Unite, the union which represents British Airways “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow, has called for industrial action over sixteen consecutive days from Saturday 1 July to Sunday 16 July 2017.
Please note this page is updated regularly. Please keep checking for updates for flights up to Tuesday 18 July 2017.
Please see here for details of cancellations from Wednesday 19 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 (apart from flights to London Heathrow) will operate as normal
- The majority of flights from London Heathrow will operate as normal, but there are cancellations announced for the first seven days of industrial action
- If your flight is cancelled you will offered the opportunity to rebook to an alternative flight or a refund
- Passengers who are due to travel to Doha will also be re-accommodated on Qatar Airways
- Here is more detail on BA’s policy on re-accommodating passengers on Qatar Airways
- BA has also sought regulatory approval to lease short-haul aircraft and crews from Qatar Airways, but it may take time for this to come into effect
- Flights operated by codeshare partners, Oneworld alliance members and other airlines owned by BA’s parent company IAG are not affected
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.
In terms of the risk of further industrial action, the union is required to give 14 days’ notice to BA. So if there are no announcements two weeks before your flight you can assume it is not a risk of strike action.
Here are the confirmed cancellations from 1 July to 18 July:
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