Technical difficulty at London’s Gatwick Airport forces staff to write flight info on whiteboards

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A technical trouble at Gatwick Airport that rendered the screen screens worthless required staff members to compose flight details on white boards.(iStock)

As if airports weren ’ t insane enough, can you picture exactly what would take place if the screens that show flight info quit working?

Travelers going through Gatwick Airport in London discovered the response to this concern Monday when a technical problem required workers to by hand tape flight info for individuals to see.

@Gatwick_Airport 2 white boards for the whole south terminal on a monday early morning!”> #gatwick

Ayla Herbert (@AylaHerbert) August 20, 2018

Serious white boards based organisation connection going on in Gatwick. All flight info screens down. Poor chap with a 2-way radio aiming to keep it

approximately date with hundreds searching. #gatwick #airport #businesscontinuity #crisis #london #outage

Robin Blandford(@robinb) August 20, 2018


Gatwick started exactly what a representative called its “ manual contingency strategy, ” implying airport personnel needed to compose flight info on white boards and task it on little screens from a file.

Gatwick have actually moved from a white boards to a word doc. The 80s to the 90s in a flash #progress #gatwick

Dr Sarah Charman(@SarahC2612) August 20, 2018

According to the BBC, Vodafone validated that a harmed cable television was to blame. While it ’ s uncertain the length of time the screens were down, a representative for Gatwick informed Fox News the problem had actually been fixed by Tuesday early morning and flight info was being shown “ as regular. ”

“ The airport ’ s manual contingency strategy– that included showing details by hand in the terminals and having additional personnel on hand to assist direct travelers– worked well and 10s of countless guests left on time and no flights were cancelled. Gatwick wants to say sorry to any guests who were bothered by this concern, ” the representative stated.

People applauded the airport on social networks for how it managed the tight spot and supposedly just a “ handful of individuals ” were impacted by the problem.


Well done @Gatwick_Airport All the details screens down. Might be mayhem. Thanks to an old school white board and a LOT of individuals scooting around with erasers and markers it is remarkably calm and purchased! #analogue #oldschoolisbest

— Kirsty Malpass(@KirstyMalpass) August 20, 2018

The individuals grumbling that Gatwick is a disarray, disgrace and so on. Need to live in a world where whatever is best all of the time due to the fact that the flight information boards aren’t working. Provide a possibility, mishaps occur! #Gatwick

— Rob(@RobsNotGoneYet) August 20, 2018

Michelle Gant is an author and editor for Fox News Lifestyle.

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