Flights, cancelations and sheer madness

Thank you. I’m on it.
Filed my claims already.

We’re in the London area (Surbiton) right now and we have been using the train system heavily for almost a month. The rail strikes that have occurred in the past three weeks have been announced and publicized at the stations and on train announcements. It has been easy for us to plan around them since we know when and where they will occur. There’s a good website thetrainline.com that lists action dates and other information regarding rail traffic. It might be an inconvenience in the day we are scheduled to fly out, Aug. 18, but there are other good transportation options.

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Hi @AnnieNai we have a member meetup in London tomorrow, Saturday 6th London Calling - Member Meetup! Saturday August 6th 12.30 pm would be great to see you there.

Angela & The Team

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Hi Angela. Yes, Tom and I are planning on being there. We should be on Joann’s list. Not bringing the dog though, he’s 35 kilos of solid retriever. I’m looking forward to meeting you, too.

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@AnnieNai I have you both on my list :+1:t2: & looking forward to seeing you both again tomorrow :slightly_smiling_face:

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Sorry we can not make it this time !
brighton pride flag

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@Colin hope you both have a fabulous time in Brighton and hopefully we will see you at the next one wherever that may be :+1:t2::blush:

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Have a fabulous time!! Please post some pics later :slight_smile:

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A true well organised traveller. There’s always a way round obstacles.

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You can always storm the head office!

@Amparo You’re right there was hangers full of luggage not loaded on planes. The issue at heathrow is they laid off a load of staff or good staff left during the pandemic. Heathrow security clearance takes 3 months so there’s been a lag between hiring and getting them working.
Many airlines have been asked to cancel or limit sales of flights to/from Heathrow over the next 2 months.
I had to wait 45 minutes to deplane last week arriving from Copenhagen at terminal 5 as there were no available ground staff.
Hopefully things will improve as staff are hired and security cleared.

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Yes indeed. It is beginning to look like the problem originated at Heathrow when I was given a boarding pass for my connecting flight that was not my flight! My case went on that flight but I didn’t then it appeared that I missed my original flight and was rebooked and rerouted which literally created a series of mayhem.
It’s all good and I have every confidence this is all working in my favor :smiley:
Upwards and onwards!

It just proves the old adage is correct.
Always travel with a change of underwear in your hand luggage.

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you know it’s funny, I had a complete change of clothing including shoes in my rucksack. There was a point I was going to shove it all in the case but that wonderful little voice…
I love life’s gentle guidance and the occasional good slap to remind me to pay attention :rofl:

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