Travel warnings issued for strikes and snow

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By Harry Kemble
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Airlines, P&O Ferries and Eurostar have issued warnings about disruption from today (7 March) in the latest round of union protests in France, while the Met Office is warning of snow in parts of the UK that could affect travel.

EasyJet and Ryanair warned of possible cancellations and delays on flights to and from France.

Jet2 has advised passengers to arrive at their departure airport at least two hours before their scheduled flight time.

P&O Ferries tweeted: “Due to national action in France on 7 March, we anticipate disruption to our services.

“Please keep an eye on our sailings update page for the latest information available.”  

Eurostar said strike action in France would have an impact on the availability of some crew.

The train operator introduced a reduced timetable with eight cancellations in both directions between London and Paris today.

In total, six trains from London to Paris have been pulled tomorrow, with four services being cancelled in the other direction.

The rolling strike action is over French President’s Emmanuel Macron’s plan to raise the pension age to 64.

Unions have called a nationwide day of strikes for the sixth time in 2023. More than a million people marched against the pension changes on 19 January.

Meanwhile, regional carrier Loganair is allowing customers to make booking changes free of charge following forecasts of snow in the UK on Thursday (9 March) and Friday (10 March).

“Passengers can rebook an alternative flight up to seven days from their original travel date,” Loganair said. “There will be no charge fee or difference in fare payable.”

The Met Office has forecasted in excess of 20cm of snow over high ground in Scotland and more than 5cm is likely to accumulate even on lower levels of the north-east of the UK.

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