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Dove777 Dec 12, 20 1:48 am

BA cargo strike between Christmas and New Year
 
Hi All, long-time reader but first time poster here.

Does anyone know if the BA cargo strike announced yesterday for the days between Christmas and NY is likely to affect passenger operations? The press articles (I canít post a link) imply that this is confined to BA WorldCargo only but arenít the same people load cargo and passengersí bags onto planes?

Have a flight to GRU on the 26th and need to check in bags 😬

Thanks in advance!

corporate-wage-slave Dec 12, 20 1:57 am

Welcome to Flyertalk Dove777 and welcome to the BA forum. I can post a link, albeit paywalled:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business...n-cargo-chaos/

and in line with FT policies, here is a summary:

Heathrow’s cargo operations could be hit by a major strike within days, potentially crippling Britain’s air freight hub and piling further pressure on the country’s creaking logistics system.British Airways cargo workers at the airport have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a walkout which could begin as soon as Christmas Day - less than a week before the UK shifts to its post-Brexit trading regime.
And the short answer is this will not affect passenger baggage handling, which is performed by a different team, which I believe has agreed their new contracts with BA. The worst that could happen is that an inbound aircraft will be slowed down from return to service, but BA have plenty of spare aircraft.

Dove777 Dec 12, 20 2:00 am

Thank you!

Genius1 Dec 12, 20 3:33 am

There is a possibility of cancellations and consolidations, as cargo is all that's keeping some longhaul flights profitable at the moment.

RB211 Dec 13, 20 12:55 pm


Originally Posted by Genius1 (Post 32880451)
There is a possibility of cancellations and consolidations, as cargo is all that's keeping some longhaul flights profitable at the moment.

Well, you're full of Christmas cheer, aren't you?

Seriously, thanks for the heads-up. Fingers crossed for my post Christmas and post new year flights sticking!

rb211.


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