British Airways has announced its schedules following planned industrial action by “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow over four consecutive days on Wednesday 22, Thursday 23, Friday 24 and Saturday 25 February 2017.
BA has confirmed that it plans to operate a full schedule from all London airports on the first three days of industrial action on Wednesday 22, Thursday 23, and Friday 24 February 2017.
Update: Although BA had planned to operate a full schedule today (Thursday 23 March) there are a significant number of operational cancellations due to severe weather caused by Storm Doris in the U.K. and Northern Europe and industrial action in Italy. A lot of flights to the North of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern Europe are cancelled. Approximately 28 short-haul return flight cancellations are planned as at 10.30am. There may also be residual cancellations and delays on Friday 24 February 2017 as a consequence of the aftermath of Storm Doris.
BA has not announced any planned cancellations for Saturday 25 February 2017.
In terms of where the dispute goes from here, Unite has yet to announce any further strike action. In the event that it does, Unite must give seven days’ notice to BA.
In the event that there any further strikes and/or cancellations, it is expected that:
- All flights from London City, London Gatwick and London Stansted will operate as normal.
- The vast majority of flights from London Heathrow are likely to operate as normal with short-haul flights most at risk of cancellation.
If you are due to travel on any days affected by the strike action, you should always check you booking directly at ba.com before finalising your travel plans.
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 full refund.