British Airways Sending Out Flight Cancellations Emails Due To Pilot Strike

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BALPA announced earlier today its pilot strike dates for September (8, 9 and 27) and British Airways put an advisory up for its passengers.

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Now, the airline has started to confirm the flight activity (operating versus canceled) for the first two days and passengers have started to receive cancellation emails and text messages from the airline. The flight cancellations also take place on September 7 and 10 due to crew and plane rotations.

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British Airways Pilot Strike September 9, 10 & 27, 2019

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BALPA announced today that British Airways pilots will be striking for three days in September causing havoc for those scheduled to fly on the airline.

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The days affected are September 9, 10 and 27, 2019. There are likely spillover effects on the days prior to and after the strike, when crews and planes are out of rotations.

British Airways 100th Anniversary Birthday Treat To Select Executive Club Members

British Airways turns100 on August 25, 2019 and has celebrated this milestone occasion already by sending out pins to select lifetime Gold status members.

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A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded us an email that British Airways sent to him. Turns out that our reader shares his birthday with BA.

LAST CALL: British Airways Executive Club Buy Avios With 45% Bonus August 18, 2019

British Airways Executive Club launched an Avios sale the other weeks that comes with up to 45% bonus that is about to end. You must make the purchase by August 18, 2019.

British Airrways Executive Club Buy Avios Campaign August 2019

British Airways has capped the number of Avios that one can purchase any calendar year before any bonuses at 100,000 that has been lifted during this sale to 200,000 (max 300K with bonus).

Another British Airways IT Meltdown (August 7, 2019)

British Airways is facing IT issues again, as of Wednesday morning, and most short-haul flights at all airports have been canceled until noon (if not later). The airline has been using manual back up to get some flights off the ground.

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BA has put in place rebooking guidelines for affected passengers. Call centers can book on other airlines’ flights (as required anyway by EC 261/2004) or passengers can choose to fly on BA services between August 8 – 14.

British Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Valencia After Cabin Fills With Smoke

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British Airways had a serious incident involving smoke in the cabin during a flight from London-Heathrow to Valencia and made an emergency landing at the scheduled destination.

Flight BA422 LHR-VLC was operated by an Airbus A321 and even landed pretty much on time despite the incident, which apparently developed around the final approach.

British Airways Executive Club Buy Avios With 45% Bonus August 18, 2019

British Airways Executive Club has new Avios sale that comes with up to 45% bonus that is valid for purchases through August 18, 2019.

British Airrways Executive Club Buy Avios Campaign August 2019

British Airways has capped the number of Avios that one can purchase any calendar year before any bonuses at 100,000 that has been lifted during this sale to 200,000 (max 300K with bonus).

London Heathrow Tuesday Strike Suspended

More than 4,000 Unite affiliated employees were scheduled to strike on Monday and Tuesday this week at London’s Heathrow airport.

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The strike for Monday was canceled late on Sunday and now the Tuesday one is suspended as well, due to on-going negotiations with the airport management. The strike scheduled for August 23 and 24 hasn’t been called off (yet).

Heathrow Employee Strike For Monday Suspended (Tuesday Still Planned)

Unite, the union representing Heathrow employees, made an announcement late on Sunday that due to on-going talks with the airport management the strike scheduled for Monday has been suspended.

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The second day of the strike is still scheduled for Tuesday (August 6, 2019), unless parties can reach an agreement on Monday.

Prepare For London Heathrow Mayhem On Monday & Tuesday (August 5 – 6, 2019)

More than 2,500 London Heathrow employees are scheduled to go on strike for two days starting at 12:01AM on Monday lasting until 11:59PM on Tuesday (August 5 – 6 2019) affecting all aspects of airport operations.

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There are ongoing last ditch negotiations that are trying to avert this strike after employees overwhelmingly rejected the sweetened 3.75 GBP daily pay raise on Friday.

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British Airways Limiting Passengers Carry On Allowance During Strike Days, Offering No Rebooking Options For Longhaul Passengers

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British Airways is apparently sending out emails to passengers requiring them to cut down their carry on items to one personal item during the upcoming August 5th & 6th strike days.

Rebooking options, however, are only offered for shorthaul passengers, everybody else is apparently forced to endure this policy without any recourse to change the flight at this point.

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).

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