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October 5th - Flight info or questions here

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October 5th - Flight info or questions here

October 5th 2011 has been announced as a general strike day. We expect that air traffic controllers will participate for 24 hrs.

This is a thread to provide flights info and airport related info for those travelling on the 5th.

PENDING:

Most air carriers are having a wait-and-see response except EasyJet which is already proceeding on rebookings.

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1. Re: October 5th - Flight info or questions here

Still no further info.

Air carriers are expected to start making announcements on October 4th, at around 2pm - 3pm.

Question: Why don't they proceed to final announcememts now?

Answer: During the last year atc's have participated in these strikes by last minute changing their participation in a 4hrs stoppage. This ended up on airlines changing their timetables to accomodate passngers. On two ocassions atc's participated for the full 24hrs with flights cancelled all the way for these 24hrs.

Up to now, we have no definite info if atc's will stick to their original stance. So, most air carriers wait till the very last minute to see themselves too.

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2. Re: October 5th - Flight info or questions here

Bump.

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Aegean airlines has cancelled all flights on 5th Oct. The other carrier is still confirming all flights for the same date. ???? Just waiting.

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5. Re: October 5th - Flight info or questions here

Indeed, it's rock solid now. Atc's are participating for 24 hrs.

Plz read carefully:

Some limited flights during the first hours of the strike "may* be executed, depending airlines' ability to leave earlier.

Some limited flights during the last hours of the strike "may* be executed, depending airlines' ability to leave later.

-->Flights on October 4th and October 6th "may* be getting affected too<--

AEGEAN AIRLINES: …aegeanair.com/all-about-us/…

Plz post any announcements you find.

Thank you in advance.

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OLYMPIC AIR: olympicair.com/en-gb/news---events/2331-canc…

Again:

-->Flights on October 4th and October 6th "may* be getting affected too by merging flights or leaving a bit earlier or a bit later <--

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7. Re: October 5th - Flight info or questions here

According to Athens. News another strike is being called for 19 Oct.Not looking great

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8. Re: October 5th - Flight info or questions here

British Airways has canceled all flights from Heathrow to Athens (including mine) on October 5. britishairways.com/travel/…

BA put us on an October 6 flight without any hassle.

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9. Re: October 5th - Flight info or questions here

October 19th strike was announced together with the one taking place yesterday.

I expect Oct 5th and Oct 19th to be a carbon copy, one of the other, so i 'll try to see how things go tomorrow to have some indication about the 19th.

Believe me John: this strike action is the least of the problems we are facing. Situation is tragic; almost not visible to a visitor but tragically felt from the locals.

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10. Re: October 5th - Flight info or questions here

@ajswans

I am happy to hear you have been rebooked at least.

Thank you for the link too; Greatly appreciated.

Wishing a great flight and a great vacation.

We expect problems to be sorted out by tommorow midnight to 2 - 3am.