Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Effects of strike linger on and on

The effects of a two-day British Airways strike are lingering on across Europe. 

Disruption continued on Wednesday for thousands of BA passengers after the airline was left with its aircraft and crew in the wrong locations for the day's flights.

 
Nearly half of BA's fleet of over 300 aircraft and more than 700 pilots started the day in the wrong place. 

The lack of flights also meant international train bookings and those on other airlines were heavier than usual. 

"We are very sorry for the disruption BALPA's industrial action has caused our customers," the airline said in a statement. "We are working hard to get back to normal and to get our customers to their destinations.

"The nature of our highly complex, global operation means that it will take some time to get back to a completely normal flight schedule, however, we plan to fly more than 90% of our flights today."

"We are offering all affected customers full refunds or the option to re-book to another date of travel or an alternative airline."


The next scheduled strike - if no solution is found to pilot's grievances - will be on September 27 (thankfully the day after I leave Europe).

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