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Holiday blues worsen for airline passengers as delays and cancellations leave summer travel plans in chaos

Endless queues in airports, flights cancelled midair and luggage that goes missing for weeks are among holidaymakers’ top gripes

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The check-in area at Dublin Airport last Thursday afternoon after Aer Lingus announced flight cancellations. Picture by Colin Keegan

The check-in area at Dublin Airport last Thursday afternoon after Aer Lingus announced flight cancellations. Picture by Colin Keegan

The check-in area at Dublin Airport last Thursday afternoon after Aer Lingus announced flight cancellations. Picture by Colin Keegan

There were fresh scenes of spiralling queues at airline check-in desks yesterday as holidaymakers faced a continuing summer of flight cancellations, lost baggage and long wait times.

The disruption comes as airports across Europe struggle to cope with Covid-related staffing shortages and ongoing strike action.


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