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User currently offlineAAnalyst From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 136 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3361 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.


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User currently offlineKl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5131 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3318 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


User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3308 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.

User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3308 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



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User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3210 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/




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User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3134 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


User currently offlineKl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5131 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3107 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


User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3084 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.


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13190 posts, RR: 77
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3020 times:

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

User currently offlineRamerinianair From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2961 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



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User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2289 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!

User currently offlineVSGirl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1841 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.


User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1733 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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