The situation is still far from resolved. The cabin staff of Ryanair and Easyjet will maintain, for the moment, the stoppages called for this month of July, without ruling out prolonging them for the month of August. In fact, the Irish low cost has already fired a total of seven workers for not respecting minimum services. On Easyjet’s part, the offer to its workers continues to fall short of their demands, since the company’s proposed salary increase is not feasible. “We are surprised to hear them outside the negotiations saying that they are open to unblock this situation when later in the meetings they do not want to talk,” the unions maintain.

To reduce the effect of the stoppages, both companies have summoned crew members from other countries to Spain, according to the workers themselves. Both templates demand that the Government intervene in the mediation in order to reach an agreement “as soon as possible”. For the moment, the Executive has not pronounced. Thus, at one in the afternoon, the total number of cancellations amounts to a total of 28 throughout the Spanish territory. By destinations, the airports of El Part de Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca continue to be the two most affected, as happened last week.

Regarding the delays, which amount to 123, the unions emphasize that they are mostly due to the lack of air personnel, although the airlines attribute this situation to the lack of personnel at the airports. “There are international passport controls that have three policemen, people are late for flights, it is normal for delays to occur, it is something widespread throughout Europe,” Ryanair sources tell EL MUNDO.

In this sense, London’s Heathrow airport is being one of the most affected in European airspace. According to The Guardian, the executive director of the London enclave has until noon today to ensure the proper functioning of security controls and help disabled passengers. Just this week, the airport was forced to announce a reduction in daily air capacity, cutting it by 100,000 passengers per day.

However, not all airlines have been willing to refund tickets that were already sold. Emirates, among others, has already announced that it “rejects the order” alluding to what it considers a “blatant disregard for consumers”. In addition, they denounce that they have only been given a period of 36 hours to comply with the capacity cuts.

The American Delta, for its part, has been forced to charter empty planes to “rescue” the orphaned suitcases that had been accumulated for days at the London airport. Delta teams sought a creative alternative to return delayed checked baggage from London-Heathrow on July 11 after a flight had to be canceled due to Heathrow airport passenger volume restrictions. “Delta flight 9888 from Heathrow to Delta’s Detroit hub carried 1,000 bags back to the United States, where teams shipped them to our customers,” it states.

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