19 Replies Latest reply: Jun 18, 2012 10:19 PM by GemPrincess RSS

British border workers set strike date!

jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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British border control union has set a 24 hour strike date for May 10.  This will affect Heathrow as well as Eurostar travels in Paris and Brussels.

 

If you are planning travel involving Great Britain, be prepared for long lines and waiting.  This could be only the beginning of problems as Olympic travel, and Summer travel mounts.

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  • Re: British border workers set strike date!
    Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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    We know that the tribulations will be many, not just this many!

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      jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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      SS,

       

      This is probably not important for many MI members, but if one is able to avoid this problem on this date, this post will be successful!

       

      You and I both know what frustration is like!

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      • Re: British border workers set strike date!
        Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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        We certainly do know Jerry-had dinner last night with a fellow vet (another Fort Ord not Fort Benning guy--but we shared other experiences.  We both admitted that for all its faults our time in the Army was one of the best we'd had.

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          jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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          SS,

           

          I loved my two weeks at Ft. Ord, that was the best Army base I have ever been to!  Great memories!

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        pluto77 Alumni Steward Platinum 25 Reviews
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        Thanks for posting this Jerry.  It may indeed help someone.  Once on a trip, we were all set to take the Eurostar to Belgium and were rather disappointed when we arrived at the train station ready for our adventure only to discover that the "trains" were on strike.   Forewarned is forearmed.

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  • Re: British border workers set strike date!
    tsm112 Member
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    You'll probably find most of the disruption is likely to be inbound rather than outbound, however may cause knock on effect eg flight turnarounds just make sure you go to airport extra early!

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    tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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    Hopefully this won't escalate and ruin the Olympics! That would be a disastrous blight for Britain.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    britain!

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      jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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      Great point, Tef!

       

      This could really get nasty!

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        tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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        I remember being in Bermuda years ago and took the ferry across the island. The workers went on strike when we reached the other side of the island. Went back for the return trip on the ferry and, nope...ferry closed. Find some other way to get back! Now, not a big problem in Bermuda (another English colony) since it's a small island, but imagine the havoc it would create in a large country like England if the border entry points for ferries and high speed train were inoperable because of a strike!

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  • Re: British border workers set strike date!
    GemPrincess Alumni Steward Platinum 17 Reviews
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    A good source of travel information that I have completely forgotten about until today's thread on travel to South Africa is IJET.  While they are a subscritpion service for business travelers they do provide some public domain info for free.

     

    Here is what they have to say about London travel for the upcoming Olympic games.

     

    iJET International : Preparing for the Games

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