“Airport chaos is not affecting all flights” might not be the sensational headline used by the tabloid press, but it is the reality for many holidaymakers who have recently arrived in Mallorca and are currently enjoying their holiday.
It feels like we have been bombarded by news headlines from the press and broadcast media reporting the airport chaos throughout Euorpe and especially the UK. The results have been rather off putting.
You may remember in my last Mallorca Weekly News update about my experience of visiting Palma International Airport where I went to see how the airport was coping.
Last week I ran a poll on my Youtube community page and on the Facebook Group asking members if the flight chaos was a delaying their decision to book a Mallorca holiday.
From the results combined (and thanks to the 600 people who voted in total), almost 20% of those polled voted that the news had put off from booking a holiday. And they wanted for the situation to become stable again.
However, airport chaos and flight delays are a reality too.
Last night, I had heard from my neighbour who is a rep with Jet2 that some flights coming into Mallorca are experiencing delays.
She told me she has been working some very late nights at the airport waiting for flights to land which then had a knock on affect on transfers to resorts.
The good news is that flights are coming in, but some holidaymakers are experiencing longer than normal waiting times at Palma airport before boarding their package holiday transfer bus or taxi to their hotel.
And it seems that this has been caused by the knock-on effect from delayed flights.
Add this to the occaisional taxi shortage when multiple flights arrive at once, espeically at the weekend when there is an increase in passenger numbers, which has helped fuel the airport chaos reports.
In the Mallorca Under the Sun Facebook Group, some of our members have posted their experiences coming through the UK airports, some with delays, others without.
So I went to Palmanova today to find out the airport chaos has affected holidaymakers who have recently arrived in Mallorca.
You will see in the video posted to my Youtube channel that the holidaymakers I spoke to didn’t actually experience delays coming into the island, however there had been a few problems with transfers.
I also spoke to some other holidaymakers who didn’t want to appear on the video who also flew in without any delays.
I appreciate that many travellers have already sadly had their holidays cancelled before even getting to the airport and others have faced huge delays (and who are entitled to compensation), but it is also true many flights are running as sheduled.
I was hoping the latest wave of mass flight and holiday cancellations would have eased travelling conditions at the airports but with daily news that flights are being cancelled and still lengthy queues, this problem and the news headlines look set to rumble on for some time yet.
However, the other side of the story is the reality that it is great to hear that many others are arriving without delay and have gone on to enjoy a great holiday here on the island.
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