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How to Navigate the European Travel Chaos This Summer

  • From canceled flights to lost luggage, disruptions are likely
  • BA has said most flights affected are on short-haul routes
Passengers inside the departures hall of Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport
Passengers inside the departures hall of Terminal 5 at London Heathrow AirportPhotographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Like the tens of thousands of pieces of luggage stranded across European airports, flight cancellations have piled up once again this week. In the UK, British Airways announced that another 10,300 flights slated for the summer season would be axed.

That brings the total cull to almost 30,000 flights between April and October at the British flag carrier, leaving apprehensive travelers feverishly checking their flight status and wondering if their trip will be next on the chopping block.