Airways says most of these passengers were notified about a week ago and have therefore had ample time to make alternative arrangements.
“From what I can see easyJet cancellations are usually around 48 hours in advance.”
According to passenger rights, Simon added that the airline “must offer you an alternative flight on another airline if necessary to get you to your destination on the day you intend to”.
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British Airways has canceled many domestic and European flights to and from Heathrow.
Most easyJet cancellations were to and from Gatwick, with some also intended to fly to and from Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Passengers were advised to check with their airlines for the latest information.
Flights have been canceled in recent days due to staff shortages.
“I also want to be clear that a tremendous amount of work is underway to improve the situation in the short term.
“Our goal for the next four weeks is to provide a more predictable and reliable level of service to passengers.”
The chief executive added that his company had interviewed “over 4,000 people” for various roles at the airport in the past two months alone.
Many interviewees have already started, and 250 new hires are expected to start in early May after security screening and training.
Full list of flights canceled today, April 11
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