British Airways Strikes Again

British AirwaysBritish Airways' walk-out began today as planned despite attempts to reach an agreement over the weekend, The Telegraph and other sources are reporting.

In the hours leading up to the midnight deadline, joint leader of Unite, Tony Woodley, reportedly offered to suspend the industrial action if the airline gave back travel concessions it stripped members of following the last strike.

Services to the most popular destinations in Europe, including Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam, have been canceled as the airline pumps resources into keeping as many of the profitable long-haul routes open as possible. However, there will be some disruption to services to New York JFK and Dubai.

The carrier said that its plan would allow it to fly 60,000 people a day this week, almost 30,000 fewer per day than it flew last May.

On the company's website is the following statement: "We are very disappointed that Unite have gone ahead with strike action from 24 May to 29 May. We will continue to keep as many of you flying as possible. We would like to apologise if you are affected by the strike. We will do all we can to minimise the disruption to you. We will update with further changes as soon as possible and would recommend that you regularly check the status of your flight."

FREE Virtual Event

Pivoting Back to Travel: Phase 4

Are you prepared to guide your clients through the “new normal” of travel? Join us December 15, 2020 from 1pm-2:20pm EST for Pivoting Back to Travel: Phase 4. The upcoming installment of our FREE virtual series will feature presentations from the Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, and Seabourn on their most up-to-date travel procedures, health & safety protocols they’ve implemented to keep guests safe, activities that are open to visitors, what your clients need to know while on their trip and more! Visit www.pivotingbacktotravel to view the full agenda and register for your FREE pass.
Read more on:

Suggested Articles:

Thailand announced a new tourist visa for U.S. travelers to apply in advance to visit safely for up to 60 days. Here's what you need to know.

Sea Cloud Cruises plans to restart cruises in March with Sea Cloud II in the Canary Islands, and shortly thereafter with Sea Cloud in the Greek Isles.

Insight Vacations has launched its new 2021-22 Americas collection, including Latin America for the first time. Learn more here.