I’m not sure what’s up with Oneworld right now, but it’s looking like this is the summer to avoid its two main carriers: American Airlines and British Airways. As we wrote last week, American’s problems with its mechanics, among other things, union forced it to cancel a concerning number of flights in June. And now the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) says that conciliation talks with BA have broken down. Here’s the full story from The Independent.
The most important piece, if you ask me, is this: “The strike ballot closes on 22 July. If pilots vote in favour of industrial action, the earliest that a stoppage could begin is 5 August. At present the airline is insisting normal terms and conditions apply for anyone who wants to change or cancel their flight. Were a strike to be called, it is likely that BA would allow some flexibility to passengers.”
If you plan to fly British Airways in the near future, you’ll want to keep an eye on the situation. BALPA’s Twitter account (@BALPApilots) is a good place for updates.
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