After Frantic Friday holidaymakers should brace themselves for a summer of …

After Frantic Friday holidaymakers should brace themselves for a summer of …

traffic controler strike
Holidaymakers have been warned that Frantic Friday was just a taste of a coming summer of travel chaos by road, rail and air.Downpours in the wake of the heatwave wreaked havoc on roads yesterday as millions scrambled to start getaways with term ending at most schools in England and Wales.Driving conditions were particularly dangerous due to heavy rain on the M60 near Swinton, Greater Manchester .There were an estimated 3.8 million leisure trips and the RAC said gridlock may continue over the weekend – with more than nine million car journeys by the end of tomorrow. Road traffic is not about to get any easier for holidaymakers (Image: ROWAN GRIFFITHS)Read MoreBut summer’s biggest headache could come at airports, as staff shortages and strikes spark delays and cancellations.Ryanair yesterday cancelled 24 flights between the UK and Ireland over a strike by pilots. Its cabin crew strike on Wednesday and Thursday next week.The airline has axed 600 flights, affecting almost 50, 000 customers flying from airports in Belgium, Portugal and Spain.The moves compound months of chaos caused by air traffic controller shortages in Europe and strikes by those in France.Airline trade body A4E said 2018 was “shaping up to be one of ....


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