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.
Thomson passengers TOM4661 from Rhodes & TOM4665 from Paphos advised to go to Global Baggage Solutions Desk for baggage to be sent home
Passengers on flights advised to head home& @british_airways will fwd bags: BA2675 Larnaca; BA2719 Malaga; BA2727 Ibiza; BA2635 Alicante
For passengers wishing to have baggage sent to your home address, announcements will be made with details of how to arrange this
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