British Airways Rebooking Options Due To Anticipated Heathrow Staff Strike

British Airways released rebooking guidelines on Thursday for passengers set to travel on BA operated short-haul flights from London Heathrow on August 5 and 6.

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Heathrow staff are set to strike on those dates unless an agreement over pay is accepted before or the strike is called off (like the one set for last week).

You can access BA’s page for strike information here.

British Airways allows potentially affected passengers to rebook their travels between August 1 – 12 from Heathrow excluding the strike dates. Passengers can also fly from London City or Gatwick on the same dates without exclusions.

Here’s the announcement from BA:

Update on proposed industrial action by Heathrow Airport staff

Answer Id 7603 Updated 01/08/2019 07.24 PM (UK time)


Like all airlines, we may be affected by the proposed industrial action by Heathrow airport staff on 5 and 6 August, and 23 and 24 August.

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We are working closely with Heathrow airport to ensure robust contingency plans are in place to mitigate any disruption for our customers.

We are offering customers who are travelling on one of our shorthaul services over the proposed period the option to rebook on alternative dates, or to travel from alternative London Airports.

Can I change my travel plans?

If you are booked to travel on a British Airways operated shorthaul flight from London Heathrow on 5 or 6 August, you can rebook onto an alternative British Airways operated flight in the same cabin.

You can rebook to travel from:

  • London Heathrow (LHR) on any available dates between 01 and12 August 2019, excluding 5 or 6 August.
  • London Gatwick (LGW) or London City (LCY) on any available dates between 01 and 12 August 2019.

To change your booking please contact us on:

0800 727 800 (from with the UK)

+44 (0)203 250 0145 (from outside the UK)

If you have booked via a travel agent, please contact them directly to discuss arrangements for your booking.

Customers can check Heathrow’s website and their social media channels for the latest on the potential strike, and here on for the latest flight information. We would encourage all customers to provide contact details in their bookings so that we can keep them up to date with the latest information regarding their flights.


Airlines tend to allow potentially affected passengers to rebook their travels in advance to make strike days less busy and smoother.

It is still unclear whether this Heathrow airport strike will go forward or be called off like the one scheduled for last week.