British Airways strike dates known? The pilot strike may be on – flights pulled from sale in September

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EDIT:  You should ignore this article.  The official British Airways strike dates have now been announced and can be found here.

With many thanks to Flyertalk posters who have been digging around on ba.com this evening.

It is possible that British Airways has been given strike dates by the pilots union BALPA this evening.

Non-refundable tickets for flights from London Heathrow and London Gatwick – plus BA1 to New York from London City – seem to have been removed from sale on the following dates:

Wednesday 11th September to Monday 16th September

Thursday 26th September to Saturday 28th September

British Airways strike dates

IF this is due to a strike – and for clarity we don’t know this – it is potentially not for all the dates listed.  There may be some contingency at the end to allow planes to reposition and to allow passengers to travel whose flights have been cancelled on earlier days.

As a reminder, flights from London City – except for New York – will operate as normal whatever happens.

More to come, potentially on Friday morning.

For 100% clarity though, we do NOT know for certain that the removal of tickets for sale is due to a pilot strike.

The Flyertalk discussion about the mysterious removal of tickets is here.

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Comments

  1. Hi, it’s a bit late so you maybe don’t see my reply, but thought to post it anyway.
    We got in a similar situation an year ago: we were travelling back from Italy and BA manage to loose all our 3 luggage on our inbound flight.
    They were really vague at the desk and said we could buy essentials stuff but didn’t give us a budget or explained anything. I called Amex platinum but they don’t cover inbound.
    As we were coming back home I waited a couple of days, but then went out and bought replacements for everything I don’t usually have double at home, like skincare, make up and clothes for my twins (as they were still quite little most of their stuff were coming with us)
    I spent around £350
    Claimed back to BA that paid without asking anything
    Bags arrived after 5 days
    I think is the Montreal convention that explain that you will be cover for any item you can justify a real need for.
    I hope this help

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