Entries by Paul

National Strike in Belgium.

Belgian unions have announced a national railway strike on Wednesday 3 October. The strike is due to start at 22:00 on Tuesday 2 October and will last for 24 hours. Apart from national trains, this strike will also affect Eurostar services between Lille and Brussels-Midi. If the strike goes ahead as planned, the first train […]

Purple Parking – New Instructions for Heathrow Airport.

With effect from Thursday 27th September, the arrival instructions for customers dropping their cars off with Purple Parking, at London Heathrow’s terminals 1 & 3 will be changing. Confirmations have been changed to reflect these new instructions, however, if you are a regular customer please note these changes. Please find the new instructions below which […]

Super Typhoon Jelawat.

Super Typhoon Jelawat is forecast to bring rain and heavy winds to Taiwan and China’s eastern coastal areas over the next couple of days. When last tracked yesterday, Jelawat’s center was located about 770 kilometers southeast of Taiwan’s southernmost point, moving northwest at 15 kilometers per hour. Strong winds are forecast to begin hitting Taiwan […]

Aer Lingus Staff to Strike.

Aer Lingus staff belonging to the SIPTU union are to go on strike next Monday 1st October over planned changes to their pension scheme. Members who work at Dublin Airport Authority are also taking part in the industrial action. SIPTU said the decision had been reached following the failure of both companies to put forward […]

American Airlines Cancels 300 Flights This Week.

Further to our previous post below, American Airlines have now said that they will cancel 300 flights this week. This has been caused by a high number of pilots reporting sick and an increase in maintenance reports filed by crews. The airline has already cancelled 249 flights this week by Wednesday afternoon, a flight-tracking service said, […]

Brazil – Foreign Office Advice

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office have recently updated their advice for people travelling to Brazil. Firstly, your passport should be stamped with an entry stamp from the Brazilian immigration authorities upon arrival. This also applies when you arrive by land. If you do not have your passport stamped, you may be requested to pay a […]

American Airlines Flight Cancellations.

Should you be due to fly with American Airlines in the near future please make sure you check in online whenever possible, as the airline is cancelling an increasing number of its services; in part due to staff shortages. Flight cancellations have peaked, or as the carrier put it, they are cutting their schedule because […]

Milan Baggage Handlers Strike

Please note that the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation are reporting that baggage handlers at Milan’s Linate and Malpensa airports are planning to strike this Friday, 21st September. You may therefore wish to cram whatever you can into your hand luggage!