BA pilots' strike

BA to fly more than 90% of flights

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The two-day strike by British Airways pilots is over but the airline has said that as a result nearly half of its fleet of over 300 aircraft and more than 700 pilots will start the day in the wrong place.

The company said: "We are very sorry for the disruption [pilots' union] Balpa's industrial action has caused our customers. We are working hard to get back to normal and to get our customers to their destinations.

"The nature of our highly complex, global operation means that it will take some time to get back to a completely normal flight schedule however, we plan to fly more than 90% of our flights today."

More disruption for BA flights on Wednesday

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British Airways flights will continue to be disrupted on Wednesday, despite the end of a 48-hour strike by pilots in a dispute over pay.

A BA spokesperson said: "We are very sorry for the disruption BALPA’s industrial action has caused our customers. We are doing everything we can to get back to normal and to get our customers to their destinations.

"The nature of our highly complex, global operation means that it will take some time to get back to a completely normal flight schedule.

"Due to the union’s strike action, nearly half of our fleet of over 300 aircraft and more than 700 pilots will start the day in the wrong place. In addition, more than 4,000 cabin crew have had disruption to their rosters, and in many cases will be unable to operate again for several days due to legal rest requirements."

Bored pilots

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Wake Up To Money

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Pilots at British Airways are in their second day of strike action.

Aviation expert John Strickland, of JLS Consulting, told Wake Up To Money an industry anecdote about life as a pilot: "A pilot's life is years of boredom punctuated by minutes of sheer terror".

'BA and pilots are both to blame'
Passenger Adrian Nott says British Airways and its pilots are both responsible for the recent strikes.

Passengers offered refunds on strike cancelled flights

British Airways pilots have begun a two-day strike in a dispute over pay and conditions, which has led to hundreds of flights being cancelled.

Four between Newcastle and Heathrow aren't on today.

Passengers have been offered refunds or a booking with another airline.

The Independent's travel editor, Simon Calder, says the stoppage will be costly for BA.

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