Airlines were making contingency plans to keep their employees away from London airports Friday and Saturday, and some were letting customers change their travel plans without a fee. It’s Wednesday and folks didn’t know whether they’d be able to fly in two days because of a strike by airport workers.
Fortunately the strike for this Friday and Saturday has been called off. Workers will vote on a new contract.
There are still 48 hour strikes on the schedule for August, the status of which will depend on whether a new deal is approved before then.
Meanwhile British Airways pilots have voted to strike, and beaten back a legal challenge to that plan. So London passengers may still be in for a very rough back half of summer.