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Manchester Airport CHAOS as Sam Allardyce and hundreds of passengers face delays; Ex-Everton manager "Big Sam" was caught up in the chaos which left hundreds of passengers unable to check in.

Byline: Grace Witherden

Manchester Airport has apologised after a glitch in the IT system caused hundreds of passengers unable to check in.

Airport bosses said they were investigating the the issue which has left huge queues for holidaymakers.

Among those caught up in the chaos was ex-England football manager Sam Allardyce who was spotted looking frustrated along with other passengers.

Big Sam, who most recently managed Everton, was spotted inside the busy terminals, reportsSun Online.

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Angry passengers claimed they were left in long queues with no refreshments and took to social to vent their frustration.

Dave Murphy said onTwitter: "There have been so many problems at Manchester Airport that I haven't even had time for an airport pint. Might as well go home, this holiday is ruined.

User @GriffithsClair said: "Can't check in due to system failure but it's like sardines in a tin it's too full."

Danny Willatt wrote simply: "F*****g chaos".

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One passenger, who asked not to be named, told theManchester Evening News: "Hundreds stuck in terminal one due to check in system failure. Lots of flights affected.

"Hundreds of people just left in queues."

Another added: "We've been waiting to take off for over an hour now. It's heaving and everyone is fuming.

"There have been no refreshments handed out and no information."

The issue has now been resolved with Manchester Airport tweeting: "The IT issue affecting check-in earlier has now been resolved and we apologise to our passengers for the inconvenience this may have caused to their journey."

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Date:Jun 22, 2019
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