How to check if your easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways, Jet2 or TUI flight is canceled or delayed
Passengers hoping to go on holiday over Easter have faced chaos at many UK airports this week. Manchester Airport has seen huge queues of people trying to get through security due to unexpected staff shortages and high demand following the pandemic.
The disruption is expected to continue over the next few weeks and passengers are urged to arrive as early as possible for their flights. A similar situation was seen at Heathrow in London.
The travel disruption is affecting families heading abroad for the Easter school holidays, which are the first since Britain’s coronavirus restrictions for international travelers were dropped.
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Meanwhile, airlines are also struggling now that Covid travel restrictions have been lifted and the tourism industry is starting to pick up. EasyJet and British Airways had to cancel flights due to staff shortages.
EasyJet canceled 62 scheduled flights on Monday, after cutting at least 222 flights on Saturday and Sunday. The airline said it had tried to limit the impact on passengers by concentrating cancellations on routes with multiple daily flights.
An airline spokesperson said: “Due to the current high rates of Covid infections across Europe, like all businesses, easyJet is experiencing higher levels of employee illness than usual.” The spokesperson added that the number of cancellations “represents a small proportion” of the 1,645 total expected for Monday.
British Airways on Monday canceled at least 115 flights to or from Heathrow Airport. It is understood that only a few last-minute cancellations have been caused by coronavirus-related staff shortages, and many flights have been cut due to the airline’s recent decision to cut its schedule until the end of May in due to the increase in coronavirus cases.
The airline said: “Aviation has been one of the hardest hit industries by the pandemic, and airlines and airports are facing the same challenges rebuilding their operations while managing the continued impact of Covid.”
If you are going on vacation this month, it is important to check your flight information before departure to check for any cancellations or delays. Here’s how you can check the latest updates for flights from easyJet, Ryanair, Jet2 and others.
Up-to-date information on all easyJet flights is available on the airline’s flight tracker. To access it, use this link and enter your flight number or the names of the airports to and from which you are traveling.
The flight tracker will tell you what time the flight should leave the airport and what time it should arrive at its destination, so you can see if there are any delays. Flights that have been canceled will appear with the word “cancelled” in yellow and you can click for more information on what to do next.
If your flight has been cancelled, you may be able to change flights for free, get a voucher for the full value of your ticket, or request a refund.
For delayed flights, check-in times and boarding gate opening and closing times will remain the same unless otherwise specified.
Flight tracking for British Airways can be found here. You can enter your flight details to find out if your next flight is on time, delayed or cancelled.
You can either search for a specific flight or see a list of all flights departing from or arriving at a chosen airport. Delayed and canceled flights will be displayed in red and you can click on “flight details” for more information on next steps.
Live flight information for Ryanair can be found here. You can search for your flight using the flight number of the airports to and from which you are flying.
The flight tracker will tell you what time your flight is expected to depart and arrive. You can also check baggage allowances and travel document rules.
Ryanair also lets you sign up to receive live notifications about your next flight. If you press the “Subscribe” button, the website will send you a notification if your flight status changes.
For Jet2 flights, you can check departing and arriving flight schedules and statuses here. The flight tracker shows upcoming departures, as well as any delays or cancellations, as well as previous departures and the time they are expected to arrive at the destination airport.
TUI’s flight tracking is available on the airline’s website here. Flight information can be found by entering your flight number from the airports you are flying to and from.
Passengers who cannot find their flight information online can call the contact center on 02034512695 for updates on their flight.
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