British Airways, one of the UK’s largest airlines, is facing a backlash from customers who had their flights cancelled without notice. Passengers have taken to social media to express their frustration, with many saying they were only notified of the cancellations at the airport.
The airline has cited “operational reasons” for the cancellations, but customers are demanding more information. Some have accused the airline of being unprepared and not having enough staff to handle the volume of flights.
One passenger, who was due to fly from London to New York, said she arrived at the airport only to find out her flight had been cancelled. She expressed her frustration on Twitter, saying: “This is unacceptable. I had no idea my flight was cancelled until I got to the airport. I demand an explanation from British Airways.”
Another passenger, who was travelling from Manchester to Dubai, said she was only informed of the cancellation when she arrived at the airport. She said she had to spend several hours trying to rebook her flight and find alternative travel arrangements.
British Airways has apologized to customers for the inconvenience caused by the cancellations. In a statement, the airline said: “We apologize to our customers whose travel plans have been disrupted due to operational reasons. We are working hard to ensure that all affected passengers are rebooked onto alternative flights as soon as possible.”
However, many customers are still unhappy with the airline’s handling of the situation. Some are calling for compensation, while others are demanding a full explanation for the cancellations.
This is not the first time British Airways has faced criticism for its handling of flight cancellations. In 2017, the airline faced a major backlash after a computer outage caused widespread cancellations and delays. The incident resulted in the cancellation of over 700 flights and cost the airline millions of pounds in compensation payouts.
The latest cancellations have once again highlighted the importance of airlines having effective contingency plans in place to deal with operational disruptions. With air travel expected to continue to increase in the coming years, airlines will need to invest in technology and staffing to ensure they are able to cope with the demands of their customers.