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Thousands of travellers are facing misery this Christmas - with a series of strikes across rail and air.
The industrial action by baggage handlers and ground staff comes after months of disruption on Southern Rail. Mary Stanley reports.
Industrial action by thousands of transport workers is set to cause misery over the next week with strikes at airports and the ongoing chaos caused by the Southern rail dispute.
Heathrow, Gatwick, Southampton and Bournemouth could be hit.
The action includes:
2,500 British Airways Cabin Crew involved in a row over pay. They will walk out on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
1,500 ground staff working for Swissport who check in and handle baggage at our key airports. The action is planed for next Friday and Saturday.
Hundreds of Southern guards and 1,000 drivers will continue industrial action causing major disruption into the New Year.
The announcement about the cabin crew strike came this evening. Both British Airways and the Unite Union have issued statements: