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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Travel Alert May 21 2019: Strike in Italy Disrupts Air Travel

A national air transport sector strike for Tuesday, May 21, 2019 has been issued by some of the trade unions in Italy — which has been adversely affecting air travel in that country, as hundreds of flights have already been canceled due to disputes over pay and working conditions. The airports which serve the greater Milan and Rome metropolitan areas are being affected the most, as members of the staff of airports and air traffic control strike.

This means that…

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Travel Alert: Ride Share Drivers Strike on May 8 2019

If you are intending to use a ride share service — such as Uber or Lyft — on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, consider changing your plans, as drivers in major cities throughout the United States, United Kingdom and other countries have announced that they will protest the companies for whom they work prior to the initial public offering of shares of Uber stock.

The strike is expected to last…

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Travel Alert: Strike by Pilots of SAS April 2019 Continues to Cause Disruptions

The operations of Scandinavian Airlines System — which is more popularly known as SAS — have been substantially disrupted by a strike of its pilots in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, which has led to hundreds of cancellations of flights and thousands of delays; and directly affecting tens of thousands of passengers.

The strike started yesterday, Friday, April 26, 2019 and is expected to continue until the end of the day on Monday, April 29, 2019 — resulting in thousands of passengers being inconvenienced, as greater than 70 percent of the entire schedule of flights of the airline has reportedly been canceled.

Flights which are…

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Travel Alert February 13, 2019: Industrial Actions in Belgium

If Belgium is in your travel plans for Wednesday, February 13, 2019, you may want to consider delaying your travel due to labor issues which have already caused hundreds of flights to be canceled, delayed or rerouted — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the industrial actions.

Unions which represent many workers in Belgium are demanding increases in wages, improved pensions and a better balance of life between work and leisure. These industrial actions are expected to adversely affect…

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Travel Alert June 2018: National Strike in Argentina

A national call for labor strikes for Monday, June 25, 2018 has been issued by the Confederación General del Trabajo — or the General Confederation of Labor as translated in English, which is a major labor-union federation in Argentina — which will adversely affect air travel, public transportation, taxis, banking, education and other sectors for the day.

This means that all flights scheduled for Monday, June 25, 2018…

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Travel Alert May 2018: National Strike of Air Traffic Controllers in France

Here we go again.

A national call for labor strikes has been issued by several unions of air traffic controllers in France for Tuesday, May 22, 2018; and although Air France is now offering options to rebook your flights at no extra cost no matter which fare you purchased, the possible impacts of this industrial action is still too soon to evaluate.

According to this notice which…

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