U.K. Flight Chaos on BA Computer Glitch, London City Protest

  • British Airways staff resort to handwritten boarding passes
  • Activists chained to tripod block City’s single runway

Emergency services surround protestors on the runway at London City Airport.

Photographer: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Airline passengers in London suffered a morning of chaos Tuesday after a computer fault froze check-in systems at British Airways and the U.K. capital’s City airport was closed when protesters blocked the runway.

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