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Airport chaos hits UK timeshare owners hardest
Airlines are short staffed and huge numbers of flights are being cancelled last minute from UK airports. Knowing this, most holidaymakers are able to plan holidays closer to home or reschedule to later in the year. But what about people with timeshare memberships in Spain and elsewhere who don't have that flexibility?
159 flights were cancelled this past weekend at Gatwick Airport alone. EasyJet were the worst hit airline with 80 of their scheduled flights cancelled on Sunday. The budget travel firm blamed the 'ongoing challenging operating environment.'
Experts predict it will take more than 3 days to clear the current backlog of 15,000 stranded people who are trapped abroad, unable to return to the UK. And that is only if no further problems arise.
Reminiscent of the 1987 movie 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' where Steve Martin's character had to overcome incredible odds to complete his journey home for Christmas, Brits stuck abroad are desperately seeking alternative ways to return to the UK. One couple hired a car in Berlin to drive 850 miles to Staffordshire after the cancellation of their EasyJet flight. Two teachers travelled 12 hours via 3 separate buses to return from Croatia.
The UK government is blaming the airline industry, who are just as vigorously deflecting the blame back at the government. One thing is certain: with power outages at airports, European air traffic control delays, and severe staff shortages, the situation is looking bleak into this summer and beyond.
Changing the summer holiday landscape
Timeshare owners lose out again
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