Just when you thought flying couldn't get any worse.
Weary travels were forced to file through a garbage-filled airport last week after custodians went on strike.
According to the Straits Times in Singapore, cleaners at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport went on strike from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2. In just five days, the airport went from spotless to to filthy, as garbage piled up in front of overflowing trash cans, ticketing lines and waiting areas.
While the cleaners have since returned to work, they are threatening to resume striking on Dec. 22 and 23 if negotiations don’t progress — meaning those traveling for Christmas could be subjected to another filthy airport.
See the incredible photos from the Barcelona airport below.
Barcelona airport turned into rubbish tip after cleaners strike https://t.co/VSX9sehnJb vía @@TelegraphTravel pic.twitter.com/fFQu6IpKSS
— Controladores Aéreos (@controladores) December 8, 2016
Wasteland: Barcelona airport covered in trash after cleaners go on strike (PHOTOS, VIDEO)https://t.co/ZQH77rP2kn pic.twitter.com/U4raxM4HB8
— RT (@RT_com) December 3, 2016
Sunny side of strike, it looks like a party! #BarcelonaAirport @AirportBcn pic.twitter.com/JaBY4iy46x
— Petra Stusek (@spetra) December 1, 2016
Does anyone know what happened to #BarcelonaAirport? I was shocked to see the amount of rubbish on the floor pic.twitter.com/5ASSL3mfxa
— Agnes Gomori (@AgnesGomori) November 30, 2016
Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.