“After months in lockdown we’ve been so looking forward to a holiday,” says Michelle Last. It’s a longing shared by millions of Britons.
But when Michelle and her two young children turned up at the Gatwick Airport boarding gate last weekend for a flight to Greece she was not allowed on the flight.
“It’s such a shock. EasyJet didn’t tell us why at first. We were just asked to step aside,” Michelle said. “There was another couple who also couldn’t get on.”
And it seems they are not alone in being refused a flight to Greece at the last minute. On Wednesday, the BBC was told of families not being allowed aboard an early morning EasyJet flight to Kefalonia.
Britain’s biggest travel company, Tui, says there have been a “small number” of passengers not being allowed to travel to Greece after turning up at airports.
And Greece’s embassy in London