British Airways mixed fleet crew announced their next strike dates that will be January 19, 20 and 21.
Mixed fleet just was on strike for two days that caused minor flight cancellations, product changes while BA used both Vueling and Titan to fly some scheduled flights (read more here).
You can access BA’s announcement here:
The second planned strike is for 72 hours and British Airways claims that it can get affected passengers to their ticketed destinations (but doesn’t tell if on-time and operated by whom).
They will probably again use Vueling, third party operator(s) (Titan last time), crews from other bases and trained management employees to operate most of the flights.
Remember that, if the operating airline changes from British Airways to Vueling, Titan or someone, the passenger is eligible for full refund regardless whether the purchased ticket was refundable or not.
These strikes wont’ have as big effect as with other airlines that have been striking lately such as Lufthansa because British Airways has several fleets of flight attendants, which belong to different unions, and only mixed fleet has taken action so far.
British Airways is bound by EC 261/2004 to rebook affected passengers on other airlines if needed at their earliest convenience (passengers’ – not the airline’s). BA is also required to provide duty to care (hotel accommodation, meals, phone cards etc) in case of longer delays. The airline doesn’t have to pay delay compensation due to industrial action, however.