Christine McGuinness left 'stranded' with 'no idea' when she'll get home
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Christine McGuinness has been left 'stranded' with 'no idea' when she'll get home.
A major outage hit Britain’s air traffic control system with London Heathrow suffering the most.
People have been hit by delays and cancellations, with many stuck in airports both in the UK and internationally.
The 35-year-old shares 10-year-old twins Leo and Penelope, and six-year-old Felicity with ex-husband Paddy McGuinness.
The pair announced their split in July 2022 but both still live in the family home together so they can be the ‘best parents’ to their three children, all of whom have autism.
Last night, Christine shared a video of herself smiling beside the beach and a hotel pool as she announced they were ‘stranded’ abroad.
With ‘no idea’ when they will be getting a flight back home, she wrote: “But I feel very lucky, we found a place to stay and I get extra time to make more memories with my babies.”
The model previously wrote of how much her kids’ confidence had grown, explaining they were ‘calmer in the airport, jumping in the pool and even enjoying the hotel restaurant’.
Christine also said she has ‘trust in the universe’ after this nightmare situation proved to be a positive for her family.
Saying she had ‘jobs booked all week’ and a ‘million things’ to get done at home ready for the kids going back to school, she believes they ‘were meant to stay longer’.
Christine wrote: “We have more memories to make, time with my babies is priceless. I actually feel very grateful. We’re not home, but we have everything we need.”
More than 1,200 flights were cancelled at the end of the Bank Holiday weekend, as the ‘network-wide’ failure meant controllers were left having to enter flight details manually.
It has not yet been confirmed what caused the failure however government sources and aviation officials revealed to The Times that a cyberattack has been ruled out.
In a statement, the National Air Traffic Services (NATS), apologised for the disruption, writing: "We have identified and remedied the technical issue affecting our flight planning system this morning.”
NATS later updated its initial statement to add: "It will take some time for flights to return to normal and we will continue to work with the airports and airlines to recover the situation.
"Our priority is always to ensure that every flight in the UK remains safe and we are sincerely sorry for the disruption this is causing. Please contact your airline for information on how this may affect your flight."