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Mmost BA Flight have been zeroed out (no seats available) during the strike period (Confirmed through ExpertFlyer).
There is the matter that some BA flights may fly during the Industrial Action period by non-union members of staff – expect to see a heavily redrawn emergency timetable closer to the strike date – there is major capacity planned with charters and leased equipment coming in.
There is a chance that the strike action may not go ahead and that BA and the Unions can come to an agreement – we can but hope..
If you’re planning to travel and considering re-routing
If you’re paying for your ticket
If you were considering rebooking to other carriers, be aware that other carriers are starting to jack up their prices, and thus capacity will be stretched more than normal. Other carriers have zeroed availability in what cheaper fare buckets there were, and only release near enough full fare tickets or slightly discounted full fare tickets with strict fare conditions.
If you’re planning a Frequent Flyer Redemption
Expect to be restricted at space maybe dedicated to full fare customers or space to book out.. In other words as warned yesterday Plan your re-routing NOW and get your redemptions in – what were wide open yesterday morning have gone to minimal seats this morning.
I wish those you who are travelling BA during this period the best of luck getting to your destinations – BUT PLAN AHEAD NOW AND KNOW YOUR OPTIONS.
This post will be monitored and as the situation changes, updates will be made.