Passengers are being forced to queue for miles at Dublin Airport as the issues facing airports doesn't seem to be going away any time soon. Watch below:
As we all know, the travel sector is currently extremely short-staffed due to thousands of jobs being axed during the pandemic.
Especially because of the Covid-19 lockdown, holidaymakers are itching to get abroad. However, staff are finding it hard to get everyone through and cope with the capacity which recent scenes at Manchester Airport have proven.
Now, it seems that the chaos has spread to Dublin Airport as recent footage has captured the havoc and never-ending queues.
Travel expert Eoghan Corry has now had his say and he reckons it's going to get worse, as reported by the Irish Mirror.
He said: “We are into a very complicated area where everyone blames everyone else.
“This tends to happen a lot. People look for the airport to reimburse the cost of flight if there is proof they arrived on time and followed advice.
“But if they can’t manage the crowds in May, what are June and July going to be like?
“The advice is to arrive two-and-a-half hours for a short haul flight, the long haul is three-and- a-half. So, if you don’t make your flight on time, you have to be able to prove you followed the advice and joined the queue at the right time.
Will be talking #DublinAirport delays on @RTERadio1 @morningireland this morning 08.20 pic.twitter.com/8fWWyba6bL— Eoghan Corry (@eoghancorry) May 30, 2022
“When you present your case to the airport or airline, have as much documentation and proof as possible. Otherwise, you can’t prove your case.
“The companies deal with each person on a case-by-case basis. If you don’t make your plane on time, the airline will say it’s not their problem. But if it didn’t have enough people at check-in – then it is their problem.
“In a separate checklist, the aviation contract is all very well if you have something like an aircraft going on time and you didn’t make it on time. But if passengers are left waiting, and the problem is related to check-in – it gets way more complicated.
“There is a huge discrepancy in the length of queues and what is being said on social media.
“I suspect what is happening is, people are being lumped together at the check-in and security queues. Missed flights will always be complex, a lot are trying to blame each other.
“Insurance doesn’t kick in for someone arriving late. They tend to be very unforgiving of that.
“It is your business to make yourself knowledgeable. But have the proof of your arrival. It is no good saying to passengers be on time but having nowhere for them to stand or wait.”
LADbible has contacted Dublin Airport for comment.