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US NewsBritish Airways sends thousands of emails cancelling flights due to strikes

21:00  24 august  2019
21:00  24 august  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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THOUSANDS of passengers have been affected by the French air traffic control strike with British @ British _ Airways I'm flying on Fri morning, is my flight likely to be cancelled or delayed due to the "If your flight is delayed, you will be sent an email and SMS on the day of your flight with the

British Airways sends thousands of emails cancelling flights due to strikes © PA The British Airline Pilots Association says 93% of its members rejected an 11.5% pay rise across three years

Thousands of passengers have been left furious after British Airways sent an email warning their flights might be cancelled or disrupted due to three days of strikes by pilots.

Weddings, anniversaries and holidays could all be disrupted when flights are grounded on 9, 10 and 27 September.

Some flights scheduled for the days after the industrial action have also been cancelled because of the knock-on effect on crew staffing levels at the company.

The airline's customer service lines were jammed on Saturday morning after passengers booked on flights had received emails overnight warning of "a large number of delays and cancellations".

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One passenger said his 10-year wedding anniversary "trip of a lifetime" was in doubt after more than 100 calls to BA to get a refund went unanswered.

The walk-outs were announced by the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) on Friday night after 93% of its members rejected an 11.5% pay rise across three years.

Scott Kishere, a film-maker and police community officer, said: "My wife and I have been told that our flight to Toronto has been cancelled.

British Airways sends thousands of emails cancelling flights due to strikes © N/A Passengers were sent emails warning them of disruption "This was a full package we booked through BA for our 10-year wedding anniversary. I have made over 100 attempts to contact them for a refund and they're not answering.

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British Airways has already started cancelling flights after pilots voted to strike for better pay and conditions next month, disrupting travel plans for tens of Share or comment on this article: British Airways starts cancelling flights within HOURS of pilots' union announcing they will strike . e - mail .

Customers received emails saying their flights were cancelled - but many have been unable to rebook. The British Airways strike next month is to cause at least five consecutive days of flight Jennifer Bond, from Manchester, was due to fly to Las Vegas with her fiance Simon to get married but

"Until we get a refund we do not have the money to re-book our trip of a lifetime.

"With the days counting down it now looks unlikely we will be able to celebrate our 10-year anniversary as expected."

Mr Kishere, from Dorset, is one of the many passengers who have tried desperately to contact BA on social media and its phone lines.

British Airways sends thousands of emails cancelling flights due to strikes © Imagebridge The pilots' union has warned of even more strikes He is also planning to travel to Chicago for the city's marathon, with his partner, one week after the final day of strikes, but fears he may not make it.

Mr Kishere said: "We have worked so hard for these trips and BA do not have the decency or customer care to support us.

"For them this has been on the cards for a long time and I cannot believe they didn't have a contingency in place."

Chris Deverell, 36, from Bedford, said his "trip of a lifetime" to watch the Rugby World Cup in Japan with his father, which he had spent four years planning, was in doubt.

Ryanair passengers in anxious wait as bid to avert 48-hour strike drags on

Ryanair passengers in anxious wait as bid to avert 48-hour strike drags on Ryanair passengers in anxious wait as bid to avert 48-hour strike drags on

Cancelled flights . We will rebook you onto another British Airways flight at no extra charge (subject to availability). In most cases, we will automatically rebook your flight but you can change this if it's The telephone number is printed on your non- flight vouchers or can be found on your pre-travel email .

He said: "At the moment I have not heard anything from BA as to whether it's going to be cancelled or not.

"They have just basically been saying 'keep checking the website' and they will email and let us know if it's going to be cancelled."

He said they have been able to use air miles to book an alternative flight three days after their planned outbound flight on 27 September but said the threat to the trip was "totally gutting, I'm furious".

"I'm not going to be able to repeat that experience again," he said, adding arrangements when he arrived in Japan have also been affected.

"It's not like a holiday I can do next year, there's never going to be another Rugby World Cup in Japan in my lifetime.

"The pilots should not be asking for anything more than anybody else."

A proposed pay deal has been accepted by members of the Unite and GMB unions, which represent engineers, cabin crew and ground staff, according to the airline.

More strike dates could yet be announced, Balpa said, adding they are "a last resort and with enormous frustration at the way the business is now being run".

Ryanair says flights running normally despite UK pilots' strike

Ryanair says flights running normally despite UK pilots' strike Ryanair said flights from British and Irish airports were departing without disruption on Thursday morning despite a strike by UK-based pilots. The airline said the schedule was operating with 97% punctuality despite the 48-hour industrial action going ahead after it failed in a last-ditch High Court bid to block it. Ryanair did succeed, however, in obtaining an injunction at Dublin's high court to prevent action by Irish-based pilots that had also been due to take place on Thursday and Friday.

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Hundreds of passengers flying with easyJet and British Airways face flight cancellations over the next three days due to industrial action being carried out by A spokesman for easyJet confirmed that 82 flights were cancelled on 20 March as a result of the strikes , including 32 scheduled to take off

Peter Dempsey, 41, fears his family could have to pay hundreds of pounds for alternative flights to return from a family wedding in Seville, southern Spain.

Mr Dempsey, who is due to fly on 5 September for his wife's cousin's wedding, said: "It's the return that has completely screwed us up as we are flying back with our in-laws and we cannot move the dates.

"We have no option but to completely cancel both legs and rebook or they won't give a refund."

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The replacement flights could cost between £200 and £330 each, compared to the £550 they paid for all four, he said.

Mr Dempsey described the service since the announcement as "shocking". He added that BA "clearly don't have enough people to handle such a crisis".

The airline said it will offer refunds and re-bookings and added: "We will do everything we can to get as many people away on their journeys as possible."

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Flights to and from Dublin airport being affected by Hurricane Dorian in Florida as Aer Lingus forced to cancel and reschedule flights.
The airline took to Twitter to break the news . "EI121 and EI120 to/from Orlando on Monday 02 Sept are cancelled," they wrote this afternoon. "Guests can re-book to an alternative date within the next seven days via http://aerlingus.com, free of charge. Call us on 00 353 1 761 7844 or 00 353 1 886 8989 for assistance with rebooking. "Due to #HurricaneDorian EI141 DUB-MIA, 01 Sep, will operate 3hrs earlier than planned, departing Dublin at 1250 local, arriving in MIA at 1705 local.

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