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House of Travel warns of potential flight delays

House of Travel warns of potential flight delays for travel to and from Australia

Possible strike action could lead to delays at Australian International Airports tomorrow, so House of Travel is recommending any Kiwis travelling to or from Australia prepare for potential delays.

House of Travel Commercial Director Brent Thomas says the possible strike is due to industrial action being taken by Department of Immigration and Border Protection employees.

He says the strike is likely to run for 24 hours on Monday, 9 November.

“Should the strike go ahead we understand there are contingency plans in place to minimise flight disruptions. However, we do recommend Kiwis get to the airport a little earlier just in case there are hold-ups at Customs,” he says.

“We also recommend keeping a close eye on your airline’s website and staying in touch with your travel agent, so you’re aware of any delays. Make sure you’re familiar with your travel insurance policy and be sure to make arrangements at the end of your journey to allow for any late take-offs.

“Hopefully we won’t see any delays tomorrow, but better to be prepared than not!”

House of Travel is the largest New Zealand owned and operated retail travel company, with 73 stores throughout New Zealand, from Kerikeri in the north to Invercargill in the south.

House of Travel’s top tips for potential strike action:

• Keep a close eye on your airline’s website and maintain regular contact with your travel agent so you’re aware of any delays.

• Get to the airport early in case of delays with Customs.

• Make arrangements at the other end – let anyone who is expecting you know could be a little late getting in.

ENDS

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