Heathrow tells passengers to check flight status as 72-hr strike begins

By Lisa James
18/11/2022
Home » Heathrow tells passengers to check flight status as 72-hr strike begins

Passengers travelling through Heathrow Airport over the next three days should check their flight status after 72-hour strike by ground handlers began this morning.

Unite members employed by Menzies started the three-day strike at 4am on Friday and the union has warned of ‘disruption, delays and cancellation for flights leaving Heathrow Terminals 2, 3 and 4’.

Unite warned: “The strike action will particularly affect Air Canada, American Airlines, Luthansa, Swiss Air, Air Portugal, Austrian airlines, Qantas, Egypt Air, Aer Lingus and Finnair.”

However, Heathrow bosses say they’re not expecting cancellations – but are advising travellers to check their flight status.

A Heathrow Spokesperson said: “A number of Menzies colleagues will go on strike at Heathrow this weekend. Affected airlines already have contingency matters in place and flight cancellations are not anticipated.

“We encourage passengers to check the status of their flight with their airline.”

Meanwhile, the threat of strike action involving Dnata workers that could have affected passengers with Qatar Airways flying to the World Cup has been withdrawn after members accepted an improved pay offer.

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