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Solihull holidaymaker left without luggage following problems at Birmingham aiport.

A RELAXING break has turned into the holiday from hell for a Dorridge tourist after hundreds of passengers were forced to jet off without their luggage.

A RELAXING break has turned into the holiday from hell for a Dorridge tourist after hundreds of passengers were forced to jet off without their luggage.

The travellers had to leave Birmingham Airport without their baggage on Monday morning following a power cut, which affected the conveyor belt.

The airport has apologised and a spokesman said they were aiming to get the possessions back to their owners in the next 48 hours.

Janice Mcevilly, whose 22-year-old daughter Aimee travelled out to Ibiza on Monday morning, said her daughter had still not had her belongings returned.

“It has just been a nightmare for her, she is only there for a week,” Mrs Mcevilly told us.

“I spoke to my daughter last night (Tuesday) and as of around 8pm, she had still not received her luggage. She has had to go out and buy clothes, it’s disgusting really.

“Aimee is doing her Masters degree at Edinburgh University and this was supposed to be a relaxing break for her before she goes back.

“She already lost most of Monday trying to sort things out and she hasn’t got many days left.”

An airport spokesman said: “The airport experienced problems with its baggage operation due to a failure of the power supply.

“Consequently some of the flights were delayed and departed without passengers’ hold luggage.

“However the airport is making arrangements to fly out all delayed baggage over the next 48 hours.

“We are now investigating the cause and apologise to those customers affected.”

 

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