Snow gets a frosty reception at airport
LONDON GETS A COATING OF THE WHITE STUFF, BUT WHILE IT’S FUN FOR SOME IT WAS SNOW JOKE FOR HEATHROW PASSENGERS
FURIOUS Heathrow Airport passengers have complained of being stranded overnight, lost baggage and being stuck in queues “for hours” as snow continues to disrupt flights for a second day.
Flights to and from the airport were affected on Sunday into Monday after light snowfall.
Passengers took to Twitter to vent their frustration, sharing pictures and videos of long queues and row upon row of suitcases left at baggage reclaim. There are claims people were stuck overnight as the terminals descend into “chaos”.
Heathrow said flights on Monday were disrupted due to aircraft and crew being out of position following Sunday’s delays.
“We’re working with our airline partners to return aircraft to where they need to be and full service recovery remains the focus,” a spokesman said.
Armed police have been deployed to the terminals “as usual”, the spokesman added.
Armed officers were at the scene
Flights were grounded at Heathrow