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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Travel Chaos

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# Ryanair
Ryanair accused daa of 'incompetence' and 'poor management' over summer travel chaos
The budget airline said DAA’s request for extra money was ‘alarming and inconsistent’ with trying to support recovery after the pandemic.
# Flight Cancellations
'The whole thing was a mess': Stranded abroad and six hours on hold, passengers fume at Aer Lingus chaos
The airline cancelled over 50 flights to and from Dublin Airport on Saturday.
# Travel Chaos
British Airways suspends ticket sales for short-haul flights from Heathrow
Customers will be unable to book flights for domestic or European services from the west London airport until Monday week.
# emotional baggage
Almost 4,200 lost bags in Dublin Airport with hundreds more arriving each day
Sky Handling Partner says that it can process 350 returns a day.
# Travel Chaos
Poll reveals one in 10 Dublin Airport passengers to change travel plans due to queue chaos
More than 1,000 passengers missed their flights on one day last month due to long security queues.
A new poll reveals the long queues have prompted 12% of Dublin Airport passengers to change or cancel their flights, Michelle Hennessy reports.
Those aged 18-24 were more likely to say they had changed travel plans.
'Just plain unfair': Criticism over summer surge in cost of Dublin Airport parking
Dublin Airport running 'smoothly' following 'busy first wave' earlier today
# up up and queue
There will have to be 'consequences' if DAA airport plan fails, warns minister
Dublin Airport Authority says it is ‘very, very confident’ passengers will not miss flights this weekend.
All time
# omicron
France announces new Covid-19 measures amid spike in infections
In England, politicians said there would be no further restrictions before 2022 but people are urged to be “cautious”.
# Coronavirus
British holidaymakers face another scramble to get home as three countries taken off UK safe travel list
Croatia, Austria and Trinidad & Tobago are the latest countries to be taken off the UK safe list.
# Pension reform
France transport strike reaches tenth day as fears grow of Christmas travel chaos
Protesters want the government to back down on pension reforms.
# Travel Chaos
France braced for second day of disruptions amid strikes over pension reforms
Irish passengers face flight disruptions as French workers continue industrial action.
# Travel Chaos
All Maynooth train services resume but with 'significant delays' after damage was caused by lightning
All users of Dublin to Sligo/Longford services will be impacted by the delays.
# Travel Chaos
Passengers sleep on the floor at Dublin Airport after snow and ice causes major delays
Some airlines experienced delays to their flight schedules as a result of de-icing issues.
# Travel Chaos
Couple arrested over Gatwick drone released without charge
The airport is offering a €56,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the disruption.
# Travel Chaos
Two arrested over 'criminal use of drones' as disruption continues at Gatwick
Flights resumed at Gatwick yesterday, but knock-on delays are still affecting passengers this weekend.
# Travel Chaos
Many Irish flights still affected as first planes begin to leave from Gatwick
It will take some days for services to return to normal after drones caused travel chaos at the busy airport.
# Travel Chaos
Crucial Pro14 fixture pushed back after Cardiff endure 55-hour journey to South Africa
The Blues have only just arrived in Bloemfontein.
# Irish Rail
Strike threatened: Rail union warns of possible 'travel chaos' in coming weeks
The NBRU said its members were “furious” with Irish Rail’s refusal to increase staff pay.
# Lightning Strikes
Delays to trains through Connolly after truck hits Amiens St Bridge for second time today
Services have resumed through Connolly, with delays of up to half an hour expected.
# Travel Chaos
'It's just not on': Shane Ross calls travel disruption appalling but says he won't intervene in dispute
He appealed for all picketers to desist and allow workers return to work.
# Aer Lingus
Passengers claim Aer Lingus 'abandoned' them after flight diversion in Spain
The plane was diverted due to a medical emergency at midnight Friday and passengers did not get back to Dublin until 11am yesterday.
# Travel Chaos
Flights to Germany cancelled as 10,000 Lufthansa pilots strike
A small number of flights to and from Ireland have had to be cancelled due to the strike which is causing major disruption in Germany.
# Travel Chaos
Get caught by today's rail strike? There's two more planned (and unions won't rule out even more)
The next 48-hour stoppage starts on the day of the All-Ireland Hurling Final.
# Tourism
Holidaymakers hit as hotel website collapses
Tourists will not be able to apply for refunds until October at the earliest after a German company filed for insolvency.
# Travel Chaos
Reds fans stuck after train derails in Cheshire
Virgin Trains have apologised for the mishap and advised supporters, going to the Carling Cup final, to make other plans.