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Old 9th Jun 2022, 22:47
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UK domestic market with a train strike

A few days ago, the RMT rail union announced a rail strike on 21, 23 and 25 June. Not just a small localised strike, but a full "everybody out" strike, potentially the largest since 1989

Normally a rail strike sends airfares soaring.... but looking at the likes of Easyjet and Flybe who focus on non-connecting traffic, there seems to be little impact on fares currently available. BA fares seem to have risen... but possibly because of connecting traffic booked much longer in advance

Has the experience of Covid meant a fundamental change in how rail strikes affect air travel demand ? Can airlines still take advantage when rival providers have a strop ?
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