MSE News: Air and rail strikes planned over Christmas – will your journey be...

Air and train passengers travelling over the Christmas period could be hit by a series of planned strikes...
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'Air and rail strikes planned over Christmas – will your journey be affected and what are your rights?'
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  • edited 19 December 2016 at 6:49PM
    richardwrichardw Forumite
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    edited 19 December 2016 at 6:49PM
    The BA strike is BA's, it's their very poorly paid Mixed Fleet staff, it's not an airline fuel tanker drivers strike which would be extraordinary circumstances.

    BA passengers have an absolute right to re-routing as Article 8 of EU reg EC261:2004. The reg does not say 're-routing by the booked operating air carrier only.'

    Airlines have a principal-agent relationship with Swissport.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
  • MobeerMobeer Forumite
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    MSE:
    "Don't want to travel? You can get a full refund. This excludes season ticket holders unfortunately, but everyone else can get a full refund if their train's cancelled and they decide not to travel."


    Season ticket holders can get a refund (on a share of the ticket) if they cannot travel.
    Southern:
    For Season ticket holders (including weekly tickets):
    If you chose not to or are unable to travel you can apply for strike compensation and we will provide you with the equivalent of a day’s travel
  • Alan_BowenAlan_Bowen Forumite
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    BA have advised this morning that all flights will operate as normal even if Mixed Fleet staff go on strike. It obviously helps that a lot of flights do not operate as normal on Christmas Day and they clearly seem to have enough staff on the old terms who are not in dispute to operate all the flights planned
  • EssexExileEssexExile Forumite
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    Alan_Bowen wrote: »
    BA have advised this morning that all flights will operate as normal...
    They wish!
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
  • malkie76malkie76 Forumite
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    EssexExile wrote: »
    They wish!

    They basically managed that when the much, much larger legacy (now WW) crew went on strike a few years back.
    Legal team on standby
  • Great story for flights. I read your article for the Air Travel. Merry Christmas
  • Murphy_The_CatMurphy_The_Cat Forumite
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    EssexExile wrote: »
    They wish!

    Time will tell.
    If they manage to run a complete/near complete service, it's happy days for the customers.
    Less happy times for the 'our member's' who decided to withdraw their labour in an attempt to cripple their employers business at Christmas.
  • edited 23 December 2016 at 1:31PM
    Murphy_The_CatMurphy_The_Cat Forumite
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    edited 23 December 2016 at 1:31PM
    The Unite Bruvvers have suspended the Cabin Crew strike that was going to take place on Christmas Day & Boxing Day.

    Very welcome news for travellers and hopefully its a case of "its good to talk" for the Cabin Crew.
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