Massive check-in lines stretched “three lengths of the airport” in Birmingham, and travelers are rallying for more disruption after British Airways workers voted to strike this summer. Heathrow’s check-in staff will run away in a wage dispute.
And union Unite says 16,000 BA workers, from cabin crew to engineers, can join them.
Yesterday passengers were forced to wait outside the terminal building in Birmingham, with someone saying they encountered “the worst queues I have ever seen”.
Passenger Tim Perry-Ogden labeled the situation a “disgrace”, with long lines outside at 5 a.m.
There were similar scenes in Manchester, labeled “another absolute mess”, and where the situation was not helped by the collapse of the travel agency TUI’s website.
Stansted, Bristol and Heathrow were also packed as strike fears mounted.
Boris Johnson wants people to “sit around the table” to resolve the dispute, but the prime minister added: “I don’t think there are justifications for these strikes.”