BRITISH AIRWAYS – BAPLA STRIKE ANNOUNCEMENT

Unfortunately, British Airways have announced that the strike will go ahead on September 9, 10 and 27, causing serious disruption to the travel plans of British Airways customers.

British Airways are now making changes to their schedule and have been sending cancellation messages since this morning. Notification emails are being sent to customers booked on flights during the strike period. This includes some cancellations on 8, 11 and 12 September due to crew rostering and positioning of aircraft.
If you have a flight booked with British Airways on those dates, it is likely that you will not be able to travel as planned. British Airways will be offering all affected customers full refunds or the option to re-book to another date, both of which we will manage on your behalf.

Flights on BA CityFlyer, SUN-AIR and Comair are not affected.

You do not need to contact British Airways, we will be in touch.

Frankfurt Airport strike planned for Tuesday 15 January

Due to a strike by security personnel there will be significant disruption at Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday, 15 January.

Lufthansa is advising customers not to travel to the airport during the strike period, but stresses that this does not apply to transit passengers changing flights at Frankfurt. Lufthansa has also said that customers with flights scheduled to depart Frankfurt may change their ticket free of charge to any date up to 20 January.

A tsunami alert has been issued after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast of Alaska in the US

It hit about 300km south-east of Kodiak at a depth of 10km at 00:31 (09:31 GMT), the US Geological Survey said.
The US National Weather Service says a warning is in effect for the coasts of British Columbia and Alaska, while the US west coast is on tsunami watch.
Officials in Anchorage warned coastal areas, saying there was “extraordinary threat to life or property”.
The alert told people to seek refuge on higher ground in affected areas.
The NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said that, based on the preliminary earthquake parameters, “widespread hazardous tsunami waves were possible”.

Eurostar Trains Cancelled

Following a fatality involving Eurostar train 9018 (10.24 departure from London to Paris) on the French LGV line near Longueil, the following Eurostar trains have been cancelled.

9050 – 19:01 departure from London to Paris
9043 – 16:13 departure from Paris to London
9059 – 20:13 departure from Paris to London

The remaining trains travelling on the London to Paris route are subject to delays of up to 2 hours.

Click here for live updates.

Storm Eleanor expected to hit Britain with 80mph winds

Britain could be hit by winds of up to 80mph, putting lives at risk as Storm Eleanor moves in from the Atlantic, the Met Office has said.
The fifth named storm of the season will bring a “very windy” spell to the UK on Tuesday night and Wednesday, according to forecasters.
The Met Office has issued several national severe weather warnings due to the potential for travel disruption, as people return to work following Christmas and the New Year.