Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Air France-KLM, BA To Operate UK Flights Normally Wednesday

Air France-KLM (AF.FR) and British Airways Tuesday said they plan to operate normal services to and from the U.K. on Wednesday despite planned strikes at airports.
Public-sector workers in the U.K., including border-control officers, are striking over pension changes, likely causing disruptions to passenger flow at airports.
The three airlines are offering passengers the option of switching their bookings to Tuesday or after Wednesday with no penalties for those with non-switchable bookings. However, they aren't offering cancellations because flights schedules are being maintained.
The strike action by immigration officials will actually start on Tuesday evening because of the workers' staggered shift system.
"But we're not expecting any particular issues tonight," a BA spokesman said.