December 15th, 2009
08:22 AM ET

Advice for travelers affected by British Airways strike


British Airways announced Tuesday it is seeking an injunction to prevent a strike by cabin crew from going ahead over the busy holiday period.

Cabin crew plan to strike between December 22 and January 2, according to the Unite union.

No flights have been canceled yet, but what do you do if you're holding a BA ticket for the holidays? Here is some advice.

What do I do if I'm scheduled to fly during the strike period?

Make sure British Airways has your correct contact details so they can let you know whether your flight will be canceled, and whether they can book you on a new flight. You can do this via their Web site, britishairways.com, or by calling a BA ticket office.

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  1. Tim Gibson

    As a former airline insider, your best bet if BA cannot reissue the ticket by phone is to go to the ticket counter and have the ticket reissued to another carrier ASAP with the partner airlines should your flight be affected by a strike.

    As well, past experience also says, united we stand and divided we fall, meaning one work group may honor the stoppage of another. I have worked through work stoppages within the airline and refused to reissue tickets to other carriers with the simple and honest line, "management has not instructed me to do so."

    December 15, 2009 at 1:44 pm |