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, Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February 2017. The second three days of industrial action will be on Thursday 9, Friday 10 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.
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, Friday 20 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As has been widely reported in the UK media, British Airways has suspended its flights from London Heathrow to Freetown and Monrovia from Wednesday 6 August until Sunday 31 August 2014 at the earliest, following an outbreak on Ebola in the region.
BA has provided details of rebooking and cancellation options for affected passengers.
Passengers are entitled to a full refund or to rebook their flights at a later date.
Alternatively, passengers can travel between London Heathrow and alternative BA destinations in Africa. These are Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria, Accra in Ghana and Nairobi in Kenya. Any additional consequential costs must be met by passengers.
Update: Flights are now cancelled until 31 March 2015. BA is no longer allowing reroutings to Lagos, Abuja, nor Nairobi. Passengers booked to travel up to 31 December 2014 also have the option of an alternative routing to Freetown or Monrovia via Brussels on SN Brussels airlines.
Update: This route has since been suspended permanently
Following the fire at Nairobi airport in Kenya yesterday, British Airways has provided details of the options available to passengers whose flights to Nairobi have been cancelled, or are booked to fly to Nairobi over the next few days.