TUI issues holiday warning for Britons traveling this weekend

TUI has issued a new holiday warning for Britons traveling abroad this weekend.

Holidaymakers are warned to allow extra time to get to the airport from today until Sunday.


TUI has warned Britons to allow extra time to get to the airport due to train strikesCredit: Alamy

This is due to the current rail strikes across the UK, which took place tomorrow and will resume tomorrow.

However, the strikes are also expected to cause disruption today and Sunday due to canceled services.

TUI published the new advice on its website, saying: “We would like to remind customers of a nationwide train strike scheduled for Thursday August 18 and Saturday August 20, which is likely to affect services at airports across the country throughout the day on Friday August 19 and Sunday August 21.

“If you are going on vacation on one of these days, please plan ahead and make alternate plans to get to your departure airport if necessary.

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“We also recommend that you allow extra time for your trip.”

Brits will need to plan for extra time as some of the reduced services are likely to be busy.

Holidaymakers should also consider booking a taxi or parking at the airport if they cannot travel by train.

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Heathrow and Gatwick have also issued an update for people going on vacation this weekend, which is expected to be busy as the penultimate of the summer break.

Gatwick Airport said: “On strike days (August 18 and 20), a limited number of trains will run between Gatwick and London, and Gatwick and Brighton from 7am to 7pm only, with no service outside these hours.

“We urge passengers traveling to and from Gatwick Airport to use alternative means of transport where possible and to allow extra time to get to the airport.”

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A Heathrow spokesperson echoed this, warning there will be reduced services.

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TUI passengers will be affected until Sunday


TUI passengers will be affected until SundayCredit: Getty

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