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Thousands of Brits stranded as French air traffic strike causes chaos

THOUSANDS of Brits have been left stranded across Europe by a strike by French air traffic controllers.

The disruption hit holidaymakers due to return from Ibiza, Majorca, mainland Spain, Portugal and France.

 The strikes have hit passengers all over Europe

Airlines were forced to cancel hundreds of flights — and backlogs mean that some passengers are having to wait days to get home.

The carriers are paying for customers to stay in alternative hotels and their replacement flights.

Neil Hutchinson, 46, and his wife June — who were due to fly back to the UK on Tuesday — are among Brits stuck in Majorca.

A group of EasyJet passengers were put up in the Hotel Jardin del Sol in Santa Ponsa.

 200 Brits are stuck in Majorca for up to two weeks
 The stranded passengers were forced to check out of the Jardin del Sol hotel in Majorca after being told it was fully booked

But they were told to check out at midday yesterday because the rooms were fully booked for last night.

They were then taken by coach to a resort near Calas de Mallorca — on the opposite side of the island.

But Neil, of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, revealed: “The rooms are damp and everyone is complaining.

“We are all here until Saturday, then they will move us again. It’s a nightmare and it’s getting worse.”

 Some Brits have been told they will have to wait until October 27th before they get home
 French air traffic controllers took part in the protest by public sector workers against President Macron's labour reforms
 Airlines have had to cut flights from Spain, Portugal and France

Neil claimed one of their party had been told it would have to wait until October 27 to fly home.

The air traffic controllers took part in the protest by public sector workers against labour reforms.

The strike began at 6pm UK time on Monday and ended at 3am yesterday morning.

Ryanair was forced to cancel 220 flights and EasyJet axed 200 — hitting a total of 70,000 customers.

 EasyJet were forced to cancel 200 flights after the strikes which affected 30,000 passengers
Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4672661/brits-strikes-by-french-air-traffic/

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