Travel Alerts

Ryanair check-in window to be reduced – June 13

Ryanair will be changing their check-in policy. Currently, you can check in for free up to 96 hours in advance. From 13 June, the free check-in window will be reduced to 48 hours. The change means that if you don’t want to pay for a reservation you’ll have a narrower window to remember to check in online or via Ryanair’s app – and travellers returning to the UK short breaks will need to access the internet abroad to do so.

If you don’t check in online and just turn up at the airport, Ryanair charges a £55-per-person check-in fee. If you are concerned about the effect of this on your travel plans, please contact your Giles Travel team.

UK London Luton Strike Fri 25 – Weds 30 May 2018

London Luton Airport staff have announced to hold a strike from Friday morning (25 May, local time) to Wednesday morning (30 May, local time).  Fire-fighters, baggage handlers and security personnel are among those set to take part in the strike actions. If the strike proceeds as scheduled and is followed by enough workers, air traffic disruptions are to be expected. Before and after official strike hours, disruptions are also possible due to organisational reasons.

If you are concerned about the effect of this on your travel plans, please contact your Giles Travel team.

Italy: Air, rail workers plan series of strikes on 26 May

Blue Panorama staff and ground handling workers at Milan’s Linate and Malpensa airports will strike for 24 hours on 26 May. Some ground handling staff will also walk out job from 10am – 2pm at Catania Airport.

If you are concerned about the effect of this on your travel plans, please contact your Giles Travel team.

SNCF Industrial Action set to cause disruption to Eurostar services

Eurostar is reporting expected service disruption on 28th and 29th April, due to SNCF industrial action in France.

The following trains will be cancelled on 28/04/2018:

From Paris to London

  • Train 9007: departing at 07:04
  • Train 9013: departing at 08:43
  • Train 9015: departing at 09:04

From London to Paris

  • Train 9020: departing at 11:01
  • Train 9060: departing at 12:01
  • Train 9024: departing at 12:24
  • Train 9036: departing at 15:31

From Brussels/Lille to London

  • Train 9113: departing at 07:56

From London to Lille/Brussels

  • Train 9110: departing at 06:57

 

The following trains will be cancelled on 29/04/2018:

From Paris to London

  • Train 9011: departing at 08:07
  • Train 9027: departing at 12:07
  • Train 9043: departing at 16:07
  • Train 9053: departing at 18:34
  • Train 9055: departing at 19:07

From London to Paris

  • Train 9030: departing at 14:01
  • Train 9042: departing at 17:01
  • Train 9054: departing at 20:00

 

From London to Marne la Vallée

  • Train 9074: departing at 10:01

 

From Brussels/Lille to London

  • Train 9145: departing at 15:56
  • Train 9153: departing at 17:56

From London to Lille/Brussels

  • Train 9140: departing at 15:04
  • Train 9152: departing at 17:55

 

Passengers affected by these cancellations can apply for a full refund or a free exchange in the same class of service through their original point of sale within 60 days of their departure date.

Through-fares

Passengers who have booked a through-fare to/from the French Provinces on a planned strike date can also exchange their tickets for free or obtain a refund at their original point of sale, irrespective of the Eurostar service they are scheduled to travel on, as Eurostar cannot guarantee the operation of specific TGV services.

Please check all updates on Eurostar.com/disruption or contact your Giles Travel team for assistance.

New Zealand: Disruption after Air New Zealand reschedules

Some Air New Zealand planes are being forced to make refueling stops in the wake of global Rolls-Royce engine problems. Those flying to Los Angeles, Houston, and Japan’s Haneda Airport will be impacted, as well as some trans-Tasman and Pacific Island flights.

If you are concerned about the effect of this on your travel plans, please contact your Giles Travel team.

Spain – Air traffic controllers threaten strike during summer

Air traffic controllers in Spain are threatening strikes this summer that could seriously hit the peak holiday travel season with delays and cancellations .Union members have voted to implement 24-hour stoppages from June 20 if the number of ATC staff is not increased by the start of the summer season.

If you are concerned about the effect of this on your travel plans, please contact your Giles Travel team.

Chile: LATAM strike action

LATAM Express cancels another 441 flights as cabin crew strike. If you are concerned about the effect of this on your travel plans, please contact your Giles Travel team.

France: Strike Action 23-24 April

Some 20 per cent of Eurostar services have been cancelled on 23-24 April as French rail strike is set to cause further disruption. In addition, Air France to cancel around 25 per cent of flights on 23 April because of strike action.

If you are concerned about the affect of this on your travel plans, please contact your Giles Travel team.

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