Aug 24, 2019

British Airways cancels flights after pilots announce strikes

British Airways passengers will face travel disruption next month after the airline's pilots announced three days of strike action in a dispute over pay. Members of the British Airline Pilots' Association, Balpa, confirmed plans to walk out on September 9, 10 and 27 after talks between the union and Britain's flag carrier broke down. The walkouts are expected to have a big impact as the union represents a large majority of BA's pilots and the walkouts are taking place at a busy time for the airline. The strike action comes amid separate walkouts by Ryanair's British pilots, which end on Friday. The Irish low-cost carrier on Wednesday lost a High Court bid to block a two-day strike by its British pilots, represented by Balpa, but the carrier faced minimal disruption.

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