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Travel Alert November 2019: South African Airways Cabin Crew Members Strike

The operations of South African Airways is being substantially disrupted by a strike of members of its cabin crews, which has already led to hundreds of cancellations and delays of flights — and thus directly affecting thousands of passengers.

This ongoing industrial action by members of both the South African Cabin Crew Association and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa is expected to continue through Monday, November 18, 2019 and shows no sign of ending in the foreseeable future.

This notice is currently displayed at the official Internet web site of South African Airways at the time this article was written…

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Travel Alert November 7 and 8 2019: Lufthansa Cabin Crew Members Strike

The operations of Lufthansa Group is expected to be substantially disrupted by a strike of members of its cabin crews, which has already led to hundreds of cancellations and delays of flights — and thus directly affecting thousands of passengers.

Flights to at least ten cities in the United States are among the cancellations which have already occurred due to the strike.

This notice is currently displayed at the official Internet web site of Lufthansa at the time this article was written…

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September 27, 2019 Strike by British Airways Pilots Canceled

After the British Airline Pilots’ Association — which is also known as BALPA — revealed via an official announcement the results of a ballot on which the vote ended on Monday, July 22, 2019 with 93 percent of the turnout of 90 percent of pilots who voted are in favor of industrial action, pilots of British Airways who are based at both London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport went on strike and caused havoc with the travel schedules of thousands of passengers on Monday, September 9, 2019 and Tuesday, September 10, 2019…

…but the strike that was…

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Travel Alert September 9 and 10 2019: British Airways Pilot Strike

After the British Airline Pilots’ Association — which is also known as BALPA — revealed via an official announcement the results of a ballot on which the vote ended on Monday, July 22, 2019 with 93 percent of the turnout of 90 percent of pilots who voted are in favor of industrial action, pilots of British Airways who are based at both London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport are scheduled to go on strike on the following dates…

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Travel Alert: British Airways Pilot Strike September 2019 on Three Different Days

After the British Airline Pilots’ Association — which is also known as BALPA — revealed via an official announcement the results of a ballot on which the vote ended on Monday, July 22, 2019 with 93 percent of the turnout of 90 percent of pilots who voted are in favor of industrial action, pilots of British Airways who are based at both London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport are scheduled to go on strike on the following dates…

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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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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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British Airways Pilots Vote to Strike Summer 2019

The British Airline Pilots’ Association — which is also known as BALPA — revealed via this official announcement the results of a ballot on which the vote ended earlier today: 93 percent of the turnout of 90 percent of pilots who voted are in favor of industrial action.

“We do not wish to…

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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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