Ground Staff at London Heathrow Plan Strike Action: 16-19 December

Unite the Union has called on ground staff at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) employed by Menzies to strike between December 16 and December 19. The purpose of the strike is to demand increased pay.

  • Event Airport strike
  • Location(s) London Heathrow Airport
  • Time Frame Dec. 16-19
  • Impact Disruptions to airport operations and flight schedules

Summary

Unless averted, the action will likely prompt disruption to airport operations and flight schedules, including delays and cancelations, at LHR.

Union organizers state the action will primarily impact operations at terminals 2, 3, and 4, and flights operated by Air Canada (AC), American Airlines (AA), Lufthansa (LH), Swiss Air (LX), TAP Air Portugal (TP), Austrian Airlines (OS), Qantas (QF), EgyptAir (MS), Aer Lingus (EI), and Finnair (AY).

Lingering disruptions are likely following the conclusion of the strike as the airport deals with any passenger backlog and airlines reposition aircraft and crew.

Advice

Confirm flights if booked to fly via LHR Dec. 16-19. Do not check out of accommodations until onward travel is confirmed. Arrive early at the airport to allow additional time for processing. Anticipate possible disruptions to freight routed via LHR. Consider alternative arrangements for critical travel or shipments.

Latest News

Travel Talks 8 – Be The Best Booker

Become the savviest business travel booker in the room. In this episode of our increasingly popular Travel Talks series, Gray Dawes Travel’s Director of Operations, Allison Knight, and Lead Account Manager, Julie Oliva, share top tips on cutting corporate travel costs without sacrificing on quality.

The Ultimate Guide for Solo Female Business Travelers

In this comprehensive guide, we give a rundown of our essential tips to help solo female travellers stay safe, comfortable, and confident while away on a business trip.

How to Prepare for ETIAS as a British Traveller

Learn how to navigate the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) as a British traveller.

Making the Most of Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

In a world where connectivity and convenience are paramount, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) strives to simplify the travel experience. In this article, we delve into the benefits of MaaS, and how both individuals and businesses stand to gain from embracing the innovation.

Always On at the GBTA Convention 2023

On 13 August, a transatlantic Gray Dawes team travelled to Dallas, Texas to talk about our ‘think global, act local’ strategy at the GBTA Convention 2023. We spoke to Carolann Martini to find out more…

Navigating the Future of the UK Border

In the dynamic world of border security and facilitation, the UK Border Force is continuously shaping its strategies and processes to create a more secure and efficient border experience. This article provides an in-depth summary of all the information from the August 2023 Border Force Bulletin.

What it Takes to Run a Global TMC

Our CEO Suzanne Horner recently chatted to Paul Richer on the ‘Parlez with Paul’ webinar series from the Travel Technology Initiative (TTI). The candid interview took viewers on a journey through Suzanne’s remarkable career, focusing on her rise through the travel industry ranks and the philosophies for success she defined along the way.

UK Rail the New Branchway of Europe

With recent news suggesting that the UK Government will be encouraging competition on cross-Channel routes from London to European destinations, is UK Rail on a one-way trip to a revival?

Talking Global at the Innovation Hub

It’s good to talk. At Innovation Hub we get to hear what our clients think about our technology first-hand: What does our technology do well? What are we missing? How does our ‘follow the sun’ strategy measure up? And most importantly: What can we do to improve?

Gray Dawes Sports Partners with the Welsh Sports Association (WSA)

A New Signing...We are wrth fy modd (that’s “delighted” in Welsh) to announce Gray Dawes Sports new travel partnership with the Welsh Sports Association (WSA). The WSA were previously partnered with Ventur before the TMC was acquired by Gray Dawes Group in August...