We don’t yet know why and how, but we hear that the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, flying in for tonight’s 80th birthday tribute to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies at the BBC Proms, were held like cattle in a secure corridor at Gatwick Airport for up to half an hour.
Gatwick has an appalling reputation for overcrowding and mishandling passengers and luggage.
The orchestra flew Easyjet, which does not have the best record for punctuality and efficiency.
Two weeks ago, our Easyjet flight was directed to the wrong gate at Gatwick, adding considerable delay to its passengers.
We’ve no idea if today’s malfunction was Gatwick’s or Easyjet’s, but an apology from both would be a start.
This is disgraceful customer treatment.
UPDATE: The girlfriend of one of the players tells us: Easyjet lost his luggage, and now he has to do a televised prom and has no suit, no shoes, nothing. EasyJet are being utterly hopeless in the matter, and my bf is massively stressed. his rehearsal in 30 mins.