Pensioner's trip to Athens takes 33 hours and four planes

A tourist has described his holiday 'nightmare' with British Airways and has vowed never to fly with the airline again.

Geoff Lye's trip from London to Athens, which should have taken around four hours, ended up taking 33 hours after two flights were cancelled – while another caught fire after take-off.

He was due to fly from London Heathrow last Tuesday at 1.15pm only for the service to be cancelled due to a faulty warning light in the cockpit.

Another flight due to leave for Athens at 5pm was also cancelled due to the delay from the first flight meaning 'cabin crew would exceed their working hours'.

Pensioner Geoff Lye had to board four separate planes - including one that caught fire - during a 'nightmare' trip from London to Athens with British Airways

Pensioner Geoff Lye had to board four separate planes - including one that caught fire - during a 'nightmare' trip from London to Athens with British Airways

Mr Lye, who was travelling with his partner, said the pilot told passengers it was 'most embarrassing PA announcement I have had to make' after they had initially been kept on the plane for an hour for 'security reasons'.

After being given hotel vouchers to

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