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The 72-hour strike action will affect flights operated by 10 major airlines from Heathrow Terminals 2, 3 and 4.
(Air Canada, American Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss Air, Air Portugal, Austrian Airlines, Qantas, Egypt Air, Aer Lingus and Finnair.)
Planning a trip to the UK now has become a major headache. We may not need to present COVID vaccination status and a PCR test result, but for the rest you need a slide rule. Baggage/ground handlers, immigration staff, highways agency staff, train drivers & staff, Metroline bus drivers and postal worlers (for those Amazon deliveries). And that is before we factor in the environmental protesters and the risk of powercuts.
I’m hoping that with a visit from 10 to 16 December I will have avoided the worst and found work arounds for the rest, but I’m prepared for almost anything. I grew up in the 1970s though, so powercuts, lack of public transport, and the need for a long fuse are not new.
Provided that the chefs, London cabbies, C of E vicars and panto staff are working normally, we should surivive. I’ll pack some candles just in case though.