TUI passengers warned about limited food menu on flights

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People who go on holiday with airline giant TUI may find that they don’t have food and drink available when they travel.

TUI has confirmed that there will be no hot or cold meals on its short and medium-haul flights for the foreseeable future due to “staff shortages”.

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TUI Passengers have been warned they may not have catering on board their flight.

The airline said flights from 15 UK airports will have “limited” food for holidaymakers and has even advised them to bring their own food and drinks on the plane.

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This comes just days after TUI issued a Warning to British Travelers about changes in passport rules ahead of the busy summer season.

But will there be food and drink on TUI flights, what has the company said about the situation and which flights and airports are affected?

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Here’s everything you need to know.

What food and drinks are still available on TUI flights?

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Some food and drinks are still available to passengers on all TUI flights.

On some short and medium-haul flights, however, only a limited number of snacks and drinks are available instead of meals.

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What has TUI said about the food and drink offerings on their flights?

TUI has confirmed that there will be no hot or cold meals on its short and medium-haul flights for the foreseeable future due to “staff shortages”.

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In a statement published on its website on May 5, TUI said: “We can confirm that due to staff shortages at our catering supplier, unfortunately no hot and cold meals or sandwiches and a limited range of snacks and drinks are available will be on board TUI Airways short- and medium-haul flights in the coming days.

“Customers may therefore wish to bring their own food and soft drinks on board, although alcohol is not permitted.

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“Soft drinks over 100ml must be purchased after going through security.”

Because only liquids up to 100ml can be taken through airport security.

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The company added that the suspension will not affect its long-haul flights to Aruba, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, Orlando and St. Lucia, and catering services on those flights “will continue as usual.”

Which airports are affected?

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15 UK airports are affected by this restricted menu.

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • cardiff
  • Doncaster Sheffield
  • Dublin
  • East Midlands
  • Edinburgh
  • exeter
  • Glasgow
  • Humberside
  • LeedBradford
  • Luton
  • Manchester
  • Norwich
  • Teesside

How long will the limited menu be available?

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TUI gave no indication of how long the limited food and drink offerings will last, but said they are “continuously monitoring” the situation.

Their statement concluded: “Rest assured that we are continuously monitoring the situation and working closely with our suppliers to limit the impact on inflight service for our customers.

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“We are contacting all affected customers directly. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.”

How can I get more information?

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For more information, see TUI websitespeak to an adviser in your shop or call the TUI 24/7 Holidayline.

Call the TUI 24/7 Holidayline on 0203 451 2688.

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