More travel disruption ahead as BA announces 20 days of strike action
British Airways has announced plans for four strikes of five days each from 18-22 May, 24-28 May, 30 May-3 June and 5-9 June.
Not all flights will be affected; BA has confirmed that all flights to and from London’s Gatwick and City airports will operate as normal and that it plans to run a large proportion of long haul flights and many short haul routes in and out of Heathrow. Other airlines may offer to take passengers that were due to travel on BA.
Passengers should check the BA website to find out if their flight is one of those affected. Refunds are likely to be offered, or passengers will be given the opportunity to re-schedule their flight for a later date.
If you have booked accommodation, car hire or other holiday elements separately from the flight, it would be worth contacting the company you booked with to find out what their cancellation policy is. Some may also cover cancellations due to strike action, but passengers will need to check individual policies.
Rochelle Turner, Head of Research for Which? Holiday says,
“Air passengers have faced massive disruption to their journeys over the past few months as a result of industrial action and volcanic ash. We urge BA and Unite to come to a resolution as soon as possible.”