To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Gabby Logan issued desperate message after being left stranded due to air traffic chaos

Gabby Logan issued desperate message after being left stranded due to air traffic chaos

The TV presenter was held up in Hungary and unable to head home

Thousands of passengers were left stranded abroad yesterday (29 August) after a 'technical issue' with air traffic control led to flights in and out of the UK being grounded.

The fault was a nationwide issue and impacted the journeys of thousands, particularly those who had been hoping to make the most of the last bank holiday until December.

Visionhaus/Getty Images

Some passengers were seen arguing with airport staff as they weren't sure whether to book other tickets or stick to the ones they had in the hopes of the airline having to either refund them or ensure their safe journey home.

While the technical issue was later declared to have been fixed a pilot suggested that the delays could have a knock-on effect for days afterwards as there are thousands of people needing to get home as well as those who booked travel for the coming days.

Among the thousands of passengers stuck at an airport and not able to make it home was TV presenter Gabby Logan, who kept people updated on her travel disaster.

A travel story in four parts, courtesy of Gabby Logan.

Heading back to the UK from the Women's World Cup in Australia, what ought to have been the last leg of her journey home to her family was thrown for a loop by the chaotic travel disruption.

First, she posted to the site formerly known as Twitter: "On a plane on the runway at Budapest airport. After almost 3 weeks away from home I am hours from hugging my family.

"And have just been told UK airspace is shut. We could be here for 12 hours. So we sit on the plane and wait."

The presenter then added that the airport was 'allowing traffic in' when it was already airborne but unluckily for her and her fellow passengers there was 'nothing else to take off'.

Logan later tweeted that she feeling hungry in Hungary as she was 'now regretting my decision to miss breakfast'.

The TV presenter had been flying with British Airways and thanked them for keeping them updated, then disaster struck again.
Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A few hours later things looked to have taken a turn for the better for Logan and her fellow passengers as she wrote: "A happy travel story; we are boarded and heading home.

"Credit where it’s due British Airways, you have been so fantastic with your communication and updates and our crew have been brilliant on this flight. We are very lucky to be flying home tonight."

However, the joy of impending flight was not to last as she soon afterwards posted 'I spoke too soon' accompanied by the facepalm emoji, so there's no prizes for guessing that her flight didn't take off quite when she was hoping.

Here's hoping that she and everyone else stuck without a flight manage to make it home as soon as possible.

Featured Image Credit: Visionhaus/Getty Images/Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Topics: UK News, Travel