Stranded Passengers Split A $1340 Uber Ride From Paris To London After Canceled Flight
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Stranded Passengers Split A $1340 Uber Ride From Paris To London After Canceled Flight

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Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Jul 27, 2022

The flight cancellations and delays have been frustrating for all of us. There are so many flight disruptions that many travel experts are encouraging people to drive instead of flying – especially when you add the luggage woes.

Well, it turns out that some people are listening to the experts. Four travelers decided to take an Uber from Paris to London after their flight was canceled.

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Two of the passengers, who are friends, were discussing alternative ways to get home. They considered other flights to Gatwick Airport, which would cost nearly $600.

“We got told [no flights] were going to Gatwick till Wednesday,” one of the passengers told Daily Mail Australia. “[We] checked Heathrow prices; they were going for $1,000 the next day.”

Two American passengers overheard the conversation and joined in their quest to get home.

They considered renting a car, but leaving the car in the UK wasn’t an option, so they considered an uber instead when they realized they could split the cost.

The passengers paid a $605 fee and an additional $240 to take the train that transports vehicles from France to the UK under the English Channel, as Business Insider reports.

“It was completely worth it,” another passenger stated. “I probably wouldn’t recommend it if it wasn’t the middle of the night as that made it straightforward for us with no queuing or rush-hour traffic.”

As for the passengers, their six-hour journey got them back to London faster and cheaper than many of the alternatives. They made it back in time for work and school.

Chaos In The Airports

The four passengers’ situation is what we’re seeing unfold across the globe. Many of the flight disruptions in the recent months are due to staff shortages and sick staff as the demand from travel picks up from the BC years– also known as before covid.

It doesn’t look like there will be changes to these disruptions anytime soon.

United Airlines CEO, Scott Kirby, is warning travelers not to expect things to get back to normal until 2023, as we previously reported.

“The biggest challenge that faces us probably for the next 12 months is all the infrastructure challenges around aviation,” he says. “You should probably book early for Christmas… we’re going to fly less so we can make sure we have reliability.”

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