Travel warning as huge delays hit airports – here’s what holidaymakers should do

BRITS travelling through airports are likely to experience disruption and long queues in the coming weeks.

Stansted airport has onw released a list of tips for holidaymakers, to help them navigate the long queues expected over the Easter weekend.

Steve Griffiths, Stansted's managing director, said: "The lifting of international travel restrictions has been extremely good news for passengers and the whole of the aviation industry following the most challenging two years in our history.

"Over the next few weeks, passengers may experience some disruption in the departure lounge so please be patient with us as we carry out this work."

The airport has shared some advice to help passengers get through the airport as quickly as possible.

Mr Griffiths said: "While queues may be longer than people are used to at times, customers can definitely help us by arriving in good time."

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"The usual restrictions on liquids, sharp items and electronics carried in hand luggage continue to apply, and although hand sanitiser is also allowed through security if it's under 100ml, it too needs to be included in a clear, resealable bag with all other liquids, so we urge passengers to prepare properly before they leave home.

"We also recommend that passengers check for any road or rail disruptions that could affect their journey to the airport, and arrive at the terminal at the earliest time their airline allows them to check in."

The warning follows a morning of travel chaos for Brits trying to head abroad.

Brits trying to get to Dover have been stuck in two-hour queues at the port, passengers at Manchester Airport are seeing huge problems at security and Heathrow alone has seen more than 100 British Airways flights cancelled this morning.

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There was more chaos over the weekend as easyJet was forced to cancel around 100 flights – 62 of which were set to take off from the UK.

As a result, many Brits were left stranded overseas with no way to get home.

The airline problems are the result of a perfect storm of issues, including Covid sickness, staff shortages, IT problems, bad weather and the mass redundancies at P&O Ferries.

BA has reduced its schedule between now and the end of May to try and avoid more travel problems, after thousands of passengers had their flight cancelled due to IT issues.

Brits who are on affected flights have been rebooked on alternative seats or offered a refund.

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Heathrow has come under fire after passengers were stuck in "quarter of a mile" long queues last month.

A spokesperson for the airport admitted they had experienced delays processing passengers at Terminal 5, which has caused the huge lines.

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