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Delta sends an unmanned plane to pick up 1,000 missing bags at London Airport |  Travel and Tourism

Delta sends an unmanned plane to pick up 1,000 missing bags at London Airport | Travel and Tourism

The Delta Airlines The United States has sent an empty plane so it can recover baggage left by airline passengers at Heathrow Airport in LondonWhich has been understaffed since last month.

According to the New York Times, the airline Delta decided to send an Airbus A330-200 on Monday (11) to deliver the thousand bags in Detroit, and from there, send them to customers. The information was published on Wednesday (13).

“We recently obtained a separate charter to return bags to customers stranded due to some operational issues,” CEO Ed Bastian said on a conference call to discuss quarterly financial results, according to Bloomberg News.

It will end in June. Even the airport management asked for some Reducing their flight schedules, mainly due to passengers’ baggage delivery problems.

The crisis made bags pile up After some passengers were forced to leave the stations.

Delta Airlines plane (Photo: Reuters)

London Heathrow Airport canceled 61 flights last Monday (11) and warned that more cancellations could occur over the summer. There is a shortage of staff and increased demand due to the lull in the Covid-19 pandemic.

The cancellations affected British Airways, Virgin and Air France flights. In total, 1100 flights were scheduled to take off and land at London Airport.

Bags stacked at Heathrow Airport, England on June 19, 2022 – Photo: Henry Nichols/Reuters

British airlines and airports, which laid off thousands of staff at the height of the pandemic, are now struggling to hire staff.

Airlines such as British Airways, Wizz Air and Easyjet recently canceled thousands of flights.

“We will review airline schedule changes and ask them to take further action if necessary,” Heathrow chief executive John Holland Kaye said in a statement on Monday.

Within four months, the number of passengers rose equivalent to an increase of 40 years.

“Recently, we’ve seen demand outpace the capacity of airports, airlines and ground handling services,” Holland Kay said.

An electronic arrival dashboard displays canceled flights on Southwest Airlines from Nashville and Portland for travelers at Denver International Airport in the United States. Photo: Associated Press

Airports across Europe and the United States have recorded various delays, cancellations, and hassles of travelers waiting days to be able to board a plane.

The situation it started with Strikes among airline workers At the end of July, it coincides with the summer holidays in the region, which is the peak season for travel.

In Portugal, last Saturday (2), Brazilian comedian Abdillas Melo went viral when he mocked the long wait for his flight, saying: I haven’t changed my underwear for 6 days.

“I didn’t shower, I stink. It’s ridiculous. My armpits are smelly. And they don’t do anything. They just say, ‘Let’s solve the problem.’ Then they book a flight, they give me a boarding pass, I cancel. Poop poop at home. I’m stuck, no.” I shit,” he said.

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