Well, it seems the British Airways and its pilots can’t come to an agreement over pay and conditions, and the pilots represented by the BALPA Union are walking out as of Midnight 9th September.
The key piece of advice from British Airways is simple
If your flight is cancelled, please do NOT go to the airport
The first strike will run from the 9th September through 10th September. An additional date of 27th September have already been made.
What will operate:
- British Airways CityFlyer services (Services from London City Airport)
- British Airways operated by Sun Air
- British Airways operated by Comair
What will not operate:
- Pretty much everything else. The majority of Gatwick and Heathrow flights will be hit
By now, you should have got your cancellation and rebooking information.
If your flight is cancelled, you can rebook or refund your booking online at Manage My Booking.
Alternatively, you can call us on 0800 727 800 (from within the UK) and +44 (0)203 250 0145 (from outside the UK) to discuss other available flight options. Note that the telephone lines will be busy over the next two days.
If you were due to the travel, you can rebook to fly for another time in the next 355 days. If you booked via a travel agent, you will need to liaise with them.
A full FAQ is loaded at https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/incident/strike/latest-information and I urge you to keep up to date with this
But please, if you have a flight booked with British Airways over the next two days – check before you travel. And if your flight is cancelled, please avoid the pain and don’t head to the airport.
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