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Potential ATC disruption from April @ INV / Highlands & Islands

Potential ATC disruption from April @ INV / Highlands & Islands

Old Mar 28, 2019, 10:49 am
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Originally Posted by pandaloverx
Hi! I wasnít sure which sub to post this in, I was just curious because thereís been a lot on the media about the Highlands and Islands strike happening on the 26 April but a Air traffic control ĎWork to Ruleí from 1 April to August which theyíre saying could possibly be more disruptive. I have a flight on the 18 April at 7:05 AM to LHR from INV - would this come under the work to Rule? Iíve been googling but Iím really not sure what this all means! I understand that they would probably not be doing any overtime, so my flight back may be disrupted. I was just checking to see if anyone has got any info thank you!
Assuming they have enough staff to complete a full set of shifts, not much would be noticed. The issue would only be if someone calls in sick on the morning of their shift.
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Old Apr 9, 2019, 10:32 am
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Some good news, it seems the strike on 26 April has been suspended pending more talks, but the work to rule continues: https://www.prospect.org.uk/news/id/...ter-ACAS-talks
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Old Apr 9, 2019, 12:23 pm
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Did a INV overnight turnaround last night and no issues- I appreciate that with a work to rule they may have had no staffing issues though.
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Old Apr 9, 2019, 12:24 pm
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Originally Posted by kipperman
Did a INV overnight turnaround last night and no issues- I appreciate that with a work to rule they may have had no staffing issues though.
I've been looking at doing this- where did you stay?

Thanks
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Old Apr 9, 2019, 12:29 pm
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Travelodge Stoneyfield: I got a £30 rate, although itís a £16 taxi each way. Perfectly fine and next to a retail park with Pizza Hut etc. Also right by a wee pub that does food
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Old Apr 9, 2019, 12:46 pm
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And there is a Holiday Inn Express in more or less the same place.
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Old Apr 9, 2019, 2:48 pm
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HIE is £153 for the night I want!
I will take a look at that Travelodge.
There is also the Gun Lodge or similar name in Ardersier, quite close to airport
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Old Apr 9, 2019, 2:57 pm
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Originally Posted by kipperman
Travelodge Stoneyfield: I got a £30 rate, although itís a £16 taxi each way. Perfectly fine and next to a retail park with Pizza Hut etc. Also right by a wee pub that does food
Originally Posted by Akoz
And there is a Holiday Inn Express in more or less the same place.
HIE and the Travelodge Stonyfield are are short walk from the regular bus service to the airport. The bus stop is actually outside a third hotel in the vicinity, Jury's Inn. The bus takes 20-25 minutes, runs every 30 minutes or so, and costs £4.50 each way.
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Old Apr 9, 2019, 3:11 pm
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Originally Posted by anniegray
HIE is £153 for the night I want!
Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave
HIE and the Travelodge Stonyfield are are short walk from the regular bus service to the airport. The bus stop is actually outside a third hotel in the vicinity, Jury's Inn. The bus takes 20-25 minutes, runs every 30 minutes or so, and costs £4.50 each way.
We recently looked at accommodation for our trip on in mid-June (a Saturday overnight, going up by train), and started with the Juryís Inn and HIE recommendations @corporate-wage-slave kindly provided.

​​​​​​​I was quite surprised by the £195-ish rate, and as @anniegray noted, other convenient options arenít hugely cheaper. Not sure if thereís something going on that weekend to drive the prices up, or if thatís standard in summer

In the end we went for a small B&B about 10-15 min walk from the bus station, for just over £100. Weíd rather use the extra money at our destination, and - as we plan to arrive mid-afternoon the previous day - also means we are more convenient for a nice meal and a bimble around the city.
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Old Apr 9, 2019, 3:14 pm
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Standard prices for Inverness in summer
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Old Apr 9, 2019, 3:23 pm
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My perception is that there isn't enough hotel accommodation in the summer around Inverness when the tourists flood in from all over the planet. In winter on the other hand......
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Old Apr 9, 2019, 3:36 pm
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Thank you both. Good to know for future trips... though I suppose one also risks weather disruption in winter!
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Old Apr 9, 2019, 3:38 pm
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Originally Posted by squawk
Thank you both. Good to know for future trips... though I suppose one also risks weather disruption in winter!
And for the future - there is currently a new Marriot Courtyard being build at the airport.
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Old Apr 11, 2019, 3:06 am
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Stay in Strathspey

Depending on your flight times - staying in places like Grantown or Aviemore (45 mins from INV) and getting bus/train may be a cheaper option. Aviemore has a proliferation of hotels and B&Bs and on a mainline rail line. It also has the long-distance buses stopping there which go on to Inverness Bus station where you pick up the airport bus). Grantown a bit quieter but plenty B&Bs and a few hotels and a bus service to Inverness (goes round the houses a wee bit).

Iím originally from the Grantown area so saving a bit of money by friend looking after car! Iíve got a hotel booked there which was £70.
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Old May 10, 2019, 1:54 am
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Following the suspension of the strike planned for April, the Acas talks between HIAL and their ATC controllers have now broken down and a fresh strike has been announced for 23 May 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...lands-48214747
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