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

Hundreds of seats on two special flights intended to bring stranded Hongkongers home from Britain after the end of a coronavirus travel ban were snapped up in two hours on Thursday, in a process marred by a crashed booking site, phone calls that went unanswered, and what some called a “Hunger Games-style dogfight” for tickets. Some people the Post spoke to described trying simultaneously on as many as six computers, waiting more than an hour at the end of a service helpline, and texting each…Hundreds of seats on two special flights intended to bring stranded Hongkongers home from Britain after the end of a coronavirus travel ban were snapped up in two hours on Thursday, in a process marred by a crashed booking site, phone calls that went unanswered, and what some called a “Hunger Games-style dogfight” for tickets. Some people the Post spoke to described trying simultaneously on as many as six computers, waiting more than an hour at the end of a service helpline, and texting each…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post