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13 sept. 2019 | 00h51 UTC

UK: British Airways cancels flights ahead of September 27 strike /update 4

United Kingdom Alerte de sécurité

British Airways to cancel most flights scheduled on September 27 due to planned pilot strike; increased demand for flights and other disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/9/2019, 12h00 until 27/9/2019, 11h59 (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION United Kingdom

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Event

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.

Context

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.

Advice

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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