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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Strike season

Adding to the normal holiday season travel hassles are several strikes and an airline failure.

  1. British Airways cabin crew (Unite union) on strike from 22 December to 2 January.
  2. Some airport ground staff (coincidentally also Unite union) at Aberdeen and London Heathrow on strike 22-23 December, 26-27 December and 3-4 January. Affected airlines include Air France-KLM, Atlantic and Wideroe at Aberdeen and Emirates, Thai and Turkish at Heathrow.
  3. Some Qantas engineers on strike 17-21 December and again in January.
  4. Eurostar staff on strike 18-19 December and 26-27 December.
  5. UK budget airline flyglobespan has shut down.

Good luck to all those impacted. For some general advice, see my post on travel strikes from 2 years ago.

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