Heathrow Airport Strike Monday 5 August 2019 Suspended

Planned industrial action by staff employed by Heathrow airport on Monday 5 August has been suspended. A strike may still go ahead on Tuesday 6 August.

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London Heathrow Terminal 5A
London Heathrow Terminal 5A (Image Credit: Heathrow)

Planned industrial action by staff at Heathrow Airport represented by the Unite trade union on Monday 5 August 2019 has been suspended.

This follows talks between Heathrow and Unite over the weekend at the conciliation service ACAS. The strike has been suspended to allow for further talks.

The airport will now operate normally and restrictions on hand baggage for departing and connecting customers will be lifted.

At the time of publication, planned industrial action for Tuesday 6 August, Friday 23 August and Saturday 24 August 2019 is still scheduled to go ahead.

Individual airlines have made their own contingency plans to mitigate the impact of industrial action.

If you have proactively rebooked onto an alternative flight to avoid travelling through Heathrow on the days of the planned strike action, you should not need to change your booking again. If you do wish to do so, this will be at the discretion of your airline.

Some airlines have proactively cancelled and re-routed flights at the request of the airport in anticipation of disruption and it will be for individual airlines to decide whether to reinstate flights at short notice. Given the further confusion it could cause, this is unlikely to happen.

British Airways has reversed all previous cancellations and Heathrow terminal changes for Monday 5 August. Virgin Atlantic is not switching flights transferred to Gatwick back to Heathrow.

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