British Airways Christmas Strike?

December 14, 2009 on 9:25 am | In air travel, strikes and travel, things travelers need to know, travel, travel warnings | Comments Off

The cabin crew union members servicing British Airways flights have indicated that they will initiate a series of strikes between December 22 and January 2.

Those of you who have tickets on a BA during this period will be glad to know that the spokesperson for the union taking the strike action said that they did so with a “heavy heart”. We are sure that this will be great consolation when the flight you purchased months ago, in good faith, does not fly during the Christmas Holidays. For more information see this article from the BBC.

Our advice is to see if you can rebook with another carrier, but BA will probably not know which flights will be influenced by the action until the day of flight. If this is the case, we suspect that BA will not be inclined to provide refunds in advance or switch your tickets to another flight. What a shame.

While both sides seem at fault here, we hope the airline industry (owners and workers) will realize that these are not the situations that attract the type of loyalty in their customer base that ensures job stability for the workers and the potential of profits for the companies.

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