BA pledges to fly all passengers during upcoming strikes

BA pledges to fly all passengers during upcoming strikes

British Airways has pledged to fly all passengers to their destinations through two sets of forthcoming strikes by cabin crew.

The airline plans to run more than 99% of all services from Heathrow, with a “very small number” of short haul flights being merged during next week’s planned three-day walkout from February 5.

This will mean some people will travel slightly earlier or later in the day than originally booked, according to the airline.

“We are contacting those customers with the options available to them,” BA said.

The airline revealed reiterated its stance against union claims of “poverty pay” for mixed fleet cabin crew.

“More than 9,000 cabin crew, represented by a different Unite branch, today voted overwhelmingly to accept the deal,” BA revealed.

“Our pay offer for mixed fleet cabin crew is consistent with deals agreed with more than 90% of British Airways colleagues, including many Unite members.

“The offer also reflects pay awards given by other companies in the UK and will ensure that rewards for mixed fleet remain in line with those for cabin crew at our airline competitors.

Heathrow long haul flights and services to and from Gatwick and London City airport are planned to operate as normal during the industrial action being taken by Unite union members of BA’s mixed fleet crew on February 5-7.

“The details of our schedule for February 9–11, when the union has proposed further industrial action, will be confirmed on Thursday,” BA added.

“We will again ensure that all our customers travel to their destinations.”

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