The Easter holidays were bitter: there may have been passengers in Turkey – still at the airport

Postponed several times

About the situation for the portal 15min said Darius Talačka from Kaunas, who was preparing for the trip with his wife and 10-year-old child. Friends with two daughters – 7 and 12 years old – are also going together.

According to the man, the charter flight to Antalya was scheduled for Saturday at 5 p.m. Three or four planes took off in the same direction early in the morning, so the passengers did not suspect any problems.

However, it was quickly reported that the flight was delayed for half an hour, then until 6 a.m., and later until 8 a.m., until 9 a.m., until 3 p.m. The gate was also changed during that time.

During the conversation – late in the afternoon – it was announced that the plane should take off at 1.15, but this is not necessarily the final time.

“We heard all the information – 21.50, 1.15, officially even 5.15,” the man shrugged.

D.Talačka is most outraged not only by the fact that the flight is still delayed, but also by the chaos, because people are offered to act in one way or another, regardless of the changing time of the planned flight.

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“He offered hotels from 9 a.m., when it became clear that the flight would be delayed until 3 p.m. I mean, you have to go back first, but there won’t be much time left before I leave. Some did so, returned, but did not pay off, “said the interlocutor.

His company initially gave up the hotel, calculating that it would not be worthwhile to drive for a short time. But knowing that you would have to wait until late at night would have made the hotel a better solution. When it became clear that the wait would take time, many still chose to stay in a hotel.

“As adults, we try to respond adequately. But people are almost 24 hours. not asleep. We are sitting from the third morning, there is nothing we can do, ”said the Kaunas resident.

Many are particularly outraged by this situation because they are flying with children who are on Easter holiday right now. D.Talačka counted about 50 children – from teenagers to infants, a couple of years old. There are three children in their company alone.

Lunch at the airport – 10 euros

When it became clear that the wait would take time, people were given coupons to eat: 6 euros for breakfast and 10 euros for lunch. However, at the airport, especially with children, this amount melts very quickly – a pizza alone costs at least 12 euros. D.Talačka said that he did not know whether he would receive dinner for free.

AFP / Scanpix Photo / Airport

AFP / Scanpix Photo / Airport

There is also little information about the reasons for this situation and what to expect. The man learned that the plane of Avia Solutions Group, which was supposed to fly to Turkey, had broken down, and guessed that this could be the real reason. After all, one of them – the aircraft – had stopped for a morning, someone had gone to see it, but it was over.

It was also said that the next plane had to fly from Germany, but information spread among the passengers that he had not yet taken off for a flight to Vilnius on Saturday afternoon.

“It simply came to our notice then. We are attacking a boy and a girl who are standing at the gate, even though they are completely innocent. No matter how many calls we made to Avia Solutions Group. “It is possible to contact Novaturu (travel organizer – ed. Past.), But different information is received,” said D.Talačka.

Passengers also don’t know how to handle luggage they checked in early in the morning and haven’t seen since. “We had three suitcases. Maybe I’ll give it up, the man thought. – But then the same registration procedure awaits.

We now have a backpack with us that contains documents and practically nothing more. Even phone chargers are packaged, so now we share. We almost became a family with the other members of the group. ”

Kaunas residents who bought a trip from Novaturas in November had to leave on Saturday morning and travel back exactly a week later, so their vacation will be shortened for at least a day. They do not intend to give up plans to rest yet, for fear that they will lose both the trip and the money they pay when they return home.

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