Heads up for BA pax to TLV (29/11)

Old Nov 28, 06, 11:57 am
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Heads up for BA pax to TLV (29/11)

Just a heads up for any BA pax heading to TLV on the night flight or tomorrow AM flight. It looks likely that a strike will be in place by 5am tomorrow morning (29th), the labour unions are in a meeting as we speak...but generally these things fail 80% of the time.

Basically your plane will land (if not heavily delayed) but you baggage will likely sit in the airport for 24 hours.

Just a heads up.

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Old Nov 28, 06, 12:04 pm
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Is this BA only or all airlines?
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Old Nov 28, 06, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by millionmiler
Is this BA only or all airlines?
ALL AIRLINES, but i know a few BA pax got caught up in a baggage handler strike a few weeks back.
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Old Nov 28, 06, 2:43 pm
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Originally Posted by jonnye
Just a heads up for any BA pax heading to TLV on the night flight or tomorrow AM flight. It looks likely that a strike will be in place by 5am tomorrow morning (29th), the labour unions are in a meeting as we speak...but generally these things fail 80% of the time.

Basically your plane will land (if not heavily delayed) but you baggage will likely sit in the airport for 24 hours.

Just a heads up.

I take this is a TLV strike ?
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Old Nov 28, 06, 2:47 pm
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OMG did I miss Christmas?
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Old Nov 28, 06, 2:53 pm
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If you're lucky they might divert to LCA and you could spend the day on the beach.

If you're unlikely they could divert to Gaza International and...err... you'd be unlucky.
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Old Nov 28, 06, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by ali_c
I take this is a TLV strike ?
Yap TLV, for a change...
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29/12 or 29/11 ?
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Old Nov 28, 06, 3:10 pm
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Originally Posted by AJLondon
29/12 or 29/11 ?
29/11 (29th November)

Sorry my bad!

NB: Moderator has just corrected the date in the Thread Title, Cheers

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Old Nov 28, 06, 3:35 pm
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Originally Posted by jonnye
29/11 (29th November)

Sorry my bad!

NB: Moderator has just corrected the date in the Thread Title, Cheers
Now my post is going to look really stupid
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Old Nov 29, 06, 12:53 am
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OK, well it's OFFICIAL - TLV is now closed.

"....Ben-Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv is closed shutting down at 6:00am as the Histadrut (Unions) national labor federation launched its latest public sector strike.

All outgoing and incoming flights have been canceled, with some planes leaving without passengers.

Anyone arriving at the airport one will quickly realize there is no service and passengers are stranded. The strike is open-ended, airport officials report."


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Old Nov 29, 06, 3:20 am
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This just popped up in one of the news reports about the TLV airport strike!

....."British airways had submitted a special request to authorize take-off. BA received permission to allow a flight crew that had overslept to fly home, but the company then tried to allow passengers onto the flight as well - and permission to take off was then rescinded by the strikers."

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http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showt...&highlight=tlv
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Old Nov 29, 06, 3:58 am
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Sorry, and your point is?

This thread deals with BA issues.

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Old Nov 29, 06, 5:55 am
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Originally Posted by jonnye
Sorry, and your point is?

This thread deals with BA issues.

So your point is that there should be a thread on the TLV strike in every FT forum of any airline that flies to TLV ???

Every airline has it's issues but the topic of the strike in a certain airport is the same on all matters. IMHO, A central thread is a better idea.
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