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 passengers' anger over baggage delays

Hundreds of passengers at Gatwick Airport have been told their luggage will be sent on after severe delays at baggage reclaim.

Many took to social media to vent their frustrations at the disruption in the early hours of Sunday.

Gatwick apologised to passengers and said it was providing extra staff to airlines to help reduce delays.

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