If you’re planning a trip to or through London during the bank holiday weekend (27-30 August), you might want to dig out Plan B in terms of how you travel.
Air travel to/through Heathrow and Gatwick (and other London airports) looks like it could be a nightmare if a strike by British Airways ground staff including check-in staff and baggage handlers goes ahead. Indeed, BA has stopped taking any bookings for any flights on its network on that weekend.
Related development – US carrier United Airlines ground staff at Heathrow have voted to strike after rejecting a pay offer, according to a Reuters TV report.
Then there’s the news that Eurostar train servcies to/from London will also re disrupted due to strikes on 28 August, although Eurostar claims that services won’t be affected.
Didn’t we leave this party in the 1980s?
Update 21 August 11:14 – BA said a deal had been agreed with the union early Saturday and there now won’t be a strike on the holiday weekend. The airline said it had started taking bookings again.