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Family in ‘disbelief’ after flights are cancelled twice

Flights up and down the country have been cancelled for weeks now with hundreds of families affected by the chaos.

One family, from Beccles, Suffolk, were supposed to fly to Larnaca in Cyprus with friends, but had their flights cancelled twice by Wizz Air.

Speaking to the BBC, Rachel Hunt said their first flight was cancelled after they arrived at Gatwick Airport, having left their home at 02:00 GMT on Wednesday, 1 June.

“To get all the way to the airport and just sit there and get a text message at 08:30 to say your flight has just been cancelled, we were like ‘right, now what do we do?’,” she said.

“There was no-one from the airline there… we felt completely on our own.”

She managed to get another flight booked two days later. That time, they also booked a hotel close to Gatwick.

“We got all the way to the boarding gate only to get another message just as we were about to board the flight,” she said.

“I was just in disbelief, I thought once is unlucky, but twice is just ridiculous. I was in tears.”


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