El Al cancels flights to London due to U.K. strike
Passengers arriving at London Heathrow and other British airports on Wednesday may face interminable lines at passport control.
El Al Israel Airlines has canceled all its flights to London tomorrow ahead of the strike called by immigration and customs officers in the United Kingdom's international airports on Wednesday. British Airways and EasyJet Airlines said their flights to and from London will continue as scheduled regardless of the walkout.
Passengers arriving at London Heathrow and other British airports on Wednesday may face interminable lines at passport control, as U.K. Border Agency and customs staff strike with three million public sector workers over pensions.
El Al said it has canceled four scheduled flights and provided larger aircraft with more seats for Monday's and Tuesday's evening flights to London.
Passengers who have tickets for flights on Wednesday are requested to contact El Al to coordinate an alternative flight on Tuesday or Thursday.
British Airways said it will carry out its two scheduled flights to and from Israel as usual, but in answer to Haaretz' query said, "travelers who want to do so may change Wednesday's flight for no extra charge."
EasyJet said it will operate its daily flight from Ben-Gurion Airport to and from London tomorrow, but warned of long lines at passport control.