Sean-SAN-
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Any News On The Planned UK Airport Strikes?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 4:52 am

Are they still going to happen?
Is there an effort made to negotiate so they don't occur?
Are the London airports going to be totally shut down?

I have an easyjet flight on Dec 2 from Madrid to LGW, and the next day I'm leaving LHR-SAN on BA.. I have a feeling I might get screwed..  Sad

-Sean
 
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RE: Any News On The Planned UK Airport Strikes?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 5:04 am

Here's the only info I can find.. It's amazing you crazy Europeans can get anything done with these constant strikes.
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Notice to passengers regarding possible strike action at BAA airports
23 November 2002

This information will be updated with any new information. Please note, you may need to refresh the page to ensure you see the latest information.

We understand the concerns of passengers regarding the threatened action by the TGWU and AMICUS.

BAA is doing all it can to resolve this situation before any strike action takes place. Talks between the TGWU, Amicus and BAA which have been taking place since Wednesday 20 November are still ongoing and are at a critical stage. BAA will continue to refine the contingency plans and will be able to confirm more on Monday.

If strikes go ahead, we cannot guarantee there will be no disruption on the dates selected by unions. However, we are developing specific arrangements aimed at operating services to our customers on strike days. It is difficult to provide definitive advice to passengers at this stage except to ask you to monitor the situation through the media and this website.

The dates selected by unions for strike action are:
28 November 2002

2 December 2002

10 December 2002

15 December 2002

23 December 2002

2 January 2003

Action is due to start from 0600 hours on each of these days for 24 hours.
 
David_itl
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RE: Any News On The Planned UK Airport Strikes?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 5:29 am


What you may find is that your easyJet LGW flight being diverted to LTN; the BA one should operate as normal.

There are some rumours suggesting a few Virgins will be found in MAN and Emirates' London operation may be split between MAN & BHX on the 28th.

David

 
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RE: Any News On The Planned UK Airport Strikes?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 6:23 am

David said:
There are some rumours suggesting a few Virgins will be found in MAN

Thats got to be a first  Laugh out loud
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RE: Any News On The Planned UK Airport Strikes?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 6:34 am

The joke would have been better if Finningley was 'up and running' so to speak. Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Any News On The Planned UK Airport Strikes?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 5:40 pm

Action is due to start from 0600 hours on each of these days for 24 hours

My CX flight is due to get into Heathrow on the 10th at 0505. Does that mean that Heathrow workers will show up for about three hours before commencing their strike? That doesn't seem to make much sense, to me.
 
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RE: Any News On The Planned UK Airport Strikes?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 10:17 pm


I wouldn't be surprised if all flights that are scheduled to depart after 06.00 despite arriving the previous evening/before 06.00 will find themselves going to another airport. Otherwise, airlines are going to have a pile of aircraft at the BAA airports that can't fly out except as empty positioning flights!

David
 
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RE: Any News On The Planned UK Airport Strikes?

Mon Nov 25, 2002 1:28 am


The first strike has been suspended whilst the TGWU considers a revised offer from the BAA.

David
 
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RE: Any News On The Planned UK Airport Strikes?

Mon Nov 25, 2002 2:36 am

For another reason .. ill be watching this situation very closely!

as a photograph opportunity, any idea if and what diverts other than Virgin we at MAN are likely to get ?


thanks all Tony

Moved away from this lost website to better things !
 
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RE: Any News On The Planned UK Airport Strikes?

Mon Nov 25, 2002 4:00 am

I think you should read this http://www.baa.co.uk/doc/5398503fa16f69a580256c6e00650fb5_frame.html

Most strikes, thank God, appear to be less likely to happen now.

I know a number of people flying on the proposed dates, as always, it always becomes much more 'personal' when you know a familiy's plans might be severely screwed!
 
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RE: Any News On The Planned UK Airport Strikes?

Tue Nov 26, 2002 7:04 am

This is the latest from BA:

British Airways has now received information from the airport operator BAA plc that the Transport and General Workers Union has suspended the first four days of planned strike action.

British Airways is expecting to operate a full schedule of flights into and out of all its UK airports (not including Stansted) on November 28, December 2, December 10 and December 15.

Customers who are booked to fly to or from the UK (not including Stansted) on these days should check-in for their flights as normal.

British Airways is currently seeking clarification from BAA plc on how its services to and from Stansted will be affected.



I have connection at LHR on Nov 28th, so I was looking at the situation very closely...
 
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RE: Any News On The Planned UK Airport Strikes?

Tue Nov 26, 2002 7:40 am


I believe some (or all?) of the firemen at LHR & STN belong to the Amicus union who I believe are still planning to have a strike on those days.

David
 
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RE: Any News On The Planned UK Airport Strikes?

Tue Nov 26, 2002 7:44 pm


The TGWU are going to recommend rejection of the revised pay offer!

David
 
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RE: Any News On The Planned UK Airport Strikes?

Tue Nov 26, 2002 9:41 pm

Would EMA get any of the diversions from STN and LHR or not. will they be shared between BHX, MAN, NCL etc.

Regards

BDRules
 
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RE: Any News On The Planned UK Airport Strikes?

Tue Nov 26, 2002 10:00 pm

BHX,EMA,MAN,NCL,CWL,PIK will probably all get a share of diversions.
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