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HIDDY Jun 23, 22 10:00 am


Originally Posted by Camflyer (Post 34362267)
I can usually see the arguments of both sides in a labour dispute but in this case BA management are 100% in the wrong. Hopefully they will quickly come to their senses. Surely the relatively low cost of settling the dispute must be better than the reputational damage to the company from a summer strike.

The bloke or lass who invented the internet is the one to blame.

salut0 Jun 23, 22 11:11 am

Wish they’d announce the damn strike dates. Just booked backup Norwegian flight LGW-ARN the day before our BA LHR-ARN booking because I saw on expert flyer that BA were only selling JYB tickets for those two days which suggests they believe they’ll need the space for reaccomodation or because one or both days will be cancelled. Flights look empty on seatmap.

Felt a bit guilty taking up space on Norwegian but it’s a necessary insurance policy because prices are going up and up and there’s no reward space available on either day: if BA or the union would just announce the dates I wouldn’t be creating follow-on problems for other people by buying tickets I have no intention of using if I can avoid it…

PGberkshire Jun 23, 22 11:16 am

Damm Unions....

GogLobster Jun 23, 22 11:37 am


Originally Posted by PGberkshire (Post 34362577)
Damm Unions....

Seriously? This is a company taking the piss out of its workers. This is entirely the fault of the company.

MH1981 Jun 23, 22 11:50 am

Just preparing for the worst…What are those who end up on a cancelled flight entitled to?

Bohinjska Bistrica Jun 23, 22 11:53 am


Originally Posted by MH1981 (Post 34362681)
Just preparing for the worst…What are those who end up on a cancelled flight entitled to?

Refund/rebooking.

MH1981 Jun 23, 22 11:56 am


Originally Posted by Bohinjska Bistrica (Post 34362692)
Refund/rebooking.

Thanks. Wasn’t sure if they were obliged to try to find alternative flights with rival airlines.

wanderingjock Jun 23, 22 11:58 am


Originally Posted by MH1981 (Post 34362681)
Just preparing for the worst…What are those who end up on a cancelled flight entitled to?

A ruined holiday for 9 people in the south of france.

sunshinebob Jun 23, 22 12:21 pm


Originally Posted by MH1981 (Post 34362681)
Just preparing for the worst…What are those who end up on a cancelled flight entitled to?


Originally Posted by Bohinjska Bistrica (Post 34362692)
Refund/rebooking.

But you can't pour a litre into a pint pot. If flights are cancelled and the next is full you won't be getting on that either. Buckle up folks it's gonna be a bumpy ride...

sew Jun 23, 22 12:27 pm

What if flight is cancelled and you booked using Avios + 241?

sunshinebob Jun 23, 22 12:30 pm


Originally Posted by sew (Post 34362761)
What if flight is cancelled and you booked using Avios + 241?

makes no difference.. your rights to rebooking are the same as a cash ticket - worry not.

sew Jun 23, 22 12:33 pm

Thanks. If i remember from previous strikes, you could re-book a few days before or after strike dates....may be the same this time....?

sew Jun 23, 22 12:34 pm

Rebooking would be into a commercial fare, not just redemption available seats? Just triple checking....

sunshinebob Jun 23, 22 12:39 pm


Originally Posted by sew (Post 34362792)
Rebooking would be into a commercial fare, not just redemption available seats? Just triple checking....


Originally Posted by sew (Post 34362783)
Thanks. If i remember from previous strikes, you could re-book a few days before or after strike dates....may be the same this time....?

Yes BA will move you without award seats actually being available if recent protocols are re-followed. More news will be forthcoming the nearer we get to the actual event assuming the strikes go ahead.

If you're flexible youre golden, if you gotta be on such a flight on such a day you may find your self between a rock and a hard place. Fingers crossed.

crazy8534 Jun 23, 22 12:40 pm


Originally Posted by AirbusA350 (Post 34301320)
I’d be highly surprised if BA didn’t back down for this and agree something with the unions. Like how BA had an “upper hand” against unions during 2020 with the so-called “fire and rehire” redundancy consultations, at this point in time BA are almost completely at the mercy of unions. If a strike were to go ahead it would be absolutely disastrous financially for BA just as it predicts returning to profitability by next quarter! If a strike does go ahead, then that would probably curtains for Doyle too in the process.

Agreed- some posturing from BA to try and avoid looking like a total capitulation but right now there is no other way for them. Even the starting positions are very close- make the 10% once-off offer into a permanent rise in pay.

BA already skewered their biggest pay and pension liabilities at the start of covid by axeing the WW fleet so I just can’t see them being willing to accept the sort of publicity and revenue loss they would get from summer strikes.


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