Travelers wait in long lines outside the terminal building to check in and board flights at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, Netherlands, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The airport is one of the busiest in the world, with more than 100,000 passengers a day. It is expected to be the busiest airport in Europe by the end of the year.

Liz Morgan arrived at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport 4 1/2 hours before her flight to Athens. The line for security snaked out of the terminal and into a big tent along a road. "There's elderly people in the queues, there's kids, babies. No water, no nothing," she says.

"No signage, no one helping, no toilets," says one passenger. "If you go out of the queue, you lost your spot," says another. After two years of pandemic restrictions, travel demand has roared back. Airlines and airports that slashed jobs during the depths of the crisis are struggling to keep up.

Gatwick and Heathrow airports are asking airlines to cap their flight numbers. easyJet is scrapping thousands of summer flights to avoid last-minute cancellations. Schiphol is trimming flights, saying there are thousands of airline seats per day above the capacity that security staff can handle.
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