Travellers wait near the check-in desks at Terminal 2 of Heathrow Airport. Photo: AFP Travellers wait near the check-in desks at Terminal 2 of Heathrow Airport. Photo: AFP
Travellers wait near the check-in desks at Terminal 2 of Heathrow Airport. Photo: AFP

Hongkongers stranded by coronavirus travel ban battle to get home from Britain in ‘Hunger Games-style’ fight for flights

  • Website crashes, hour-long waits on the phone, and multiple tales of misery mar booking process for Cathay Pacific services
  • Hundreds of Hongkongers bid for seats as spaces on planes sell out in two hours

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Travellers wait near the check-in desks at Terminal 2 of Heathrow Airport. Photo: AFP Travellers wait near the check-in desks at Terminal 2 of Heathrow Airport. Photo: AFP
Travellers wait near the check-in desks at Terminal 2 of Heathrow Airport. Photo: AFP
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