Northeast USA Weather Alert.

A winter storm with heavy snow has caused disruption to the transport networks across the Northeastern Seaboard of the USA.

Thus far we have received re-booking instructions from American Airlines. These also apply to the codeshare operated services of British Airways & Iberia (where the operating carrier is American Airlines).

The airports currently affected are : Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Harrisburg, Hartford, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Syracuse, Washington DC, Watertown & Westchester County.

Please contact us for further re-booking information if your flight is affected.

Christmas Opening Hours

Global Travel Management

Christmas Opening Hours

Monday 24th December                830am to 2pm

Tuesday 25th December               Closed

Wednesday 26th December         Closed

Thursday 27th December             830am to 6pm

Friday 28th December                  830am to 6pm

Saturday 29th December              Closed

Sunday 30th December                Closed

Monday 31st December               830am to 2pm

Tuesday 1st January                    Closed

Wednesday and on, it’s back to business as usual.

Outside of these working hours our Emergency Out of Hours department is on hand and ready to assist on +44 (0)203 130 9767

Planned Iberia Strike Cancelled.

Further to our post below, regarding workers at Spain’s national airline, Iberia, carrying out a series of strikes which were due to start today (Fri 14th Dec); these have now been cancelled.

Unfortunately though the unions representing some of Iberia’s workers have threatened to strike again from early January, although this has not been confirmed yet.

Please keep checking our web site for further updates.

 

London Heathrow & City Airports Affected By Fog.

London’s Heathrow & City airports have been affected by fog, both last night and this morning, Wednesday 12th December.

The rule of thumb, as always, is check in online, alternatively you can check the status of your flight via web sites such as www.flightstats.com.

Please also bear in mind that our emergency out of hours team will be busier than usual, particularly with Heathrow affected. Our office opens at 0830 this morning and our team will do all possible to assist you at that time too.

The Met Office advises that the weather warning for fog and freezing conditions will be in place until 1100 GMT.

Germany – Wintry Weather Affecting Travel.

Frankfurt Airport yesterday cancelled 150 flights yesterday because of snowfall and warned that more cancellations could be expected today (Monday 10th December).

Both Munich and Dusseldorf are also currently experiencing similar delays this morning due to snow and wintry weather.

Please ensure that you check in online for your flight as this will provide the most up to date information on your departure.

Sweden : Snow update

From media reports: The Local is reporting that air traffic at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport has been grounded due to a powerful snowstorm.

Airport officials expect air traffic to remain grounded through the early afternoon, with delays persisting throughout the day.

Travellers are advised to await further information, follow developments, and to contact individual airline carriers.

Bus, metro, tram, and commuter train services in Stockholm are operating, but experiencing widespread significant delays and distruption, the news source indicated.

UK: Snow Impact to air travel (Stansted and Luton airports)

Snow has impacted travel in the UK

Stansted and Luton airports are now operational.

Airlines will be behind schedule due to delays.

Therefore, travellers are recommended to check the status of their flight before they go to the airport.

UK: Snow – Impact to air travel

Snow has impacted travel in the UK

Stansted airport is currently closed.

Luton airport has just reopened following a closure due to snow fall / local conditions

Snow is falling in the midland / southern area in the UK. Therefore, travellers are recommended to check the status of their flight before they go to the airport.

The UK Met Office has issued an ice alert.

Iberia Pre-Christmas Industrial Action.

Unions representing Iberia’s ground staff and cabin crew have announced six days of strike action, to be staged before Christmas.

The dates announced for industrial action are December 14th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th & 21st.

The strikes are being held in protest at restructuring plans announced by the airline’s parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG). The plan, announced on 9 November, aims to stem the carrier’s cash losses by mid-2013 and add €600 million to profitability by 2015.

IAG says that cutting network capacity by 15% and reducing headcount by 4,500 will help it do this. At the time, Rafael Sánchez-Lozano, Iberia’s chief executive, said: “Iberia is in fight for survival. It is unprofitable in all its markets. We have to take tough decisions now to save the company and return it to profitability. Unless we take radical action to introduce permanent structural change the future for the airline is bleak. However this plan gives us a platform to turn the business around and grow.”

The leaders of five unions representing Iberia staff – UGT, CCOO, USO, Asetma and Sictpla  – say they “will not be complicit in a plan that
would destroy Iberia” and have refused to negotiate with the airline’s management.

New BA Route To Leeds Bradford.

British Airways begins a new service between London Heathrow and Leeds Bradford Airport this weekend (Sunday 9th December).

The four times daily service will be operated using Airbus A319 aircraft and will operate to and from Heathrow Terminal 1. Prices will start from £55 for a one-way journey.