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

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - by CHAR­LOTTE NEAL char­lotte.neal@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @Char­lot­teNeal_

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

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