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London Heathrow Asks Carriers to Cut Flights as Air Chaos Reigns

Passengers in the arrivals hall of Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport .

Passengers in the arrivals hall of Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport .

Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

London’s Heathrow Airport asked some airlines to cancel a number of flights scheduled for Monday, the latest hitch to roil travel. 

Airport authorities requested carriers cancel about 10% of flights on Monday across terminal two and three, a Heathrow spokesperson said in a text message. The move came in response to the knock-on effect of a baggage system fault over the weekend, the spokesperson added. About 30 flights will be hit by the move.