Hard time for Air Passengers as they face double whammy travel blockade.

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British-Airways in strike threat
British-Airways in strike threat

Intense emissions from Iceland volcanic eruption zones have put millions of Air passengers mood in travelling dilemma as thick poisonous ashes now puts the life of travellers and  many flights in jeopardy.

Already, part of Europe is being imposed with  no fly zone orders so that traveller’s life would not be put in danger.

The development has complicated matters for millions of travellers across the world already contemplating a way out of a planned British Airways workers industrial strike.

United Kingdom airspace and other European countries are facing further closures as ceaseless eruptions from Iceland’s volcano endanger aircrafts passenger’s health.

The hint came from Government on Saturday that both Heathrow and Gatwick airports are likely to cancel several flights until Tuesday to guarantee travellers’ safety. The action would  have a devastating effect on many travellers across the world.

Already there had been deepening uncertainties about international flights into the UK  because of the strike threat by Crew union of the British Airways, UNITE.

It has been one of hardest time ever experienced by many travellers and tens of thousands of British Airways customers across the world.

It emerged last week that British Airways Crews have threatened to embark on a 20 day industrial strike which had been planned in some bits.

Unless a new round of talks with UNITE, the crew union brings a positive resolution, passengers face travelling blockade and 20 days of strikes even during the school half-term week.

The Five-day strikes will begin on 18 May, 24 May, 30 May and 5 June.

Volcanic smoke
Volcanic smoke

Crews will go back to work for 24 hours between each five-day block, a report claimed in the Telegraph.

Unite has said it is preparing to hold a further ballot of 11,000 flight attendants over the withdrawal of staff travel perks from thousands of members who joined two strikes over consecutive weekends in March.

The joint general secretaries of Unite, Tony Woodley and Derek Simpson, said BA had rejected an approach from the union last week. They accused the airline of victimising staff. “Cabin crew are left with no choice but to take further strike action.

The strike dates would affect the travel plans of around 1.8 million BA passengers but the airline is confident that it can blunt Unite’s impact with contingency planning that allowed the airline to fly seven out of 10 passengers by the end of the March strikes.

BA said those contingeny plans would be put in place again, with a substantial part of the Heathrow long-haul schedule operating as well as a number of flights for every shorthaul destination.

Willie Walsh, the BA chief executive, said last week that Unite’s ability to hurt BA had been “significantly restricted” by the use of auxiliary crew drawn from its workforce of 38,000 and the hiring of planes from other carriers such as Ryanair. Nonetheless, the March strikes cost it £43m.