15 Jun

Italy – Aliitalia

Alitalia has been forced to cancel several domestic and international flights scheduled for 16 June, as well as some flights in the early morning of 17 June due to a Transport Sector Strike called for Friday 16 June.

Alitalia has taken special measures to mitigate customer inconvenience and rebook the highest possible number of passengers affected by cancellations onto the first available flights. Larger capacity aircraft will operate on several domestic and international routes in order to carry as many passengers as possible.

Flights departing from Italy will operate as usual between 7am and 10am and between 6pm and 9pm Rome time on 16 June.

15 Jun

Heathrow Airport Baggage Issue

There are currently baggage issues at Terminal 3 + Terminal 5. Passengers are advised to travel with hand luggage where possible.

15 Jun

British Airways Update: JFK – Messaging for Trade Sites

We’ve been notified by the JFK Terminal 7 programme that during the next phase of construction, from 22 June to end Jan next year, there is going to be a delay getting through security at JFK. This will affect all World Traveller and WTP customers on flights departing after 17.00hrs. We are advising customers to allow an extra hour at the airport to ensure that they reach their gate on time. There is also messaging going onto ba.com (JFK page and travel news), and into MMB.

Please allow an extra hour when departing from New York JFK.

We anticipate that it will take longer than normal to complete security screening at New York JFK Terminal 7. This is due to the terminal improvement works that are taking place. Please allow an extra hour at the airport to ensure that you reach your gate on time.

We expect security screening at New York JFK Terminal 7 to take extra time from 22 June 2017 to early 2018. Please allow an extra hour at the airport to ensure that you reach your departure gate on time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the current redevelopment of the terminal. Learn more about the transformation that Terminal 7 is undergoing https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/airport-information/new-york-jfk-changes

7 Jun

Italy – Strike Action Announced

Transport workers have announced a general, 24-hour nationwide strike June 16. It will affect air and maritime traffic, train and local transportation services.

Medway Travel will monitor the on-going situation.

23 May

Terrorist Incident Manchester

Emergency services are dealing with last night’s tragic events that occurred at Manchester Arena. Manchester Victoria station will remain closed and no trains will operate. It will remain closed until at least the end of today.

Trains will be diverted, cancelled or start / terminate at alternative stations.

You are advised to AVOID the Manchester area.

Medway Travel will continue to monitor the situation across all travel platforms.

29 Mar

Alitalia Strike

Members of Italian trade unions Filt-Cgil, Fit-Cisl, Ugl-Ta, USB and CUB have confirmed a 24-hour industrial action on 5 April 2017.

To minimize disruptions, Alitalia has been forced to cancel several flights and modify its domestic and international flight schedule between the late evening of 4 April and the early morning of 6 April.

The airline has taken measures to minimise inconvenience to its customers, by rebooking as many of the passengers affected by cancellations on the first available flights.

22 Mar

UK Hand Luggage Restrictions

The UK Government has updated security requirements for cabin baggage on direct flights from the following countries to the UK:-

  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey
  • Tunisia

All customers on direct flights from these destinations will not be able to carry laptops, tablets and larger mobile phones in their cabin baggage. Only mobile phones smaller than the following dimensions will be allowed in the cabin:- Length: 16cm x Width: 9.3cm x Depth: 1.5cm. Customers should either not travel with these larger items or check them into their hold luggage.

22 Mar

Ryanair Passengers Due To Travel Urged To Check In Today

Ryanair is urging all customers due to travel on Wednesday and Thursday to check in online today as its website is due to go offline for eight hours.

Both ryanair.com and the airline’s mobile app will close for a systems upgrade at 6.30pm (Wednesday) until 2.30am on Thursday.

This will mean that Ryanair’s online check-in service will not be available during this time and new bookings or changes to existing flights will not be possible during the web closure.

21 Mar

US Electronics Ban

The US is barring passengers from bringing electronic devices larger than a cell phone as carry-on items, from 8 airports in the Middle East and North Africa.

The US government is temporarily barring passengers on nonstop US-bound flights from eight Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and some other electronics in carry-on luggage starting Tuesday.

The ban, which apparently applies to all devices except cellphones, was revealed Monday in statements from Royal Jordanian Airlines and the official news agency of Saudi Arabia. US airlines however, will not be affected by the ban, according to a US airline official briefed on the matter.

A US official said the ban will apply to nonstop flights to the US from 10 airports in eight countries.

Details to follow as received.

16 Mar

Finland – strike 17Mar

Key Message from British Airways

A strike at Helsinki Airport has the potential to disrupt Finnair services tomorrow, Friday 17th March 2017.

Please note that British Airways are planning to operate a normal schedule.