With the pilots' union claiming that it's taking the high-road in negotiations with management, it's now British Airways' turn to try to get back on the good side of customers by launching a double Avios promotion which will run through most of the remainder of this year.
Up until now there hadn't been any signs that the third day of British Airways pilot walkouts (set for 27 September) wasn't going to go ahead and the airline had already started canceling flights ahead of time to try to limit its liabilities. It's fair to say that the relationship between the pilots and management couldn't really have become much worse...but now something has changed.
There's a good chance that bookings with British Airways are down thanks to the threat of flight cancellations and significant delays and the airline is now once again offering some tempting deals on flights and holidays departing the UK - some of the Business Class and First Class deals are worth a closer look.
With British Airways pilots set to walk out on strike in just 4 days' time (the first strike dates are 9 and 10 September) the union representing their interests has today said that its members would be prepared to call off the strike in British Airways management returns to the negotiating table.
British Airways is currently running a flash sale out of London in which it is offering significant discounts on Business Class and First Class fares to all parts of the world. There’s are just two little catches – you have to buy tickets in pairs, and you have to be prepared to travel by 30 September 2019.
With its new Airbus A350 aircraft finally entering into long-haul service in just a few weeks, flyers are now incredibly close to being able to try out BA’s new Club Suite Business Class cabin for the very first time….and British Airways may be incredibly close to having an issue on its hands.
This is just a very quick note to let readers know that British Airways has suffered what it's calling a "Global Systems Failure" today (7 August) and the issue is affecting all British Airways short-haul operations out of all London Airports.
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On Monday, the union representing approximately 90% of all British Airways pilots announced that its members had overwhelmingly voted for strike action following the breakdown of contract talks with the airline’s management. Soon after the ballot results had been announced, British Airways, in a move that surprised absolutely no one, attempted to get the High Court to issue an injunction against any proposed industrial action.
Anyone who has travel plans with British Airways this summer and who has been reading this blog over the past few months will have known that yesterday was the closing day for the BA pilots' strike ballot.