Brits Facing travel chaos due to airstrike; blames Brexit

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All European airports are facing delays and cancellations. Some Britishers blame it on travel chaos due to Brexit, mentioning that the airline company would offer to wait for passengers’ accommodation if the country were still a Member State.    

As per the local media reports, people are sharing their struggles of travelling, such as EasyJet passenger Sharon Hotchkiss has shared her struggles of travelling as she was stranded at Gatwick after her flight was cancelled.

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According to the reports, while some people were elaborating on the Brexit issue, others pointed out that this has nothing to do with it.                                             

“This is not correct. There’s a provision for this in UK law. By the way, some of these airlines did this even when we were in the EU. I had occasion to fight for compensation which I eventually got months after the fact,” a Twitter user that goes by Ebure1971 username said.

Moreover, Passengers are still protected under UK law, which means they are protected if their flight departs from an airport in the UK, arrives in the EU, or an EU plane arrives at an EU airport on a UK airline.      

Because of strikes, the air companies face staff shortages, and airlines acroos Europe have been cancelling any flights in recent weeks.    

For example, Ryanair wasn’t operating from June 24 to July 2, while Unions in France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy, warned of a massive protest on June 25.

“Due to the strike on Monday, June 20, and the lack of security personnel at G4S, there will be no passenger flights departing from Brussels Airport tomorrow to ensure the safety of passengers and staff. We urge passengers not to go to the airport on Monday. Arrival flights will be maintained,” the statement from Brussels Airport’s social media reads.

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