TUI issues new travel warning for Brits heading abroad this summer | The Sun

TUI has issued a new warning for Brits heading to the airport this summer.

Holidaymakers are still battling huge queues at the airport, with airlines cancelling thousands of flights.

The tour operator has since advised travellers to be cautious about arriving too early.

TUI said: "We’d like to remind customers not to arrive at the airport too far in advance of their flight, as this can contribute to terminal queueing delays.

"Standard check-in opens at least two and a half hours before departure time for short and mid-haul flights, and at least three and a half hours before departure for long-haul flights."

They advised Brits to drop their bags off the night before, as airports including Manchester, Gatwick and Birmingham offer the additional service.

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They also said they were "working closely" to limit flight delays and cancellations.

TUI added: "We are doing everything we can to limit any flight delays, which can happen from time to time for various operational reasons. 

"On the rare occasion flight delays do take place, we will do everything we can to support our customers, through direct communications and providing overnight accommodation and transfers where needed, as well as meals and refreshments."

The airline has already been forced to cancel a number of their holidays to Sri Lanka this month due to a change in travel advice.

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It's not just TUI cancelling flights – British Airways has cancelled another 10,300 flights until October.

A British Airways spokesperson told Sun Online Travel that while "most of their flights were unaffected," they were facing "significant challenges" seen across the whole aviation industry.

EasyJet and Lufthansa have both been forced to cancel thousands of flights in recent days.

Much of the chaos is being caused by staff shortages as the travel industry picks up after Covid pandemic lockdowns.

And the situation is expected to get worse, with airline crew also voting to strike this summer.

More than 700 British Airways staff at London Heathrow have voted to strike.

Both easyJet and Ryanair crew in Spain have already gone on strike and plan more dates this month to walk out.

We've explained how to claim compensation if your flight is delayed or cancelled.

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