Lad forced to take 36 hour bus journey home after two hour flight is cancelled last minute
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A lad was forced to take a 36 hour bus journey home after his two hour flight was cancelled last minute.
Krystian Moson was just one of many travellers severely affected by the airport chaos that struck following an air traffic control 'technical issue' which resulted in the cancellation of more than 1,200 flights at the end of the bumper Bank Holiday weekend.
Krystian has since taken to TikTok to open up about the whole ordeal and - to be honest - it's made me knackered even just thinking about it.
In the video, Krystian explained: "All right, so I am getting a 24 hour bus to Amsterdam, and then another bus to get me to England.
"I spent about one and a half days [on] buses, sweaty coaches just to get back to England because of all these air traffic control issues or whatever it is."
He concluded: "So yeah, not doing things the easy way again, but it's all part of fun. Let's see what happens next but fingers crossed we just get back, I hope, eventually."
He's definitely handling the ordeal a whole lot better than most people.
Really putting the glass half-full mentality to practice, Krystian dubbed the whole situation 'another adventure'.
I guess you could call it that.
The bloke captioned the clip: "Last minute flight cancellation because of the air traffic control problems back in the UK. So 36 hours on the bus it is. Next stop Frankfurt, and then onto Amsterdam."
When asked what his reason was for rushing home, Krystian explained: "Well the reason is work as this was meant to be a long weekend over Bank Holiday."
I wonder how many people had the same Bank Holiday getaway plans only for their whole week to be thrown out of kilter now.
In a statement, the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) apologised for the disruption, saying: "We have identified and remedied the technical issue affecting our flight planning system this morning.
"Our engineers will be carefully monitoring the system’s performance as we return to normal operations.
"The flight planning issue affected the system’s ability to automatically process flight plans, meaning that flight plans had to be processed manually which cannot be done at the same volume, hence the requirement for traffic flow restrictions."
NATS later updated its initial statement to add: "It will take some time for flights to return to normal and we will continue to work with the airports and airlines to recover the situation.
"Our priority is always to ensure that every flight in the UK remains safe and we are sincerely sorry for the disruption this is causing. Please contact your airline for information on how this may affect your flight."