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Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend  
User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3966 times:

Does anyone know what the impact of the Fuel Strikes will be on Virgin Atlantic flights out of LHR this weekend?

I'll be flying out of LHR on Sunday to LAX, and have a connection that I can't miss! Any info would be great.

Thanks
VS744


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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3947 times:

36% of all flights fuelled, 6% of BA's. BBC doesn't say how many of Virgin's, but they will be affected by it. I guess they'd just buy their fuel from another supplier?

Moral of this story is: don't fly at the same time as me! Last time I flew BA were striking, now this time I'm flying the fuellers are striking!

In any case, you say you're flying Sunday... well the fuel strike is on Friday apparently.

Geoff M.


User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3855 times:

Does this have any impact on Air India flights to the US on Friday?????? Thanks in advance for any info!


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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3791 times:

The strike is for 48 hours, anyone know what airlines will be affected as some of us are flying from LHR on friday to the AMS meet.

Glenn



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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3771 times:

Sorry, missed the 48 hours bit. So it's Friday and Saturday. None of the news sites list all the airlines involved, except to say it involves up to 40, "including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, Qantas Airways Ltd, United Airlines and Air Canada."

Geoff M.


User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2822 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3767 times:

I'm flying on BD on friday and abck on sunday! I really hope im not affected! Does anyone know if BMI will be affected???

It looks like a lot of BMI partners are, i hope im ok!

Chris



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User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3764 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3677860.stm

I think for shorter trips, airlines will simply carry extra fuel for the return leg, so AMS, CDG etc should all be okay. The longhaul flights are the ones which will suffer IMO.

Mark



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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3748 times:

Ah good as long as KLM, bmi aint affected everything should go ok, Chris if it does go tits up we could start with the beers in T4 or T1!

Glenn



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User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

Sounds like it may be called off, but I should be ok anyway because I fly Sunday...well I hope my flight is ok or my holiday to hawaii is screwed!

User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7442 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3645 times:
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I wonder how many long-haul services will "fuel and go" at other airports e.g. Atlantic destinations at BHX/MAN/CWL/PIK/GLA and other destinations FRA/CDG/BRU.

I remember the time when AF sent a variety of aircraft to MAN to be refuelled when there was a fuel strike at CDG!

David


User currently offlineBHXviscount From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2002, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3616 times:

Along with the 24hr walkout of baggage handlers and maintainance staff(600 in all) at LGW 0300BST on SAT25th its going to be mayhem  Nuts

BHXviscount



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User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3611 times:

In times like this, the company may ask for a "maximum fuel uplift without penalizing the payload".


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User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

I would be quite impressed if we had to fly from LHR to MAN or LPL or somewhere to get fuel on route! The more T/O and landings in a 744 the better!

User currently offlineNz1 From Australia, joined May 2004, 2277 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 3504 times:
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I hate to think of the chaos this will cause at LHR. It's a zoo at the best of times.

Regards
NZ1


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 3476 times:

I heard that 40% of all flights at LHR will be affected (it was on the radio news). I do know from the radio that NZ flights will not be affected.
Good luck to all those at LHR and LGW over next weekend.


User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 3468 times:

Anyone know if the strike had anything to do with G-VIIG (777) visiting GLA on Thursday?


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User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1568 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 3404 times:

BA say they have secured other means for the small number of flights that may have been affected.
http://www.britishairways.com/travel/flightops/public/en_gb?source=CF_flightops_en_gb#2

What was the flight number for G-VIIG?


User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 3379 times:

Taken from the Glasgow Airport movements site:

BAW B777 G-VIIG as "BAW2966" on the Gatwick tea time flight.

So obviously nothing to do with LHR.


[Edited 2004-09-24 14:10:58]


Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3492 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 3344 times:


Priority should be given to long-haul flights, as short/mediums could, if possible, fill tanks at other airports, but this would also affect the commercial load...

Will see what's gonna happen !!!


User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 8 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

I read that for instance, two Cyprus Airways A330's will make a stop at BRU... Now if a Qantas 747 would stop at BRU, e.g. VH-OEJ  Wink/being sarcastic

Ivan



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User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

The strike has now been abandoned anyway with a new pay offer:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3686780.stm

Looks like any problems caused were minimal.



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