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British Airways Passengers Will Now Face Snow Delays Instead of Strike

December 18, 2009 at 9:41 AM | by | ()

So it turns out the biggest issue impacting travel to and from London over the Christmas holiday will be the arrival of fresh snow, instead of the now-averted British Airways Strike. After eight inches of snow fell in Kent, Sussex and Essex, and a few inches in London, flights from London's Gatwick, Luton, City and Heathrow airports have met with a rash of cancellations and delays.

But because of the panic of the British Airways strike threats earlier this week, many travelers opted to grab earlier flights, the ones which are now affected by the snow. To hear the worst of it, we swung by BusinessTraveller and found that flights to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted are severely affected, Gatwick had their runway closed earlier, London City Airport was completely closed but just reopened, and easyJet cancelled a slew of flights, which you can see a list of here.

If you're trying to fly to or from the London area, keep your web browser tuned to your airline's website, and it would be pretty smart to install FlightStats' mobile apps on your smartphone, where you can keep up to date with your flight delays and information on the go.

Related Stories:
· Snow causes disruption at UK airports [Business Traveller]
· More Travel Chaos as Big Freeze Continues [Sky News]
· Weather Travel [Jaunted]

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Archived Comments:

Snow, wonderful snow

Man the snow troubles have almost brought this country to a complete halt, everything has gone into crisis mode and they reckon that it is costing the country £690m a day.