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Gatwick Airport has up to 60 staff on standby to avoid baggage chaos

100 extra staff enlisted by Gatwick Airport to beat baggage chaos

Gatwick Airport has up to 60 staff on standby to ensure there is no repeat of last week’s chaos that left some passengers being told to go home without their baggage.

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Air passengers walking through Gatwick Airport as the airport is bringing in its own staff to help with the luggage crisis amid fears there could be further travel chaos this weekend.

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Gatwick has drafted in its own staff to help baggage company Swissport

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Swissport say that the delays on Sunday were due to planes arriving earlier and later than their scheduled times

Gatwick luggage crisis: More baggage delays expected as Swissport faces 'critical staff shortages'

The latest predictions follow delays at the airport last weekend when holidaymakers waited up to five hours for their bags

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The cruise ship Crystal Serenity, which conservationists say likely has a carbon footprint around triple that of a Boeing 747

Luxury cruise line accused of offering ‘environmental disaster tourism’ with high-carbon footprint Arctic voyage

Cruise passengers will pay upwards of £12,000 to see polar bears and humpback whales in their natural habitat – before it disappears

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