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Update: Strike Suspended at London Heathrow Airport for Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The strike which was scheduled to occur at London Heathrow Airport tomorrow, Tuesday, August 6, 2019 has been “suspended as workers vote on improved pay offer”, according to an official statement was released by Unite, which is the largest union in the United Kingdom.

The aforementioned message was posted at the official Twitter account of Unite…

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Update: Strike Suspended at London Heathrow Airport for Monday, August 5, 2019 — But Still On for Tuesday

The strike which was scheduled to occur at London Heathrow Airport tomorrow, Monday, August 5, 2019 has been “suspended to allow for further talks at Acas”, according to an official statement was released by Unite, which is the largest union in the United Kingdom…

…but the strike for Tuesday, August 6, 2019 is still on schedule to occur from 12:01 in the morning until 11:59 in the evening British Summer Time — unless…

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Sale of Single Use Disposable Plastic Water Bottles Banned by San Francisco International Airport

As part of its Zero Waste Concessions Program which was launched earlier this year, San Francisco International Airport will become the first major commercial airport in the United States to ban the sale of disposable plastic water bottles effective as of Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

A goal of San Francisco International Airport is to reduce single-use disposable plastics — which is one of the…

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Update: More Airlines Issue Travel Alerts For Strike August 5-6, 2019 at London Heathrow Airport

Although the possibility does exist that the strike planned for Monday, August 5, 2019 and Tuesday, August 6, 2019 may also be canceled, that scenario seems to be less likely, as more airlines worldwide issue travel alerts and waivers.

A dispute in pay is the main reason why greater than 4,000 workers — including security guards, engineers, passenger service operatives, and passenger service drivers — plan to walk off the job at the busiest airport in the United Kingdom will likely occur  during Monday, August 5, 2019 and Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

This message at the official Internet web site of London Heathrow Airport offers the following assurance and advice…

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Travel Alert: Strike at London Heathrow Airport August 5-6, 2019

The strike that was originally scheduled at London Heathrow Airport for Friday, July 26, 2019 and Saturday, July 27, 2019 was canceled; and the possibility does exist that the strike planned for Monday, August 5, 2019 or Tuesday, August 6, 2019 may also be canceled — but that scenario seems to be less likely.

Although industrial action due to a dispute in pay may occur at London Heathrow Airport during Monday, August 5, 2019 or Tuesday, August 6, 2019 — as well as…

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Raw Videos: Two-Year-Old Child Climbed Onto Luggage Conveyor Belt at Atlanta Airport

Lorenzo Vega seemed to have had the time of his life when he climbed on a conveyor belt behind the closed and unstaffed ticket counter of Spirit Airlines on Monday afternoon, July 22, 2019 in the North Terminal at the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area — and several clips of surveillance video were released on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 which documents most of the journey of approximately five minutes that the young boy spent through the secured areas of the airport.

The boy — who is two years old — was hospitalized after being injured when…

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Travel Alert: Strikes Threaten Summer 2019 Travel in the United Kingdom

If you are traveling to, from or within the United Kingdom over the next month or so, you should know about several potential strikes which could affect your travel plans.

Although labor actions have been known to be averted due to either postponement or cancellation as a result of last-minute talks through which both sides reach an agreement — or, at least, schedule further talks — count on the possibility of them occurring to ensure that you are fully prepared if they indeed do happen.

Even if the strikes are averted — or if you are not directly affected by them if they do happen — you should still be prepared to experience at least some stressful situations during your travels.

What is somewhat unusual in this situation is that several strikes are possible — but then again, Unite — which is the largest union in the United Kingdom — is involved in the majority of them. Here is information about each of them…

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Alaska Airlines Lounge Membership Rates Increasing in August 2019

Following the lead of Delta Sky Club, Admirals Club and United Club — which are the official airport lounges of Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines respectively — a price increase for membership for access to Alaska Airlines airport lounges has been officially announced, to be effective as of Friday, August 30, 2019.

Although membership rates for Alaska Lounge membership will increase at the end of next month, the rates…

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Atlanta to Ban Smoking Completely at Its International Airport in 2020. I Support It.

Although smoking and “vaping” are currently restricted to specially designated smoking rooms and other certain specific areas of the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, an ordinance for a broad and complete ban will be in effect as of Thursday, January 2, 2020 — meaning that those smoking rooms on the concourses will be closed.

After members of the city council voted…

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