I fully support the action (as do the vast majority of the public) and am fully prepeared to see the whole country grind to a halt if that's what it takes to get Blair to back down on fuel taxes, but it is looking increasingly like that won't happen.
From the airlines' websites;
Due to the current fuel shortages affecting the UK, there may be some disruption to airport services.
Currently our flight programme is unaffected, however we are continually reviewing the status of the situation and taking steps to minimise inconvenience to our customers.
Should the situation deteriorate our aim is to operate our flights to schedule. To achieve this we may be unable to provide some elements of our service. Our priority will be to ensure that we fly you to your holiday destination with minimum delay and inconvenience and any decision will be taken in the best interests of our customers.
We would appreciate your patience and understanding during this period of disruption. There may be limited representation at the airport and we would recommend that you monitor the airport information screens and listen to any terminal announcements. Our representatives will prioritise assistance to passengers with special needs and we would appreciate your co-operation.
Please be assured that everyone at Air 2000 is making every effort to manage this situation as effectively as possible.
AIR 2000 CUSTOMER SERVICES
Updated 13.09.00, 1200 noon BST
A number of UK airports receive aviation fuel via direct pipeline from the refinery, and therefore are NOT affected by the fuel shortages. The only airports served by British European that may be affected are as follows:
At present, we are advising all our passengers to check in as normal. Airports underlined above offer live flight information facilities over the net - click on the name for more details.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are flying from any other UK airport with British European, your flight will NOT be affected by any fuel shortages.
British Midland services are operating as usual today, despite the current fuel shortage.
The situation is being monitored on a regular basis
easyJet services will remain unaffected by the fuel shortage today, and we expect to operate flights as usual over the next few days. However, if the protests and blockades continue, services may be affected.
Please keep checking the web site for any updated information.
Passengers should allow additional time when travelling to the airport due to disruption on the roads.
These are currently the only airlines with website info on the fuel situation.