France announces nationwide public sector and airline personnel strikes

Various public sector and airline personnel unions in France have called for strikes to take place between Wednesday 21st March and Friday 23rd March. The strikes are due to start at 19:00 (local time). Air France pilots have voted in favour of a long-term strike, continuing past March 23rd if necessary.

Weather Warnings

Yellow and amber weather warnings for snow are in place for this week across the country with expected snow falling across the UK as bitterly cold weather sweeps in from Russia. As a result, travellers could face severe disruption, with hazardous conditions expected. If you are due to travel over the next 72 hours, please rest assured that we will …

Italy: Public transport strike 13 October

A 24-hour strike by Rome’s public transport company ATAC is scheduled to take place on Friday 13th October, from 8.30am to 5pm and from 8pm onwards. The strike will affect Rome’s buses, trams, metro and light rail services Roma-Lido, Roma-Viterbo and Termini-Centocelle. Employees of Roma TPL, the capital’s suburban bus company, will also adhere to the 24-hour action on the same …

High winds across the UK and northern Europe – BA News

High winds across parts of the UK and northern Europe will affect some of BA’s short-haul and domestic flights on Wednesday 13 September. For safety reasons National Air Traffic Services (NATS) has to allow greater space between landing aircraft in high winds and this has resulted in a reduced number of aircraft being allowed to land each hour at Heathrow. …

PA Travel Evening Event

Our first travel evening event was a success last Thursday! We really enjoyed showing everyone behind the scenes at our office and it was great to put some names to the faces of our clients who we speak to all of the time over the phone. Thank you everyone that made it and also a big thank you to Rosemary …

Removal of Therapeutic Oxygen on Short-haul Flights

British Airways will no longer be providing therapeutic oxygen on short-haul flights departing on or after 1st February 2018. This also includes short-haul segments connecting to and from long-haul flights. Customers requiring therapeutic oxygen on short-haul flights will be required to make their own provisions for all short-haul segments of their itinerary.  Advice for customers Accepted oxygen provisions are outlined …

E-cigarette Travel Advice – Thailand

Please be advised the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised of an update to the local laws and customs in Thailand. Please note you cannot bring vaporisers, eg, e-cigarettes and e-baraku, and refills into Thailand. These items are likely to be confiscated, and you could be fined or sent to prison for up to 10 years if convicted. The sale …

U.S Immigration Advisory Notice

The U.S Customs and Border Protection has issued an Immigration Advisory Notice with regards to new U.S immigration entry requirements affecting the nationals of the following countries: Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen For up to date information, please ensure you visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection site.

BA Industrial action 05 – 07 February 2017

All British Airways customers will be able to fly to their destinations on Sunday 5th, Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th February, despite the proposed industrial action by Unite. As part of BA’s contingency plan, they will be merging a very small number of flights to and from Heathrow. This will mean some customers will travel slightly earlier or later in the day than their original booking. Customers affected …

Threatened industrial action – February 2017

Mixed Fleet Unite has announced that it intends to hold two further periods of industrial action involving one of British Airways five cabin crew fleets on 5, 6, 7 February and 9, 10, 11 February 2017.