Actress Elizabeth Hurley is one of the thousands of people left stranded following a technical glitch to British Airways’ long-haul flights.
Hurley, who is currently in the Caribbean island of Antigua, took to Twitter to express her frustration.
“Stranded at Antigua airport with no food or water, taxis or hotels offered yet. Plane delayed 20 hours,” she wrote. “Pretty dodgy service.”
Passengers were left waiting in US airports for hours after a “third party flight planning supplier” caused the delay this morning.
The British carrier apologies and said: “Our teams have now resolved a temporary issue that affected some of our long-haul flight planning systems overnight, which resulted in delays to our schedule. We’re sorry for the disruption caused to our customers’ travel plans.”
It said only grounded flights were impacted and those which had already departed were unaffected.
According to the Flightradar24 around 50 per cent of the British Airways flights were grounded shortly after 6am UK time.