Gatwick Airport baggage chaos is causing huge check-in queues with passengers forced to fly without their luggage


PASSENGERS travelling from Gatwick Airport this morning have been battling huge queues at check-in with some being forced to fly without their bags.

Easyjet customers are among the worst affected, with the airline warning passengers should get to the airport as early as possible.

 Gatwick Airport has been hit by travel chaos this morning

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Gatwick Airport has been hit by travel chaos this morningCredit: Alamy

On its Twitter account, easyJet warned: ” Due to a baggage belt failure at @Gatwick_Airport’s North Terminal, like other airlines, we are experiencing delays at bag drop and in the delivery of hold luggage to departing aircraft.

“This may result in some flights departing without all luggage stowed in the hold.”

The airline added: “We are providing regular updates on our website and Flight Tracker https://bit.ly/1qnguUP and strongly recommend all passengers travelling to and from @Gatwick_Airport today to allow extra time for bag drop due to possible delays.”

Gatwick spokesperson said: “Due to a technical issue with our check-in baggage system, some passengers in North Terminal are experiencing longer than usual waits to check-in.

“Unfortunately this is also causing delays to some bags reaching departing aircraft. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience caused to passengers.”

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Sun Online Travel has contacted easyJet for additional comment.





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