British Airways is facing umpteenth strike by the Mixed Fleet flight attendants (their previous one just ended). Their latest strike is for two weeks from July 19 to August 1, 2017 (both dates inclusive).
Mixed Fleet consists of around 2,900 flight attendants that work both on short and long-haul routes out from London’s Heathrow airport.
Here’s announcement that BA has posted on their page:
British Airways was able to operate most of its schedule during the most recent strike by wet leasing nine aircraft with crews from Qatar Airways (20% shareholder of IAG BA’s parent) that were operating select short-haul domestic and European routes.
The airline was also using management employees, crews from other stations and reducing the number of crew members to allowed minimum to get flights out.
Just surprised that BA is not willing to extend the withdrawn travel benefits to those that were on strike earlier. BA and the union have agreed about the pay raise.
Remember that BA is required per EU legislation EC 261/2004 to rebook the affected passengers to their final destinations and provide duty to care (accommodation and food) in case of long delays. Cancellations and delays that are strike related are not eligible for the cash compensation, however.