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Gatwick apologises after staff shortage causes baggage chaos

Gatwick Airport has apologised after a staff shortage forced hundreds of passengers to go home without their luggage and left others waiting for up to five hours to reclaim their bags.

Many travellers took to social media to vent their frustrations at the disruption.

Officials at Gatwick said passengers will be reunited with their luggage within 48 hours as baggage reclaim at the airport returned to normal.

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Gatwick advise passengers to leave without bags

Gatwick has advised some passengers to leave the airport without their bags, with arrangements being made to send luggage to homes.

The airport has apologised to those affected, with many reporting delays of up to three hours.

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