Second day of travel chaos as almost all BA flights are cancelled – follow live updates

British Airways pilots that are members of the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) have walked out for the second day in a 48-hour strike over pay.

It’s the biggest walkout in the airline’s history, with almost all flights cancelled from Heathrow and Gatwick. Flights from London City are unaffected.

British Airways has warned passengers not to show up at the airport if their flight is cancelled.

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  • Cathy Adams
  • 10 September 2019 10:02

  • Cathy Adams
  • 10 September 2019 09:34

  • Cathy Adams
  • 10 September 2019 09:20
  • Cathy Adams
  • 10 September 2019 09:02

Our dispute is a very serious one. It’s about pay and benefits, but underlying that is a real breakdown between British Airways and its pilots. We need to find a way of resolving both the dispute between us and and finding a way to rebuild that trust.

  • Cathy Adams
  • 10 September 2019 08:46

We understand the frustration and disruption BALPA’s strike action has caused you. After many months of trying to resolve the pay dispute, we are extremely sorry that it has come to this. Unfortunately, with no detail from BALPA on which pilots would strike, we had no way of predicting how many would come to work or which aircraft they are qualified to fly, so we had no option but to cancel nearly 100 per cent our flights. We remain ready and willing to return to talks with BALPA. Our customer teams – supported by additional colleagues – have been working tirelessly to help as many of you as possible and to provide options, including a full refund or re-booking to a different date of travel or alternative airline. We are offering all affected customers full refunds or the option to re-book to another date of travel or alternative airline.

  • Cathy Adams
  • 10 September 2019 08:39
  • Cathy Adams
  • 10 September 2019 08:34
  • Cathy Adams
  • 10 September 2019 08:33

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