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Topic: BA Halts Ticket Sales
Username: AAnalyst
Posted 2004-08-20 22:55:58 and read 3429 times.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3582554.stm

British Airways is so worried about the possible strike that they have stopped selling tickets for next weekend (Aug 27-29).

Looks like things are getting serious.

Topic: RE: BA Halts Ticket Sales
Username: Kl911
Posted 2004-08-20 23:03:06 and read 3386 times.

That's why for the last 3 days I haven't booked any clients on BA for those days. BA will feel it since I only sell C and F class... They better solve this quickly, business passengers don't like those things and remeber them for a long time....

KL911

Topic: RE: BA Halts Ticket Sales
Username: Dutchjet
Posted 2004-08-20 23:05:25 and read 3376 times.

I saw this too, if there is a strike, its gonna be a big mess and BA is trying to limit its exposure, however, its a bit late as I would imagine the majority of passengers travelling on BA next weekend are already ticketed. This is the first time that I remember an airline taking a premptive action such as this, whatever the result, its gonna cost BA lots of money and lost revenue, even if there is not a strike.

Topic: RE: BA Halts Ticket Sales
Username: Leskova
Posted 2004-08-20 23:05:25 and read 3376 times.

I sure hope they can avert the strike - but they certainly are preparing for something serious... yesterday, we already received a message from BA informing us as to how we could process any rebooking requests because of the strike, something that tells me that they, indeed, are worried...

Regards,
Frank

Topic: RE: BA Halts Ticket Sales
Username: Carduelis
Posted 2004-08-21 00:38:31 and read 3278 times.

Yes, one of our friends let you know this at 1539 this afternoon:-

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1707107/6/

Topic: RE: BA Halts Ticket Sales
Username: Whitehatter
Posted 2004-08-21 01:18:14 and read 3202 times.

The 27th looks like it'll be chaos, with UA on strike too at LHR. On the 28th it's Eurostar's turn!

At least BD is guaranteed a good weekend if nobody else

Topic: RE: BA Halts Ticket Sales
Username: Kl911
Posted 2004-08-21 01:26:00 and read 3175 times.

'''The 27th looks like it'll be chaos, with UA on strike too at LHR
At least BD is guaranteed a good weekend'''

I don't think so, BD has a lot of UA codeshares as well. For them it will also be a difficult day. KL/AF will profit.

KL911

Topic: RE: BA Halts Ticket Sales
Username: Whitehatter
Posted 2004-08-21 01:33:59 and read 3152 times.

BD have a route structure from LHR. They aren't United Lite UK

BD will benefit from BA passengers on their shorthaul network. There won't be an empty seat if the strike happens.

Topic: RE: BA Halts Ticket Sales
Username: GDB
Posted 2004-08-21 02:38:37 and read 3088 times.

Being that the strike has been suspended, after extensive talks today, they can start selling again.

Topic: RE: BA Halts Ticket Sales
Username: Ramerinianair
Posted 2004-08-21 03:23:48 and read 3029 times.

BA will get a reputation! Thye had problems with the CSRs last summer. I believe that their checkin agents at LHR were striking. I never had to check-in at LHR since I was connecting onto ATH from JFK. It wasn't bad for me but I remember the stories. I had a pleasant experience so I will be flying them again. People won't try them with this as their only memory of BA.
SR

Topic: RE: BA Halts Ticket Sales
Username: Trident2e
Posted 2004-08-21 19:42:36 and read 2357 times.

Booking is now open again. And they have some bargains - I've booked a MAN/LHR/MAN day return for Friday 27th August for under £60. Usually, a day return on a Friday would mean paying the unrestricted fare of about £270!

Topic: RE: BA Halts Ticket Sales
Username: VSGirl
Posted 2004-08-21 22:28:02 and read 1909 times.

Things like this happens to every airline, atleast they are not going bust like some American airliners!

As long as British Airways sorts the problems out for good then passengers will forgive them.

Kimb.

Topic: RE: BA Halts Ticket Sales
Username: LHR27C
Posted 2004-08-21 23:23:40 and read 1801 times.

Well, obviously BA took this very seriously, and have thankfully managed to get the strike suspended. A great relief for all involved I imagine. Everyone can start booking again...


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