Heathrow Strike Called Off for Tuesday, Too

Heathrow Airport
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Tuesday’s planned strike at London’s Heathrow Airport has also been called off, both the airport and Unite, the union representing the striking workers, report. Unite said that the strike has been suspended while its workers vote on an improved pay offer. Both organizations also say that a planned strike for Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24 is still on the table. 

Unite had planned a strike for Monday, August 5 and Tuesday, August 6. Monday’s strike was called off late Sunday as the two agreed to last-minute negotiations, and Tuesday’s strike was called off Monday evening (local time). 

In an updated statement British Airways said that it plans to operate a normal schedule on August 6 and that it has not cancelled any flights as a result of the proposed action. Fast Track and The First Wing will be open as usual, and customers will be able to carry onboard their full hand baggage allowance. 

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A number of airlines are still offering change waivers:

Customers set to fly on United Airlines through August 6 can rebook with now change fee or difference in fare for new United flights departing on or before August 13, as long as travel is rescheduled in the originally ticketed cabin (any fare class) and between the original city pair. 

Delta is allowing customers scheduled to travel through August 6 to rebook through August 9, with the new ticket to be issued on or before that date. 

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