Flight left Guernsey 50 minutes late today 26th September due to bird in the engine of plane. They had to fly another plane out to bring us back to Gatwick. What they didn't tell us when we left Guernsey was that our suitcases didn't come with us. Left us at Gatwick like lemons waiting for cases. Have been assured cases will be here at 22.30. No refreshments on plane,none given while we wait for cases. No customers service. We wait to see if cases arrive. Communication is the answer. Where was the communication.