As the busiest holiday take-off period of the year starts - thousands of passengers are facing possible baggage delays.
Gatwick and the baggage firm Swissport say they are doing all they can to keep things running smoothly.
Today accusations are emerging that the Gatwick problems reveal far deeper issues with modern aviation.
Insiders are telling me that the constant drive to keep seat prices low means that airlines want baggage contracts to be kept at the lowest cost possible.
Unions claim that a re-organisation at Gatwick led to dozens of baggage supervisors jobs going just months ago.
There are warnings that airports could face more problems like this.
When there were high levels of unemployment baggage workers were willing to accept low wages and anti-social hours.
As employment levels rise, I'm told, it is proving hard to retain and recruit staff.
All this leads to questions over whether the low cost model is workable as the economy picks up and workers have more opportunity to move to better paid jobs.
If Swissport continues to have problems, it seems likely other airports could be affected. It is the world largest baggage firm - taking care of 3.9 million flights a year.
A Gatwick spokesperson told ITV News: