Airlines warn passengers against travel to UK

Passengers may be affected by strike action on 30 November

Airlines are advising passengers who are due to travel on Wednesday not to fly to or from London. The planned public sector strike in the UK is due to hit the air travel industry, as well as state-run services such as schools and rubbish collection. Cathay Pacific Airways said in a statement: “We have received notification from the British Airports Authority that customers travelling to or from London’s Heathrow airport on 30 November may be affected by the planned strike action. While we hope to operate our regular schedule, customers may experience prolonged delays awaiting immigration processing and there may even be the possibility of flight diversions.” The airline said it would not charge for rebooking relevant tickets issued around the world on or before November 25.
Passengers arriving at Heathrow on Wednesday may experience 12-hour delays as UK Border Agency officers join the strike. Airport operator BAA is reported to be in talks with the agency and airlines to minimise the disruption.
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