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Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Wed Sep 22, 2004 4:43 am

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.

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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Wed Sep 22, 2004 4:57 am

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.

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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Wed Sep 22, 2004 1:15 pm

Does this have any impact on Air India flights to the US on Friday?????? Thanks in advance for any info!
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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:13 pm

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.

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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:27 pm

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."

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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:29 pm

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!

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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:30 pm

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.

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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:52 pm

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!

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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:58 am

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!
 
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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Thu Sep 23, 2004 5:11 am

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!

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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Thu Sep 23, 2004 5:32 am

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

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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Thu Sep 23, 2004 5:39 am

In times like this, the company may ask for a "maximum fuel uplift without penalizing the payload".
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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Thu Sep 23, 2004 5:48 am

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!
 
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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Fri Sep 24, 2004 6:19 pm

I hate to think of the chaos this will cause at LHR. It's a zoo at the best of times.

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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Fri Sep 24, 2004 7:06 pm

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.
 
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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Fri Sep 24, 2004 7:15 pm

Anyone know if the strike had anything to do with G-VIIG (777) visiting GLA on Thursday?
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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:36 pm

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?
 
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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Fri Sep 24, 2004 9:10 pm

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]
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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:13 pm


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 !!!
 
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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:41 am

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

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RE: Fuel Strike At LHR This Weekend

Sat Sep 25, 2004 7:04 pm

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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