The security staff strike at London Heathrow Terminal 5 continues this month for additional 8 days.
You can expect possible delays on May 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 25, 26 & 27, and the First Wing Security is likely closed, like during the previous strike period.
British Airways (the airline at Terminal 5) is sending out the following email to passengers:
Your upcoming trip is almost here and we can’t wait to welcome you on board. We’re sorry to say that Heathrow Airport has informed us that its security staff will be taking part in industrial action when you are due to travel but don’t worry, we’re working closely with them to help ensure you travel as planned.
Please follow these top tips to make everyone’s journey through the airport smoother.
1. Check in online from 24 hours before your flight departs. You can download the British Airways app to get your digital boarding pass and go straight to the self-serve bag drop desks, if you have checked baggage. Learn more.
2. Double-check your baggage allowance and don’t forget to leave some room in your case for all those souvenirs and shopping. See what you can take on your flight here.
3. Please take as few items of hand baggage as you can. During this busy travel period you can check in your hand baggage free of charge.
4. Plan to arrive at the airport in good time. Three hours ahead of a long-haul flight and two hours ahead of a short-haul flight, but not before this.
There were minimal disruptions during the last strike period when the airport could find alternate staff to fill the positions adequately.
The First Wing was open during the previous strike, but the First Wing security was not. So you can check in there, but then you need to go through the usual security.
I am going to London this week and will take Eurostar out on Monday.