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.

Airfare of the Day: British Airways PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS Los Angeles (LAX), United States to Barcelona (BCN), Spain from $825 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways and their basic season midweek premium economy sell-up round trip fares between Los Angeles and Barcelona. This fare can be routed on American Airlines codeshare flights, and earns up to 2325 EQDs and 17794 EQMs on AAdvantage.

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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).

American Express (U.S.) Membership Rewards Now With 40%-50% Avios Transfer Bonus For British Airways Executive Club

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American Express Membership Rewards has returned with the popular Avios points transfer bonus for their U.S. based members, offering a whopping 40%-50% boost on mileage transfers to British Airways Executive Club.

The promotion and amount of bonus is targeted, so members should check their Amex online account to see what bonus they’re being offered.

Rapper Busta Rhymes Welcomed To London By Police After Rowing With First Class Passengers On British Airways Flight

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Bad behavior on a British Airways flight from New York to London resulted in American rapper Busta Rhymes receiving a great British welcome by several police officers following his threats against several passengers in First Class.

The situation, which was apparently totally bungled by the BA captain, developed when the musician boarded last minute with several carry-on bags and wasn’t able to find space for them.

Watch Live: British Airways vs British Airline Pilots’ Association Appeals Court Proceedings – Strike Incoming?

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British Airways is currently in the London Appeals Court court trying to fight a case they lost the first time against the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) trying to get a court injunction against a looming pilots strike.

Last week British Airways pilots casted their votes about whether they are supporting labor action this summer holiday and 93% of them are backing a strike.

PHOTO REPORT: British Airways presents the New Club Suite Onboard their Airbus A350-1000.

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After last Friday’s troubled day at London Heathrow Airport (that led to the cancelation of the scheduled press event), British Airways today presented their brand new Airbus A350-1000, and we were there to check it out!

The latest addition to BA’s fleet features their new business class product, branded as “Club Suite”. It also features a new iteration of their premium economy World Traveller Plus seat.

Airfare of the Day: Iberia / British Airways BUSINESS CLASS Madrid (MAD), Spain to Chicago (ORD), United States from 1,482€ Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Iberia and their business class special round trip fares between Madrid and Chicago. This fare can also be booked on British Airways codeshares.

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British Airways Resumes London-Cairo Flights Following Week-long Cancellations Amid Security Concerns

One week after British Airways had suddenly cancelled all their Cairo flights citing security concerns, the airline has now resumed their services between London and Cairo effective Friday evening.

There are still no reasons provided by the carrier as to why the flights were abruptly cancelled for an entire week, while other airlines continued to serve the route.

Heathrow Weather & Radar Meltdown – More Than 200 British Airways Flights Canceled

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British Airways has today faced headwinds affecting operations at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports that are not labor related.

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Weather in London and around Europe has caused significant delays and there is/has been an issue with Eurocontrol limiting the number of available take off and landing slots. British Airways has so far canceled around 200 flights.

Airfare of the Day: Iberia / British Airways BUSINESS CLASS New York (JFK), United States to Madrid (MAD), Spain from $2,021 Round Trip

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways and their business class special round trip fares between New York and Madrid. This fare can be routed on Iberia non-stop flights on BA codeshares.

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Votes Are In: 93% Of British Airways Pilots Are Backing Summer Strike Action August 6th Onward, Airport Workers Also On Strike

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British Airlines pilots have casted their votes about whether they are supporting labor action this summer holiday and 93% of them are backing to go on strike as do Heathrow Airport workers.

Possible strike dates are 6th August 2019 onward though British Airways is seeking a court injunction that would prevent the British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) from striking.

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