Uedem/Cologne Actually, Angelina Pleuger and her sisters wanted to lie on the beach in Antalya for a long time. But her plane took off on Monday morning without her. Why the three young women from the Lower Rhine were not allowed to fly – and how things will continue for them and the other travelers.
By Christian Schwerdtfeger
Angelina Pleuger and her two sisters arrive at Cologne/Bonn Airport early Monday morning at 1:30 a.m. The women from Uedem want to fly to Turkey for five days, to Antalya. Your plane is supposed to start at four in the morning. “That’s why we got to the airport so early, of course. We still had to check in and so on,” says the 27-year-old. But then comes the information that their plane will fly without the three young women. “Suddenly we were told the flight was full. And we’re like: Can’t. We’re still here,” she says. But the machine takes off without her.
According to them, dozens of other passengers were unable to board their booked flight to Antalya early Monday morning. According to information from our editorial team, a defective device in baggage handling is said to have been responsible for this. “Apparently a suitcase system failed for a few hours,” said Cologne/Bonn Airport circles. The federal police said on request: “We can confirm that there were temporary problems with several baggage control systems,” said a spokesman for the federal police at the airport.
Angelina Pleuger reports that other travelers from another flight were also affected by the problem. “Passengers from a selected flight to Antalya were already late for their flight. They were then placed in our machine, so there was no space for us,” says the Uedermerin.
Only at 8.30 a.m. do the passengers find out how things will continue for them. “We were told that we would now get on a plane at 3:50 p.m.,” says Angelina Pleuger. “Other than that we didn’t get much information. The food was bad too. We only got one water,” she says.
Despite her missed flight, most of the passengers were still in a relaxed mood, reports Angelina Pleuger. “Although children were on the ground because they were so tired. Of course we were all quite tired because we were at the airport so early. I think it was mainly because the mood was calm,” she says.