Updated on 9 September 2019
British Airways (BA) was forced to cancel virtually all flights for Monday and Tuesday after
its pilots went on strike for the first time in the airline's history.
The strike was called by the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) amid a heated
dispute over pay with the airline.
Nearly 200,000 passengers were due to travel on September 9 and 10, which will also
likely effect flights later in the week.
BA said it would offer "as many customers as possible" — including those connecting from
flights with other airlines — the option to rebook on other airlines, or have their flights
BALPA is planning another strike for September 27. The airline said it would contact
passengers traveling on that date if their flight is likely to be impacted.
Possible protests or demonstrations at airports
Delayed or cancelled flights
Mitigating Factors to Apply:
Avoid all protests and demonstration, which have the possibility of turning violent
Check with airline to confirm flight status before departure
Allow extra time for travel
Monitor local media and news for updates
Check the BA website for additional information/updates
Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy, or sign up for your country’s embassy alert system to receive warnings
DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless
Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.