BA Cabin Crew Strike: Wednesday 2 August – Tuesday 15 August 2017

Some British Airways London Heathrow cabin crew are due to take further industrial action from Wednesday 2 August to Tuesday 15 August 2017.

British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)
British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)

Unite, the union which represents British Airways “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow, has called for yet further industrial action over fourteen consecutive days from Wednesday 2 August to Tuesday 15 August 2017.

This is a continuation of a dispute that has led to fourteen consecutive days of strike action from Wednesday 19 July to Tuesday 1 August 2017.  This has effectively extended this period of industrial action to four weeks.  

Taking into account industrial action throughout July, this means that there will be at least six weeks of strike action on BA this summer.

What can be confirmed now is: Continue reading “BA Cabin Crew Strike: Wednesday 2 August – Tuesday 15 August 2017”

BA Cabin Crew Strike Flight Cancellations 26 July – 2 August 2017

Updated daily, these are the confirmed cancelled flights at Heathrow due to strike action by BA cabin crew from 26 July

British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)
British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)

Unite, the union which represents British Airways “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow, has called for industrial action over fourteen consecutive days from Wednesday 19 July to Tuesday 1 August 2017.

Here are the confirmed cancellations to date from Wednesday 26 July to Wednesday 2 August.

Please note this page is updated regularly.  Please keep checking for updates for flights up to Wednesday 2 August 2017.

The following flights should be operating normally:

  • All flights from London City, London Gatwick and London Stansted
  • All flights from UK regional airports (apart from flights to London Heathrow)
  • The majority of flights from London Heathrow
  • Flights operated by codeshare partners, Oneworld alliance members and other airlines owned by BA’s parent company IAG are also not affected
  • 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

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.

You can also check live flight information on the websites of Heathrow and BA.  The Heathrow website shows flight information up to the next day, and the BA site shows flight information (by number and route) for the next ten days.

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 Wednesday 26 July to Wednesday 2 August
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BA Cabin Crew Strike Flight Cancellations 19 – 25 July 2017

Updated daily, these are the confirmed cancelled flights at Heathrow due to strike action by BA cabin crew from 19 July 2017.

British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)
British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)

Unite, the union which represents British Airways “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow, has called for industrial action over fourteen consecutive days from Wednesday 19 July to Tuesday 1 August 2017.

Here are the confirmed cancellations to date from Wednesday 19 July to Tuesday 25 July.  Please see here for cancellations from Wednesday 26 July to Tuesday 2 August.  

Please note this page is updated regularly.  Please keep checking for updates for flights up to Tuesday 25 July 2017.

The following flights should be operating normally:

  • All flights from London City, London Gatwick and London Stansted
  • All flights from UK regional airports (apart from flights to London Heathrow)
  • The majority of flights from London Heathrow
  • Flights operated by codeshare partners, Oneworld alliance members and other airlines owned by BA’s parent company IAG are also not affected
  • 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

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.

You can also check live flight information on the websites of Heathrow and BA.  The Heathrow website shows flight information up to the next day, and the BA site shows flight information (by number and route) for the next ten days.

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 Wednesday 19 July to Tuesday 25 July:
Continue reading “BA Cabin Crew Strike Flight Cancellations 19 – 25 July 2017”

British Airways Cabin Crew Strike: Wednesday 19 July – Tuesday 1 August 2017

Some British Airways London Heathrow cabin crew are due to take industrial action from Wednesday 19 July to Tuesday 1 August 2017.

British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)
British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)

Unite, the union which represents British Airways “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow, has called for further industrial action over fourteen consecutive days from Wednesday 19 July to Tuesday 1 August 2017.

This is a continuation of a dispute that has led to sixteen consecutive days from Saturday 1 July to Sunday 16 July 2017.

What can be confirmed now is: Continue reading “British Airways Cabin Crew Strike: Wednesday 19 July – Tuesday 1 August 2017”

BA Cabin Crew Strike – Saturday 1 July 2017

Here is the latest operational update for BA on Saturday 1 July

British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)
British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)

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.

You can also check live flight information on the websites of Heathrow and BA.

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.

BA Cabin Crew Strike Flight Cancellations 1 – 18 July 2017

Updated daily, these are the confirmed cancelled flights at Heathrow due to strike action by BA cabin crew from 1 July to 16 July.

British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)
British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)

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.

You can also check live flight information on the websites of Heathrow and BA.

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:
Continue reading “BA Cabin Crew Strike Flight Cancellations 1 – 18 July 2017”

British Airways Cabin Crew Strike: Saturday 1 July – Sunday 16 July 2017

Some British Airways London Heathrow cabin crew are due to take industrial action from Saturday 1 July to Sunday 16 July 2017.

British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)
British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)

Unite, the union which represents British Airways “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow, has called for further industrial action over sixteen consecutive days from Saturday 1 July to Sunday 16 July 2017.

This is continuation of a dispute that led to a call for industrial action today (Friday 16 June) which was suspended to allow for talks at the conciliation service ACAS.   Talks are likely to continue between now and July.

BA has yet to its confirm its schedules during the strike. However, it does say that all customers will be able to reach their destinations during the strike, suggesting that short-haul routes with multiple flights a day are most at risk of cancellations.

Please note this page is updated regularly. Please scroll down for the latest updates.

What can be confirmed now is: Continue reading “British Airways Cabin Crew Strike: Saturday 1 July – Sunday 16 July 2017”