On Thursday, September 12, British Airways announced that most flights scheduled for Friday, September 27, will be canceled due to a planned pilot strike. According to the airline, affected passengers will be notified by email and will be allowed receive a full refund or rebook on an alternative date, destination, or airline. Tens of thousands of passengers are expected to be impacted by the 24-hour strike. An increased demand for flights and residual disruptions, including delays and cancelations, are expected on the days surrounding the strike.
As of Thursday, talks between British Airways and the British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) have not resumed. The BALPA has threatened to hold further strikes if an agreement is not reached in the coming weeks.
British Airways pilots held a 48-hour strike on Monday, September 9, and Tuesday, September 10, forcing the airline to cancel almost 1700 flights. Around 195,000 travelers were affected by the strike and flight disruptions continued through Wednesday, September 11.
Potentially impacted travelers are advised to monitor developments to the situation, confirm the status of their flights prior to departure for the airport, and to contact the airline for more information.
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