British Airways Pilots Vote to Strike

British Airways

BALPA, a union representing pilots in the UK, has voted in favor of a strike against British Airways over negotiations regarding compensation. 

According to a statement by BALPA, 93 percent of members voted in favor of a strike, with 90 percent turnout. No dates for a strike have been set yet. According to BALPA, British Airways is seeking a court injunction against the strike on Tuesday, July 23, meaning that any further negotiations between the union and the airline are on hold. 

What does this mean for travelers? Since no strike dates have been set yet, there is no word on what any potential flight disruptions could be. Both BALPA and British Airways have said that they will continue to issue updates as the situation evolves. 

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British Airways has set up a website with the latest information on the strike here

“We’re very sorry for the disruption this potential strike action will cause,” the airline said in a written statement. “Please continue to check this page for the latest updates.”

British Airways also noted that passengers should ensure that their contact details are up to date in the Manage My Booking section of the airline’s website, in case British Airways needs to contact them with further information. 

While British Airways has not yet issued specific information on how cancellations and delays due to the strike will be handled, according to its general cancellation policy, it will attempt to rebook passengers on cancelled flights automatically. Passengers can changed a rebooked flight if it isn’t suitable, or opt for a refund if they no longer want to travel or if the airline is unable to rebook them. 

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