If you’re planning to fly to Europe this summer, or even within Europe itself, be aware that many of the airports are having serious issues, especially with staffing and baggage. We’ve heard from multiple people just this week that they’ve had to wait over an hour for their bags to arrive in the terminal. And even then, only a handful of them actually have their luggage arrive. Many people are missing their luggage altogether upon arrival.
We’d recommend trying to go carry-on only. If you have to check a bag, try an AirTag. You may not be able to get your luggage faster, but at least if you know that your luggage didn’t make it, you won’t waste the time sitting around on the floor waiting with everyone else in the baggage claim.
Be sure to also check your flights and for strikes. For example, just this week there were planned strikes for Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport and the French train system. At least strikes are planned and politely announced ahead of time. As long as you know to check ahead of time it will help you prepare for delays and make your experience a little smoother.
The newest headline out of the UK is that Heathrow Airport is adding a cap of 100,000 persons who can depart from the airport during the peak summer season. They’ve instructed airlines to stop selling summer tickets.