First strike dates - 29th-31st of Jan

Old Jan 21, 07, 12:17 pm
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First strike dates - 29th-31st of Jan

Various news outlets and other sources are reporting that the first strike dates are 29-31st of Jan, and we've just had it confirmed in a BASSA notice to members.

Further dates are 5-7th Feb and 12-14th Feb.

For more details, see the main strike thread:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=647764
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Old Jan 21, 07, 12:19 pm
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Oh swell. I'm flying BA15 SIN-SYD on the 31st.
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Old Jan 21, 07, 12:22 pm
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Thanks Jenbel for separating this out to make the strike dates more clearly visible.
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Merde! Hopefully this can be resolved before the 2nd strike starts! Have a non-flexible non-refundable CW flight on 6th Feb.
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Thanks for the update! If they strike Feb 12-14, then I want to be at LHR or LGW just to watch the circus. New baggage limitations and a strike!
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Glad I'm only scheduled to go to AMS for a while. Eurotunnel and a few hours in the Mini for me.
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Old Jan 21, 07, 12:29 pm
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This is actually f'ing brilliant...every one of those f'ing dates hits some BA travel of mine
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Old Jan 21, 07, 12:30 pm
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Now on BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6285177.stm
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Old Jan 21, 07, 12:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Kibison View Post
Thanks for the update! If they strike Feb 12-14, then I want to be at LHR or LGW just to watch the circus. New baggage limitations and a strike!
ooh - hadn't connected that one. Nice - and it's half term week as well...
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Old Jan 21, 07, 12:32 pm
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Oh swell. I'm flying BA15 SIN-SYD on the 31st.
Get yourself on QF double quick.

Thankfully only a day trip to MUC affected. Should be lucrative for miles.
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Jenbel, where did you get the Feb dates from?
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Old Jan 21, 07, 12:36 pm
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Unhappy

Any idea on longhaul vs. shorthaul being affected. I will arrive longhaul into LHR the morning of the 29th and connect to AMS straight away...


...or will I?
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Old Jan 21, 07, 12:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Jenbel View Post
ooh - hadn't connected that one. Nice - and it's half term week as well...
But they seem to have left the weekend alone, which I suspect most families (and HI and myself) are flying on.

BTW, shouldn't either this or the main strike thread be stickied?
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Old Jan 21, 07, 12:38 pm
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Should be lucrative for miles.
And if you want to make a few 'compo' miles, then note that BA.COM is still selling tickets for the dates.

So what would be the cheapest 'likely to be strike affected' fully flex route ? Preferably one with ability to cancel online.

Sorry to make light, but I have no travel booked with BA until June.
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Old Jan 21, 07, 12:38 pm
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Hi,

Oh carp!!

I'm due to fly back from BUD-LHR-EDI on the 29th.

I will wait to see if I can cancel my tickets ( non flexible)

At least my Hotel ( Hilton Budapest ) can be cancelled up to 4pm on the date of arrival (26th)

Regards

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