BA strike causes chaos

Travel plans for British Airways passengers going to and from Cayman were thrown into chaos Friday when the BA flights between London Heathrow and Grand Cayman via Nassau were cancelled.

The flight due into Grand Cayman was cancelled, as was the flight out of Grand Cayman Friday evening.

British Airways had cancelled all flights in and out of Heathrow until Friday evening (London time) because of unofficial strike action by ground staff.

The British carrier operates four flights a week on the London-Nassau-Grand Cayman route, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

British Airways District Manager Patrizia Amante said all passengers had been notified of Friday’s cancellations and were being sent to their final destination on other carriers, paid by BA. Those passengers who would accept a refund were given one and other passengers opted to put back their trips until flights resumed as normal.

Some passengers scheduled to fly from Grand Cayman to London Friday evening were flown out early Friday morning to Miami, then to New York and on to London. Transport was by various airlines with availability.

By Saturday, however, British Airways flights had returned to normal and all operations between Grand Cayman and Heathrow are now functioning.

The walkout, which ended Friday, struck during the peak of the summer travel season, disrupting the travel plans of some 100,000 fliers.