Unite, the union which represents British Airways “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow, has called for industrial action over sixteen consecutive days starting today Saturday 1 July, through to Sunday 16 July 2017.
What can be confirmed is:
- All flights from London City, London Gatwick and London Stansted will operate as normal.
- All flights from UK regional airports should operate as normal
- The majority of flights from London Heathrow will operate as normal, but there are long-haul cancellations, including flights to Doha
- Passengers who are due to travel to Doha will also be re-accommodated on Qatar Airways
- If your flight is cancelled you will offered the opportunity to rebook to an alternative flight or a refund
- Some short-haul flights to and from London Heathrow will be operated by Qatar Airways Airbus A320 aircraft
The best advice is to check your booking using the Manage My Booking tool and ensure your e-mail and telephone contact details are up to date. In addition, it is a good idea to download the BA app to your smartphone to receive notifications about your flight.
Confirmed long-haul cancellations – Saturday 1 July
BA079 London Heathrow to Muscat
BA123 London Heathrow to Doha
Some long-haul flights may also operate with reduced levels of cabin crew which may also result in modifications to in flight service, particularly in First Class.
Short-haul flights to be operated by Qatar Airways – Saturday 1 July
As at 23:00 GMT Friday 30 June, the BA website is showing some short-haul flights will be operated by Qatar Airways aircraft and crews. These include morning departures (and inbound return flights) from London Heathrow to Brussels, Kiev, Krakow, Munich, Nice, Oslo, Sofia, Tallin and Zurich.
Flight BA388 London Heathrow – Brussels
Flight BA391 Brussels – London Heathrow
Flight BA882 London Heathrow – Kiev
Flight BA883 Kiev – London Heathrow
Flight BA872 London Heathrow – Krakow
Flight BA873 Krakow – London Heathrow
Flight BA948 London Heathrow – Munich
Flight BA949 Munich – London Heathrow
Flight BA356 London Heathrow – Nice
Flight BA357 Nice – London Heathrow
Flight BA762 London Heathrow – Oslo
Flight BA763 Oslo – London Heathrow
Flight BA890 London Heathrow – Sofia
Flight BA891 Sofia – London Heathrow
Flight BA876 London Heathrow – Tallinn
Flight BA877 Tallinn – London Heathrow
Flight BA710 London Heathrow – Zurich
Flight BA711 Zurich – London Heathrow
Given the fluid nature of the situation there may be additional flights operated by Qatar airways added to the schedule throughout the day.
These flights will have a different seating plan to BA and are likely to have a different in-flight service, such as no “M&S On Board” catering.
It should always be made clear to passengers which airline is operating your flights and the best way to check is to use the the Manage My Booking tool on the BA website.
Update: As of 13:00 BST Saturday 1 July, BA’s schedule is operating as anticipated and there appear to be no unplanned cancellations.