Baggage handlers and check-in staff are
planning strikes at London's Stansted Aiport, a major hub for
European flights and the U.K.'s third-largest airport, on Saturday,
Aug. 26, and Monday, Aug. 28. The strike against Swissport, which
provides services to Ryanair, EasyJet and some charter airlines, is
expected to cause major disruptions.
Last Saturday, airports in Canada
restored duty-free shop sales of liquids, gels and aerosols to
international travelers following a ban on such sales. Before
purchasing such items, passengers flying to the United States and
United Kingdom should ask if they can receive their goods at the
termination of their flight. For U.S.-bound travelers from airports
with pre-clearance procedures -- including Vancouver, Calgary,
Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal -- where duty-free
can be purchased before bags are checked, such liquids, gels and
will be permitted if passengers check the bag that holds the items.
Liquids, gels and aerosols continue to be prohibited from aircraft
in carry-on bags.