Easyjet apologises over 86-year wait error in email

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Passengers travelling on a cancelled flight from Switzerland to England were told they faced an 86-year wait for the next flight.

Luton-based airline Easyjet told passengers flying from Geneva to Gatwick on Sunday the next flight would "depart on 29 July 2099".

A firm spokesman apologised and said a computer had developed a "glitch".

"Even our new long-term fleet deal doesn't take us that far into the future," he said.

The passenger boarded the replacement flight on Monday after an overnight stay in Switzerland paid for by Easyjet.

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