Ground handling strike on 5 August in LHR [suspended]

Old Aug 4, 19, 9:49 am
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Cool Ground handling strike on 5 August in LHR [suspended]

The union UNITE has announced a strike at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) for Monday, 05. August 2019. Impacts on ground handling are expected. Flight cancellations or delays may occur. Please inform yourself about the status of your flight before departure.

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Old Aug 4, 19, 10:52 am
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The [HAL or Heathrow Airport Limited] strike has yet to be confirmed however, yes, airlines are cancelling flights for tomorrow & Tuesday as well. Talks are still taking place as we speak in order to avoid industrial actions (in the middle of UK school holidays, amongst other things).

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Old Aug 4, 19, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by AlicorporateUK View Post
The [HAL or Heathrow Airport Limited] strike has yet to be confirmed however, yes, airlines are cancelling flights for tomorrow & Tuesday as well. Talks are still taking place as we speak in order to avoid industrial actions (in the middle of UK school holidays, amongst other things).

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Really bad to do that in the Holidays or at all....
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Old Aug 4, 19, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by AlicorporateUK View Post
The [HAL or Heathrow Airport Limited] strike has yet to be confirmed however, yes, airlines are cancelling flights for tomorrow & Tuesday as well. Talks are still taking place as we speak in order to avoid industrial actions (in the middle of UK school holidays, amongst other things).

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According to LH’s flight status page 11 flights departing from LHR tomorrow are marked cancelled already.

LX345 to ZRH
LH2485 to MUC
LX317 to ZRH
LX353 to GVA
EW2463 to STR
LH905 to FRA
EW9467 to DUS
EW2461 to STR
EW7463 to HAM
OS462 to VIE
LH2479 to MUC
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Old Aug 4, 19, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by chris63 View Post
Really bad to do that in the Holidays or at all
Absolutely. On a slightly different note, I had a quick catch-up with a friend of mine (BA’s first officer) this morning at Heathrow before heading back to the mighty Balkans and he told me that it is looking like [BA] strikes will at least be prevented (whether he’s being overly optimistic or just wanted to change subject, I dunno)

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Old Aug 4, 19, 11:47 am
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The planned strike tomorrow has been suspended.
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Old Aug 4, 19, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by NewbieRunner View Post
According to LH’s flight status page 11 flights departing from LHR tomorrow are marked cancelled already.

LX345 to ZRH
LH2485 to MUC
LX317 to ZRH
LX353 to GVA
EW2463 to STR
LH905 to FRA
EW9467 to DUS
EW2461 to STR
EW7463 to HAM
OS462 to VIE
LH2479 to MUC
Thanks. FYI — A few ‘preventative’ cancellations seem to have been put in place for Tuesday as well, I had an e-mail through from our corporate travel agent saying that I will have a longer layover in Munich due to the original flight being cancelled, even though I have yet to check the revised itinerary.

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Old Aug 4, 19, 11:52 am
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The planned strike tomorrow has been suspended.
Indeed. “Suspended to allow further talks”.

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Old Aug 5, 19, 7:17 am
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BA and several other airlines seem to have managed to reinstate cancelled flights on Monday but LH Group has not been so flexible.

According to BBC one family's holiday should have started on Monday but...

Swiss cancelled their flights to Geneva in preparation for the strike action in Heathrow. They were rebooked on to a flight from City Airport on Tuesday... he is unable to use train tickets from Geneva to Culoz in France which were not refundable. He will now have to rebook them - and incur additional travel costs to City Airport.

"Swiss staff confirmed over the phone that Swiss is not going to pay any compensation," he told the BBC.
Lufthansa had booked 365 affected passengers on alternative flights.
Strike action on Tuesday 6 August is still scheduled to go ahead.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49234929
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Old Aug 5, 19, 11:00 am
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Strike action on the 6th now called off.
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Old Aug 5, 19, 11:00 am
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Tuesday's strike is off.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49241306
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