BA flight cancellations due to cabin crew strikes on Thursday 9, Friday 10, and Saturday 11 February 2017

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British Airways has updated its schedules to account for its contingency plans following planned industrial action by “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow on on Thursday 9, Friday 10 or Saturday 11 February 2017.

BA has confirmed that:

  • All flights from London City, London Gatwick and London Stansted will operate as normal.
  • The vast majority of flights from London Heathrow are scheduled to operate as normal.

BA has cancelled a select number of flights from London Heathrow. In the event that your flight is cancelled you should be offered an alternative flight on the same route, a rebooking to an alternative destination nearby, or a refund.

BA has not published a list of cancelled flights. However, We have scanned BA’s schedules and we have identified the following cancellations so far.

Please note this is not intended to be a definitive list and this may be subject to change. You should always check you booking directly at ba.com before finalising your travel plans.

Cancelled Flights – Thursday 9 February 2017
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BA flight cancellations due to strike action on Sunday 5, Monday 6 & Tuesday 7 February 2017

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British Airways has today updated its schedules to account for its contingency plans following planned industrial action by “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow on Sunday 5, Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February 2017.

Further industrial action is due to take place on Thursday 9, Friday 10 or Saturday 11 February 2017 and schedules for these days will be updated on Thursday 2 February 2017.

BA has today confirmed that:

  • All flights from London City, London Gatwick and London Stansted will operate as normal.
  • All long-haul flights from London Heathrow are scheduled to operate as normal.

BA has cancelled a select number of short-haul flights from London Heathrow. In the event that your flight is cancelled you should be offered an alternative flight on the same route, a rebooking to an alternative destination nearby, or a refund.

BA has not published a list of cancelled flights. However, We have scanned BA’s schedules and we have identified the following cancellations so far.

Please note this is not intended to be a definitive list and this may be subject to change. You should always check you booking directly at ba.com before finalising your travel plans.

Cancelled Flights – Sunday 5 February 2017
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Unite calls for yet more strike action by “Mixed Fleet” Heathrow cabin crew over six days on 5,6,7 9,10 & 11 February 2017

Unite, the Union which represents BA’s “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow, has called even further industrial action in February.

This follows five days of industrial action in January 2017. Strikes are scheduled to place in two 72 hour blocks. The first three days of industrial action will be on Sunday 5 February, Monday 6 February and Tuesday 7 February. The second three days of industrial action will be on Thursday 9 February, Friday 10 February and Saturday 11 February.

BA will update its schedules for the days affected by the disruption on Tuesday 31 January for the first three days and Thursday 2 February.

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BA cabin crew strike schedules for Thursday 19 January, Friday 20 January, and Saturday 21 January

British Airways has today updated its schedules to account for its contingency plans following planned industrial action by “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow on Thursday 19 January, Friday 20 January and Saturday 21 January.

All flights from London City, London Gatwick and London Stansted will operate as normal.

All long-haul flights from London Heathrow are scheduled to operate as normal.

BA has cancelled a select number of short-haul flights. BA claims these cancellations represent 1% of its planned schedule. In the event that your flight is cancelled you should be offered an alternative flight on the same route, a rebooking to an alternative destination nearby, or a refund.

In the event the strike is called off (this is probably unlikely as no talks are currently underway) you should not be required to reinstate your original booking if you are rebooked on an alternative flight.

From a PR perspective BA is at pains to emphasise that the strike is having very limited disruption. Therefore, it has not published a list of cancelled flights. You can check whether your flight is cancelled by checking the Manage By Booking.

We have scanned BA’s schedules and we have identified the following cancellations so far. Please note this is not intended to be a definitive list and this may be subject to change. You should always check you booking directly at ba.com before finalising your travel plans.

Cancelled Flights – Thursday 19 January
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Unite calls for further strike action by BA London Heathrow cabin crew on Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January 2017

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Unite, the Union which represents BA’s “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow has called further industrial action for 72 hours on Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January 2016. This follows industrial action on Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 January 2017.

BA will update its schedules for the days affected by the disruption on Monday 16 January and affected passengers should be notified by the airline.

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Unite calls for strike action by BA London Heathrow cabin crew on 10 & 11 January 2017

Unite, the Union which represents BA’s “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow has called industrial action for 48 hours on Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 January 2017.

Update Friday 6 January: BA has now updated its schedules for the days affected by the disruption.  Some flights from London Heathrow will be merged and you should check the guidance on ba.com and your flight details on the Manage My Booking tool to check if your flight is affected. 

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BA London Heathrow Cabin Crew Christmas Day & Boxing Day strikes called off

The planned strike action by British Airways’ “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow on Christmas Day & Boxing Day have been called off.

Unite, which represents the cabin crew, has called off the strikes following discussions with BA at ACAS.  This is not the end of the dispute as a new offer tabled by the airline has to be presented to union members for approval.

However, the strikes are off and all flights will operate as scheduled.

If you have changed your bookings with BA because your flight was at risk of disruption your revised booking will still stand and you do not need to revert to your original booking.

For the latest news on the cabin crew strike, please visit our strike information page.

BA London Heathrow cabin crew to hold industrial action on Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Unite, the Union which represents BA’s “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow has called industrial action on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Update 22 December 2016: The industrial action has been called off and all flights are scheduled to operate as normal.

Update 3 January 2017: A new set of strike dates has been announced for Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 January 2017. Please see here for further information.

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Brussels Airport Closure: BA launch temporary Heathrow – Liege service

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BA Airbus A319 aircraft at London Heathrow (Image Credit: British Airways)
BA Airbus A319 aircraft at London Heathrow (Image Credit: British Airways)

Following the closure of Brussels Airport, British Airways has suspended all of its London Heathrow – Brussels services until Tuesday 29 March 2016. In addition, flight BA389 from Brussels to London Heathrow on Wednesday 30 March is cancelled.

Update Sunday 3 April: All BA flight to and from Brussels have been cancelled through to Thursday 7 April 2016.

The airline is running an alternative service to Liege Airport which is located approximately 90km from Brussels.

Flights will operate up to Thursday 7 April 2016 at the earliest.

Update Sunday 3 April: Flights to Liege will continue until Thursday 7 April 2016 at the earliest.

Flight BA406 Depart London Heathrow 08:55 – Arrive Liege 11:05
Flight BA407 Depart Liege 11:55 – Arrive London Heathrow 12:15

Flight BA410 Depart London Heathrow 13:55 – Arrive Liege 16:10 (28 & 29 March only)
Flight BA411 Depart Liege 17:00 – Arrive London Heathrow 17:15 (28 & 29 March only)

Flight BA408 Depart London Heathrow 15:15 – Arrive Liege 17:30
Flight BA409 Depart Liege 18:15 – Arrive London Heathrow 18:30

Note that if you are booked onto a flight to/from Brussels which has been cancelled you will not be automatically accommodated on these flights to/from Liege. You need to contact BA or your travel agent to be reboooked.

BA is also offering passengers booked to fly to Brussels up to Sunday 3 April 2016 to rebook onto alternative services to Brussels up to Sunday 17 April or to alternative airports such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf.

It should also be noted that BA will not meet any incidental expenses such as ground transportation as a consequence of the change in departure / arrival airport.

BA tactical long-haul cancellations during Winter 2014/2015 season

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British Airways Tailfin (Image Credit: Nick Morrish/British Airways)
British Airways Tailfin (Image Credit: Nick Morrish/British Airways)

British Airways parent company, International Airlines Group, released its half year results last Friday.

The results were, overall, very positive. All three IAG airlines (BA, Iberia, and Vueling) reported increased profits year on year.

However, IAG, did sound a note of caution. The group will moderate planned capacity growth for the rest of the year with BA and Iberia in particular shaving off a couple of per cent of their growth.

In the case of BA, this will not be done by way of route suspensions or cancellations, but by tactical cancellations of flights during quiet periods.

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