Heathrow Airport Strike – Tuesday 6 August Suspended

Planned industrial action by staff employed by Heathrow airport on Tuesday 6 August has been suspended.

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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 Tuesday 6 August 2019 has been suspended.

This follows talks between Heathrow and Unite today and over the weekend at the conciliation service ACAS.

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

At the time of publication, planned industrial action for Friday 23 August and Saturday 24 August 2019, which involves additional workgroups in dispute with Heathrow, 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 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.

Virgin Atlantic has confirmed it is not switching flights transferred to Gatwick back to Heathrow.

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