BA Strike Threatens Christmas Chaos
British Airways’ staff have just voted in favour of walk outs over Christmas in reaction to British Airways’ proposed job cuts and changes to employee contracts. The BA strike will start on 22nd December and last right through to 2nd January 2010 – causing chaos for the one million passengers due to fly with British Airways this Christmas.
So what can you do?
It’s too early to know which flights will be affected, but with 12,500 cabin crew on strike it’s likely that the majority of British Airways flights will be grounded. If your flight is cancelled you are entitled to a refund, though in previous strikes British Airways have tried to reallocate passengers onto alternative flights or encourages them to re-book on different dates.
British Airways haven’t announced what they will be doing yet, but state on their website that they plan to contact affected customers directly. If you have booked with British Airways you can update your contact details on their website here.
The Guardian has a BA Christmas Strike Q&A section about your rights and advice on what you can do if you are affected. And, of course, dealchecker will be monitoring the situation.