As the summer chaos continues, Icelandair is now sending its own employees to carry and unload luggage at Schiphol Airport.
Passengers are not the only ones frustrated at Schiphol this summer — airlines are also fed up with the Dutch airport’s chaotic conditions. So, Icelandair has (rightly) taken the matter into its own hands. 💪
Wants to avoid delays
Why has the airline started shipping its own staff to the Netherlands’ main airport? It’s simple — to avoid delays. Now that’s an original thought! Schiphol, take notes. 🤓
We’re all sick and tired of hearing about the airport chaos at this point, especially because it doesn’t seem like it’s getting better at all. So it’s refreshing to come across some positive news from people trying to find solutions!
Until now, passengers themselves have had to find solutions to avoid delays on their part.
Some took to jumping onto the luggage band to retrieve their bags, others tried showing up as much as six hours in advance to catch a flight (of course, now you’re only allowed in a pitiful four hours in advance, but you get the point).
What else can be done?
Schiphol has blamed this year’s summer chaos on staff shortages, after two years of very limited traffic due to the you-know-what. 😷
It’s still a mystery to most why it’s so difficult for Schiphol to simply ✨ hire more staff ✨ but until we get a better explanation we’ll have to settle with creative outsourcing solutions like the one offered by Icelandair… 🤷🏽♂️
You’d think a big, busy airport like Schiphol would be well prepared to handle, well, flights and travellers. But alas, so far, Shiphol’s own solutions to the problem have consisted of:
- Handing out free stroopwafels in the lines 🤘🏽
- Setting up tents so people don’t have to wait in the rain 😎
- Blaming the fact that nobody wants to work for them 🥲
So, needless to say, we’re welcoming Icelandair’s helping hand, if that’s what it takes to not miss flights…
How have you experienced the Schiphol drama this summer? Tell us in the comments!