There has been a day of frustration and confusion in Sharm El-Sheikh for thousands of British holidaymakers hoping to get home. Just eight of at least 20 planned UK evacuation flights have left or are due to leave. Some were turned back in mid-air. The airlines blamed Egyptian authorities, but they said there was not enough space.
Stuck in the middle were scared and angry tourists who have no idea when they can leave. And although the first Britons have arrived home, there could be a long wait to clear the backlog.
ITV News Correspondent Emma Murphy reports:
Monarch has cancelled all flights to and from Sharm until December 19 as the Government said direct returns would end after November 17.
New mum who was stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh says "words can't describe how happy" she is to be reunited with baby after return from Egypt.
As flights begin to leave Sharm el-Sheikh airport for the UK we take a look at what passengers should do if they are due to fly.