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Travel misery for thousands at London Heathrow

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Travel misery for thousands at London Heathrow


Less a season of joy, more a time of misery for thousands of air passengers stranded at London’s Heathrow airport by fog. Some queued for flights that were never called, others scanned departure boards. There was little good news. Many began their journeys three days ago hoping to join their families, or escape Britain’s grey skies and spend Christmas overseas. Instead they found themselves packed into any available airport space, hoping against hope that the fog would lift and they could fly away.

More than 300 flights have been cancelled at Heathrow. But some did manage to get away and airport staff worked to clear the backlog. British Airways said it planned to start operating domestic services to and from Heathrow from noon on Saturday. BA’s services from Heathrow to both Paris and Brussels will begin again on Christmas Eve. Meanwhile, all passengers can do is hope that the next flight called will be theirs.

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