Ttravelers have complained about ‘utter chaos’ at Heathrow during the busiest weekend of the year at the airport.
The holiday blues quickly set in for many at border control who faced three-hour queues and additional border control checks on Saturday.
Passengers complained about a lack of staff due to the pingemia, with a passport official left to take care of the offices, according to MailOnline.
In addition, no tubes are running on the London Underground from Heathrow terminals this weekend due to engineering work.
This means some vacationers have to board a replacement bus service to Hammersmith after they finally make it through the long lines.
Passenger Mr Marshall told the Mail: “It wasn’t crowded until after we landed, but the people in the back of the line were going to wait for hours and hours,” did he declare.
Then the passport control machines broke and there was only one person on the desk checking everyone’s passports.
My flight landed at 7:30 am and it is now 10:00 am, so it took me almost three hours to get through.
“I have now missed my coach, so I have to take the tube to London, then take a train to Bournemouth. “
Meanwhile, a school employee claimed he was told 12 of the children in his care could not check in for their flight back to Spain even though they had proof of recovery from the coronavirus.
This is a decrease from the daily pre-pandemic volumes of approximately 230,000 to 260,000 in July 2019.
With schools closing for the summer, this weekend is the busiest weekend so far this year for airlines and airports.
Manchester airports expect 958 flights Friday through Monday, London Stansted expects 1,330 and Gatwick expects up to 260 flights over the weekend.
Passengers also suffered delays at Stansted Airport.
Dr Robert Baunsbak Coull tweeted: ‘Totally unacceptable scenes from Ryanair at Stansted Airport with complete lack of ground staff, lost passenger lines and chaotic scenes. “
Lily McMyn tweeted pictures of crowds and added: “Shocking STN-Airport, chaos and heckling. “