Get ready for delays
Details of the first batch of
long-haul flights affected by the strike action at British Airways have been announced.
There is significant disruption to
flights operating between Cayman and London Heathrow on British Airways between
18 and 23 May.
The flight BA0252 on Tuesday 18 May
between Grand Cayman and London Heathrow is operating as normal.
However, the following day,
Wednesday 19 May, is showing a cancellation of the Nassau to Heathrow leg of
that day’s flight.
On Friday, 21 May flight BA0252
between Grand Cayman and Nassau has been cancelled, but the connecting 21.40
flight between Nassau and Heathrow is operating.
The entire flight BA0252 is
cancelled between Grand Cayman and London Heathrow on Saturday, 22 May.
Flights between London Heathrow and
Grand Cayman are also affected by the industrial action.
Flight BA0253 between London
Heathrow and Nassau on Tuesday, 18 May has been cancelled. The Nassau to Grand
Cayman connection at 16.25 that day is operating as normal. The same situation
occurs on Wednesday, 19 May.
All flights between London Heathrow
and Grand Cayman on BA0253 scheduled to depart on Friday, 21 May and Saturday,
22 May have been cancelled.
British Airways said that
travellers had several options open to them.
“Customers due to travel to or from Heathrow
between May 18 and June 9 can rebook their flights if they so choose to avoid
this unjustified action.
“Customers whose flights are
cancelled in this period can claim a full refund, ask to be rebooked on another
BA flight or subject to availability onto a flight operated by another airline,”
said BA spokesman Marcia Erskine.
The Unite union will be conducting
a series of walkouts that comprise 20 days of the 18 May to 9 June period.
A revised schedule of flights
between 24 and 29 May will be announced on Wednesday, 19 May.
British Airways said that the
status of flights between 30 May and 4 June will be announced on Tuesday, 25
Customers are advised to check on
Monday 31 May for the schedule of flights to and from London Heathrow between 5
and 9 June.
Short-haul flight connections in
the UK will be announced today (Friday, 14 May).
A statement by British Airways said
that it had agreements with more than 50 other carriers so that it can rebook
customers during the actual strike period onto their flights, if they had been
due to travel on a BA service which has been cancelled.
The carrier will operate 60 per
cent of long-haul flights both in to and out of London Heathrow during the
strike period and said it would add to the schedule where possible.
British Airways also said that it
was still willing to sit down with the Unite union to try and resolve the
dispute. Passengers are advised to check www.ba.com for latest information on
flight operations before leaving for the airport. If a flight has been
cancelled, customers should not go to the airport but contact British Airways
or the travel agent.
Further information is available on